I recently received a question from a CNC beginner who was having trouble setting up his machine. He asked me how to set up a CNC router table coordinate system? He asked this question because his machine did not move in the proper direction when he pressed the arrow keys on his keyboard while using Mach3.
It took us a while to find out what the issue was but it turned out to be quite simple. He had connected the stepper motor controller wire to the wrong motors. This resulted in his machine cutting letters backwards and sideways. I realize this is quite a common problem for beginners (more…)