The jackpot board seems to work well…but there are aspects of it I don’t understand
I get a low of error codes and i have no idea what they mean. Where is a resource for these codes.
The probe button shows the probe setup in mm. How do I change it to inches? I know how to specify G20 and G21 but they don"t seem to have any effect on the probe units.
How can I find out what the Macros do?
Some answers to these questions will help me along with understanding and using the board better/
What machine are you running? Are you running with Ryan’s config on one of the V1 machines?
Post what your errors are and maybe we can help.
You can figure out what the macros do by using the FluidNC tab’s file browser, while connected via Wi-Fi from a computer, and download the macro files, whose names end with .G, and open them in a text editor. If the Gcode doesn’t have a comment beside it, letting you know what it does, you can Google that Gcode number to find out what it does.
The most common errors are #2 and #3. I have no doubt that the errors are the result of my pushing any and all buttons to see what happens. If I knew what the error code meant it would help with my learning.
I can use the board but i am curious and prone to experiment.
I’m using a home built (MPCNC) on a Jackpot supplied by Ryan . Love the board and can use it without too many issues but I am really curious on how to use all aspects.
I would say think of it the other way. Does it do what you need? There is nothing special, I added those buttons to test the boards when I flash them.
I do all my work with Gcodes, nothing special, I hit go and all my homing and probing and everything is just as it shows in the instructions. Adding more steps is a recipe for failure.
I agree. I don’t need more steps. I’m just trying to understand what is there to use. I also want to make sure I’m not missing something that is important.
Since building the MPCNC I have learned a lot, from the forum and by trying different things. My learning continues but I have a long way to go. There are many posts in the forum that are completely beyond my understanding!
Well, pretty soon V3 of the interface will be ready and that will make everything easier / better including the macro buttons.
If you ever start doing something a lot, then we can help you make a macro for it. For example I park my machine when I am done. Currently, I just have a saved gcode for it. I will probably save that as a macro, it is simply, home Z, then X, then Y and then move z -75 and power down.
Another fun thing to do is connect your router or vacuum with an SSR and then those buttons could come in handy to turn them on for a moment. I have mine connected and my code starts and stops my router.