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by Ennoble
Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Ennoble's Build log
Replies: 6
Views: 2848

Re: Ennoble's Build log

Ennoble, can we get more details about that braided cover on your cables? I'm quickly coming to a place where heat-shrink at each end and in the middle of each bundle is just too ugly to stomach ... -Phlamingo Hi Phlamingo, I can't remember the brand, but I'm pretty sure that I got it at Fry's. It ...
by Ennoble
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Cloud Based CAD CAM Software
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Re: Cloud Based CAD CAM Software

Tinkercad almost did that, not that they wouldn't let you get your files, but as a cloud service that decided to close it doors. That said, I'm quite happy that tinkercad is going to stick around because imho it's one of the easiest to use CAD programs around and the fact that it's a in-browser app ...
by Ennoble
Sun May 19, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Air Tool?
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Air Tool?

Has anyone ever thought about or tried using an air tool grinder like this for a spindle?
by Ennoble
Mon May 13, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: molex connectors & alternatives?
Replies: 13
Views: 2792

Re: molex connectors & alternatives?

I used TE Universal MATE-N-LOK connectors on my machine and was reasonably happy. I crimped the pins with needle nose pliers and for the ones driving the motors I also added some solder to the mix. It took a little while, but it wasn't particularly difficult. http://www.mouser.com/catalog/catalogusd...
by Ennoble
Mon May 13, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Ennoble's Build log
Replies: 6
Views: 2848

Ennoble's Build log

I've had my shapeoko for quite a while now, but until this weekend didn't have time to finish it and get it working. The mechanical building went very smoothly, although it was some 5 months ago that I actually completely that. The only issues I ran into was the eccentric nuts were quite difficult t...
by Ennoble
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Painting Galvanized Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: Painting Galvanized Parts

Nothing that I know in shapeoko in galvanized. It's stainless steel or aluminum. Either way it won't rust, so paint isn't needed and can interfere with assembly a bit.
by Ennoble
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Thanks to Edward for This Great Project
Replies: 7
Views: 1763

Re: A Thanks to Edward for This Great Project

I completely agree. The thing that made me pull the trigger on a shapeoko was all the users in the forum and specifically seeing Edward respond to questions/comments on the board and all around seem to be very accessible as well encouraging.

Happy New Year everyone
by Ennoble
Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Backlit cedar box, LED help please.
Replies: 23
Views: 6152

Re: Backlit cedar box, LED help please.

My first inclination is that while uC are great, you could probably get the desired effect with a few 555 timers and potentiometers.
by Ennoble
Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Tapered ends of eccentric spacer won't fit into Y-axis holes
Replies: 7
Views: 2319

Re: Tapered ends of eccentric spacer won't fit into Y-axis h

I used a large pair of pliers and could squeeze them in. They turn fine now that they're in.
by Ennoble
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: So you're thinking about scaling up.
Replies: 15
Views: 4571

Re: So you're thinking about scaling up.

Does anyone sell 500mm pre-cut makerslide? It seems like expanding the y axis and having to get two pieces of makerslide to be the same length would be painful with a hand saw.