Spindle-Enable

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akhlut
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Spindle-Enable

Post by akhlut » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:00 pm

So I've been killing some time looking at the GRBL shield and the GRBL config file while I wait for my electronics to show up. I'm wondering about spindle-enable, spindle-direction, coolant-flood and coolant-mist. How would you use them? Is this something coded for in software like CAMBAM?

And how would you go about controlling these features? Tie the IO pins to the gates of MOSFETS or to relays? Then use either SSR's to control AC devices or solenoids for pneumatic ones?

xpix
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Re: Spindle-Enable

Post by xpix » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:32 pm

Hey matt,

Read our new wiki entry:
http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... ol_spindle





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Re: Spindle-Enable

Post by WillAdams » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:52 pm

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Re: Spindle-Enable

Post by akhlut » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:16 am

So let's say I want to use this feature with a simple dremel.

I wire this pin (Spindle-Enable)to the '+' side of an SSR, and a ground from the board to '-' on the SSR. Then I wire the SSR to control the neutral of an extension cord. Plug the cord into a 110V outlet and a dremel into the other end of the cord and I'm done?

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Re: Spindle-Enable

Post by jasonharper » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:37 am

You really should switch the hot side of the extension cord, not the neutral. (Hot is the narrower prong, in the USA at least.)

For completeness I should add that you need a SSR with DC input and AC output, but that seems to be by far the most readily available type.
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Re: Spindle-Enable

Post by xpix » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:20 am

akhlut wrote:So let's say I want to use this feature with a simple dremel.

I wire this pin (Spindle-Enable)to the '+' side of an SSR, and a ground from the board to '-' on the SSR. Then I wire the SSR to control the neutral of an extension cord. Plug the cord into a 110V outlet and a dremel into the other end of the cord and I'm done?
All correct, but i have no idea about the neutral side in ur power system :) I want to write some instructions in our wiki with photos.

Here some short Infos:
+ = Signal,
- = ground,
check LED is on in SSR with command M03
check LED is off in SSR with command M05


For the other side u need a specialist or u make this himself ...

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