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C-Beam type finished but takes off in all directions

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Casey C. Neal, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Casey C. Neal

    Casey C. Neal Well-Known
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    If someone could toss a bone and tell me what I can do
    I have a c-beam type of machine
    using Grbl Panel
    arduino uno
    M335 drivers
    as soon as I try to run any program x,y,z run and max out in all directions
    {have not installed limit switches} yet
    all I can do is shut down power
    If someone could point me in the right direction I almost know nothing about cnc
    at this point it's scary to turn on...don't want to mess things up

    Thank to all that have any advice
     
  2. SugarJ

    SugarJ Journeyman
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    Post your Grbl settings and a picture of your wire connections. If all directions run at once whenever you try a move, some setting is probably inverted or you're wired wrong.
     
  3. Gary Caruso

    Gary Caruso OpenBuilds Team
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    Does jogging work in all directions correctly?
     
  4. Giarc

    Giarc Master
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    Have you calibrated the steps per mm? Search CNC calibration. It sounds like your settings are wrong. Have you read the gnea/grbl ? It will tell you everything you need to know and when you run into a problem, It is a great reference
     
  5. Casey C. Neal

    Casey C. Neal Well-Known
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    Thanks for pointing at gnea/grbl
    just didn't know where to look for a manual or any advice
    I built this and understand the workings
    now I have to school myself and get it going
    thanks for your reply
     
  6. Casey C. Neal

    Casey C. Neal Well-Known
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    Jogging step by step each axis moves about an inch but when I try to test a nc file everything goes max z up, max y out and max x right
    looking into calibration settings
    just learning
     
  7. Giarc

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    Is there chance your gcode sender (Grbl panel) is set for inches rather than metric, but the file is in mm?
     
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