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by SwissFreek
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Native American Commandments Plaque
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: Native American Commandments Plaque

Care to share your technique for engraving the writing? Looks really good.


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by SwissFreek
Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Model Airplane
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Re: Model Airplane

Someone on here built a eSALY using their Shapeoko (was it you Gadgetman?). He didn't post the files but the plans are available online, and they are a vector PDF so they should be somewhat easy to manipulate in Illustrator or what have you and convert to gCode. Of course I say that as I plan to do ...
by SwissFreek
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Hard limit Switches
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: Hard limit Switches

Yes. If you use John Lauer's widget in ChiliPeppr, you don't have to change a thing, it just works. The rest of your switches still work as normal if you initiate a homing cycle, going to the top of Z and lower left of the XY.


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by SwissFreek
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Hard limit Switches
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: Hard limit Switches

You wire the touch plate to ZMin and GND. It's OK that it is normally open. The easiest way to make it work is to use the touch plate function on ChiliPeppr.

http://youtu.be/AfuDsyX3dSY


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by SwissFreek
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Limit switches & auto tool height setter?
Replies: 39
Views: 10051

Re: Limit switches & auto tool height setter?

I am adding normally closed limit switches to SH2 and have tinyg. Do I wire one wire to the min/max and the other to ground? The dang setup just assumes you know. so That is correct. Each switch will have one wire in the respective X/Y/Z Min/Max depending on which switch it is, and all of them will...
by SwissFreek
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Zeroing with a touch plate & Chillipeppr
Replies: 31
Views: 5833

Re: Zeroing with a touch plate & Chillipeppr

Yeah, Catalin, I had seen you post that in another thread and intended to get to it eventually. As you can see I've got a raft of issues to worry about at the moment. :? John, here is a video of my bit coming down and touching my home-made touch plate. Don't worry about the battery holder and LED. T...
by SwissFreek
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Zeroing with a touch plate & Chillipeppr
Replies: 31
Views: 5833

Re: Zeroing with a touch plate & Chillipeppr

OK I'll give that a try this afternoon.
by SwissFreek
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Zeroing with a touch plate & Chillipeppr
Replies: 31
Views: 5833

Re: Zeroing with a touch plate & Chillipeppr

Alright, so here I come again with my issues, haha. Is there something that has to be set up in the TinyG for this to work? I've got a copper plate with a wire soldered to it, wired to the ZMIN pin, and an alligator clip on the bit wired to the GND pin. The X, Y, and Zmax limit switches are wired NC...
by SwissFreek
Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Zeroing with a touch plate & Chillipeppr
Replies: 31
Views: 5833

Re: Zeroing with a touch plate & Chillipeppr

Yeah I had a macro written that does it all. It's a hassle to do it by hand every time, mainly because I end of forgetting something and then the bit goes into the floor, but once the workflow is set up it's not hard to make a macro. I was having issues with the macro skipping steps and screwing eve...
by SwissFreek
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Zeroing with a touch plate & Chillipeppr
Replies: 31
Views: 5833

Re: Zeroing with a touch plate & Chillipeppr

John, you're the man! I've been eyeing one of those eBay touch plates. The only reason I haven't gotten one yet is that I wasn't sure if they were spring-loaded or not, so I was using the PCB scrap method until I came up with a better solution (as an aside, my PCB from RadioShack also measures exact...