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by mmmmmick2011
Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Z-axis not turning freely, making noises
Replies: 4
Views: 2686

Re: Z-axis not turning freely, making noises

try loosing the screws holding the motor mount to the makerslide. This was right on the money -- it moves perfectly all the way up and down now! I do indeed see a bit of wobble in the motor and mount (the mount plate's tilt changes depending on which way the rod is facing, so it oscillates with the...
by mmmmmick2011
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Rules of Shapeoko
Replies: 35
Views: 41204

Re: The Rules of Shapeoko

In my case, Rules 1,2,3,6,7 and 9 have already occurred, and I've had this thing only a week! Just waiting on the rest to come true, and I'd have to say the chances are pretty high!
Thanks for a good laugh.
by mmmmmick2011
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Further idiot-proofing of build wiki
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Further idiot-proofing of build wiki

Thanks very much for adding this to the wiki.
by mmmmmick2011
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Further idiot-proofing of build wiki
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Further idiot-proofing of build wiki

Recognising, and admitting that I am an idiot, I believe there is an opportunity to further idiot-proof the build wiki at Assembly Step 14, Connecting Stepper section. I believe this will significantly reduce rework and frustration (albeit only for idiots like me) in trying to troubleshoot intermitt...
by mmmmmick2011
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: motors just whine but don't spin
Replies: 15
Views: 6525

Re: motors just whine but don't spin

I was able to sort out this problem, yay! In my case, it was the $6 port invert mask setting. Since I had X and Z working correctly, I was able to troubleshoot systematically by swapping connections. At the end, my conclusion was that the Shield, the wiring and the Steppers were all working correctl...
by mmmmmick2011
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: motors just whine but don't spin
Replies: 15
Views: 6525

Re: motors just whine but don't spin

I have a similar problem, I think! I am just going through the startup tests for Serial # 1782F X and Z are working great, I even figured out how to reverse their direction. But the problem with the Y is that the motors whirr for the right length of time, but the shaft does not turn. Thinking that I...
by mmmmmick2011
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Two Black Wires question on wiki
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

Re: Two Black Wires question on wiki

Thanks for the answers, cvoinescu and NickKK.
I think I could have done without the sarcastic "look-down-at-nose" augmentations, such as "dawn of..." and "practically..." After all, I don't know much about electronics, and I'm willing to bet you only know a little bit about Anthropology!!!
by mmmmmick2011
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Power Supply - Modified cable colour
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: Power Supply - Modified cable colour

Thanks for the info. My mistake for only searching in this Index.
by mmmmmick2011
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Power Supply - Modified cable colour
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Power Supply - Modified cable colour

Pardon my 'nOOb' electronics question.... I am assembling a Shapeoko Full Kit, and about to connect the STOP switch. Instructions suggest that the modified cable coming from the Power Supply should be a black and a red. Mine are BOTH black! However, the outer cable has a white strip down one side - ...