In order for you to get your TinyG up and running to its fullest potential you will need to configure your TinyG board to match the specs. of your machine. This section will take you through the process of setting TinyG, configuring your table and flashing your firmware.
The very first thing you will need to do in order to use (or even) connect to your TinyG board is wire the board up. You will need to make sure you have a Mini USB-B cable and a adequate power supply. (See the Getting Started Power Supply section.)
IMPORTANT - If you wire the board incorrectly you may fry your TinyG.
Rework amounts to practically a new board, so the rework fee is $100. Please be careful.
IMPORTANT: If you wire this section wrong you will fry your TinyG which will result in a $100 re-work fee. You have been warned
Before you attempt to screw in the power connection wires MAKE SURE your power supply is disconnected.
As you can see from the photo below. The left most screw down terminal is the 5v input. This input powers the processor. The 2 center input terminals are Ground. Finally the rightmost terminal is the 12v-30v connection. This connection is very important. This is what drives your stepper motors. The 30v input limit is a HARD LIMIT. Meaning that if you go over 30v... Then you WILL BLOW THE BOARD. Rework fees apply.
When power is applied the BLUE motor LED should light, and the RED 5v LED should light.
Next: TinyG Quickstart Console
TinyG ships with the latest stable version at ship date. Any TinyG board will have some version of the TinyG firmware on it. That being said TinyG is now under moderate development (some bug fixes and new features) you will may want to update your TinyG firmware board at some time in the future. For firmware updating instructions go Updating TinyG Firmware.