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I think we need to set some standards.
« on: July 26, 2016, 10:53:44 PM »
For the stock machine there really is not a need for standards as you just push the carriage and gantry around to where it is needed.

For machines that are being upgraded, it becomes a somewhat of a problem. I am finding that out the hard way.

Where does BenCutLaser and T2Laser want the home position to be?
Mine now homes towards the controller and to the right of the controller. I had it catty corner before that. Right now it will take less than 5 minutes to switch it into any of the four corners. But I do not want to be moving it every time I switch programs. And I have not figured out what Universal Gcode sender wants!

What is going to be considered the front?
I was using the controller end as the back. I think @Zax does too. My reason was that the wires blocked sticking work into that end, so I stuck work into the open end. Kind of a moot point now that I do not have wires on either end.

What is positive direction for Y?
Away from the controller or towards the controller. Mine is away from the controller (if no settings in $3), but switch the wires and it is towards. X should always be the same unless the wiring was screwed up by the factory.

You can't use me to figure it out. I am left handed in everything I do. No matter what I choose it is going to be backwards. LOL

So I propose we establish a standard at least in which end is which. I would also like to see a corner picked for homing it has switches. This would make it easier for those that are writing programs for these things.

So I do not know which way to start IF we decide to come up with at least a loose standard. A poll, a logic battle, flip a coin? ;)

What does everyone think?

Richard
« Last Edit: August 05, 2016, 07:11:15 PM by Lob0426 »
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Re: I think we need to set some standards.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016, 06:52:58 AM »
I think this thread explains my view...
http://benboxlaser.us/index.php?topic=41.msg794#msg794

Home or origin would be X-/Y- as shown.


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Re: I think we need to set some standards.
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 07:12:20 AM »
I think this thread explains my view...
http://benboxlaser.us/index.php?topic=41.msg794#msg794

Home or origin would be X-/Y- as shown.

I agree with @Zax's picture in that link...BenCutLaser is setup and works the exact same way...!!!

So we now have a 'standard' for our low power laser machines.

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Re: I think we need to set some standards.
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2016, 07:24:18 AM »
OK, that's settled then.  ;D

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Re: I think we need to set some standards.
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2016, 09:51:06 AM »
Yep, that looks like it settles it.

Have to move the dang switches again. LOL.

But now we know where start is.

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Re: I think we need to set some standards.
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2016, 10:47:29 AM »
Yeah, as long as both software products consider home to be in the same spot, I can adjust my thinking. :)

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Re: I think we need to set some standards.
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2016, 05:27:20 PM »
LOL, then left front is what it is.
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Re: I think we need to set some standards.
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2016, 03:49:40 PM »
One thing more:
We need to post that drawing from @Zax in this thread some place to make it easier for those wondering.

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