So the hardware was set up but I was still struggling with some issues.
Already solved ones:
- The provided fuse on the Farmduino board is the wrong type for the holder on the board (see also the original picture in the BOM section of the Genesis 1.5 manual) . The holder is for standard size blade fuses and not mini! When there is a mini blade fuse in the holder it could be that there is no contact.
- There was a jumper in the “ENDSTOPS” section of the Farmduino board which was set as shortcut between GND and 5V!
- Made a 3D printed water protection shelter for the electronics box because the box isn’t sufficient water tight for heavy rain. Already sent detailed report via e-mail.
@roryaronson Please check above mentioned issues for future deliveries! It is very frustrating to find such issues by the end.
Issues I’m still fighting against:
- I have issues equalizing the gantry. I tried to equalize it as described in the manual at “Gantry => Attach the Drivetrain => Step 4: Equalize the gantry” but was not successful. I still have about a 4cm crooked gantry. I’m not sure if maybe one of the corner brackets is not exactly 90°. I will get some tools to check that but maybe somebody has another idea how I could solve that.
- Z-axis can’t move up on its own.While the motor tries to move it it sounds like it looses steps. It works if I help a bit with turning the leadscrew. I have to mention that I haven’t used any lubricants on the leadscrew so far. Could this be the issue?
- I’m surprised how loud the motors are while the Genesis 1.5 Farmduino should have Trinamic TMC2130 drivers which are described as “for ultra quiet movements”. I know Trinamic drivers from my 3D printer. While there still could be some sound it sounds like there aren’t Trinamic drivers on the board. Could this be because of too tight wheels? I tightened them until I was able to move the gantry (NO BELTS MOUNTED!) while turning a lower wheel. Like that there is about no play between the upper and lower wheels. Maybe this is too tight… Suggestions would be helpful.
Thanks in advance for your help!