New SmoothieBoard 5XC fault?

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(Luusje_SW) #1

Hello i’m a noob when it comes to smoothieboard, recently purchased from Ooznest.
Have wired up my winter project poormans CNC project to learn all about these nice machines.

I have a hobby background in RC models / computers etc.

Firmly believe I have it wired up correctly so I suspect a Smoothieboard problem.

My question is what i can do / measure / to see what the actual problem is and if i’m not missing anything.

What have I got:

  • Smoothieboard 5XC
  • DQ542MA x 4
  • NEMA 23 57BYGH627
  • Two S-350-36V powersupplies
  • One 5V 500mah to power the board (added for troubleshooting ) was running off the USB power
  • One C-beam constructed mill (ox-workbee like)

All wired up like the wiki supplies:
Open mode and 5v being supplied from endstop pin.

What works:
All axis work correctly as applicable on both directions if i swap my Stepper Drivers to Alpha or Gamma.
My problem lives in the beta setup. If I use the default pinout for beta ST2/DIR2/EN2/GND the stepper get commanded only in one direction. However sometimes when te board is just powered up it works in both directions.

So as final measure I have moved the Dual Y axis I have to the Delta pins (ST4 (P2.3) etc).
There all works just fine. including my locks.

I have also played in config with speeds but am now running a slow default setting (see config)

I suspect my DIR2 pin is faulty for whatever reason and when the board is cold it works. Which makes me suspect a bad connection somewhere on it.
But I have no idea where to look if this is a soldering issue on the board or part issue.

Before I start asking my supplier for warranty does anybody have any pointers?

If you need any more info let me know, have been as complete as I think it needs to be.

Thx for your input and addition to my steep learning curve here. :wink:

default_feed_rate                            4000             # Default speed (mm/minute) for G1/G2/G3 moves
default_seek_rate                            4000             # Default speed (mm/minute) for G0 moves
mm_per_arc_segment                           0.0              # Fixed length for line segments that divide arcs, 0 to disable
#mm_per_line_segment                         5                # Cut lines into segments this size
mm_max_arc_error                             0.01             # The maximum error for line segments that divide arcs 0 to disable
                                                              # note it is invalid for both the above be 0
                                                              # if both are used, will use largest segment length based on radius

Arm solution configuration : Cartesian robot. Translates mm positions into stepper positions

See stepper-motors

alpha_steps_per_mm 80 # Steps per mm for alpha ( X ) stepper
beta_steps_per_mm 80 # Steps per mm for beta ( Y ) stepper
gamma_steps_per_mm 1600 # Steps per mm for gamma ( Z ) stepper

Planner module configuration : Look-ahead and acceleration configuration

See motion-control

acceleration 3000 # Acceleration in mm/second/second.
#z_acceleration 500 # Acceleration for Z only moves in mm/s^2, 0 uses acceleration which is the default. DO NOT SET ON A DELTA
junction_deviation 0.05 # See motion-control#junction-deviation
#z_junction_deviation 0.0 # For Z only moves, -1 uses junction_deviation, zero disables junction_deviation on z moves DO NOT SET ON A DELTA

Cartesian axis speed limits

x_axis_max_speed 30000 # Maximum speed in mm/min
y_axis_max_speed 30000 # Maximum speed in mm/min
z_axis_max_speed 300 # Maximum speed in mm/min

Stepper module configuration

Pins are defined as ports, and pin numbers, appending “!” to the number will invert a pin

See pin-configuration and pinout

alpha_step_pin 2.0o # Pin for alpha stepper step signal
alpha_dir_pin 0.5 # Pin for alpha stepper direction, add ‘!’ to reverse direction
alpha_en_pin 0.4 # Pin for alpha enable pin
alpha_current 1.5 # X stepper motor current
alpha_max_rate 30000.0 # Maximum rate in mm/min

beta_step_pin 2.3o # Pin for beta stepper step signal (M2->M4 Swap)
beta_dir_pin 0.22 # Pin for beta stepper direction, add ‘!’ to reverse direction
beta_en_pin 0.21 # Pin for beta enable
beta_current 1.5 # Y stepper motor current
beta_max_rate 30000.0 # Maxmimum rate in mm/min

gamma_step_pin 2.2o # Pin for gamma stepper step signal
gamma_dir_pin 0.20 # Pin for gamma stepper direction, add ‘!’ to reverse direction
gamma_en_pin 0.19 # Pin for gamma enable
gamma_current 1.5 # Z stepper motor current
gamma_max_rate 300.0 # Maximum rate in mm/min

Extruder module configuration

See /extruder

extruder.hotend.enable true # Whether to activate the extruder module at all. All configuration is ignored if false
extruder.hotend.steps_per_mm 140 # Steps per mm for extruder stepper
extruder.hotend.default_feed_rate 600 # Default rate ( mm/minute ) for moves where only the extruder moves
extruder.hotend.acceleration 500 # Acceleration for the stepper motor mm/sec²
extruder.hotend.max_speed 50 # Maximum speed in mm/s

extruder.hotend.step_pin 2.3 # Pin for extruder step signal
extruder.hotend.dir_pin 0.22 # Pin for extruder dir signal ( add ‘!’ to reverse direction )
extruder.hotend.en_pin 0.21 # Pin for extruder enable signal

Extruder offset

#extruder.hotend.x_offset 0 # X offset from origin in mm
#extruder.hotend.y_offset 0 # Y offset from origin in mm
#extruder.hotend.z_offset 0 # Z offset from origin in mm

Firmware retract settings when using G10/G11, these are the defaults if not defined, must be defined for each extruder if not using the defaults

#extruder.hotend.retract_length 3 # Retract length in mm
#extruder.hotend.retract_feedrate 45 # Retract feedrate in mm/sec
#extruder.hotend.retract_recover_length 0 # Additional length for recover
#extruder.hotend.retract_recover_feedrate 8 # Recover feedrate in mm/sec (should be less than retract feedrate)
#extruder.hotend.retract_zlift_length 0 # Z-lift on retract in mm, 0 disables
#extruder.hotend.retract_zlift_feedrate 6000 # Z-lift feedrate in mm/min (Note mm/min NOT mm/sec)

delta_current 1.5 # First extruder stepper motor current

Second extruder module configuration

#extruder.hotend2.enable true # Whether to activate the extruder module at all. All configuration is ignored if false
#extruder.hotend2.steps_per_mm 140 # Steps per mm for extruder stepper
#extruder.hotend2.default_feed_rate 600 # Default rate ( mm/minute ) for moves where only the extruder moves
#extruder.hotend2.acceleration 500 # Acceleration for the stepper motor, as of 0.6, arbitrary ratio
#extruder.hotend2.max_speed 50 # mm/s

#extruder.hotend2.step_pin 2.8 # Pin for extruder step signal
#extruder.hotend2.dir_pin 2.13 # Pin for extruder dir signal ( add ‘!’ to reverse direction )
#extruder.hotend2.en_pin 4.29 # Pin for extruder enable signal

#extruder.hotend2.x_offset 0 # x offset from origin in mm
#extruder.hotend2.y_offset 25.0 # y offset from origin in mm
#extruder.hotend2.z_offset 0 # z offset from origin in mm

#epsilon_current 1.5 # Second extruder stepper motor current

Laser module configuration

See /laser

laser_module_enable false # Whether to activate the laser module at all
laser_module_pwm_pin 2.5 # This pin will be PWMed to control the laser.
# Only pins 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 1.18, 1.20, 1.21, 1.23, 1.24, 1.26, 3.25 and 3.26
# can be used since laser requires hardware PWM, see /pinout
#laser_module_ttl_pin 1.30 # This pin turns on when the laser turns on, and off when the laser turns off.
#laser_module_maximum_power 1.0 # This is the maximum duty cycle that will be applied to the laser
#laser_module_minimum_power 0.0 # This is a value just below the minimum duty cycle that keeps the laser
# active without actually burning.
#laser_module_default_power 0.8 # This is the default laser power that will be used for cuts if a power has not been specified. The value is a scale between
# the maximum and minimum power levels specified above
#laser_module_pwm_period 20 # This sets the pwm frequency as the period in microseconds

Temperature control configuration

See /temperaturecontrol

First hotend configuration

temperature_control.hotend.enable true # Whether to activate this ( “hotend” ) module at all.
temperature_control.hotend.thermistor_pin 0.23 # Pin for the thermistor to read
temperature_control.hotend.heater_pin 2.7 # Pin that controls the heater, set to nc if a readonly thermistor is being defined
temperature_control.hotend.thermistor EPCOS100K # See
#temperature_control.hotend.beta 4066 # Or set the beta value
temperature_control.hotend.set_m_code 104 # M-code to set the temperature for this module
temperature_control.hotend.set_and_wait_m_code 109 # M-code to set-and-wait for this module
temperature_control.hotend.designator T # Designator letter for this module
#temperature_control.hotend.max_temp 300 # Set maximum temperature - Will prevent heating above 300 by default
#temperature_control.hotend.min_temp 0 # Set minimum temperature - Will prevent heating below if set

Safety control is enabled by default and can be overidden here, the values show the defaults

See

#temperature_control.hotend.runaway_heating_timeout 900 # How long it can take to heat up, max is 2040 seconds.
#temperature_control.hotend.runaway_cooling_timeout 0 # How long it can take to cool down if temp is set lower, max is 2040 seconds
#temperature_control.hotend.runaway_range 20 # How far from the set temperature it can wander, max setting is 63°C

PID configuration

See

#temperature_control.hotend.p_factor 13.7 # P ( proportional ) factor
#temperature_control.hotend.i_factor 0.097 # I ( integral ) factor
#temperature_control.hotend.d_factor 24 # D ( derivative ) factor

#temperature_control.hotend.max_pwm 64 # Max pwm, 64 is a good value if driving a 12v resistor with 24v.

Second hotend configuration

#temperature_control.hotend2.enable true # Whether to activate this ( “hotend” ) module at all.
#temperature_control.hotend2.thermistor_pin 0.25 # Pin for the thermistor to read
#temperature_control.hotend2.heater_pin 1.23 # Pin that controls the heater
#temperature_control.hotend2.thermistor EPCOS100K # See
##temperature_control.hotend2.beta 4066 # or set the beta value
#temperature_control.hotend2.set_m_code 104 # M-code to set the temperature for this module
#temperature_control.hotend2.set_and_wait_m_code 109 # M-code to set-and-wait for this module
#temperature_control.hotend2.designator T1 # Designator letter for this module

#temperature_control.hotend2.p_factor 13.7 # P ( proportional ) factor
#temperature_control.hotend2.i_factor 0.097 # I ( integral ) factor
#temperature_control.hotend2.d_factor 24 # D ( derivative ) factor

#temperature_control.hotend2.max_pwm 64 # Max pwm, 64 is a good value if driving a 12v resistor with 24v.

temperature_control.bed.enable true # Whether to activate this ( “hotend” ) module at all.
temperature_control.bed.thermistor_pin 0.24 # Pin for the thermistor to read
temperature_control.bed.heater_pin 2.5 # Pin that controls the heater
temperature_control.bed.thermistor Honeywell100K # See
#temperature_control.bed.beta 3974 # Or set the beta value
temperature_control.bed.set_m_code 140 # M-code to set the temperature for this module
temperature_control.bed.set_and_wait_m_code 190 # M-code to set-and-wait for this module
temperature_control.bed.designator B # Designator letter for this module

Bang-bang ( simplified ) control

See temperaturecontrol#bang-bang

#temperature_control.bed.bang_bang false # Set to true to use bang bang control rather than PID
#temperature_control.bed.hysteresis 2.0 # Set to the temperature in degrees C to use as hysteresis

Switch modules

See /switch

Switch module for fan control

switch.fan.enable true # Enable this module
switch.fan.input_on_command M106 # Command that will turn this switch on
switch.fan.input_off_command M107 # Command that will turn this switch off
switch.fan.output_pin 2.6 # Pin this module controls
switch.fan.output_type pwm # PWM output settable with S parameter in the input_on_comand
#switch.fan.max_pwm 255 # Set max pwm for the pin default is 255

#switch.misc.enable true # Enable this module
#switch.misc.input_on_command M42 # Command that will turn this switch on
#switch.misc.input_off_command M43 # Command that will turn this switch off
#switch.misc.output_pin 2.4 # Pin this module controls
#switch.misc.output_type digital # Digital means this is just an on or off pin

Temperatureswitch

See

Automatically toggle a switch at a specified temperature. Different ones of these may be defined to monitor different temperatures and switch different swithxes

Useful to turn on a fan or water pump to cool the hotend

#temperatureswitch.hotend.enable true #
#temperatureswitch.hotend.designator T # first character of the temperature control designator to use as the temperature sensor to monitor
#temperatureswitch.hotend.switch misc # select which switch to use, matches the name of the defined switch
#temperatureswitch.hotend.threshold_temp 60.0 # temperature to turn on (if rising) or off the switch
#temperatureswitch.hotend.heatup_poll 15 # poll heatup at 15 sec intervals
#temperatureswitch.hotend.cooldown_poll 60 # poll cooldown at 60 sec intervals

Endstops

See

endstops_enable true # The endstop module is enabled by default and can be disabled here
#corexy_homing false # Set to true if homing on a hbot or corexy
alpha_min_endstop 1.24^ # Pin to read min endstop, add a ! to invert if endstop is NO connected to ground
#alpha_max_endstop 1.25^ # Pin to read max endstop, uncomment this and comment the above if using max endstops
alpha_homing_direction home_to_min # Or set to home_to_max and set alpha_max and uncomment the alpha_max_endstop
alpha_min 0 # This gets loaded as the current position after homing when home_to_min is set
alpha_max 200 # This gets loaded as the current position after homing when home_to_max is set
beta_min_endstop 1.26^ # Pin to read min endstop, add a ! to invert if endstop is NO connected to ground
#beta_max_endstop 1.27^ # Pin to read max endstop, uncomment this and comment the above if using max endstops
beta_homing_direction home_to_min # Or set to home_to_max and set alpha_max and uncomment the alpha_max_endstop
beta_min 0 # This gets loaded as the current position after homing when home_to_min is set
beta_max 200 # This gets loaded as the current position after homing when home_to_max is set
gamma_min_endstop 1.28^ # Pin to read min endstop, add a ! to invert if endstop is NO connected to ground
#gamma_max_endstop 1.29^ # Pin to read max endstop, uncomment this and comment the above if using max endstops
gamma_homing_direction home_to_min # Or set to home_to_max and set alpha_max and uncomment the alpha_max_endstop
gamma_min 0 # This gets loaded as the current position after homing when home_to_min is set
gamma_max 200 # This gets loaded as the current position after homing when home_to_max is set

alpha_max_travel 500 # Max travel in mm for alpha/X axis when homing
beta_max_travel 500 # Max travel in mm for beta/Y axis when homing
gamma_max_travel 500 # Max travel in mm for gamma/Z axis when homing

Optional enable limit switches, actions will stop if any enabled limit switch is triggered

#alpha_limit_enable false # Set to true to enable X min and max limit switches
#beta_limit_enable false # Set to true to enable Y min and max limit switches
#gamma_limit_enable false # Set to true to enable Z min and max limit switches

Endstops home at their fast feedrate first, then once the endstop is found they home again at their slow feedrate for accuracy

alpha_fast_homing_rate_mm_s 50 # Alpha/X fast homing feedrate in mm/second
alpha_slow_homing_rate_mm_s 25 # Alpha/X slow homing feedrate in mm/second
beta_fast_homing_rate_mm_s 50 # Beta/Y fast homing feedrate in mm/second
beta_slow_homing_rate_mm_s 25 # Beta/Y slow homing feedrate in mm/second
gamma_fast_homing_rate_mm_s 4 # Gamma/Z fast homing feedrate in mm/second
gamma_slow_homing_rate_mm_s 2 # Gamma/Z slow homing feedrate in mm/second

alpha_homing_retract_mm 5 # Distance to retract from the endstop after it is hit for alpha/X
beta_homing_retract_mm 5 # Distance to retract from the endstop after it is hit for beta/Y
gamma_homing_retract_mm 1 # Distance to retract from the endstop after it is hit for gamma/Z

Optional enable limit switches, actions will stop if any enabled limit switch is triggered (all are set for delta)

#alpha_limit_enable false # Set to true to enable X min and max limit switches
#beta_limit_enable false # Set to true to enable Y min and max limit switches
#gamma_limit_enable false # Set to true to enable Z min and max limit switches

Optional order in which axis will home, default is they all home at the same time,

If this is set it will force each axis to home one at a time in the specified order

#homing_order XYZ # X axis followed by Y then Z last
#move_to_origin_after_home false # Move XY to 0,0 after homing
#endstop_debounce_count 100 # Uncomment if you get noise on your endstops, default is 100
#endstop_debounce_ms 1 # Uncomment if you get noise on your endstops, default is 1 millisecond debounce
#home_z_first true # Uncomment and set to true to home the Z first, otherwise Z homes after XY

End of endstop config

Delete the above endstop section and uncomment next line and copy and edit Snippets/abc-endstop.config file to enable endstops for ABC axis

#include abc-endstop.config

Z-probe

See

zprobe.enable false # Set to true to enable a zprobe
zprobe.probe_pin 1.28!^ # Pin probe is attached to, if NC remove the !
zprobe.slow_feedrate 5 # Mm/sec probe feed rate
#zprobe.debounce_ms 1 # Set if noisy
zprobe.fast_feedrate 100 # Move feedrate mm/sec
zprobe.probe_height 5 # How much above bed to start probe
#gamma_min_endstop nc # Normally 1.28. Change to nc to prevent conflict,

Levelling strategy

Example for 3-point levelling strategy, see wiki documentation for other strategies

#leveling-strategy.three-point-leveling.enable true # a leveling strategy that probes three points to define a plane and keeps the Z parallel to that plane
#leveling-strategy.three-point-leveling.point1 100.0,0.0 # the first probe point (x,y) optional may be defined with M557
#leveling-strategy.three-point-leveling.point2 200.0,200.0 # the second probe point (x,y)
#leveling-strategy.three-point-leveling.point3 0.0,200.0 # the third probe point (x,y)
#leveling-strategy.three-point-leveling.home_first true # home the XY axis before probing
#leveling-strategy.three-point-leveling.tolerance 0.03 # the probe tolerance in mm, anything less that this will be ignored, default is 0.03mm
#leveling-strategy.three-point-leveling.probe_offsets 0,0,0 # the probe offsets from nozzle, must be x,y,z, default is no offset
#leveling-strategy.three-point-leveling.save_plane false # set to true to allow the bed plane to be saved with M500 default is false

Panel

See panel

Please find your panel on the wiki and copy/paste the right configuration here

panel.enable false # Set to true to enable the panel code

Example for reprap discount GLCD

on glcd EXP1 is to left and EXP2 is to right, pin 1 is bottom left, pin 2 is top left etc.

+5v is EXP1 pin 10, Gnd is EXP1 pin 9

#panel.lcd reprap_discount_glcd #
#panel.spi_channel 0 # SPI channel to use ; GLCD EXP1 Pins 3,5 (MOSI, SCLK)
#panel.spi_cs_pin 0.16 # SPI chip select ; GLCD EXP1 Pin 4
#panel.encoder_a_pin 3.25!^ # Encoder pin ; GLCD EXP2 Pin 3
#panel.encoder_b_pin 3.26!^ # Encoder pin ; GLCD EXP2 Pin 5
#panel.click_button_pin 1.30!^ # Click button ; GLCD EXP1 Pin 2
#panel.buzz_pin 1.31 # Pin for buzzer ; GLCD EXP1 Pin 1
#panel.back_button_pin 2.11!^ # Back button ; GLCD EXP2 Pin 8

panel.menu_offset 0 # Some panels will need 1 here

panel.alpha_jog_feedrate 6000 # X jogging feedrate in mm/min
panel.beta_jog_feedrate 6000 # Y jogging feedrate in mm/min
panel.gamma_jog_feedrate 200 # Z jogging feedrate in mm/min

panel.hotend_temperature 185 # Temp to set hotend when preheat is selected
panel.bed_temperature 60 # Temp to set bed when preheat is selected

Custom menus : Example of a custom menu entry, which will show up in the Custom entry.

NOTE _ gets converted to space in the menu and commands, | is used to separate multiple commands

custom_menu.power_on.enable true #
custom_menu.power_on.name Power_on #
custom_menu.power_on.command M80 #

custom_menu.power_off.enable true #
custom_menu.power_off.name Power_off #
custom_menu.power_off.command M81 #

Network settings

See network

network.enable false # Enable the ethernet network services
network.webserver.enable true # Enable the webserver
network.telnet.enable true # Enable the telnet server
network.ip_address auto # Use dhcp to get ip address

Uncomment the 3 below to manually setup ip address

#network.ip_address 192.168.3.222 # The IP address
#network.ip_mask 255.255.255.0 # The ip mask
#network.ip_gateway 192.168.3.1 # The gateway address
#network.mac_override xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx # Override the mac address, only do this if you have a conflict

System configuration

Serial communications configuration ( baud rate defaults to 9600 if undefined )

For communication over the UART port, not the USB/Serial port

uart0.baud_rate 115200 # Baud rate for the default hardware ( UART ) serial port

second_usb_serial_enable false # This enables a second USB serial port
#leds_disable true # Disable using leds after config loaded
#play_led_disable true # Disable the play led

Kill button maybe assigned to a different pin, set to the onboard pin by default

See /killbutton

kill_button_enable true # Set to true to enable a kill button
kill_button_pin 2.12 # Kill button pin. default is same as pause button 2.12 (2.11 is another good choice)

#msd_disable false # Disable the MSD (USB SDCARD), see /troubleshooting#disable-msd
#dfu_enable false # For linux developers, set to true to enable DFU

Only needed on a smoothieboard

See currentcontrol

currentcontrol_module_enable true # Control stepper motor current via the configuration file
insert the code here


Imported from wikidot