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by danimal
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Geckodrive
Topic: got my g540
Replies: 6
Views: 2274

Re: got my g540

That looks like a pretty nice setup. Are you going to cut more vent holes in the top of the enclosure? It looked like there might be some on the corners of the shell pieces, but I could not tell from the cut sheet. Might be a good idea to cut fan port, and you can run it off of the power supply vari...
by danimal
Mon May 25, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Geckodrive
Topic: 2 Motors, 1 Controller
Replies: 8
Views: 2872

Re: 2 Motors, 1 Controller

Just for future reference, these exist: http://www.soigeneris.com/ez_g540___set_of_4-details.aspx They make life a lot easier, and if you are going to spend ~$10 - 12 on resistors and DB9 connectors these are 100% easier. Plus they allowed me to tune the resistances for the dual y issue that you hav...
by danimal
Sun May 24, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Geckodrive
Topic: g540 enclosures
Replies: 1
Views: 2009

Re: g540 enclosures

I bought the case linked below off of Amazon ($22). I am very impressed with the construction and quality of the box, it is 1/8 thick at least, with molded in inserts that the cover screws thread into. I used the cover that was already installed on the power supply, and cut it to fit into the enclos...
by danimal
Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cutting Cheap PlexiGlass Any Luck?
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: Cutting Cheap PlexiGlass Any Luck?

If you are seeing any melting, then you are traveling too slow or your cam software may not speed compensate in corners. If your machine is missing steps, your load force is overcoming the stepper motors. You can increase the current through the motors (will generate more heat but will help prevent ...
by danimal
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Post Processor for Arduino Fusion 360
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: Post Processor for Arduino Fusion 360

Good, I am glad that there is at least a start. The Fusion 360 website had a whole post processor development and troubleshooting section where they take requests and implement changes as needed. Have you tried to submit changes to them? I am just curious if they would actually provide the same serv...
by danimal
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Z-Axis Stepper Cooling - Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: Z-Axis Stepper Cooling - Ideas?

My steppers used to get really hot. I would run the current on the high side because I wanted faster acceleration and less of a chance of slippage. But since I switched over to the G540 they get warm after a few hours of use but by no means hot like they used to. The one real difference between the ...
by danimal
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New, larger aluminium extrusion
Replies: 123
Views: 18205

Re: New, larger aluminium extrusion

I like the pcb internal slots. That would be really useful. Back to the t slot, it could be done in a way to increase overall rigidity and produce no additional internal cavities. From a purchasers standpoint, drilling holes in the extrusion seems very permanent for a piece of equipment that I const...
by danimal
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gecko G540 ground
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Gecko G540 ground

I have been running my G540 for well over a year and though I am using shielded cable, I do not have the shields grounded. I also do not use limit switches so I do not know if that could cause problems. I installed limit switches only for homing and would get a false trip about once every 3 jobs or...
by danimal
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: LinuxCNC
Topic: EMC2 and Fusion 360 tooling question
Replies: 1
Views: 1513

EMC2 and Fusion 360 tooling question

So I have been using Fusion 360 to create tool paths for my machine. I have a problem on the CNC where it returns an error if any other tool number besides 1 is used in the tool description. This means that I need to run a separate .ngc file for each tooling operation. It is not that big of a deal, ...
by danimal
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Post Processor for Arduino Fusion 360
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Post Processor for Arduino Fusion 360

Just a quick question for those using arduino based platforms. Is there a fusion 360 post processor that works? I am running linuxCNC and there is an EMC2 post processor so it works great, but I am thinking of giving my arduino and grblshield to my brother so that he can build a CNC, but was concern...