FT-5 set up woes- USER ERROR, RESOLVED



  • i think i am loosing my mind
    i have a Folgertech FT-5 i am trying to finish setup on and i am stuck at homing the axis
    here is my config

    NOTE: TO ANYONE WHO IS HAVING ISSUE WITH HOMING OR AXIS MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR STEPPER PLUG LOCATION. !!

    M111 S0 ; Debugging off
    G21 ; Work in millimetres
    G90 ; Send absolute coordinates…
    M83 ; ...but relative extruder moves
    M555 P2 ; Set firmware compatibility to look like Marlin
    M208 X0 Y0 Z0 S1 ; Set axis minima
    M208 X305 Y305 Z410 S0 ; Set axis maxima

    ; Endstops
    M574 X2 Y2 Z0 S0 ; Define active low and unused microswitches
    M558 P1 X0 Y0 Z1 H5 F120 T6000 ; Set Z probe type to unmodulated, the axes for which it is used and the probe + travel speeds
    G31 P500 X0 Y0 Z2.5 ; Set Z probe trigger value, offset and trigger height
    M557 X15:285 Y15:285 S20 ; Define mesh grid

    ; Drives
    M569 P0 S0 ; Drive 0 goes forwards
    M569 P1 S0 ; Drive 1 goes forwards
    M569 P2 S0 ; Drive 2 goes backwards
    M569 P3 S1 ; Drive 3 goes forwards
    M350 X32 Y32 Z32 E32 I1 ; Configure microstepping with interpolation
    M92 X160 Y160 Z800 E120 ; Set steps per mm
    M566 X1200 Y1200 Z60 E120 ; Set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
    M203 X7200 Y7200 Z600 E1200 ; Set maximum speeds (mm/min)
    M201 X1000 Y1000 Z1200 E900 ; Set accelerations (mm/s^2)
    M906 X1000 Y1000 Z1200 E800 I30 ; Set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
    M84 S30 ; Set idle timeout

    my problem is my machine will not home correctly and when i do get it to home the axis wont move any accept in the direction that is not free (just skipping)
    i have tried to adjust m569 p from s1 to s0 and variations
    m574 x2 y2 to x1 y1 , also s1 and s0
    i have even tried to change the axis minima and max with the m208 command
    i am just about to pull my hair out .
    any help is appreciated
    also after a settings is changed in the cofig.g file whats the best way to reload the deut?



  • im assuming that i should be able to turn on the printer , click home on the web control and the extruder should go to each end switch ? is this correct?
    i have had a original Prusa I3 for about 2 years so thats what im comparing operation to .



  • i keep going over this in my head
    looking from the front , my extruder is in the right and back location . According to the coordinate system those numbers should be positive x300 y300 which would call for a endstop settings M574 X2 Y2 Z0 S0 S0 because its a active low switch ( the led is lit when the switch is pressed ).



  • Here is the config from my FT-5 if it helps
    Your motor directions may be different since I have swapped a couple of steppers and may have changed the wiring from stock

    ; Configuration file for Duet WiFi (firmware version 1.17)
    ; executed by the firmware on start-up
    ;
    ; generated by RepRapFirmware Configuration Tool on Tue Feb 21 2017 18:17:52 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

    ; General preferences
    M111 S0 ; Debugging off
    G21 ; Work in millimetres
    G90 ; Send absolute coordinates…
    M83 ; ...but relative extruder moves
    M555 P1 ; Set firmware compatibility to look like RepRapFirmare
    M208 X0 Y0 Z0 S1 ; Set axis minima
    M208 X285 Y300 Z400 S0 ; Set axis maxima

    ; Endstops
    M574 Z0 S0 ; Define active low and unused microswitches
    M574 X2 Y2 S1 ; Define active high microswitches
    M558 P1 X0 Y0 Z1 H5 F120 T6000 ; Set Z probe type to unmodulated, the axes for which it is used and the probe + travel speeds
    G31 P500 X0 Y15 Z3.05 ; Set Z probe trigger value, offset and trigger height

    ; Drives
    M569 P0 S1 ; Drive 0 goes forwards
    M569 P1 S1 ; Drive 1 goes forwards
    M569 P2 S0 ; Drive 2 goes backwards
    M569 P3 S0 ; Drive 3 goes backwards
    M350 X64 Y64 Z64 E64 I1 ; Configure microstepping with interpolation
    M92 X322 Y322 Z1600 E1680 ; Set steps per mm
    M566 X1000 Y1000 Z12 E120 ; Set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
    M203 X9000 Y9000 Z180 E1200 ; Set maximum speeds (mm/min)
    M201 X3200 Y3200 Z250 E3200 ; Set accelerations (mm/s^2)
    M906 X1050 Y1250 Z1250 E800 I30 ; Set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
    M84 S30 ; Set idle timeout

    ; Heaters
    M143 S285 ; Set maximum heater temperature to 260C
    M305 P0 T10000 B3988 C0 R470 ; Set thermistor + ADC parameters for heater 0
    M305 P1 T100000 B4725 C7.06e-8 R4700 ; Set thermistor + ADC parameters for heater 1

    ; Tools
    M563 P0 D0 H1 ; Define tool 0
    G10 P0 X0 Y0 ; Set tool 0 axis offsets
    G10 P0 R0 S0 ; Set initial tool 0 active and standby temperatures to 0C

    ; Network
    M550 PFT-5 ; Set machine name
    M552 P0.0.0.0 S1 ; Enable network and acquire dynamic address via DHCP

    ; Fans
    M106 P0 S0.5 I0 F500 H-1 ; Set fan 0 value, PWM signal inversion and frequency. Thermostatic control is turned off
    M106 P1 S1 I0 F500 H1 T45 ; Set fan 1 value, PWM signal inversion and frequency. Thermostatic control is turned on
    M106 P2 S1 I0 F500 H1 T45 ; Set fan 2 value, PWM signal inversion and frequency. Thermostatic control is turned on

    ; Custom settings are not configured



  • @FailsafeJim:

    i keep going over this in my head
    looking from the front , my extruder is in the right and back location . According to the coordinate system those numbers should be positive x300 y300 which would call for a endstop settings M574 X2 Y2 Z0 S0 S0 because its a active low switch ( the led is lit when the switch is pressed ).

    If your led is lit when the endstop switch is pressed then it is backwards, they should be on all of the time and only go out when the endstop is activated. They should be a normally closed circuit. There is something about this in the setup instructions somewhere



  • @Willy510:

    @FailsafeJim:

    i keep going over this in my head
    looking from the front , my extruder is in the right and back location . According to the coordinate system those numbers should be positive x300 y300 which would call for a endstop settings M574 X2 Y2 Z0 S0 S0 because its a active low switch ( the led is lit when the switch is pressed ).

    If your led is lit when the endstop switch is pressed then it is backwards, they should be on all of the time and only go out when the endstop is activated. They should be a normally closed circuit. There is something about this in the setup instructions somewhere

    yes it says to do that cause its safer , but if you change the gcode its suppose to work . i will swap it just for the heck of it



  • @Willy510:

    Here is the config from my FT-5 if it helps
    Your motor directions may be different since I have swapped a couple of steppers and may have changed the wiring from stock

    ; Configuration file for Duet WiFi (firmware version 1.17)
    ; executed by the firmware on start-up
    ;
    ; generated by RepRapFirmware Configuration Tool on Tue Feb 21 2017 18:17:52 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

    ; General preferences
    M111 S0 ; Debugging off
    G21 ; Work in millimetres
    G90 ; Send absolute coordinates…
    M83 ; ...but relative extruder moves
    M555 P1 ; Set firmware compatibility to look like RepRapFirmare
    M208 X0 Y0 Z0 S1 ; Set axis minima
    M208 X285 Y300 Z400 S0 ; Set axis maxima

    ; Endstops
    M574 Z0 S0 ; Define active low and unused microswitches
    M574 X2 Y2 S1 ; Define active high microswitches
    M558 P1 X0 Y0 Z1 H5 F120 T6000 ; Set Z probe type to unmodulated, the axes for which it is used and the probe + travel speeds
    G31 P500 X0 Y15 Z3.05 ; Set Z probe trigger value, offset and trigger height

    ; Drives
    M569 P0 S1 ; Drive 0 goes forwards
    M569 P1 S1 ; Drive 1 goes forwards
    M569 P2 S0 ; Drive 2 goes backwards
    M569 P3 S0 ; Drive 3 goes backwards
    M350 X64 Y64 Z64 E64 I1 ; Configure microstepping with interpolation
    M92 X322 Y322 Z1600 E1680 ; Set steps per mm
    M566 X1000 Y1000 Z12 E120 ; Set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
    M203 X9000 Y9000 Z180 E1200 ; Set maximum speeds (mm/min)
    M201 X3200 Y3200 Z250 E3200 ; Set accelerations (mm/s^2)
    M906 X1050 Y1250 Z1250 E800 I30 ; Set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
    M84 S30 ; Set idle timeout

    ; Heaters
    M143 S285 ; Set maximum heater temperature to 260C
    M305 P0 T10000 B3988 C0 R470 ; Set thermistor + ADC parameters for heater 0
    M305 P1 T100000 B4725 C7.06e-8 R4700 ; Set thermistor + ADC parameters for heater 1

    ; Tools
    M563 P0 D0 H1 ; Define tool 0
    G10 P0 X0 Y0 ; Set tool 0 axis offsets
    G10 P0 R0 S0 ; Set initial tool 0 active and standby temperatures to 0C

    ; Network
    M550 PFT-5 ; Set machine name
    M552 P0.0.0.0 S1 ; Enable network and acquire dynamic address via DHCP

    ; Fans
    M106 P0 S0.5 I0 F500 H-1 ; Set fan 0 value, PWM signal inversion and frequency. Thermostatic control is turned off
    M106 P1 S1 I0 F500 H1 T45 ; Set fan 1 value, PWM signal inversion and frequency. Thermostatic control is turned on
    M106 P2 S1 I0 F500 H1 T45 ; Set fan 2 value, PWM signal inversion and frequency. Thermostatic control is turned on

    ; Custom settings are not configured

    Thanks , i just loaded your settings to see what would happen .
    Now my X axis will home but the y axis takes off towards the other end of the gantry.
    What setting will make the axis change direction? I thought i knew but it seams when i try something , somwthing else happens. I thought it was the M574 Y1 or Y2 that would determin which direction it wemt looking for the endstop.



  • Its the M569 you need to change the S1 to S0 or vice versa

    ; Drives
    M569 P0 S1 ; Drive 0 goes forwards X axis
    M569 P1 S1 ; Drive 1 goes forwards Y axis
    M569 P2 S0 ; Drive 2 goes backwards Z axis
    M569 P3 S0 ; Drive 3 goes backwards Extruder
    M350 X64 Y64 Z64 E64 I1 ; Configure microstepping with interpolation
    M92 X322 Y322 Z1600 E1680 ; Set steps per mm
    M566 X1000 Y1000 Z12 E120 ; Set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
    M203 X9000 Y9000 Z180 E1200 ; Set maximum speeds (mm/min)
    M201 X3200 Y3200 Z250 E3200 ; Set accelerations (mm/s^2)
    M906 X1050 Y1250 Z1250 E800 I30 ; Set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
    M84 S30 ; Set idle timeout



  • Omg i am such an idiot , y and x axis were plugged in backwards. Thats what i get for over thinking it . My config is right and once i loaded it again it works perfect.
    I hate admitting this here but i thought it may help someone who is in a bind.



  • The best part about this is i have a excellent understanding of the gcode settings now .
    I knew something was amuck. I can now go to bed 🙂


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