While not new to CNC conversions, I am new to Lightburn and Smoothieboard 5XC V1.1
I have a 60 watt GWeike Laser. It has what I would say X, Y, Z axis. I also have a rotary axis.
I am metrically challenged :-/
I am using Leadshine external drivers. All set to 2000 microstepping. All 4 axis are turning a motor(200 steps per rev). Whether I use Lightburn move or the Jog feature on the GLCD
First issue. I have Genuine GLCD (White PCB) Using Uberclock Shield. Backlight lights up. I can turn and press the control shaft and it beeps so other than not being able to see anything, I think it works. Using clone of the GLCD, (and flipped cables) the display does show readable text (although faint)
Anyone know why the genuine Reprap GLCD is not displaying text? I have a buddy with same hardware, same display, doing the same thing.
Secondly, I was surprised to see my 4th axis turn. So, in the config.txt it must be programmed in there, but don’t know where? I was going to post my config file but don’t see how to upload it.
Thirdly, what is typically easiest for configuring the axis for accurate motion (steps per mm?)
Z has all thread and pulleys on it. XY have belts and pulleys, My what rotary axis (what I would call my A axis) is a stepper turning a chuck at 1:1(direct drive)
Be kind, to the new kid on the block!