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by ForestRoyse
Sun May 06, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tiny CNC carvings with ShapeOko
Replies: 4
Views: 3144

Re: Tiny CNC carvings with ShapeOko

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.
by ForestRoyse
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Stepper Connector
Replies: 16
Views: 5199

Re: Stepper Connector

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/...
by ForestRoyse
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: System Kill Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 3537

Re: System Kill Switch

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...
by ForestRoyse
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Survey - what are you going to use Shapeoko for?
Replies: 12
Views: 2231

Re: Survey - what are you going to use Shapeoko for?

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 -...
by ForestRoyse
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Rotary Tools (like dremel)
Topic: Proxxon Rotary Tools
Replies: 13
Views: 9253

Proxxon Rotary Tools

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...
by ForestRoyse
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Vacuum cleaner
Replies: 11
Views: 3851

Re: Vacuum cleaner

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...
by ForestRoyse
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Vacuum cleaner
Replies: 11
Views: 3851

Re: Vacuum cleaner

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).
by ForestRoyse
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Buildlog Stepper Shields
Replies: 14
Views: 5748

Re: Buildlog Stepper Shields

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-...
by ForestRoyse
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help wiring 6-wire motors to stepper shield
Replies: 0
Views: 1752

Help wiring 6-wire motors to stepper shield

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...
by ForestRoyse
Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: End Mill Group Discount
Replies: 31
Views: 5261

Re: End Mill Group Discount

Any updates on the group buy?