That all makes sense to me. But I would rather keep the source file, the process to create the svgs and the final svgs in the V1EngineeringInc space.
I am fine with it as it is. It is better than what we have.
Thinking longer term, it would be nice to put the script in a new repo, and maybe even add actions to build the svgs. And keep this updated svgs in that repo, or in a release location. Then point the docs there.
This absolutely does not have to be the first iteration. The acceptance criteria for PRs is “better” not “ideal”.
Agree. Will submit pull request that adds the script and generated .SVGs to the V1E Docs repo where the LR3 Calc (page with script) exists.
Agree auto build time gen would be nice to have (can’t see myself digging into that one right now tho). I appreciate the mindset of accepting improvements now, rather than waiting for ideal to (maybe) turn up later. Cheers!
anyone have issues with the X tensioner? The nut spins inside, and the whole part snaps when tensioning if you glue the nut. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. I printed it at 30% and then retried at 60% infill.
Sounds like you might have a galled nut. Try a different screw and nut, make sure to pre thread the nut to loosen up the nyloc a bit. There is very little force on the nut otherwise so it has to be this.
Thanks for the replies, I will try this.
In the meantime I have wired up my lowrider and testing the motors. My Z motors are not moving under the lowrider load. They spin when I disconnect the threaded rod.
When I manually spin the rod the z axis moves freely.
Thanks for your continued assistance.
EDIT, after a little searching, could it be that the motors are splitting the current and torque?
I’m using a 1.4 RAMBO board from you guys, and the z motors are plugged into the two Z motor ports. Is that correct?
Seems to be more powerful when only one is connected. I can get it to lift the z axis part of the way, but when it reaches a certain point it stalls noisily.
Dual LR, or independent. One motor per stepper driver. You just wire Z2 to E1.
Parallel, which is wiring two motors to one driver and splitting the current between them. This is just wiring wire 1 of both motors together and wire 2 of both motors together, etc. This isn’t a good way to do it.
Don’t wire them in parallel. The two Z ports on the rambo are wired to the same driver, in parallel. Either make a wiring harness to make them series, or better yet, just flash the rambo with the dualLR firmware and put the second Z in E1.
I’ve completely assembled my lowrider (yay)
Now that the vacuum tube and router are installed, the z motors can’t lift all the way to the end stop if the X carriage is on its side.
Is there a way to tell the X to home first then move to the centre before Z homes?
Additionally, my x axis is long enough that the homing process times out and fails before completion. Can I tell it to home for longer?
I know I need to edit the firmware but not sure where to begin.
Let’s do this in your build thread, and please post some pictures if we can look for obvious issues. Where the router is should never have any impact on lifting. The machine is capable of far far more weight than a router.