diyengineer: @HeadShot360IN Hopefully you get it working! :)
loreto aggabao: Hi. that happened to me too. Checked everything, tried running the problem
motor in the other axis until I was ready to reflow the solder. i used
connectors for easy connects/disconnects. Then I tried connecting the
steppers directly. Voila, the X motor run smoothly. My guess is somehow
there's an intermittent connection on the wires.
HeadShot360IN: plus, going to a different electronic store to get the new printer cable.
diyengineer: @CxC2007 I use solidworks 2010. Mach 3 can handle up to 6 axis! You need a
CAM program to generate the Gcode. usually any of the cheaper programs can
generate 4 axis codes, and gets more complicated with 5, and 6.
diyengineer: About $500-$700 dollars USD. Hobby CNC . COM
HeadShot360IN: HELP!, I have that board, and just doing the tests now. The X axis works,
Yaxis does nothing, Z only goes one way, Axis does nothing. I've set the
Vrefs, and tested all motors on the XAxis Chipset, and they all work, just
the YZA chipsets don't! I've reflowed all solder joints, and checked
polarity of capacitors and resistor networks. Jumpers for all axis set at
J1 and J2 (full step). Advice would be helpful. thanks
diyengineer: 3 Amps
HeadShot360IN: I used my mutlitester and tested the Ohms for all the pins of the printer
cable. Turns out Pins 2 and 3 are swaped. Some pins don't lead to anywhere.
Some pins connect to random other pins (pin7 on one side connects to pin5
on the other). Whew, i feel so much better now. but pissed since i now have
to pay another $10 for printer cable. Bringing my multi tester with me to
confirm it's straight through direct before i pay my hard earned money.
CxC2007: Mach3 can handle 4 axis? So if I make something en 3D in solidworks, and if
I have a 4 axis milling machine mach3 can handle that?
HeadShot360IN: nah, it turned out to be the wrong type of DB25 cable. It wasn't a straight
through cable. Picked up a real cable from another place, and the machine
worked great after i plugged it in. It's been over a year since i've run it
though, and haven't made a complete thing with it yet D:, hope to get back
to it though!
HeadShot360IN: Jerks at that electronics store SAID that it's direct straigh through
connection... LIERS!!!!!!! Liers i say!.
danielponcianovera: de cuantos AMP son los motores?
diyengineer: @HeadShot360IN So we know the X axis works correctly? First test each
stepper on the x axis. if each works, you can rule out a bad stepper. Check
all wiring, and make sure mach is configured the same on all 4 axis. All
your steppers should work on the x axis. I would put my money on
mis-wiring, or a bad solder joint. (i re flowed all my joints twice before
mine worked like a charm, the trick is use a really hot gun, and thin
solder, with flux).
diyengineer: Good to hear! Success is always good haha. Let me know how it goes, and
shoot me a link when you video your first part being made!
Darcy Whyte: how much?
Hair Do: Thanks for the tip. I do know it's hard to earn money. But it is much better than working minimum wage at mcdonolds. Being an hair stylist does get tips and I end up making decent money. Plus it allows me to be creative sometimes and make customer's dream come to reality.
4 Axis CNC mill stepper test using Mach 34.2
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