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davethefixer
26-04-2012, 09:55 PM
Decided to dive in and build myself a cnc router for fun.
Having searched the net and downloaded many plans i settled for the most cost effective starting point and started building.
i now have all 3 axis built and moved onto the electronics/drives.
now the problems start !! grrrrrrr...... :sorrow:
try as i might i am unable to get even 1 stepper motor to run !!!!
so prepare for further posts begging for help :calm:
Dave

JAZZCNC
26-04-2012, 11:16 PM
i now have all 3 axis built and moved onto the electronics/drives.
now the problems start !! grrrrrrr...... :sorrow:
try as i might i am unable to get even 1 stepper motor to run !!!!
so prepare for further posts begging for help :calm:
Dave

Be affraid very affraid.!!!. . . Dont let out the the Magic smoke.!!

Nah not really but do be carefull it's quite easy to do if your not used to electrics, esp stepper drives. Heres a couple of don't's

Don't discontect the motors from the drives with power on.!!. . .BIG NO NO and Ka-boom to the drives.!!

Don't supply more than the drives rated voltage another Magic smoke release point.!!

Don't wire the motor phase's wrong, while it doesn't kill all drives it will some of the lesser cheaper ones.!

Just ask if your stuck before trying something your unsure about and could cost you a drive.!! . . . .No question too dumb only the one you didn't ask before frying the drives. .:sorrow:

mocha
26-04-2012, 11:35 PM
Hi Dave, welcome to the forums. Any chance of a build log and some pics?? :-)

JAZZCNC
26-04-2012, 11:53 PM
Hi Dave, welcome to the forums. Any chance of a build log and some pics?? :-)

Allways tarting for bizziness these eager new Mods.!! . .. . Has Lee got ya on pay per post Mocha. :encouragement:

John S
27-04-2012, 01:42 AM
If he gets 7 new members they can afford another a new island at Milton Keynes.

mocha
27-04-2012, 02:09 AM
LOL, Guilty as charged! Good to see your eyes are feeling better! :-)

Another new island? some bugger must've been on overtime signing people up in the seventies!

JAZZCNC
27-04-2012, 02:15 AM
LOL, Guilty as charged! Good to see your eyes are feeling better! :-)

Not really I've just got used to seeing thru 1 eye and looking thru dark glass's. . Can see better in the dark than a cat now. :panda: