Hello FB Forum folks - Houston has a problem. (Actually, we are in CA, but you get the point)
When I send a “move” command to the X-axis, the gantry will start to move, then stops. It will do this three times, then abort. (Max retries” is set to 3).
Here is a link to a video of the behavior.
(If the link does not work, try cut-n-pasting this into your browser “https://www.dropbox.com/s/yr73vjkit5hoji4/1080p.mov?dl=0”)
My first thoughts (and actions) were to:
1). Equalize the gantry. Done, same error.
2). Verify all wheels were adjusted correctly. Done, same error.
3). Verify that the rails were even for the entire length. Done (added shims to adjust), same error.
I am thinking that I either need to tweak the motor settings or swap out the X-motor gears for 14 or 12 tooth gears. (Does this require new belts?)
Also, it looks like one of the encoders on the RazPi is burnt, but I swapped it with the “spare” (unused) encoder. I am not sure if this was burnt from the get-go or happened after first power-on. I will order 5 more as soon as they become available (currently show “Sold out” in the FB store.)
Any thoughts or advice would be most welcome…