Jogging new steppers…..

I drug out the FDM 2000, and got things connected good enough to test the new (surplus) steppers. It’s amazing how much you forget in just a few months! It took several hours of no power to remember there was a little widget on the back of the stage that two blue wires were connected to. They were some kinda protection so you wouldn’t try to run without an XY Stage.

Protection Widget
Protection Widget

The patched setup using ‘joystick’ extension cables:

Machine Front - XY Stage to Right
Machine Front - XY Stage to Right
XY-Stage
XY-Stage
Joystick Cables From Control To Stage
Joystick Cables From Control To Stage

Then with power-on, the XY Stage comes to life using the jog keys on the keyboard:

Not remembering exactly how I hooked up to send commands to the Asymtek Control, I’ll have to figure out what I did another day….

I do think I’ll snatch up some more of those steppers in case I futz these up!

—-John

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