Mac OS Mojave to Mini Gerbil to K40 laser


(Ben) #1

In the consul window, I am getting
On or near line 0:
Errror:9

The only button that seems to move the servos X and Y is the home button, why can I move the laser head around with the move commands, up-and-down arrows?

And what devices should I be using for the Mini Gerbil?
(Gerbil(GRBL) This is the one I’m using now and obviously it’s not working. If you can help me out great.

Here is the new alarm code I am getting if you can help great.

Waiting for connection…

Waiting for connection…

Homing

ALARM:8

ok

Grbl 1.1f [’$’ for help]

[MSG:’$H’|’$X’ to unlock

Waiting for connection…

Waiting for connection…

Homing

error:11

ALARM:8

ok

Grbl 1.1f [’$’ for help]

[MSG:’$H’|’$X’ to unlock

Starting stream

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

Stream completed in 0:00

Starting stream

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

Stream completed in 0:00

Starting stream

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

Stream completed in 0:00

ALARM:8

ok

Grbl 1.1f [’$’ for help]

[MSG:’$H’|’$X’ to unlock

ALARM:8

ok

Grbl 1.1f [’$’ for help]

[MSG:’$H’|’$X’ to unlock

ALARM:8

ok

Grbl 1.1f [’$’ for help]

[MSG:’$H’|’$X’ to unlock

error:9

ALARM:8

ok

Grbl 1.1f [’$’ for help]

[MSG:’$H’|’$X’ to unlock

ALARM:8

ok

Grbl 1.1f [’$’ for help]

[MSG:’$H’|’$X’ to unlock

Starting stream

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

Stream completed in 0:00

Starting stream

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

Stream completed in 0:00

Starting stream

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

error:9

On or near line 0:

Stream completed in 0:00


(Oz) #2

Error messages: https://github.com/gnea/grbl/wiki/Grbl-v1.1-Interface#grbl-response-messages

Error 9 means you have an alarm state and GRBL is not accepting GCode until it’s resolved. The alarm state is ALARM:8, a homing failure, shown immediately at the top when it tried to home. (Google grbl alarm 8 or grbl error 9 - it’s not hard to find what these mean).

So most likely your machine is trying to home and failing to do so, either because it is not properly configured somehow, or the switches aren’t wired correctly. I’m not familiar with how the Gerbil is wired, so I would check with Awesome Tech for guidance there.


(Ned Hill) #3

@Ben1 The Maker Forums is hosting Awesome Tech technical support if you want to come over and ask any questions.


(Ray Kholodovsky) closed #4