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Use Y axis as X axis

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Mech.res, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Mech.res

    Mech.res New
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    Hey everyone! This is my first post here so sorry if this is a little rough. I have a Workbee CNC machine with a Blackbox motion controller. My machine is deeper than it is wide, my preference is for it to be wider and shallower so I'm just orienting it 90 degrees to how its intended (what was the side is now the front). How/Can I reconfigure the Blackbox to treat the two Y axis outputs as the X axis, and the one X axis as the Y axis to match its new orientation?

    Id also like to accomplish this without splitting the output to the one X axis to power both Y motors, I'm hoping I can solve this in settings somewhere instead.

    Thanks for any help!

    Jaelen
     
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    You will put first X motor on X.
    Y motor on Y
    Second X motor on Y2
    And Z motor on Z

    Then refer to docs:blackbox:jumper-slaveaxis [OpenBuilds Documentation] to assign Y2 as an X axis driver
     
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  3. Mech.res

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    Thanks so much! That's perfect.
     

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