I’m just about done with my build, but I have some questions.
I noticed that sometimes I can move the laser head (x axis) and carriage (y axis) by hand easily. However, sometimes they are fixed in place and cannot be moved. I cannot figure out what the difference is. What is it that releases the movement?
If you did any movement from the software, the motors will be engaged, and you’ll need to release them. I created a macro for that in LW4.
The command should be M18
Thank you! That works!
You want to avoid moving the machine by hand, slowly is okay but too fast and you can risk damaging the drivers on the smoothie board.
Yes, when I feel the resistance, I don’t force it. And when the motors are not engaged, I move it relatively slowly, but I will avoid moving anything by hand now. Thank you for the tip, I did not know that.