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by redrex
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is the term for this sort of construction?
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: What is the term for this sort of construction?

Ok, I think I found the term I was looking for.... "Press Fit Construction". Thanks for the help though, those joiner options are amazing.
by redrex
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: X-Carve 1000mm Linux CNC , aka Copper Head
Replies: 4
Views: 5984

Build Update #1

So in classic anticipatory geekness I've gone a bit overboard. I'm still sticking with my original plan to use Linux but I decided to hedge my bets and pick up an Arduino Uno. And with Radio Shack closing up stores I've started haunting my area stores waiting for them to get the word to shut down an...
by redrex
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Any reason to not use Cat5/Cat6 for my wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Any reason to not use Cat5/Cat6 for my wiring

They only concern I would have is that is not designed to be repeatedly flexed. That is not to say it would fail but something to consider. Also I would insure a large radius on the cable management to minimize the flex. Any idea what the gauge was on the wire you used? I'm curious if there is an R...
by redrex
Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is the term for this sort of construction?
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

What is the term for this sort of construction?

The snap together precut plywood stuff. Is there a term that is often used for this sort of thing. I'm searching for design ideas and I'm trying to figure out a term that will help me ferret out more stuff like this. Examples: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/aker-print-your-urban-farm--2 http://w...
by redrex
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Any reason to not use Cat5/Cat6 for my wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Any reason to not use Cat5/Cat6 for my wiring

Being an IT person I have a need, a compulsion if you will, for cable organization and easy connectivity. So I'm laying out the box for my electronics and it occurs to me, why not just use ethernet cable and connectors to make all of this nice and clean. I run plenty POE equipment and I seem to reme...
by redrex
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:17 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: X-Carve 1000mm Linux CNC , aka Copper Head
Replies: 4
Views: 5984

Re: X-Carve 1000mm Linux CNC , aka Copper Head

Update on MS#1 Today I ordered stepper motor drivers, breakout board, power supply and some cables. Stepper motors were ordered from PiBot.com. They are the Reb2.2 4.5A with TB6600 chips. Cost with shipping to the US was $100 for four of these. Then I ordered the SainSmart 5 Axis breakout board *Blu...
by redrex
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Creative Commons VS Open Source
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: Creative Commons VS Open Source

So saying that the products are OPEN does not always equal easy to come by or source, cheap to buy or anything else other than have fun making it yourself! Talk about timing! So since you have been reading up on this perhaps you (and others) would care to weigh in on something for me. I'm looking t...
by redrex
Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:27 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Power Supply/Drivers/Controller choices?
Replies: 12
Views: 3156

Re: Power Supply/Drivers/Controller choices?

Brain function is limited to do need to sleep. Must stop reading about cnc'ssssszzzzzz Ok, So here is my prelim wiring sketch. As you can see, I'm "missing" some of the steps. Still trying to figure out how it will all hook up. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ek0ktSIj-WA/VP6AJc_dR2I/AAAAAAAAJqA/E...
by redrex
Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Power Supply/Drivers/Controller choices?
Replies: 12
Views: 3156

Re: Power Supply/Drivers/Controller choices?

Redex are you going to be running the whole PiBot controler also? Looks interesting. No, I'm going to be using LinuxCNC so I'll have to go off of a breakout board. I'm considering the SainSmart 5 Axis Breakout Board *Blue*, SKU:20-019-206 ($23.65). It looks like a nice compact board. I like that yo...
by redrex
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Power Supply/Drivers/Controller choices?
Replies: 12
Views: 3156

Re: Power Supply/Drivers/Controller choices?

cvoinescu wrote:
redrex wrote:inflatables
:D
I'm pretty sure that I am the single wort typist of all times. Worse yet, I write books. I have a top selling book on Amazon that has been past 3 editors (one provided by Amazon no less) and people are still pointing out typos!