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by mankyd
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: [FIXED] Getting Homing To Set To Zero
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Getting Homing to Set To Zero

Interesting. Thanks! I've compiled GRBL once before. Looks like its time to do it again.
by mankyd
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: [FIXED] Getting Homing To Set To Zero
Replies: 2
Views: 446

[FIXED] Getting Homing To Set To Zero

Howdy. I've installed my limit switches in the negative direction. I've configured GRBL (see below) and it seems to work well enough. That is except for one catch: When it homes, it leaves the x & y directions zeroed to the back-right corner. I'd like it zeroed to the front-left corner. Is there any...
by mankyd
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Where is the "One-Pager" for Spindle Control?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Where is the "One-Pager" for Spindle Control?

Awesome. After recompiling GRBL with the changes documented here, I now have gcode spindle control. Thanks!
by mankyd
Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Where is the "One-Pager" for Spindle Control?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Where is the "One-Pager" for Spindle Control?

I have seen in several places mention of a one-pager for doing spindle control with the 6 pins on the left side of the board. Is that ever coming? http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Shapeoko_3#Carbide_3D_control_board http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4788&p=46203#p46203 (says it...
by mankyd
Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: What Part/Pins for Soldering onto the Unpopulated Holes?
Replies: 1
Views: 403

What Part/Pins for Soldering onto the Unpopulated Holes?

The carbide motion board has 6 holes on the right side of the board that are shipped without headers soldered in: https://s3.amazonaws.com/helpscout.net/docs/assets/5550f414e4b01a224b42355c/attachments/557c96a1e4b027e1978e764d/carbidemotiondiagram.pdf Does anyone know a specific part number for pins...
by mankyd
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Headless operation for the SO3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: Headless operation for the SO3?

I attached to the "24V input" before I realized it was an input :P. Works either way though. If I turn the machine off and push the carriage around, I sometimes see a small voltage reading. Either way, the RPi is perfectly content. I figure you could just as easily use the 24V output on the unsolder...
by mankyd
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: [SO3] Tips On Getting My Hall Effect Limit Switches Attached
Replies: 1
Views: 742

[SO3] Tips On Getting My Hall Effect Limit Switches Attached

I've made some nice little hall effect limit switches. The trick is that I haven't figured out how to mount them on my machine yet. Anyone have good experience with this?

I've seen a few random examples for mechanical switches, but even then the photos of them aren't great.
by mankyd
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Headless operation for the SO3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: Headless operation for the SO3?

Mine's headless with a Raspberry Pi 2. I had to attach a voltage converter to power it and do a little soldering, but it was easy to do: Voltage converter: http://amzn.to/1Ga9ukq Added in a small usb wifi nic and a short, right angle usb as well and voila: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/30beWdrc6...
by mankyd
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: PCB Fabrication
Topic: What Kind of Results Should I Expect?
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Re: What Kind of Results Should I Expect?

I have not done any probing, but my work area is quite small (maybe an inch square or so) and well clamped.

To phrase my question more precisely: what ideal should I aim for? When should I assume that I've maxed out the performance of my machine with regards to PCBs.
by mankyd
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: PCB Fabrication
Topic: What Kind of Results Should I Expect?
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

What Kind of Results Should I Expect?

I started milling my first PCBs last night with my S03 and a 0.1mm, 10deg V bit. I think I was a little too ambitious for my first time out, however, because the traces I ended up with aren't usable. What sort of cut-width and accuracy should I reasonable expect to get out of my setup? I don't have ...