i calibrated my shapeoko xxl as i was about .25 mm out over 600mm. not bad but easy enough to adjust.
However… now the postion readout in carbide motion has odd numbers in the read out. i tell it to move from zero 5mm in x&y and the machine moves perfectly but the reado ut will read 4.997 and 5.001
anyway to adjust motion?
Unfortunately, the numbers displayed in Motion are a rounding off of the grid numbers to which the machine can move (to envision this, draw up a 1/40th of a mm grid, then scale that grid to match the # of steps / mm which you’ve set Grbl to — those are the positions which the machine can actually move to.
interesting way to have that programmed. no way to correct the grid?
It’s a consequence of a finite number of decimal points — the correction would be to go back to 40 steps / mm and to then map out where things fall and to scale things as needed to make them come out to the correct size.
its not a giant issue. just tickles my ocd
Fascinating Will. I didn’t know that (but then, there’s a lot I don’t know…)
I describe the math behind it over here: Cannot Calibrate Z Axis
thanks. i got it calibrated and its within .001 over 6" and .001 over 24" so im happy. just the display wont read even numbers. i probe the z and it leaves the bit at 31mm then i tell it to move up 1mm and it moves ( according to display readout ) 1.001mm. just drives my OCD crazy
Just change to inches, then you won’t notice because the numbers are so small to begin with.
True enough. I find it easier to adjust and edit the code if its metric though
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