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Arduino uno + CNC shield + GRBL + Openbuilds control - no movement

Discussion in 'Control Software' started by foekie, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. foekie

    foekie New
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    Hi all,

    I did my best to find information on how to fix this, but unfortunately I did not come up with a result and I am left clueless. Hoping you don't mind me creating a thread for this issue.

    I have been using Estlcam in the past for my CNC router which worked great. I found the Openbuilds control software and I thought why not have a look at that software as well?

    The situation is that I have bought an Arduino uno + GRBL CNC shield. I have the same setup on my CNC router and I am now building a laser cutter. I flashed the GRBL software using the GRBL flashing tool inside the Openbuilds control software. Everything went fine and the controller comes online:

    [13:24:54] [ connect ] Firmware Detected: grbl version 1.1g on COM6

    However, I am unable to move any axis using the Openbuilds control software. As far as I can tell there are no alarms active and the controller state is Idle.

    If I flash the Arduino uno with GRBL using Estlcam everything works. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks a lot for your time.
     

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  2. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Check if your Stepper drivers need $4=1 or $4=0 respectively. Remember to Reset between changing the setting. See gnea/grbl
     
  3. foekie

    foekie New
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    Hello,

    I knew it had to be something simple! Thanks a lot for your fast reply.
    If others face the same issue: I had to use $4=0.

    Thanks again!
     

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