Ok yeah, that's what I thought. I will figure something out... We got the source code... ;)
Russ, where ever the home switch/end stop switch/opto/hall effect [same] is located, is where the stepper will travel for home position, the steppers will not touch that end stop again unless you tell it to go to home position in the control software, each stepper will need to see a home position, first is x then y then z, these connections go directly into the ramps board and cannot be wired in series. You would need three separate/more switches wired in series for a kill /emergency stop switch system, connected to interrupted main power feed. Normally there would be just one switch used for this function and it's just a manual over ride, which the operator would have to trip. The end stops would be mounted stationary, so there is no possibility of the mechanism hitting a stop switch while printing, If the endstop is moving then it will never find proper home position. I would wire the printer using the wiring diagram i sent you. then you will be fine.:Dyes Marlin. but the delta hacked version... lolI'm liking the LCD and remote SD card idea.:cool: Im not sure on the endstops, i think it would only stop the one axis from going any further during a print. Are you using Marlin for your sketch? That is what I plan on switching to.
NateI thought about it.. lol but decided to go for it anyway... i think it will be ok...Russ, the end stops are just for each individual stepper, one will not shut the machine down or stop the other steppers. All the end stops are for is to give the software a reference as to a home position and a starting point. To, be careful with the stepper drives, not connected to the steppers they could burn out really quick. So it would be best to have everything connected before you power anything up.
on the end stops. if one is hit while its running what happens? ( homing yes. that i know) stops just that drive and it crashes or what?
i want a "stop all" switch for the bed... so i will need to configure something i guess... ( i could series all the end stops together i guess)