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by thebenj
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: lithophane in light box
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Re: lithophane in light box

Nice job! What did you end up using as your light source; it looks very evenly lit. Did you make the frame, too? thanks, the light source is those strip led lights that you get in a roll, i used an acrylic mirror to sick them on, and placed behind the litho. That's something! Do you have any docume...
by thebenj
Tue May 31, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carbon Brushes
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Carbon Brushes

i am having difficulty sourcing carbon brushes for my chineese spindle. they are 3.1mm x 6.3mm x approx 8-10mm in length. can anyone direct me to place to find them! :? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/600W-CNC-Spindle-Motor-Kits-PWM-Speed-Controller-Power-Supply-Mount-Bracket-/281538649480?hash=item418d02...
by thebenj
Tue May 31, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: lithophane in light box
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

lithophane in light box

Just thought id share my lithophane i made.

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by thebenj
Mon May 23, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Electrical interfearence
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Electrical interfearence

I have had problems with my usb mouse diconnecting randomly, wasn't sure why. But i just installed a usb microscope web cam to find that its my spindle set up. it disconnects when i fire up the spindle. The usb cabe does share the drag chain with the spindle cable which is just silicon wire. Also my...
by thebenj
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Geckodrive
Topic: Adding a laser to Gecko G540
Replies: 2
Views: 6917

Re: Adding a laser to Gecko G540

thanks cat that explains my options really well, i have been looking at this http://www.banggood.com/445nm-2_5W-2500mW-Blue-Laser-Module-With-Heatsink-For-DIY-Laser-Cutter-Engraver-p-993521.html i think it would be a good attachment to the eshapeoko, although connecting it up and controlling it with...
by thebenj
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Geckodrive
Topic: Adding a laser to Gecko G540
Replies: 2
Views: 6917

Adding a laser to Gecko G540

i have been searching around for the right information so i can add a laser to my eshapeoko. most of the info out there is well over my head. looking for the most powerful laser i can get within the limitations of a standard gecko g540 setup and 48v psu. my dual y-axis is on one axis so i have A-axi...
by thebenj
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: backlash issue
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: backlash issue

after i found i had an issue i checked the pulleys and one was moving so i tightened up the grub nut. then i tightened up the belts and i would say the are now nice and tight.

the cut attempt was after i fixed what i thought was the issue.

i have to admit i don't yet have cooling on the gecko......
by thebenj
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: backlash issue
Replies: 3
Views: 659

backlash issue

hello! i have been calibrating my eshapeoko and i am having issues with my dual Y-axis. which is 1.5m. i been scratching my head a bit and been doing a bit of research on backlash compensation. i am using mach3 with my geckog540. i ran this job and when it went back to zero and the end the Y-axis wa...
by thebenj
Sun May 17, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Geckodrive
Topic: mach3 spidle control
Replies: 1
Views: 1604

mach3 spidle control

i have a Chinese spindle with a power supply that can be controlled via g-code. this one : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281538649480?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT can anyone help with where to connect the 5v pwm on to the geckog540 or is it only for the Chinese boards? i wi...
by thebenj
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: TheBenj's eshapeoko
Replies: 9
Views: 2886

Re: TheBenj's eshapeoko

had some time today to get some bits 3d printed so i can mount the drag chain. x is all done but may add a bridge through later at some stage, just used some cap screws to keep the chain off the v-wheels. http://i.imgur.com/IIjwHmm.png http://i.imgur.com/1hQcini.png http://i.imgur.com/cVhI15r.png al...