Speaking of "doing this"...

by Doc Nickel

As I was trying to get the system running today (turns out I appear to have a bad stepper driver) I was playing with the Centroid touchscreen interface.

Turns out they preloaded a demo program, that is apparently set to start as soon as you've "homed" the machine. I was not aware of this. happy.gif

So the machine starts running a program- one I didn't install, I don't know where it came from, and I don't know what it's making.

No real issue, the carriage was far enough away from the chuck it wasn't going to hit anything, and because of the bad driver, only the X axis was moving.

But I was still going "What the F is THIS!?!?" for about twenty seconds. happy.gif

Turns out the demo program is for a chess piece- a pawn. Gives you something to try out as soon as you have the machine set up and the controller sorted out.

I'm looking forward to trying it for real. happy.gif

Doc.

Posted on Nov 17, 2017, 11:00 PM

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