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- Sun May 06, 2012 2:02 am
- Forum: Discussion
- Topic: Tiny CNC carvings with ShapeOko
- Replies: 4
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Those are awesome! I was just thinking earlier today it would be great to have a Projects sub-forum to document ShapeOko's capabilities and showcase users' creativity.
While they're definitely not as sexy, has anyone considered using S-video connectors? They have 4 conductors, and I've collected a bunch of all-but-obsolete S-video cables. Female connectors are dirt cheap: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=151-277 http://www.parts-express.com/...
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, but this conversation inspired me to source a physical e-stop button switch. I found this one on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/170520711348 for $3.89 shipped. It took only 3 days to arrive, and I love it! It's not really industrial quality but close e...
- Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:26 pm
- Forum: Discussion
- Topic: Survey - what are you going to use Shapeoko for?
- Replies: 12
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I plan on using my ShapeOko for wood carving, acrylic etching, computerized drawing, sliceforms and general design experimentation. I'd like to increase the usable work area to about 2' x 4' so I can work on larger objects. Potential projects: - iPhone case - LED edge-lit acrylic artwork & signage -...
- Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:43 pm
- Forum: Rotary Tools (like dremel)
- Topic: Proxxon Rotary Tools
- Replies: 13
- Views: 9253
I'm considering buying one of the following Proxxon rotary tools for use as my ShapeOko spindle: http://www.proxxontools.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=&idproduct=206 http://www.proxxontools.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=26&idproduct=13 The first model with the cast aluminum head claims a...
The transparent box idea sounds really good. Do you have a source for transparent plastic which can be used to build this?? How expensive is this stuff? Where do I buy it? I bought a roll of very thick, clear vinyl sheet about a foot wide for $5 from a surplus store, but I'm sure many materials cou...
Because the ShapeOko isn't that big, I'm planning on just building a box frame around it with clear vinyl sides and attaching the whole box to my dust collection system (Shop-vac).
For anyone who's interested, you can get a 5-pack of the Pololu drivers for a little under $60 with free shipping from RobotSimple Co via Amazon. Best price I've seen per driver without buying in bulk, and you get one extra in case one blows or to use in another project. http://www.amazon.com/A4988-...
- Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:45 pm
- Forum: Electronics
- Topic: Help wiring 6-wire motors to stepper shield
- Replies: 0
- Views: 1752
So I just finished assembling my Buildlog.net Rev.3 stepper shield last weekend, I have my Pololu drivers, and theoretically nothing is stopping me from getting my ShapeOko up and running tonight. However, I'm not quite sure how to properly connect my stepper motors. I got my Sanyo Denki stepper mot...