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by veng1
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Full depth profile cuts without destroying waste board
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Full depth profile cuts without destroying waste board

I use laminate flooring from Home Depot for $0.79/ sq. ft. At that price, I don't worry about how long to use it, I just put a new piece or pieces down for each job. http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Lakeshore-Pecan-7-mm-Thick-x-7-2-3-in-Wide-x-50-5-8-in-Length-Laminate-Flooring-24-17-sq-ft-c...
by veng1
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to position a pre-made panel to accept holes?
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: How to position a pre-made panel to accept holes?

You stated that you needed to make cuts at precise locations: - How precise from each cut to the other? - How precise from the holes? - How many total parts do you want to do? I do a lot of this in my business, so this is how I'd do it: Install homing switches. Clamp a spoil board where it will not ...
by veng1
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Limit switches sold with the Shapeoko now ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: Limit switches sold with the Shapeoko now ?

The kits sold by vendors on this forum are also plug and play.
by veng1
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: GRBL 0.9i Spindle Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 5990

Re: GRBL 0.9i Spindle Issue

If you'd really like to be on the bleeding edge of technology, you could try to compile it with Platformio. The (maybe) advantage is that it uses an actual linker and only includes the parts of the libraries that are used. This may free up some memory for other things but only if there is any fluff ...
by veng1
Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Losing Connection in Middle of Project
Replies: 69
Views: 10275

Re: Losing Connection in Middle of Project

If you run the computer, SO3 and router all off a UPS, the noise will still be able to travel along the AC wiring and the only thing accomplished is a system that still won't work but will survive power outages. All the noise paths still exist. If the noise is conducted along the AC line and is from...
by veng1
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits - V2.0
Replies: 15
Views: 2538

Re: FS: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits - V2.0

Very neat and workman like wiring job, Tim. Looks good.

Pat.
by veng1
Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Advice needed : PCB for home switch
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Re: Advice needed : PCB for home switch

Cat, If you use just '04s and add a large value resistor from the output of last inverter to the input of the first inverter, it will give some hysteresis and tend to act like a Schmitt. The ratio of the added resistor to R2 sets the amount of hysteresis. Don't make it too small or you end up with a...
by veng1
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits
Replies: 123
Views: 13703

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

Of course it isn't symmetrical. It has a hole at one end to pivot and a slot at the other end to adjust for travel so it can be set with one hand to raise and lower the switch position and the other hand to tighten the screw. It is intentionally asymmetric for ease of use. You can adjust it to be le...
by veng1
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Probe & Limit Switch Kit
Replies: 39
Views: 8718

Re: Shapeoko 3 Probe & Limit Switch Kit

I like how few wires flex when the carriage moves. I think that improves reliability although maybe it isn't really required as the motor leads and the Z-axis still flex.
by veng1
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits
Replies: 123
Views: 13703

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

I actually prefer the way Microcenter white PLA prints versus black.