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by edwardrford
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Vacuum Table!
Replies: 20
Views: 17136

Vacuum Table!

Hi All, Went out to the C3D shop in California this week to do some R&D and hang out with the rest of the crew. Plus, it's very cold in IL right now, so if nothing else - seeing the sun was a nice change of pace! Anyway - we had some fun yesterday using Carbide Create to design a vacuum table we've ...
by edwardrford
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: For better or worse
Replies: 18
Views: 6044

Re: For better or worse

Sorry for not getting to this quicker - there is no need to re-flash anything!

On the IoT supply, tie the green terminals into the PWM pin and the GND pin.

To turn the relay on, issue a M3S10000 command
To turn the relay off, issue a M5 command
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by edwardrford
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: For better or worse
Replies: 18
Views: 6044

Re: For better or worse

I have one of these too! @Will - The surge protector shown has a relay built in. The device gives you an easy way to control your spindle (or any AC powered device) via gcode - WITHOUT you having to mess with AC wires / voltage. On the side of the surge protector there are two screw terminals (green...
by edwardrford
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A personal message from Edward (Carbide3D)
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

A personal message from Edward (Carbide3D)

We've been talking about this a lot internally, but it's something I want to share with the community as a whole: When some of our customers have an issue with their machine, instead of turning to support, they blaze their own trail and devise their own solutions. We feel like there's a misconceptio...
by edwardrford
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: S3 stops mid-job
Replies: 190
Views: 46002

Re: S3 stops mid-job

Let's mark this as the official answer to this thread: For *anyone* having a disconnect issue as described in this thread PLEASE contact support ( with a subject line of 'S3 DISCONNECTS'. From the data we have collected, to date, this problem is effecting a very small percenta...
by edwardrford
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wobble in x axis lines.
Replies: 7
Views: 2261

Re: Wobble in x axis lines.

Knotty_Dawg wrote:It was a bad v-wheel on the X axis.
One side of the v alternates thick to thin and is shifting the Z axis assembly. Now to order a few spares.
As always - PLEASE contact support if you run into a problem like this! We'll get you fixed up right away.

by edwardrford
Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: GT2 pulley/shaft fit
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Re: GT2 pulley/shaft fit


Please send an email into support and we'll get you straightened out right away.

by edwardrford
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Sparkfun Shapeoko - universal gcode sender issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: Sparkfun Shapeoko - universal gcode sender issues

What sort of computer are you using? mac, pc, linux?

Also be sure you're selecting 115200 as the baud rate.

by edwardrford
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 3 - Sparkfun Edition!
Replies: 8
Views: 4211

Shapeoko 3 - Sparkfun Edition!

Hi All - Just wanted to clear a couple of things up on the S3 - Sparkfun Edition This is a joint project that's been in the works since early this year - Sparkfun wanted to get into CNC and we were really excited to be a part of that. We decided to make them special Shapeoko mechanical kits painted ...
by edwardrford
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Geckodrive
Topic: Power supply confusions
Replies: 2
Views: 4845

Re: Power supply confusions

Just to make sure we're talking apples to apples here - the spec you need to look at is the max voltage for your stepper *driver* not the stepper motors. The stepper driver will take care of managing the voltage/current to the stepper motors. The specs for the G540 4 axis driver claim to be good all...