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by madmike88
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Shapeoko <--> 3D Printer
Replies: 26
Views: 6205

Re: Shapeoko <--> 3D Printer

by madmike88
Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Shapeoko <--> 3D Printer
Replies: 26
Views: 6205

Re: Shapeoko <--> 3D Printer

I have a Ord-bot so I don't have a printer setup on my Shapeoko, but I've been using a 2560Mega/Ramps/Marlin combo for a couple years now. I agree direct drive would be best so you can disconnect the setup at one time. I've used a wades when I used 3mm and it works well. I prefer 1.75 now. If you pr...
by madmike88
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electronics Enclosure with fan and reset button.
Replies: 15
Views: 2910

Re: Electronics Enclosure with fan and reset button.

I worked in QC for several electronics firms for several years. I'd say your plastic box is the least of your worries... If it is, some conductive tape and a grounding strap will fix ya up. I'm not saying that some additional precautions isn't going to help, but where do you draw the line.
by madmike88
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: new paragraph for the Main wiki page
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: new paragraph for the Main wiki page

I'd go for precise.... Fast just let's me make twice the mistakes in the same amount of time :)
by madmike88
Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Wiring up a hot end on the cheap
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: Wiring up a hot end on the cheap

You use tiny ptfe tubing or hi temp shrink tubing on the thermistor. Did you ever figure out which thermistor you have? If I recall correctly there was an acceptable wire twisting method that basically braided the ends together, and you wrap in electrical tape. It was a long time ago when I was show...
by madmike88
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Ramps 1.4 marlin good as 3d printer but wont work as mill?
Replies: 3
Views: 5075

Re: Ramps 1.4 marlin good as 3d printer but wont work as mil

Probably because the safe extrude temp part of marlin. You can fixl it though.

Try reading this...
http://www.buildlog.net/blog/2012/08/ha ... toolchain/
by madmike88
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Using laser pointer to locate zero
Replies: 10
Views: 4121

Re: Using laser pointer to locate zero

I'm definitely gonna cut and paste this into my notes.

Thanks
by madmike88
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connectors for wiring a machine?
Replies: 10
Views: 2175

Re: Connectors for wiring a machine?

Maybe make a shield type board that brings all those out to one or two connectors, and then do the same for both machines to make the swap easy? @$40 for an Arduino/RAMPS/Drivers it might be worthwhile to just get a controller for the printer. http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAMPS-1-4-REPRAP-3D-PRINTER-CONT...
by madmike88
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Revive the build...
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Revive the build...

Lol, me too... Been a year since I got moving, just needed to do endstops, and clean up the wiring... Then life happened... Doh... Hope fully I will get it running this summer...
by madmike88
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: RepStrapOko
Replies: 42
Views: 9084

Re: RepStrapOko

Will, as long as you have the proper thermistor chosen in your firmware, just hook it up and heat the hotend in your host software. If it heats and the thermistor is reporting temp then do the Marlin PID Autotune command and enter the results in your firmware or EEPROM. http://reprap.org/wiki/PID_Tu...