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by FaVo
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fried g-shield
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Fried g-shield

Small Update: I connected the controller board to my Arduino and did the necessary config on the controller (set dip switches for microsteps and output power). To get two channels (y and a) to work for my two y-axis stepper motors I just connected the Y-Axis "step" and "direction" pins from the Ardu...
by FaVo
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fried g-shield
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Fried g-shield

So, I ordered one of these TB6560 based 4 Channel boards... Hope it will arrive within the next days. I think it should work when it's correctly wired to the Arduino. I will post feedback if I got the board and time to test it out. This is a 4 Channel controller, so I hope I can copy the y-Axis by c...
by FaVo
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fried g-shield
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Fried g-shield

Art These tb6560 based Controller boards useable with the arduino and Grbl? They look much more robust than the tiny grbl shield and can provide more Power to the steppers. E.G. Http://www.ebay.de/itm/SainSmart-CNC-4-Axis-TB6560-Stepper-Schrittmotor-Driver-Board-Parallel-Cable-/321003221358?tfrom=32...
by FaVo
Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fried g-shield
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Fried g-shield

Hi there, I think my gShield's x-Channel is fried... Last time I used my Shapeoko2 all works fine... than there was about a week where it stands around not connected, not used... and today I tried to mill s.th. the X-Axis doesn't move. The stepper only makes a strange noise. To check wether it's a s...
by FaVo
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Calibration
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: Calibration

Sorry for my late answer.... the most alignment problem wasn't a real problem but flexing of the pen... like many many other already had. Even if the pen and the mounting of the pen looks stiff... IT ISN'T. Adding an endmill and cutting some test patterns into wood looks way better than drawing with...
by FaVo
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Hello world results
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Hello world results

Yeah, I had same issue... the lines of the letters did not fit at beginning and end like in your forth try. I would say the pen is the problem... just use an endmill and make the text out of wood and it will fit. If not, there is something loose. But in most cases the pen is the problem even if it f...
by FaVo
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Kress 1050
Replies: 68
Views: 26608

Re: Kress 1050

So here are different Versions posted how to mount the Kress. What is the better solution? Mount it like the default Shapeoko 2 mount or the other way round (like it's e.g. at the eShapeoko?). I have a Shapeoko 2 mount type, seems to be ok that way. Will there be any benefit mounting it the other wa...
by FaVo
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: consistent zero
Replies: 8
Views: 1804

Re: consistent zero

I'm generating my g-code using jscut ( http://jscut.org/ ) which has an Option to move back to zero after the job. And ChiliPeppr is a great tool to send the g-code to grbl. Really nice page with 3D preview and all stuff you need. Works very well and has also function to reset zero or move back to z...
by FaVo
Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Calibration
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Calibration

Hi all,

I have done the assembly of my Shapeoko 2 custom build. Now it comes to calibration and trimming. My first test looks like this:

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As you can see the beginning and endig of each line is shifted. What can cause this behavior?

Thanks!
by FaVo
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: NEMA 23 gShield config
Replies: 8
Views: 2923

Re: NEMA 23 gShield config

Since the gShield can only provide 2.5A max you cannot expect the full torque of the motors but that will still be enough. You can upgrade later to another controller to get the full power out of the motors. You have to think of the y-axis since it has 2 motors on one channel. But that should be ok....