Not sure where to start NEWBIE HERE. HELP

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bhoward253
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Not sure where to start NEWBIE HERE. HELP

Post by bhoward253 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:53 am

Well here goes,
I tried to set up my Harbor freight mini mill to do CNC work but I guess I am a real newbie to all of this, I thought is would be a snap well I was wrong.
I thought I would give the buildbotics controller a try got it all hooked up but seems I cant get the Soft Min or the Soft Max to set, when I think I have it in the Soft Min the numbers are 4.18 but trying to get to the Soft Max I get numbers like -172.
I saw on here that someone was having that same problem so I rewired the X axis too see and if that would work, then I would do the rest of it.
Long story short it didn't work, and here in Texas in the summer, in the garage past noon don't work to well.
TOO DOGGONE HOT then that adds to the frustration of not having it to work.
I guess what I am asking is if anyone has any suggestions I'm open, as of right now I am spinning my wheels and getting nowhere. Oh and please remember that I am new to all of this so please keep it so I can understand you I know some of you guys been doing this for long time. NEWBIE that me......
Thanks.

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Doug
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Re: Not sure where to start NEWBIE HERE. HELP

Post by Doug » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:37 pm

The units are probably displaying in millimeters. Select Imperial from the pull-down menu on the Control Page.

Also, it sounds like you can use some help in general. I left a message on your telephone answering machine. Give me a call at 707-559-8539. I'm sure I can help you get going.

bhoward253
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Re: Not sure where to start NEWBIE HERE. HELP

Post by bhoward253 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:20 am

file:///home/pi/Downloads/bbctrl-20200905%20(1).json

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