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debug_vbb-is-getting-power [2017/01/25 18:26]
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debug_vbb-is-getting-power [2017/01/25 18:35]
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 Now that we know that VBB is getting power, we are going to check if each stepper motor driver is capable of making a stepper motor rotate. Now that we know that VBB is getting power, we are going to check if each stepper motor driver is capable of making a stepper motor rotate.
  
-To do this we will use [[[Pronterface]]] to send [[http://​smoothieware.org/​supported-g-codes|G-Codes]] that will instruct the board to rotate the motors, and check if the motors do indeed rotate.+To do this we will use [[Pronterface]] to send [[http://​smoothieware.org/​supported-g-codes|G-Codes]] that will instruct the board to rotate the motors, and check if the motors do indeed rotate.
  
-First, connect ​[[[Pronterface]]] to your Smoothieboard.+First, connect [[Pronterface]] to your Smoothieboard.
  
-Then, turn your Power Supply ON, and make sure Smoothieboard is powered ( RED {{VBB}} LED should be ON ).+Then, turn your Power Supply ON, and make sure Smoothieboard is powered ( RED <kbd>VBB</​kbd> ​LED should be ON ).
  
 Then here are the instructions for each motor :  Then here are the instructions for each motor : 
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 Make sure you have a stepper motor attached to your M1 stepper motor driver. Make sure you have a stepper motor attached to your M1 stepper motor driver.
  
-In [[[Pronterface]]], send : +In [[Pronterface]],​ send : 
  
 [[code]] [[code]]
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 Make sure you have a stepper motor attached to your M2 stepper motor driver. Make sure you have a stepper motor attached to your M2 stepper motor driver.
  
-In [[[Pronterface]]], send : +In [[Pronterface]],​ send : 
  
 [[code]] [[code]]
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 Make sure you have a stepper motor attached to your M3 stepper motor driver. If you do not have a Z axis ( like in a simple laser cutter ), ignore this step. Make sure you have a stepper motor attached to your M3 stepper motor driver. If you do not have a Z axis ( like in a simple laser cutter ), ignore this step.
  
-In [[[Pronterface]]], send : +In [[Pronterface]],​ send : 
  
 [[code]] [[code]]
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 Make sure you have a stepper motor attached to your M4 stepper motor driver. If you do not have an extruder ( like in a laser cutter or CNC mill ), ignore this step. Make sure you have a stepper motor attached to your M4 stepper motor driver. If you do not have an extruder ( like in a laser cutter or CNC mill ), ignore this step.
  
-In [[[Pronterface]]], send : +In [[Pronterface]],​ send : 
  
 [[code]] [[code]]
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 Make sure you correctly configured your Smoothieboard for dual extrusion, see [[http://​smoothieware.org/​3d-printer-guide#​toc31|Dual extrusion guide]] Make sure you correctly configured your Smoothieboard for dual extrusion, see [[http://​smoothieware.org/​3d-printer-guide#​toc31|Dual extrusion guide]]
  
-In [[[Pronterface]]], send : +In [[Pronterface]],​ send : 
  
 [[code]] [[code]]
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 This series of tests assumes a cartesian machine, in which you can independently control your X, Y and Z axis, and therefore independently move your M1, M2 and M3 motors. This series of tests assumes a cartesian machine, in which you can independently control your X, Y and Z axis, and therefore independently move your M1, M2 and M3 motors.
  
-But on a [[[delta]]] or H-bot machine, several motors must move at a time to move one given axis.+But on a [[delta]] or H-bot machine, several motors must move at a time to move one given axis.
  
 Therefore, on those types of muchines, simply move your head around, and see if one of the motors does not move. If one does not move, answer **No**, if they all move, answer **Yes**. Therefore, on those types of muchines, simply move your head around, and see if one of the motors does not move. If one does not move, answer **No**, if they all move, answer **Yes**.