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by ZachKaplan
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Looks like the Shapeoko 2 has been discontinued
Replies: 36
Views: 3261

Re: Looks like the Shapeoko 2 has been discontinued

>>Does it use the same of different makerslide than the SO2?

The same size MakerSlide profile but the new ones come in black.

>>Will Inventables still sell the SO2 size upgrade kit?

Yes. It's the second option on the configurator.
by ZachKaplan
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Looks like the Shapeoko 2 has been discontinued
Replies: 36
Views: 3261

Re: Looks like the Shapeoko 2 has been discontinued

1. The are holes that the drag chain mounts screw in to. 2. The reason the spindle is 24V is because then you only need 1 power supply to run both the spindle and the stepper motors. We got appropriately sized wires and designed a PCB for the power supply to make the hookup easier. You can plug the ...
by ZachKaplan
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Video Review of Shapeoko + Clock project
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Video Review of Shapeoko + Clock project

Bob over at I Like to Make Stuff recently bought a Shapeoko and did a video review. He posted it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iIge3fqiW8 I thought folks on the Forum might like to check it out. He didn't make anything in the review video but then I saw this other video in the recomme...
by ZachKaplan
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Just received an email - Easel is available at Inventables
Replies: 23
Views: 4615

Re: Just received an email - Easel is available at Inventabl

Hi Everyone, Sorry for the confusion about logging in. We added a "Sign In" button to the homepage: http://www.easel.com You login with your Inventables account but it needs to be activated first. We activated lots of folks but if it doesn't work instantly it either means you created a demo account ...
by ZachKaplan
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Getting a cleaner edge with HDPE?
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Re: Getting a cleaner edge with HDPE?

We did some tests at Inventables and these settings worked successfully:

DIA = 0.0625
Step over% = 60
Step down = 0.045
Spindle Speed = 12,000
Feed Rate = 60
Plunge Rate = 30

DIA = 0.125
Step over% = 60
Step down = 0.062
Spindle Speed = 12,000
Feed Rate = 60
Plunge Rate = 30
by ZachKaplan
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What is a good inexpensive "test" material for milling?
Replies: 28
Views: 2401

Re: What is a good inexpensive "test" material for milling?

I've been using foam core boards. You can set the depth per pass as thick as the board and do the entire job in one pass. They are cheap too.
by ZachKaplan
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Is my twisted makerslide causing the gantry to rack?
Replies: 10
Views: 2090

Re: Is my twisted makerslide causing the gantry to rack?

Hi Simon, I am sorry about the problem. We (Inventables) are in regular communication with Robot Savvy. Working together we will get this fixed for you. If you could contact them so they are aware of the problem and can track it in their system and match it to your order they will reach out to our C...
by ZachKaplan
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Z-Axis stopped responding
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Z-Axis stopped responding

Good call. Looks like the stepper is fine and I broke the driver. I replaced the g-shield and I'm back up and running but when it steps down I get a weird knocking sound. When it steps up it sounds smooth. While doing an air job... When it goes up it's got that nice smooth zing zing zing zing When i...
by ZachKaplan
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Z-Axis stopped responding
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Z-Axis stopped responding

I was running a job and the Z-Axis stopped responding. I am not able to drive in with Gcode Sender either. I did some inspection and one of the wires on the Z was loose. I got a screw driver and tightened it but still nothing.

Does this mean I shorted the Z-axis stepper and I need a new G-shield?