I’m trying to re-upload config files using “the browser based tool by Joacim,” however, that tool seems work fine for reinstalling the firmware but I am unable to get config files uploaded with it. I tried the terminal, in both Mac and Windows, but it’s not echoing, and I don’t know how to get it to echo, and pressing Ctrl+U for uploading a file, does not seem to work. Can you or anyone give me any tips? I need to reset the device, as I cannot access the web based GUI at this time.
I was confident I’d be able to use the web-based GUI to upload the files, but it’s not working for me. In order to try to choose a file to upload, I’m clicking on the “Upload files” button. But when I click it, nothing happens. I also tried dragging and dropping — but nothing happens then either. The “Create folder” button causes a dialog for entering a folder name, and the “Root” button seems to work, but I cannot choose a file to upload to save my life. Tips? Advice?
I’m on a Mac, and I’m connecting directly to the Jackpot’s internal wifi network “FluidNC.”
UPDATE: Please disregard. I got success! The key was, I had to not use the “instant pop up” version of the interface. I had to ignore that one, and manually in my browser go to 192.168.0.1 and use that one. I’m back into the interface, with the V1E files loaded, and ready to test my modified YAML file! All good for now!
OK, so new issue, after all prior issues above are worked out. It has me stumped.
My stepper driver for the gantry was working, but now is not. The non-moving stepper motor is HOT.
My X and Y are swapped, so this is my Y axis.
I’ve inspected the wiring as carefully as I can. I also used process of elimination to “prove” it is not a wiring issue — I connected the Y wires to the next driver over, and the stepper goes to town.
This leaves the possibility of a configuration issue (config.yaml?) or a TMC2209 driver issue (seems unlikely?).
I then did process of elimination by swapping the TMC2209’s from X and Y with each other. The suspect driver works fine in the adjacent slot, and the known good driver does not provide action in the slot in focus.
Attached is my config file. Can any sharp eyed maker spot something I’ve missed?
Yes, it’s in the FluidNC wiki. I searched for quite a while and finally found it. Once I fixed the spacing the motor worked correctly.
I see that your x: lines have different spacing compared to the y: lines.
It should be 2 spaces, 4 spaces, and 6 spaces.
Whenever you reconfigure something, even when the initial was wrong errors can always show up bigger than they did. Again I am not fluent in how the jackpot works yet (when I get time I’ll read up how it was built and what they did) but general knowledge says it can
The spaces can matter as @Britt said. It all depends how they have the board pull the code.
OK, I just checked the Wiki (menu item “File Specifications”), and the key parts regarding formatting and whitespace etc, are this:
Non-supported keys will be ignored and print an error on startup like [MSG:ERR: Ignored key frodo]
Trailing whitespace after key values will cause errors.
Add a blank space after the colon, like board: 6 Pack
End file with at least one blank line. The last line must have a line end, so have at least one blank line at the end of the file.
Indentation is critical. All sub items in a section must have the exact same indent level. Use spaces, not tabs.
Length of the filename including “.yaml” shall not exceed 30 characters.
Of those, the areas where I’m most likely to have offended, would be either or both “Trailing whitespace after a key value,” or “Use spaces, not tabs” on the indents. I will go back and use caution to check my formatting.
One more bit of help. Is there any place to attach a wire lead as an antenna to help the Jackpot board’s wifi strength? When I put the printed lid on the case, the wifi signal strength goes from full bars, to only one bar. Also I am noticing that I’m frequently getting bumped off my wifi connection to it. This seems to be related to the signal strength?
There is a fan attached to the base. The air it’s pushing out is warm enough that I’d prefer to keep it, but if it is causing interference, maybe I could re-route the wire, or otherwise wire it differently. The Notcua 40mm fan has a third wire (yellow) not connected to anything. Could that be a ground? Would connecting it help anything?
“PLA is not PLA”
PLA is notorious for absorbing water, and wrapping a 2.4Ghz device in water is fantastic attenuator. There’s a reason that microwave ovens operate at 2.4Ghz- this is the water line.
It’s hit-or-miss what various individual filaments may have as additives (contaminates) or how much water they entrap. Even though it is all allegedly just PLA.
Doug- can you put a plexiglass or lexan cover in place? Or perhaps print an ABS cover as a test?