Stepper motors and endstops not appearing in dashboard



  • I am attempting to connect stepper motors and endstops to a duet 3 board, but nothing turns up in the dashboard. I can control the motors using the console using commands such as G0 H0 X100 Y100 Z100 after adding the command M564 H0 to config.g , as per the information in the following link:

    https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Wiki/FAQ#Section_I_get_this_error_message_Error_G0_G1_insufficient_axes_homed

    Given that the motors can be controlled via the console, is there an additional step I should take to be able to control machine movement from the dashboard, and to get a readout from the endstops?

    I have followed the instructions on https://configtool.reprapfirmware.org/ in order to create the initial config files.

    See the config file generated below:

    ; Configuration file for Duet 3 (firmware version 3)
    ; executed by the firmware on start-up
    ;
    ; generated by RepRapFirmware Configuration Tool v3.1.4 on Wed Nov 04 2020 15:02:11 GMT+0000 (Greenwich Mean Time)

    ; General preferences
    G90 ; send absolute coordinates...
    M83 ; ...but relative extruder moves
    M550 P"Duet 3" ; set printer name

    ; Drives
    M569 P0.0 S1 ; physical drive 0.0 goes forwards
    M569 P0.1 S1 ; physical drive 0.1 goes forwards
    M569 P0.2 S1 ; physical drive 0.2 goes forwards
    M569 P0.3 S1 ; physical drive 0.3 goes forwards
    M584 X0.0 Y0.1 Z0.2 E0.3 ; set drive mapping
    M350 X16 Y16 Z16 E16 I1 ; configure microstepping with interpolation
    M92 X80.00 Y80.00 Z400.00 E420.00 ; set steps per mm
    M566 X900.00 Y900.00 Z12.00 E120.00 ; set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
    M203 X6000.00 Y6000.00 Z180.00 E1200.00 ; set maximum speeds (mm/min)
    M201 X500.00 Y500.00 Z20.00 E250.00 ; set accelerations (mm/s^2)
    M906 X2000 Y2000 Z2000 E1600 I30 ; set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
    M84 S30 ; Set idle timeout

    ; Axis Limits
    M208 X0 Y0 Z0 S1 ; set axis minima
    M208 X230 Y210 Z200 S0 ; set axis maxima

    ; Endstops
    M574 X1 S1 P"io0.in" ; configure active-high endstop for low end on X via pin io0.in
    M574 Y1 S1 P"io1.in" ; configure active-high endstop for low end on Y via pin io1.in
    M574 Z1 S1 P"io2.in" ; configure active-high endstop for low end on Z via pin io2.in

    ; Z-Probe
    M558 P0 H5 F120 T6000 ; disable Z probe but set dive height, probe speed and travel speed
    M557 X15:215 Y15:195 S20 ; define mesh grid

    ; Heaters
    M308 S0 P"temp1" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4138 ; configure sensor 0 as thermistor on pin temp1
    M950 H0 C"!out0" T0 ; create bed heater output on !out0 and map it to sensor 0
    M307 H0 B0 S1.00 ; disable bang-bang mode for the bed heater and set PWM limit
    M140 H0 ; map heated bed to heater 0
    M143 H0 S120 ; set temperature limit for heater 0 to 120C
    M308 S1 P"temp2" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4138 ; configure sensor 1 as thermistor on pin temp2
    M950 H1 C"out1" T1 ; create nozzle heater output on out1 and map it to sensor 1
    M307 H1 B0 S1.00 ; disable bang-bang mode for heater and set PWM limit

    ; Fans
    M950 F0 C"out3" Q500 ; create fan 0 on pin out3 and set its frequency
    M106 P0 S0 H-1 ; set fan 0 value. Thermostatic control is turned off
    M950 F1 C"out4" Q500 ; create fan 1 on pin out4 and set its frequency
    M106 P1 S1 H1 T45 ; set fan 1 value. Thermostatic control is turned on

    ; Tools
    M563 P0 D0 H1 F0 ; define tool 0
    G10 P0 X0 Y0 Z0 ; set tool 0 axis offsets
    G10 P0 R0 S0 ; set initial tool 0 active and standby temperatures to 0C

    ; Custom settings are not defined

    ; Miscellaneous
    M575 P1 S1 B57600 ; enable support for PanelDue
    M501 ; load saved parameters from non-volatile memory
    T0 ; select first tool



  • Being new to RepRap firmware myself I may be wrong but I wonder why you have a fan connected to the heater connector OUT3?

    Also I believe the PanelDue use the IO_0 by default so maybe move the endstop to a different IO.


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    @mogfrog said in Stepper motors and endstops not appearing in dashboard:

    I am attempting to connect stepper motors and endstops to a duet 3 board, but nothing turns up in the dashboard.

    Can you be more descriptive on what you mean? It sounds like you have the motors moving, so they are connected.

    What are you expecting to see in the dashboard? What dashboard exactly?

    Is this a cartesian machine?

    Perhaps this commissioning guide would be helpful to you.

    https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Guide/Ender+3+Pro+and+Duet+Maestro+Guide+Part+3:+Commissioning/39


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    Which firmware and Duet Web Control versions are you using?



  • Hi, Thank you all for the responses! I have checked all the above over the past few days and it turned out it hadn't updated and upgraded the firmware files. I started again and followed the following link to the letter and everything is working fine!
    https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Wiki/Getting_Started_With_Duet_3

    Thanks again,

    Mogs


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