Touch Probe Assembly Guide

Intro

To make installation simple, we have included a small wire adapter that allows connection of the Touch Probe without the need to cut or solder any wires.

The instructions below apply to versions of the Carbide Motion boards shipped with Shapeoko:

- 2.1
- 2.2
- 2.3
- 2.4d
- 2.4e

To identify which version of the Carbide Motion board you own, look at the lower left corner of the PCB.

After assembly is complete, see the userguide for instructions on using the probe: Carbide 3D Probe Userguide


Version 2.1

  • Connect the female connector (green and white wires) to the probe pins as in the below picture.
  • Connect the red wire (+5V) to the upper left pin on the AVR programming header as in the picture below.

Once both wires are plugged in, your board should look like this.

You can now connect the probe to the 3-pin male header on the adapter cable.


Version 2.2

  • Connect the female connector (green and white wires) to the probe pins as in the below picture.
  • Connect the red wire (+5V) to the upper left pin on the AVR programming header as in the picture below.

Once both wires are plugged in, your board should look like this.

You can now connect the probe to the 3-pin male header on the adapter cable.


Version 2.3

  • Connect the female connector (green and white wires) to the probe pins as in the below picture.
  • Connect the red wire (+5V) to the upper left pin on the AVR programming header as in the picture below.

Once both wires are plugged in, your board should look like this.

You can now connect the probe to the 3-pin male header on the adapter cable.


Version 2.4d/e

Beginning with version 2.4d, the boards have with a purpose-built connector that we can use for the probe, labeled “RESERVED”.

###Connect the Touch Probe to the RESERVED header as in the below pictures.

If your 2.4d/e board is missing the RESERVED header, connect the Touch Probe using the adapter cable and follow the directions for connecting version 2.3


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