I got tired of the large and kludge’ey controller that I built from LO electronics.
I am about to complete a new LO lift table controller and I will post on it soon.
It uses and arduino/easy driver and joystick and fits neatly in the bay.
In the process of thinking about how to control the table from the job I stumbled across the fact that C3D and Lightburn can control the tables stepper. Clearly I haven’t been following close enough on those forums
It makes sense for me to better understand how the table is controlled from @LightBurn_Software and to see if what exists is better than what I just built.
Never fails, seems like something better always raises its head just as soon as you finish your own version…
I am researching these questions so if you already know the answer it would save me some time. Otherwise I will keep searching.
- I have a smoothie 5 board that I bought before @raykholo board was available.
- What motor on the smoothie 5 would be used by Lightburn to control the table.
- I think its the gama (configuration file) or motor 3 which is often used for the Z axis. I assume that the end stops would be connected as a Z axis as well.
- Can you control the up/down of the table from the UI in Lightburn when you are not running a job. I could not find a place in the Lightburn UI that was just up/down control. If it cannot how do users control the position of the table outside of running a job?
- Is it the “Focus Z” button which in my tinkering does nothing, but then again I was not connected to the machine when I tried it?
- Is special firmware needed and if so where can I get it?
- Does Lightburn control the table using Gcode commands to the Z axis?