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by Metropolicity
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Stiffness of the spindle carriage plate
Replies: 81
Views: 17436

Re: Stiffness of the spindle carriage plate

I am going to try the t-track method but I also had lofty ideas of milling my own 3/8" aluminum plate for it.
by Metropolicity
Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Any Canucks have any experience with this Mastercraft router
Replies: 6
Views: 2177

Re: Any Canucks have any experience with this Mastercraft ro

Won't that be a HUGE motor? I have a similar one, the non digital one (just the display is digital btw) and it's a regular sized router.
by Metropolicity
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 3020T CNC Arduino/GRBL Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 2455

Re: 3020T CNC Arduino/GRBL Conversion

Hans wrote:You call the driver chips upgradeable, but aren't you limited to 2.0 A no matter what with that board? With grblShield/TinyG you can do 2.5 A though you can't upgrade that either.
I mean the DRV chip upgrade to 2.5 but also if a chip blows, it's easy to swap out.
by Metropolicity
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 3020T CNC Arduino/GRBL Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 2455

Re: 3020T CNC Arduino/GRBL Conversion

Heh Heh Heh, that's pretty cool. Looks like you're on a good trajectory with your CNC learning. Have you looked at TinyG yet (the 6-axis fork of GRBL)? :) Thanks. I have looked at the TinyG but it's nearly 3x the price of a CNC shield and 3 more axis I don't need. I also really like the idea of upg...
by Metropolicity
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 3020T CNC Arduino/GRBL Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 2455

3020T CNC Arduino/GRBL Conversion

Hey guys. I just finished up my instructable on how to convert one of those inexpensive 3020T CNC machines direct from China into an Arduino/GRBL interface (instead of the old parallel port driver board). Probably not news to you guys, but it was the collective knowledge of these forums and a whole ...
by Metropolicity
Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits
Replies: 123
Views: 16272

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

WillAdams wrote:\being{pedantry}

It’s bated, not baited, breath.

\end{pedantry}
I stand corrected, I just want limit switches :P
by Metropolicity
Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits
Replies: 123
Views: 16272

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

There will be more soon. Just need to print some more parts, wire up some more switches and bag up some more hardware. I have to work around all the other things making claims on my time, like family, sleep, etc. :) I'll be waiting with baited breath! I just have to figure out how to use them after...
by Metropolicity
Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits
Replies: 123
Views: 16272

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

Dang it. Missed out again
by Metropolicity
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Slingshot Scales
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Slingshot Scales

What laser set up are you using? I like the little details! Thats cthulhu right? Whoa! You know? Haha It's actually the Hydra. The laser is a Chinese as-2 2000 mW unit. It's a bit tricky to get going but it is GRBL compatible. I have only used the supplied software but I am sure I could use UGS to ...
by Metropolicity
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Slingshot Scales
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Slingshot Scales

Laser etching.
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