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by dave_the_nerd
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Shapeoko 2 X Axis Drag Chain?
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Shapeoko 2 X Axis Drag Chain?

Does anybody still rocking a Shapeoko 2 have an X axis drag chain and can share pictures of how they made it work? I'm just looking for references since I'm about to (finally) install one on mine. (Got the drag chains a couple years ago and they've been sitting in a box ever since. I installed the Y...
by dave_the_nerd
Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: FYI: Aluminum spacers source (US)
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

FYI: Aluminum spacers source (US)

I was building/planning my latest project, and ran into a problem - couldn't find aluminum spacers anywhere. The local big box store had 3 of the size I needed 48 of, or 9 if I wanted nylon. They're hard to find in bulk. So after a bit of searching, I stumbled across this site; thought I'd share, in...
by dave_the_nerd
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Headless Raspberry Pi (or better suggestions!)
Replies: 42
Views: 9525

Re: Headless Raspberry Pi (or better suggestions!)

Setting up a RPi as a controller in headless mode, you could still connect it to your home network and use VNC or something to control it through software, no LCD or fancy buttons and stuff needed. I've been very happy just plugging my laptop into the Arduino/gShield and controlling it from there. I...
by dave_the_nerd
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Today I had an epiphany!
Replies: 33
Views: 5509

Re: Today I had an epiphany!

xfredericox wrote:tomorrow i'll be milling this baby
Did you cut those to length before gluing them up, or what?
by dave_the_nerd
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Today I had an epiphany!
Replies: 33
Views: 5509

Re: Today I had an epiphany!

Okay... that's on my to-do list now... wow.
by dave_the_nerd
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: What would be the downside to this?
Replies: 9
Views: 3540

Re: What would be the downside to this?

Why not use one of the steel 2x4 extrusions which are often used in the stead of lumber? The stuff that's used for drywall? The ones I've seen were all fairly thin sheet metal (formed, not extruded, and with lots of cut-outs), and quite flimsy until sandwiched between two sheets of drywall. Being C...
by dave_the_nerd
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Reliable Open Source 3D Printing Software
Replies: 6
Views: 6081

Re: Reliable Open Source 3D Printing Software

cvoinescu wrote:AFAIK, Altassian is a decent company, so you're not wrong going with Bitbucket.
Meh.

For this it's fine. I'm with a big enterprise customer and we're kind of regretting it.
by dave_the_nerd
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: RAMPS with unused Axes?
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: RAMPS with unused Axes?

Okay, thank you both. :D
by dave_the_nerd
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: RAMPS with unused Axes?
Replies: 3
Views: 826

RAMPS with unused Axes?

As a side project, I'm considering getting a RAMPS setup working in case my gShield burns out a driver again. I see that there are some custom firmwares available to make the 5-axis RAMPS setup into a 3-axis controller more appropriate for a Shapeoko, and I'm enough of a programmer to make the few t...
by dave_the_nerd
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Willing to compensate an individual for some code.
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Willing to compensate an individual for some code.

The important holes are the ones around the edges - just past where the shapeoko can drill its own holes. You'll probably want a countersinking drill bit for those.