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by dataway
Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Edge lit Plexiglass Night Light
Replies: 6
Views: 2864

Re: Edge lit Plexiglass Night Light

Thanks for the positive comments ...

@Allan - I got the bit off of ebay you can see it here, make sure you get a spring loaded one....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151402216873?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
by dataway
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Edge lit Plexiglass Night Light
Replies: 6
Views: 2864

Re: Edge lit Plexiglass night light

......Here is the night light lit up

Night light turned on
IMG_2888.jpg
lit up
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Note in this image the small ring on top where the plexi enters was not there, I added the upper ring to the base to further hide the led lights below.
by dataway
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Edge lit Plexiglass Night Light
Replies: 6
Views: 2864

Edge lit Plexiglass Night Light

This is my first go at creating a Edge Lit Plexiglass sign for a friends daughter celebrating her 4th birthday. I milled the plexi using a 60deg v-bit for the graphic of hello kitty I then used a diamond tipped spring loaded engraving bit to etch her name into the heart. I then milled the base as a ...
by dataway
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Need help getting aspire to work with shapeoko2
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Need help getting aspire to work with shapeoko2

Hi Scott I use Aspire with my Shapeoko 2 and it works great I am also running TinyG instead of GRBL . I could have a look at your gcode if you want to send it over and see if I can determine what is causing the issue. Also confirm what controller you are using..

John
by dataway
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: tinyG Vectric Aspire Post Processor
Replies: 7
Views: 3173

Re: tinyG Vectric Aspire Post Processor

@briankb - I have actually been using the post processor that comes with Vectric Aspire and is the Standard GCode mm Post processor and it has been working very well but I did make a minor modification to introduce the M3 and M5 S8000 commands to control my spindle start, stop and speak, at the begi...
by dataway
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Possible Z-Axis skipping in 3d milling?
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: Possible Z-Axis skipping in 3d milling?

I experienced a similar issue with my tinyG setup and loaded the latest EDGE build and it seemed to fix my issue with 3D Milling. I would recommend you try the latest edge build found here: http://synthetos.github.io if that does not resolve you issue I would post your inquiry to the tinyG forum : h...
by dataway
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Limit switches & auto tool height setter?
Replies: 39
Views: 13692

Re: Limit switches & auto tool height setter?

I have not had a problem with it blunting my bit but I did slow down the seek speed of the z-axis ..
by dataway
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Shop-vac for dust collection - air reduction
Replies: 11
Views: 4694

Re: Shop-vac for dust collection - air reduction

Don't think it is an issue on heat but more of the fine dust clogging the filter and into the motor that ultimately led to the demise of my shop vacs with the Dust Deputy no dust ever gets past it even the finest particles...
by dataway
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Limit switches & auto tool height setter?
Replies: 39
Views: 13692

Re: Limit switches & auto tool height setter?

@chmedly
you are correct i have my alligator clips wired to the z-min and ground with a 1K resistor in series with the plate and z-input and the other is wired to ground directly. I have had no issues with static and I live in the local Mountains where the air is dry and static is prevalent....
by dataway
Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Shop-vac for dust collection - air reduction
Replies: 11
Views: 4694

Re: Shop-vac for dust collection - air reduction

I would recommend an Oneida dust deputy as I went through three shop vacs before learning my lesson ;). Just google it, I purchased mine from Amazon...