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by calica
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: PCB Fabrication
Topic: PCB Milling - Illumination disk and Limit Switch boards
Replies: 10
Views: 5451

Re: PCB Milling - Illumination disk and Limit Switch boards

How is the board attached to the spindle? Are you happy with the eBay spindle?
by calica
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: PCB Fabrication
Topic: My first surface mount PCB
Replies: 7
Views: 2445

Re: My first surface mount PCB

Looks good. What size traces? What are you using for a spindle?

If you're using pcb-gcode, I modified it to do multiple milling passes, each slightly deeper. No need to adjust feed rate override.
by calica
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Excited!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1904

Re: Excited!!

If you are working in mm with CamBam, search for "G0 Z" and replace with "G1 F300 Z". If you are working in inches with CamBam, search for "G0 Z" and replace with "G1 F12 Z". Not that I use grbl (LinuxCNC guy) but grbl should be able to handle G0 codes. Or does CamBam use G0 for all movements (whic...
by calica
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Upgrade Parts!
Replies: 194
Views: 51549

Re: Upgrade Parts!

Will the shop software be able to calculate shipping to the USA?
by calica
Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Shapeok
Replies: 27
Views: 31755

Re: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Sha

Use shielded what? Cables for the steppers and limit switches?

Any problems with extra weight on the Z movement? Should I get an Acme screw or more powerful stepper?

Thanks again.
by calica
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Shapeok
Replies: 27
Views: 31755

Re: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Sha

One more!

Is any none rotating point conductive to the collet (and endmill)? I'd really like a better solution than an alligator clip on my endmill for probing.
by calica
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Shapeok
Replies: 27
Views: 31755

Re: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Sha

I'm close to purchasing one of these and have a few questions. How slow can the spindle go? When it goes slow, do you have any heating issues? Have you tried a 1/4" or 6mm endmill? Can you take deeper cuts by slowing feed rate and rpm? Is the TIR quoted acccurate? Anything new to report in the last ...
by calica
Fri May 03, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: filament extruder and PLA pellets available
Replies: 9
Views: 3990

Re: filament extruder and PLA pellets available

How is filament diameter consistency?
by calica
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Seattle Meetup?
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Seattle Meetup?

Which Vancouver? I'm in the WA one.
by calica
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: What features would a new Shapeoko app need?
Replies: 42
Views: 4692

Re: What features would a new Shapeoko app need?

Keep the UI discoupled from the machine control. That way you can add a LinuxCNC backend. I really like LinuxCNC vs grbl but the UI is lacking. Adding LinuxCNC support should be fairly simple if designed right.