We are messing with a new build. The rig is in order but we are running into a few problems.
One of them is the fact that we where not able to set X Y Z 0 relatively. But I’ll further explain what I mean by that, since it must be something I understood wrong, as it doesn’t work.
So what we are trying to do is to move the head manually to a 0,0,0 position, and let the piece mill/laser/whaterver from there.
We are using Repetier as our software, the latest RC8 Marlin drivers from this site.
Now firstly we are not able to set 0,0,0 in any way through the software.
If I initialize the machine by powering it on, it takes it’s current position as 0,0,0 (red). Then when I home it, it goes x amount to Z pos, X pos, Y pos, Z pos again. We’ve taken the exact config from the screenshots in the toturials from this site. But this happens every time we hit the general home button. It only keeps going positive. And once you’ve hit the home button, we are not able to go negative beyond that. That is a big problem.
To be clear, at this point we are using the source for the RC8 as is. Repetier configuration as showed on the site.
Now I’ve tried messing with different things. I first thought it was the endstops we don’t have, but after reading the forums I see that it’s better not to use them. I’ve tried with offsets, soft endstops, too much to sum up I guess. I also inverted the endstop parameters in the firmware, so they where open, with the expected result that homing just didn’t stop, and we still weren’t able to go negative from the point it initialized.
After messing around we put the normal RC8 firmware back, we even changed the Mega and RAMP, just to be sure, to brand new one’s. No releave.
Any help is greatly appreciated.