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  1. Lloyd Downunder

    Lloyd Downunder Well-Known
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    1. my first Q'S is as it runs under GRBL is it pre flashed? to the unit.?
    2. OK if so , how do we calibrate it?
    3. I am using a 20 t pulley on X/Y and Z M8 lead screw.

    i am 78 an lov this stuff , so please explain in old and drecriped language??OK
    Lloyd
     
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    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    1. Yes
    2. Download OpenBuildsCONTROL -> Tools and Wizards -> Calibrate
    2.1 We also supply predefined profiles for all our machines on the Grbl Settings tab (no need to calibrate/guess settings)
    3. There are step size calculators on the Grbl Settings tab next to each steps-per-mm box where you can tell it your belt pitch, pulley diameter and microstepping (1/8th by default on Blackbox) and it calculates it for you

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  3. Lloyd Downunder

    Lloyd Downunder Well-Known
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    Gyday Pete
    Thanks for your reply, you have explained it for me. to start with.
    Have loaded the controller but yet to explore it? is there any manuals or instructions ?
    my lazer runs GRBL no probs. the Router was running Marlin (hate it) and is now brainwashed, so the black box.
    Lloyd
     
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    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    BlackBox runs Grbl, so between docs.openbuilds.com/blackbox and github.com/gnea/grbl/wiki you'll find all the reading material you need
     
  5. Lloyd Downunder

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    thanks Pete
    i now have some reading to do.

    Lloyd
     
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    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    also checkout our many wiring/controller/software tutorial videos on OpenBuilds® (even if your specific machine is not the subject of a video, the system is quite modular so what counts for one counts for most)
     

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