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by Doug
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Control 'Un-homing' itself
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Control 'Un-homing' itself

I'm back from vacation. Do you have any updates on this issue? Did the WiFi dongle help?
by Doug
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: 0-10v spindle control?
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: 0-10v spindle control?

Yes, you can connect a 3.3Volt PWM to 10 Volt converter to the pwm output on the DB25 connector. Here is a link to such a device that I have used. https://www.ebay.com/itm/124779665214?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-213727-13078-0&mkcid=2&itemid=124779665214&targetid=4580496732614415&device=c&mk...
by Doug
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Machine Profiles Button
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Machine Profiles Button

Are you aware that you can "Backup" and "Restore" configurations from the 'Admin' tab on the 'SETTINGS' page?
by Doug
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Control 'Un-homing' itself
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Control 'Un-homing' itself

Hi Alex,

I'll be on vacation for the next couple of weeks. I will be checking email and this forum and will respond as best I can, but I might be a bit slow and limited in what I can do until I get back.

Please report back on your experience with the WiFi dongle.

Doug
by Doug
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: How does probing work?
Replies: 17
Views: 7412

Re: How does probing work?

OK, just so I understand everything, let me talk it through. You set the absolute position of the Z axis to 0.0045" using the 'Set position' button. The first line of code moves Z up to 6.985" The G38.2 command probes downward by as much as 6.985". It stops when it touches the probe. Finally, after ...
by Doug
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Control 'Un-homing' itself
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Control 'Un-homing' itself

Thanks Alex, Since the built-in WiFi antenna is inside the aluminum enclosure, you must have a pretty good WiFi signal to avoid network problems. You can improve the network signal with a WiFi dongle. If you decide to get one, it must be 'linux' compatible. I use one like this: https://www.amazon.co...
by Doug
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: How does probing work?
Replies: 17
Views: 7412

Re: How does probing work?

Thank you for your good work on this subject. I am trying to reproduce the problem that you described where "the #<_z> parameter always returns a positive value". I created this small macro: G21 G90 G0 Z10 (debug, Z = #<_z>) G0 Z-10 (debug, Z = #<_z>) M2 This produces two messages. The first says "Z...
by Doug
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Touch Screen Monitor support
Replies: 9
Views: 5861

Re: Touch Screen Monitor support

I haven't tried it. If you do, please report back.
by Doug
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Control 'Un-homing' itself
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Control 'Un-homing' itself

I learned today that if you click 'Pause' during a probing operation, the machine will estop. I have submitted a github issue on this problem. See https://github.com/buildbotics/bbctrl-f ... issues/301 .

Is it possible that this is what is causing your issue?
by Doug
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Onefinity CNC controller parity
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Onefinity CNC controller parity

We have your pull request and will review it.....thanks