Which way are all the axes supposed to move?

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Anonymous asked 2 years ago

My motors have different colored wires so please can you tell me when I tell it to move 10 forward which direction should it go in?

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diegotrap Staff answered 2 years ago

If you have the printer (the printing surface) in front of you and you tell the axes to move in the positive direction, they should move as follows:

  • X axis: the bed should move from right to left.
  • Y axis: the printer head should move away from to, from the front to the back.
  • Z axis: the carriage should move upwards.
  • Extruder: the extruder should push the filament to the hotend.

They also have to go to the endstops when you tell the printer to home,¬†that’s another sign that your axes are properly configured.