Farmbot OS v 10.0 - Calibration not working?

I have installed FarmOS 10.0 and get a “Calibration Error” message when I try to Calibrate X, Y or Z. Afterward, the machine is stuck and it’s impossible to use controls or Home until I do a firmware restart.

My setup:

Farmbot: Genesis 1.5 XL
Connection: via ethernet
User status: Currently still running the noob version. Could this be the problem?

I have re-flashed the SD card and the farmduino firmware several times, restarted, etc.

There is nothing specific in the log.

Any suggestion would be gratefully received!

Cheers

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What exactly is the error message saying? And what does the axis do until the error comes up?
I just tried to calibrate my Y-Axis, starting from the home position and everything went well. There might be a setting mistake, but when the firmware does not react afterwards there is probably something else going wrong.

Sounds like you are a direct customer of FarmBot, so you can also message the customer support at contact@farmbot.io, they might have more options to help out. Make sure to have your order number ready for that.

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Thanks for your help. To answer your questions:

  1. The error message is “Calibration Failed!”
  2. The axis doesn’t do anything

I agree that there could be a setting mistake but am not sure where to start looking…

I’m having similar issues. See the attached log for details. On clicking Calibrate X on the Device page, FarmBot fails to move and I get an error as shown. Also, rebooting from the web app no longer works (see final entries in screenshot).

I originally had an OTA update that bricked the Pi, so I downloaded and flashed a new image.

Simon

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A few more data points:

  • once it gets into this state, even basic movement commands on the control page don’t respond
  • cycling the power to reboot brings back access to basic commands
  • but trying to calibrate puts it back into non-functional mode
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I have a similar problem. I just updated to 10.0 1 h ago, now my calibration / find home on y-axis fails, because it doesnt detect the end, the motor tries to move over the end forever, it dosent stop anymore. On x-axis it works.
Everything worked fine just some hours ago with 9.2.2

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@mbuchberger1967 I would check what Firmware version is on your Farmduino. The OTA update from FBOS v9.2.2 up to v10.0.0 does not automatically update ( flash ) the new firmware that comes inside v10.0.0 ; you need to do that manually from the WebApp Device page.

Thanks for your suggestion. I have flashed the firmware several times but it doesn’t help.

@mbuchberger1967 what does the little drop-down window on the device page look like for you ?

On the Device section of the WebApp, click on the “version string” adjacent to the label FARMBOT OS
and look at the Firmware* info.

@jsimmonds

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BTW - Thank you for this trick. I was looking for a way to find which firmware version was loaded :wink:

@jsimmonds I got the following:
grafik
is this what ou asked for?

Yesterday i did a firmware restart and a complete reboot of the FB and then my calibration on y-axis worked. This morning after powering on I had the same problem on the z-axis, again I did a restart and then it worked.
Not sure, what my problem is… do i have a wrong combination of OS and firmware?
What should be the firmware version for my FB 1.4 Genesis with OS 10.0.0 ?