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by LarryGZone
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: CAM Help
Topic: EXACT point of zero XY
Replies: 8
Views: 1458

Re: EXACT point of zero XY

Cool, thanks Will. I need to change my search to "coordinate". I did not think of that.
by LarryGZone
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: CAM Help
Topic: EXACT point of zero XY
Replies: 8
Views: 1458

EXACT point of zero XY

I have been having a ton of fun with my SO3. Now I am getting into more advanced stuff like 2 sided jobs. I am getting the hang of MeshCAM pretty well. Up until now I really did not worry too much about setting the zero XY point. But now with two sided projects I need to get precise. Here is my ques...
by LarryGZone
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Mach3
Topic: Carbide SO3 Plug In?
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Carbide SO3 Plug In?

Is there a plugin available to use Mach3 with SO3 using a USB connection?
by LarryGZone
Fri May 29, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: carbide motion board details?
Replies: 11
Views: 2758

Re: carbide motion board details?

edwardrford wrote:Annotated Board layout.
Thanks Edward. Can we get the pinout details for the six pins on the serial programmer connector? Can this be used instead of the USB input? (I hoped to add a Bluetooth connection this evening).
by LarryGZone
Thu May 28, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: carbide motion board details?
Replies: 11
Views: 2758

Re: carbide motion board details?

I see a header for ISP. Also one labelled "Serial Programmer". I am looking for a way to bypass the USB port and connect in serial for use with a bluetooth board. Just need access to tx, rx, rst and Vcc. Any ideas?
by LarryGZone
Tue May 26, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Shielding wires
Replies: 27
Views: 2574

Re: Shielding wires

This is a long-standing problem with USB-connected machines. We've seen it ever since Shapeoko 1. Other machines (for example, 3D printers) can also be affected. The USB conenction is very sensitive to interference; once it drops, it does not restore itself. There are several things that have been ...
by LarryGZone
Tue May 26, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Shielding wires
Replies: 27
Views: 2574

Re: Shielding wires

LTEPM wrote:I experienced an issue today when turning the DNP611 on or off, the Z axis lost power and plunged the bit into my workpiece.
I have experienced this same thing as well. I believe the controller board resets, causing this to happen.
by LarryGZone
Mon May 25, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Shielding wires
Replies: 27
Views: 2574

Re: Shielding wires

Well, the problem is not shielding related. I have experienced the machine resetting even with the spindle powered off. At random times it happens even just at rest (no job running). I thought it was disconnecting the USB connection to the PC, but I noticed the Z motor jumps when the failure happens...
by LarryGZone
Sat May 23, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Shielding wires
Replies: 27
Views: 2574

Re: Shielding wires

Hey NewToThis, I knew exactly what you meant by squarish. Yes, it is that type, type B (not mini B).
by LarryGZone
Sat May 23, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Shielding wires
Replies: 27
Views: 2574

Re: Shielding wires

Thanks for all of the ideas! @rtlflatt for now I have a "dumb" router; just plugged directly into AC outlet. I am going to take a shotgun approach since I believe that the noise is being induced at multiple points. Per the suggestions from replies: - Rotate the router to better isolate the router AC...