After completing my X-Carve it has been operating my satisfactorily over several days.
Yesterday successfully produced a spindle mount plate from 5mm Al using the 300W spindle.
Setting up today for a further project and find that the Y Axis will now not operate.
I have tried all the remedies on the forum but with no success.
Suspect a problem with the Arduino?
Before switching on power supply manually moving any axis causes the appropriate green LED and blue to light.
When initially turning on power all axis green LEDs light with the blue. When jogging X and Z the LEDs light while jogging and occasionally stay lit when jogging stopped. Y axis green LED is lit continuously.
Continuity and all connections checked on Y axis . All OK.
Arduino correctly seated.
Connected Y axis lead to the X axis at the Arduino and was then able to jog the Y as normal so there is no problem with Y connections or stepper motors.
Thanks for the advice much appreciated. Unfortunately I have tried this with no joy. Also been discussing with Inventables and it appears to be a fault with the G shield. My X-Carve had run successfully for a week or more so I at least have the satisfaction of knowing that it does work OK.
Very happy with performance and accuracy until this problem and pleased with Inventables response to my query.
Hi @PeterWilkens it was exciting that you were having success. I’m sorry you are now having a problem. You mentioned you were carving aluminum. In my experience that can spray lots of chips. Is it possible that some aluminum chips found their way into the electronics potentially causing the issue?