Machine: DIY 80w using LightBurn, running on Windows 10
Firmware: GRBL-LPC 1.1
Problem/ Question: So I’d say I’m pretty quick to pick things up but I’m just having the worst time with GRBL and smoothie is too slow for my liking.
I’m using one of the firmwares that was compiled by @Jfong but since my machine is custom built I’m having to go in and configure a few things. Where my end stops are, dimensions, etc etc. I can do this all just fine and the laser works. However every once in a while something hiccups, and I get an error 7 and all the settings return back to default making my machine crash in every which way.
Sometimes I can send $ values no problem and I get an ok back, but other times I try to change a value and things just hangs, reset the machine, comes back on, error 7 and resets the values again. I’ve been messing with it for about 4 days. I have some of the settings saved as a macro but if the macro I send has more than 1 command at a time then the system hangs up and everything repeats.
Is there a way to make the values that I change become the default values? Every time I get the error 7 my machine is rendered useless because it goes back to thinking that it’s a k40, changing my steps configuration, sensor position, etc.
I read his blog and there is a lot of useful information but the link that he provides that is supposed to have information into compiling ones own version is not working so I’m just not sure what to do at this point.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.