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debug_vbb-is-getting-power [2017/01/25 18:26]
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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>
 G92 X0 G92 X0
 G1 X100 F1000 G1 X100 F1000
-[[/code]]+</code>
  
 You should see the stepper motor turning, if you do, move to the next test item. If not, answer **No**. You should see the stepper motor turning, if you do, move to the next test item. If not, answer **No**.
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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>
 G92 Y0 G92 Y0
 G1 Y100 F1000 G1 Y100 F1000
-[[/code]]+</code>
  
 You should see the stepper motor turning, if you do, move to the next test item. If not, answer **No**. You should see the stepper motor turning, if you do, move to the next test item. If not, answer **No**.
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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>
 G92 Z0 G92 Z0
 G1 Z100 F1000 G1 Z100 F1000
-[[/code]]+</code>
  
 You should see the stepper motor turning, if you do, move to the next test item. If not, answer **No**. You should see the stepper motor turning, if you do, move to the next test item. If not, answer **No**.
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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>
 T0 T0
 G92 E0 G92 E0
 G1 E100 F1000 G1 E100 F1000
-[[/code]]+</code>
  
 You should see the stepper motor turning, if you do, move to the next test item. If not, answer **No**. You should see the stepper motor turning, if you do, move to the next test item. If not, answer **No**.
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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>
 T1 T1
 G92 E0 G92 E0
 G1 E100 F1000 G1 E100 F1000
-[[/code]]+</code>
  
 You should see the stepper motor turning, if you do, move to the next test item. If not, answer **No**. You should see the stepper motor turning, if you do, move to the next test item. If not, answer **No**.
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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**.