Hardware is standard MPCNC, 2’ x 2’. Controller is MKS Gen L v1. 0 with RepRap Discount Full Graphics Display. Firmware is download standard for RAMPS 1.4, no dual end stops. Only change necessary was the correct board name
Manual control from RepRap smart controller works.
Manual control from Repetier works
Have not tried SD card.
Crown gcode runs successfully from Repetier
My question is about the optimal zeroing/homing procedure for using Repetier
From reading the forum it appears that the home position for this setup is arbitrary. However it’s not clear how to set the home position in Repetier, aside from resetting the firmware with the button on the smart controller. Is it possible?
Right now, the process that I have determined to work is
Move the gantry to the desired home position using either Repetier in manual mode or using the RepRap smart controller. (or, manually if all power is off)
Reset the firmware by pushing reset button This sets the coordinates of the present location in Repetier to (0,0,0). Probably could reset by other means as well?
It appears that Repetier will retain this value for “home” until there is another reset or power cycle, correct? Is it possible to set “home” in some other way?
One thing that is not clear is what the various “home” buttons in Repetier and on the smart controller are supposed to do. In particular, pressing the “Home X” (or, Y, or Z) on the controller results in an error saying that “homing failed” but I don’t know what is supposed happen instead.
So, is there another method to set “home”? Or is resetting Marlin the only way for this setup?