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6Firewall6

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* next to axis
« on: February 03, 2019, 12:04:22 PM »
any idea what the * next to axis mean?
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Re: * next to axis
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 01:26:07 PM »
Which software?
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Re: * next to axis
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 02:05:42 PM »
It means you have switched to Machine coordinates, the default is Workpiece coordinates.

You will find several references in the manual.


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Re: * next to axis
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 02:14:33 PM »
Thanks Zax I must have clicked that on on accident and it showed up right after I replaced my broken nano and flashed the new one.
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Re: * next to axis
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 03:54:24 PM »
If you have home switches the machine coordinates is actually very useful and you can use them for preset positions. It allows you to setup fixtures or jigs for item placement.

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Re: * next to axis
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 05:59:49 PM »
I will have the home switches once my package form china shows up. Is that all i will need to do to use the new add on board from Ekles?
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Re: * next to axis
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 04:15:50 AM »
What add on board? You only need 2 switches and wire, nothing else is required.

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Re: * next to axis
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 03:15:58 PM »
Interesting. I don't see any information on which pin or pins it uses.

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Re: * next to axis
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2019, 03:50:54 PM »
It looks to plug in to the expansion port on the the mana se 3.1 board. Per the attached it should use D10,D11 and D12
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Re: * next to axis
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2019, 03:54:58 PM »
D9, 10 and 12 most likely, as D11 is the PWM output for the laser.

So basically it's just a breakout board with connections for the switches, but you could also just connect to the header pins without this extra board.

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Re: * next to axis
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2019, 04:12:38 PM »
Both boards appear to have x 7x2 header. Labels on the main.
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Re: * next to axis
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2019, 05:38:09 PM »
I was looking at doing that but before I purchased the switches they released this board an I feel it will make for a cleaner look in my system.
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Re: * next to axis
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2019, 07:54:35 PM »
Unless it come with the typical lack of accurate/readable documentation and you fry the controller or you waste the next 8 weeks trying to get non-existent cables because they twisted the wires to make the simple difficult. I'm usually not this cynical but this is a new product from China.
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