I am new to the community as we began the install of our new Farmbot express last week on a mobile raised bed for our school. After a bit of troubleshooting network issues with our IT department, we finally have connectivity and were able to make some movement happen. Now our problems are as follows:
Y-axis movement is start/stop. I am using relative movements of 100 to 1000 mm. Sometimes we get fluid movement for half the prescribed distance. Sometimes we get no movement at all. The y-axis motor pulley is moving so it seems like an issue with the teeth of the belt not grabbing.
X-axis movement is a total no go. The x-axis motor pulleys are turning but again no teeth grab. We have tried increasing and decreasing tension on both motor pulleys but it seems like the level of torque is too much for the teeth along the belt.
We also have a curious thing happening where we are moving along the y-axis when suddenly the LED strip and the vacuum pump will kick on. I triple checked connections to be sure no wires were crossed there. It just seems to be happening randomly.
I know these kits are fairly new but I am hoping someone can provide some insight.