GRBL 1.1 and Carbide Motion 4

(Dan Nelson) #121 is the same as in the app, just way more laggy/skipping/double taps and 10 key still doesn’t work.


(mikep) #122

@lorenolepi was using VNC to try and control via remote. The web interface seems to work better than VNC/RDP. Not saying it’s better than using the app directly, but it is better than via remote desktop, at least for me.

(Dan Nelson) #123

Sorry Mike, I understand now, I totally missed what you were saying. I thought you were asking if the web interface made the 10 key work, I didn’t understand that you were saying use the web interface on a different tablet to remote jog, my bad:disappointed: I actually have a Win10 tablet I could try as a stop gap until CM4 comes up to speed or I can figure out how to roll back to CM3 Grbl 0.9. Thanks for the idea, and again sorry for the misunderstanding.


(Mike Price) #124

I was wondering if i was the only one experiencing this. 9 times of 10 when i start a program nothing happens. I then need to hit stop and wait for machine to slowly home. Then i can rapid back to the work home, and hit start and the program will run!? any one else having this issue?

(Richard Cournoyer) #125

Have you sent an email to Beta?

I also recommend that you talk about your setup, because there are so many variables.

e.g. Window’s 8.1, Tablet, CM 407. <----- This is my setup and except for the File name not showing up in the Load Page, it works VERY WELL.

(Mike Price) #126

yea i sent an email to them, Im on a macbook pro os x 10.11.6 and cm 4.0.407. I was wondering because it was working perfect for me also till the last update. But i also have had the name being wrong on the load page and correct on the run page. I thought that was fixed on the last update. Maybe it is the post I’m using from v-carve. Ill try a different post for a while and see if it continues.


(Richard Cournoyer) #127

If its not the post, I would also try deleting 4.0.407, and go back to 4.0.406 to see if the problem still exists.

(Vlad Kopman) #128

I am having issues installing 1.1 on my 883 Pro. After detecting the machine and confirming that GRBL 0.9 is installed, the program complains that the z-axis limit switch is not pressed down (even though I am holding it down) and refuses to proceed. To humor myself, I tried holding down the y and tool length sensor limit switches (just in case), but no go.

Anyone experiences this? I emailed beta (twice) and carbide support after: for some reason no-one is replying…

(Stacy Boncheff) #129


Where on this control board would you wire the PWN and Ground wires too. It is not as straight forward as the previous control board or I am simply missing it with my old eyes.

New controller, testing before going on, GRBL port issues
(William Adams) #130

Suggest providing you board version # in a query to

(Stacy Boncheff) #131

Thanks for the advice. I did just what you suggested

(mikep) #132

Same spot as the white board, there are 6 pads on the right side of the board below the cap. Mine is a 2.3 or 2.4 board (can’t remember) Yours is marked 2.3 (lower left corner). On my board, it matches the white board below. I’ve got a year old nomad pro, and a shapeoko 3 xl, and that set of pads seems to be the same on both, and matches this white board, at least in this spot. On the nomad, the spindle controller plugs in there. There’s a handy PWM and GND there. (Keep in mind, I don’t work for Carbide3D, they’re the ultimate authority here)

Grbl v1.1 jtech laser
(Mike Price) #133

Turns out with this post for v-carve (that i had modified to include tool data, time, file name, ect…) that i have to start at the work zero. With post from fusion i always just started from wherever it was.
So this was in no way a CM problem.

(laurence preston) #134

Hi All
updated gbrl on the shapeoko 3 XL and motion 4 on the pc ( win 7 ) and my Mac book pro ( Sierra OS X )

Carbide motion 4 loads
I click on settings and set the dropdown to shapeoko XL
there is no homing button available on the pc or the Mac.

if I click on jog, the machine goes into homing mode , sends the z axis down 1cm and requests me to close the door

very confusing
the machine is unusable

anyone had similar problems

thanks in advance

(Richard Cournoyer) #135

There is no longer a homing button, correct.

I had a similar issue, and needed to reselect my machine to correct the wrong way Z.

I hope you sent an email too.

(laurence preston) #136

Yep sent one of those,
but being the weekend I don’t expect a reply until Monday
how did you resolve your issues and did you have the door open test come up

(laurence preston) #137

sorry door open text

(Richard Cournoyer) #138

No Door text.

I test boards for Carbie3D so I have upgraded 3 times now, so I’m a little more familiar with the process (and errors) them most. As soon as I saw the Z move down (rather than up) I hit my estop, reconnected and went into settings, clicked on the log window (saw that Shapeoko 3 was selected), then I opened the MDI page, typed $$ and looked at the settings in the log window (mainly I was looking for $130-132 (machine size) and noticed that the machine TYPE didn’t take.

Went back into settings, reselected Shapeoko 3, and clicked Send. Typed $$ back at the MDI page, checked the setting, and saw that the setting were NOW correct.

THEN I clicked home machine, and it all works great, and have used the machine nearly everyday since then (3/22).

The signs you are posting clearly tell me that the wrong machine is inside GRBL, and it is easy to change. Now why didn’t it take the first time? I don’t know.

(laurence preston) #139

Thanks Richard
I will have a bash at that in the morning

interesting stuff.

(laurence preston) #140

The plot thickens

tried all of above and the motion 4 software is still saying door open and the z axis moved down

I turned the machine off moved the router manually to the centre and loaded a simple file to cut a circle

with the router turned off I switched on the machine ,run the program and let the machine go through its paces, after it finished it would let me go into jog mode .

No matter what buttons you click nothing happens apart from done

very frustrating