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[title] Manually Controlling BoXZY
[* red] In your ''Manual Control ''tab you will see a status header that says '''Idle''', this means there is are no commands being sent to your machine. The header will read '''Printing Job ETA <time>''' when you are 3D printing or Milling and commands are being sent and/or executed by BoXZY
[* blue] Below the status header you will see an '''input line''' that reads '''G-Code''' with a button that reads '''Send'''. This input line will allow you to manually enter codes to move your BoXZY. There will be more on this in following steps.steps
[* green] The ''green box'' in the image shows BoXZY's current position in mm. This is established based on its distancemm from itsthe home or its "origin" for each the X,Y and Z axis. Axes/Axis refers to the directions in which BoXZY moves. X can be forward/backward, Y can be left/right, and Z can be up/down, depending on what direction your viewing BoXZY from.position
[* icon_note] Each time you connect to BoXZY, the current position of the attachment head and the platformYou will be established as a''' 0,0,0''' (X.Y,Z) coordinate position. We call '''0,0,0''' the ''Origin''. We wantneed to send BoXZY's parts to their'' "Home"'' position before beginning. This will re-establish the ''mechanical home point'' as the ''"Origin"''
[* icon_note] Each axis has ''two'' switches. One is used to find the ''minimum distance'' for an axis or ''home" position. The other limits
"Home" BoXZY from moving too far. You can set a different 0,0,0each time you re-connect or origin other thanpower down the machines home position. This is called offsetmachine so these numbers are accurate. You will learn more onshould never have an attachment installed when you do this in the following guides.
[* yellow] '''Let's Home the X axis'''. Select the ''movehome icon with an X'' to move the X axis to its minimum limit switch button'', as indicated by the ''yellow arrow'' in the image
[* orange] '''Let's Home the Y axis'''. Select the ''movehome icon with a Y'' to move the Y axis to its minimum limit switch button'', as indicated by the ''orange arrow'' in the image
[* violet] '''Let's Home the Z axis'''. Select the ''movehome icon with a Z'' to move the Z axis to its minimum limit switch button'', as indicated by the ''purple arrow'' in the image
[* blue] Below the status header you will see an '''input line''' that reads '''G-Code''' with a button that reads '''Send'''. This input line will allow you to manually enter codes to move your BoXZY. There will be more on this in following steps.steps
[* green] The ''green box'' in the image shows BoXZY's current position in mm. This is established based on its distancemm from itsthe home or its "origin" for each the X,Y and Z axis. Axes/Axis refers to the directions in which BoXZY moves. X can be forward/backward, Y can be left/right, and Z can be up/down, depending on what direction your viewing BoXZY from.position
[* icon_note] Each time you connect to BoXZY, the current position of the attachment head and the platformYou will be established as a''' 0,0,0''' (X.Y,Z) coordinate position. We call '''0,0,0''' the ''Origin''. We wantneed to send BoXZY's parts to their'' "Home"'' position before beginning. This will re-establish the ''mechanical home point'' as the ''"Origin"''
[* icon_note] Each axis has ''two'' switches. One is used to find the ''minimum distance'' for an axis or ''home" position. The other limits
"Home" BoXZY from moving too far. You can set a different 0,0,0each time you re-connect or origin other thanpower down the machines home position. This is called offsetmachine so these numbers are accurate. You will learn more onshould never have an attachment installed when you do this in the following guides.
[* yellow] '''Let's Home the X axis'''. Select the ''movehome icon with an X'' to move the X axis to its minimum limit switch button'', as indicated by the ''yellow arrow'' in the image
[* orange] '''Let's Home the Y axis'''. Select the ''movehome icon with a Y'' to move the Y axis to its minimum limit switch button'', as indicated by the ''orange arrow'' in the image
[* violet] '''Let's Home the Z axis'''. Select the ''movehome icon with a Z'' to move the Z axis to its minimum limit switch button'', as indicated by the ''purple arrow'' in the image