I have built a 3 axis rotary cnc. I am using grbl 1.1 to control it . I would like to add limit switches. Can someone give me some guidance
There is a whole swath of information for adding limit switches.
Only caveat with GRBL 1.1 is that IIRC a pin for the Z limit was moved / re-purposed.
A couple of links to get you going..
I have looked at these links on github. I have one of my axis wired like the diagram, but it isnt working. If I am understanding the diagram, basically you are grounding one of the limit pins?
In essence yes you will be grounding one of the limit switches but only when contact is made.
In link 1 take note of the capacitors and resistors as some CNC setups can be very noisy electrically and they are of great benefit in those situations.
It may be helpful to know exactly what hardware you have.
Also any error messages your GRBL program is giving you when you make the contact.
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I realized what I was doing wrong after some deep thought. I did not have the limit pins enabled in grbl 1.1. I also did not have the homing set up. I wanted the limits to work so I wouldnt over travel when I was jogging. I realize grbl isnt set up for that.
I should have also asked if you had enabled them.
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