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by ammoody
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Communication/Control Software Poll
Replies: 25
Views: 13903

Re: Communication/Control Software Poll

I've been using CNCJS for a couple weeks now. Ran UGS for a couple years and finally got tired of VNC and the tiny resolution of my RasPi touch screen. CNCJS is an amazing piece of software. It's full-cycle (don't have to use other software to suplement it), headless (don't have to physically touch ...
by ammoody
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: 3D CAM Tool Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 35796

Re: 3D CAM Tool Poll

I've been using BobCAD for a couple years now. Got a really good price by telling them I'm a hobbiest. There's a bit of a learning curve (especially if you're just getting into CNC), but once you figure it out, it makes other hobby grade CAM seem like tinker toys. Complete control over toolpath and ...
by ammoody
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: project stops half way through
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: project stops half way through

I have a Shapeoko 2 that used to do this all the time until I put my spindle power (DWP611) on a separate circuit (completely different breaker) from the RasPi and Grbl shield power. Something to do with static buildup and ground loops or something. Not an electrical engineer, but it works. I had al...
by ammoody
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Problems with GRBL V1.1
Replies: 3
Views: 3472

Re: Problems with GRBL V1.1

I would venture a guess that you have electrical interference problems that are affecting the serial transmissions. Try installing a shielded USB cable with ferrite chokes (like a Tripp-Lite U023-006) and eliminate any USB extensions or USB hubs from the connection. Also, you may need to flash your ...
by ammoody
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Raspberry Pi g-code senders for Grbl
Replies: 62
Views: 20853

Re: Raspberry Pi g-code senders for Grbl

I know this is an old topic, but I had ran across it while searching for a better Grbl sender option on my Raspberry Pi, so I thought it would be useful to put my experiences here for future wanderers. I had been using Universal GCode Sender exclusively on my Raspberry Pi. It worked well enough, did...
by ammoody
Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: 4th axis design
Replies: 19
Views: 6871

Re: 4th axis design

Anybody tried this 4th axis on a Shapeoko/2?http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/cnc-parts/cnc-router-rotational-axis-the-4th-axis I was thinking you could replace the wasteboard with a couple side rails that would raise the machine high enough to fit the mechanism under the gantry...
by ammoody
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Arduino No Longer Recognized by Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Arduino No Longer Recognized by Windows

Well, I see on this page that it's a 16U2: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/arduinoBoardUno But I can't seem to get Flip to connect to it. I think I'm not able to put it into DFU mode properly. No entries for the Arduino are showing up in Device Manager. Most everything I've read mentions that the device s...
by ammoody
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Arduino No Longer Recognized by Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Arduino No Longer Recognized by Windows

My board says it's an MEGA328P, but the link says 8U2.. N00b question, will this work with my board?
by ammoody
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Arduino No Longer Recognized by Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Arduino No Longer Recognized by Windows

Hey Guys, I've been using my Shapeoko 2 for a few months now. I've done quite a bit of upgrading - Nema 23 motors, ACME screw, DWP611 spindle, etc. Everything has been working very well until one day Universal G-Code Sender crashed after I cancelled a cut job that had been running for 5 hours. Since...
by ammoody
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Bit chatter when climb cutting in positive Y direction
Replies: 14
Views: 1913

Re: Bit chatter when climb cutting in positive Y direction

@Will Is this the sort of joiner you were talking about printing? http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:503437 I wonder if anyone has cut something like this out of a sheet of aluminum or some other metal? I think I would need to reduce the sizing of this model a bit to achieve a manageable fill factor. ...