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Workbee with Duet controller

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Alex Chambers, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Alex Chambers

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    Hi Alex,

    Thank you for your build. My apologies for the issues you have had with our kit. If you ever need anything replacing please contact us.

    The connectors we use we have changed since our first batch of kits using the Duet. The connectors we use now match the Duet connectors better, and stop the wires popping out like you experienced. If you want new wires with these connectors please let me know.

    If anyone reading this wants to know the video on how to connect to your Duet directly to your PC via ethernet, then this is the video:

    Best Regards

    Ryan Lock
     
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    Thanks Ryan, the problem with the stepper motor connectors was twofold - the plastic part of the headers on the Duet are flimsy and on at least one the tab which should lock the connector in place has broken. I'll be keeping an eye on them, but if the connectors on the cables need replacing I'd rather crimp new ones on than feed a new cable through the drag chain - well within my capabilities and I already have some suitable connectors. Other problems were niggles that I wanted to highlight for the benefit of other builders. Alex.
     
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    PS the faulty crimp was actually broken in half - one part still attached to the wire, the other still in the plastic receptacle. Alex.
     
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    Hi Alex,

    Thanks again for the feedback, we will take it on board!

    Best Regards

    Ryan Lock
     
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    IMPORTANT

    See my build report for important notes about the duet controller. You must untick "allow moves without homing" (appears to be set by default) as this disables soft limits. You may also need to change the Y axis setting in config.g to something less than the 770 suggested by Oozenest.
     
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    Thanks Alex, Be sure to inform Ooznest as they may need to amend their manual if this be the case.
    Regards
    C
     
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    Sent Ryan a message yesterday lunchtime - no reply as yet. Alex.
     
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    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for your messages and informing us about this. We will look into it, and either make a manual or firmware change.

    Best Regards

    Ryan Lock
     
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