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BenCutLaser / Re: BCL on Macbook Pro using Crossover (RESOLVED)
« on: January 17, 2017, 08:00:19 PM »
Ron,
Sorry to change the subject, but how well does crossover work? Better than Wine?

1967
I will play with it. Is the homing sequential? If so, wouldn't you want the switches in parallel if using one pin?

1968
You have two options. First is to use a single I/O pin and wire the switches in series. Second is to use multiple I/O pins and wire in parallel. Elsewhere on this site I published reverse engineered schematics for the L6 & L7 boards. I suspect they are OK for reference purposes as no one has said otherwise (or no one has looked at them).

@ggallant. While I understand wiring to one pin electrically, what I don't understand is why. So if I enable homing and my X is already at 0 but my Y is at 100, does that mean my X will keep bumping against the wall until Y get home?

1969
That one looks nice. And cheaper!!!!

1970
General Discussion / Re: hi all newbie here
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:29:31 AM »
That board should work just fine. As long as the pinout is the same.

1971
Trouble Shooting / Re: X Axis is Wobbly
« on: January 16, 2017, 09:10:58 PM »
Thanks.  Thought the link from the app would work, but hey, we can't all be right all the time.

1972
Trouble Shooting / Re: X Axis is Wobbly
« on: January 16, 2017, 08:42:19 PM »
Does this work?  The price is right

1973
Trouble Shooting / Re: X Axis is Wobbly
« on: January 15, 2017, 09:09:07 PM »
Great replies. I will check out my wheels.
@nottingham, I do have them. I will see if that works.
So, in other words, my wheels are too far apart vertically. If I could find something that is larger and is the width of the groove, that could work as well.
I like a spring loaded idea though.

I am going to tear it down later this week. I will report back.

Anyone know where to get new belt? Is is 6mm wide?

1974
Trouble Shooting / Re: X Axis is Wobbly
« on: January 15, 2017, 06:09:11 PM »
No. it was wobbly before and I flipped the gantry to see if that would help

1975
Trouble Shooting / X Axis is Wobbly
« on: January 15, 2017, 05:24:47 PM »
Hey all,

Lately, my X axis has not been burning straight. I have been discussing this in another post but want to have a related thread for this.
Previous Post: http://benboxlaser.us/index.php/topic,956.15.html

I have made some edits and plan to flip my X axis again so it is back to normal.
In this link are pictures of some test burns. Round 1 is before I changed $120 and $120 to 200. I also have a video of me showing my x axis. From what I can tell, I have some play in the axis and when the motor starts moving, my laser flexes.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ulzvhavvwbqhxu2/AADErFjn3_Ln5V7NrJjsvnr9a?dl=0

Any suggestions/help/comedic annotations are always helpful and wanted.

1976
Projects / Re: House Elves On Strike
« on: January 15, 2017, 04:30:23 PM »
Thanks. I made the changes. It did not have any noticeable effect. At high speeds my line is very wavy. At low speed, my line dips in the middle. I will post pictures and hopefully video of my x axis later. I am going to start a new thread for this as this is getting off topic from the thread name.

It is only my x axis that is having trouble. My Y is straight as an arrow.

1977
Projects / Re: House Elves On Strike
« on: January 15, 2017, 12:13:09 PM »
It still looks a bit drunk, try reducing the accel/decel.

Enable debug mode so you can send manual commands, then type:

$120=200.000 [press enter]
$121=200.000 [press enter]

If it's a belt tension issue you should expect improvements, if not then it's something to do with the axis or the laser is loose etc.

I am going to do this today. What are the default values?

1978
General Discussion / Re: hi all newbie here
« on: January 15, 2017, 07:20:42 AM »
Very nice. Thanks

1979
Trouble Shooting / Re: Completely lost with setup, please help
« on: January 14, 2017, 07:30:15 PM »
I had similar issues when my started with benbox. When I would lose connection, I would have to reboot my computer. Try that.

1980
Projects / Re: House Elves On Strike
« on: January 14, 2017, 07:26:40 PM »
Pot and lasers.......sounds like the makings of a rave

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