I just don’t get it. The design, the quality of the stl files, and the step by step instruction for assembly are excellent. Even the hardware kit seemed like this was top notch. Then when it comes to the controller it feels like they are playing an April fools joke and I am the fool.
I have compiled 3d printer firmware. I have modified, added components, rewired, and build octopi. I may have spent a few hours looking up tutorials but was alway able to find the info.
V1 recommends and obsolete card. When I asked here before I started, several people here recommended the new board from Bart. I have spent days trying to find information on how to get this working until I get frustrated and put it to the side only to come back and have the same thing happen again. In my searching I have found several other people having the same problems but none of them ever post they found a solution. This is a card very few people have used, it uses a new language that few people use so I have found it impossible to find information on putting this all together.
There are 2 power wires, 4 wires on each motor and 3 on each sensor. The design of the printed parts had to of taken 10’s if not a 100 hours. If this is the recommend controller why can’t someone take 2 minutes and post a picture or 15 minutes a draw a wiring diagram so first thing you can make sure the wiring is correct. Second, from all the reading FluidNC you only need to load a config file for your machine. This only needs a x and y size. It should be easy. Instead Barts video goes through setting up every setting linking to separate wiki pages but doesn’t show how to simply update this so you don’t get alarms and you can get it to work.
So I have spent another 7 hours reading how simple this is and feel I am worse now than before. I looked at the build page and see the people with successful builds, this is not the card of choice so why keep recommending it?
Sorry for the rant, just frustrated and disappointed.