Thread: Driver goes unidirectional
PM me please, I need your address and phone number.
There are members builds on here that put these machines to absolute shame in most every department and cost less than third to build.
I'm not the sort of man who is susceptible to a bribe and maintain my integrity at a much higher level than that.
I'm done Clive...
Last edited by Lee Roberts; 30-12-2015 at 10:08 PM..Me
Lee Chill out I was having a bit of fun with Rob and wasn't based on anything other than previous experiences after clashing on similair subject/s with certain companys.!
Nevertheless I would like to reiterate that I am very surprised at the number of companies in this country (and I suppose that you can extrapolate to include the rest of the world) that design, build and sell plainly unsuitable machines to individuals and small businesses. To compound their felony, they then disappear when support is needed by the customer.
There also happens to be a number of members who are peddling their wares by passing themselves off as satisfied customers. These are generally fairly easily spotted. I respect much more the companies that state their business, showcase their products and accept genuine comments in the spirit of improving their offering.
I don't know the mix of forum members with regard to amateur (like me) to fully professional engineers, but it would be interesting to find out.
I have my ideals of honesty and integrity and I expect the same of the forum. I do not want to be involved in a slanging match or forum politics. I enjoy the colourful contributions from some members and recognize that sometimes they are forthright and largely well meaning.
I much prefer to live my life with love and good humour.
There, I have said my piece and this thread has wandered seriously off-topic.
I am waiting for a new set of M542H drivers to arrive, which also includes a BoB, LPT cable and USB cable. The last three I can do without, I have a box full of LPT cables, still in their packets, enough USB cables to tow a car with, but being a hoarder, I can't bring myself to sling them out. If they ever do a TV series called Workshop Clearout, I'll be on it.
Hopefully the new drivers will get the machine going, to keep me making things until I get round to my steel gantry build.
Best wishes everyone and a prosperous New Year to all worthy gentlefolk.
Last edited by cropwell; 31-12-2015 at 12:37 AM.
Well, I have taken delivery of three new drivers and wired them in this afternoon. I had a bit of a problem determining the microstepping of the old drivers, so I started from first principles and all seems OK, the machine is cutting properly to dimensions.
Ther is one small glitch to sort out, Estop and Limits seem to randomly trigger. They are NC circuits, so I need to consider what resistance there is between the GND on the BoB and the input wire to the BoB terminals. I'll do that tomorrow afternoon.
I am just pleased to have taken out those ruddy Tonman PD2064M drivers.
Hopefully it is all 'solid' now.
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