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by criznach
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c
Replies: 33
Views: 12111

Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

I don't have access to an SO1, so I can't say for sure. But if they have a similar hole pattern on the z-axis plate, then yes it should work. I don't have a set ready to go currently, so it might be a bit before I can complete one.
by criznach
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c
Replies: 33
Views: 12111

Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

Is there still interest in these? I have a set that I just need to drill and tap. I sell them for $80 usd + shipping.
by criznach
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: shapeoko 2 upgrade, or ???
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: shapeoko 2 upgrade, or ???

Ric wrote:is this the one you're talking about?
https://www.inventables.com/technologie ... makerslide
Yes that's the one. Same as Brian linked to I think. I didn't change my spacers at all. It just dropped right in. I've been using it pretty heavily since the upgrade and it's working great.
by criznach
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: shapeoko 2 upgrade, or ???
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: shapeoko 2 upgrade, or ???

Kind of depends how big you want to go. If you want to just get one axis to 1000mm, I'd say you could upgrade carefully. I have a Shapeoko2 with upgrades to 1000x500 and it's been working great for 2 years. I use it a couple of times a week and have cut 2x6 lumber, 1/2 inch aluminum, 1 inch HDPE, br...
by criznach
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Building a 1 meter POV display
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: Building a 1 meter POV display

Today I got the c version of my frame buffer listening to python via a memory mapped file. So now I can use pysdl to draw on the display from python at good frame rates. Text and animations should be pretty easy. It's getting fun! All that's left for hardware is to make a nicer stand and possibly ch...
by criznach
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Building a 1 meter POV display
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: Building a 1 meter POV display

Yes that has crossed my mind. I just got images displaying yesterday so there's lots of room for improvement.
by criznach
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Building a 1 meter POV display
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Building a 1 meter POV display

I've been building a 1m diameter POV display for an art installation. It uses LDP8806 LED strips, a Raspberry Pi A+, and lots of custom machined or printed parts. The custom parts were either cut out on my Shapeoko 2, or printed on my Ord Bot Hadron which was built mostly using the Shapeoko 2. Choos...
by criznach
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: PCB Milling
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: PCB Milling

If you're on a newer version of Grbl, it's well worth it to try the touch plate feature. You can get really precise zero with a v-bit and touch plate. It took me an hour or two to get it working.
by criznach
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How small of details can the shapeoko do on metal?
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: How small of details can the shapeoko do on metal?

Brass has been tough in my experience but I've read that the alloys that are easily accessible in a small town are not ideal for machining. I've had decent luck with aluminum without much concern for which alloy. I machined a set of GT2 profile belt clamps with a 0.3mm ball end mill using a .05 mm d...
by criznach
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Tool to assemble/concatenate.stl files?
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Tool to assemble/concatenate.stl files?

Meshmixer from autodesk has some interesting mesh cleanup tools and has worked for me in the past.