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by dereckd
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I need a source for sheets of plastic and advice
Replies: 12
Views: 5202

Re: I need a source for sheets of plastic and advice

Depending on how far you want to travel or not: - Home Depot has thin clear plastic sheets If you want something thicker - a cheap cutting board will work. For actually tapping - well, using the Shapeoko to drill the holes is one thing. Trying to do the tap bit would not really be a good idea... Ye...
by dereckd
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I need a source for sheets of plastic and advice
Replies: 12
Views: 5202

I need a source for sheets of plastic and advice

I'm currently using my shapeoko to CNC cut a project enclosure .... my circuit board does not fit perfectly so I want to mount the board on piece of plastic, and the plastic inside the case ... my questions are as follows; 1. Does anyone know a source for thin sheets of plastic that would be suitabl...
by dereckd
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Cutting ABS Project Enclosures
Replies: 7
Views: 2575

Re: Cutting ABS Project Enclosures

Interesting, don't know how I missed that page. I suppose it might make sense to start with the setting from HDPE and experiment from there at least now I know that the spindle speed of the router is in the ballpark.
by dereckd
Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Cutting ABS Project Enclosures
Replies: 7
Views: 2575

Cutting ABS Project Enclosures

I have a DeWalt DWP 611 http://www.dewalt.com/compactrouter.aspx and I'm using an 1/8 inch fluted downcut bit. I'm trying to use meshcam http://www.grzsoftware.com/users/2d/ to create the toolpaths to cut the ABS. On the routher it say that it has a variable speed of 16,000 - 27,000 RPM (tr/min), I'...
by dereckd
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: GShield Power Consumption
Replies: 8
Views: 1598

Re: GShield Power Consumption

Try wiring them in series, it should be much easier on the driver. I'm following the instructions from the shapeoko 2 build , I'm not even certain how I would wire them in series ... To check that it's not the power supply being too small, power off, disconnect the X and Z motors (to reduce consump...
by dereckd
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: GShield Power Consumption
Replies: 8
Views: 1598

Re: GShield Power Consumption

I would try lowering the current to the motors. The drivers maintain a constant current to the motors regardless of whether there is a load. Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk Originally it worked with one stepper, which leads me to believe that it's not a problem of the current being to low ... (I do...
by dereckd
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: GShield Power Consumption
Replies: 8
Views: 1598

GShield Power Consumption

I'm trying to test out the electronics for my Shapeoko 2, I purchased a 24V 90W power supply which seam to work fine until I test the Y axis, with one motor its fine, with 2, it vibrates and does not move. I tried upping the current, on the POT but still no luck. Is 90W enough? there in no mechanica...
by dereckd
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale- Shopeoko mechanical kit $190
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: For Sale- Shopeoko mechanical kit $190

I'm also interested, please let me know if it's still available.

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