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by bobt
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: A Shapeoko-inspired fast(?) machine
Replies: 10
Views: 3301

Re: A Shapeoko-inspired fast(?) machine

If you will check the shaft portion does not move in any x, y, z direction and so does not contribute to the moving mass of the machine.

Bob
by bobt
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Site Problems
Topic: site being down.
Replies: 2
Views: 956

site being down.

Edward - It seems that the site has been crashing a fair amount lately. Is there anything we can do to help keep it up?

Bob Teeter
by bobt
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Build Log 1709F
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Re: Build Log 1709F

Could that someone be Edward as he now works at Inventables and has been a big help with resolving problems with the kits.

Just a gentle poke at Edward. He does FANTASTIC work.

Bob Teeter
by bobt
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Vacuum separator
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Re: Vacuum separator

Guys - here is the original small cyclone from the owner of the patent:

http://www.oneida-air.com/inventoryD.as ... 6240A24A4}

Just thought you would like to know. Also it is $39.00.

Bob
by bobt
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Vacuum separator
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Re: Vacuum separator

Guys - Just remember that the cost of manufacturing and retail price have NOTHING to do with each other. It is all what the market will bear. I'm just saying that because something can be made for $1.00 but you can not find it anywhere but at one place does not mean that they will sell it for $2.00....
by bobt
Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Henrys' eshapeoko build UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Re: Henrys' eshapeoko build UK

Henry - Please note that to use it as a 3D printer will require either another stepper channel or control for a DC motor for the extruder. I have found that the 4th channel is the best way to go so plan accordingly.

Bob
by bobt
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Newb questions - z-axis response
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: Newb questions - z-axis response

Just a quick note: That is in fact a cracked capacitor. It appears that it might have been cracked at installation. Check back with the place you purchased it from and see what their return policy is.

Bob Teeter
by bobt
Wed May 22, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Alternatives to MakerSlide
Replies: 20
Views: 6130

Re: Alternatives to MakerSlide

Here is another version of what MakerSlide does. http://www.openbuildspartstore.com/ I have my rewards from the kickstarter on this and it is everything they said. They will be shipping product on July 8 according to the site. What I will be buying is the 80x20 version of their product for building ...
by bobt
Tue May 14, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Terminology confusion/improvement - axis/gantry mount plates
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: Terminology confusion/improvement - axis/gantry mount pl

Hey - There are some of us "BOB's" out here that might object. Besides Microsoft already has copyrighted, patented, trademarked "BOB". It just didn't work to well for most users. Then again neither do I. So why not call it "EDWARD" that way we can not get confused.

Bob Teeter
by bobt
Mon May 13, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Restructuring wiki before update PDF instructions
Replies: 15
Views: 4131

Re: Restructuring wiki before update PDF instructions

William - yes to what you said. But also include the .nc file that was generated because what we want the user to initially do is to validate the machine. Then they should go thru the process of generating the code and matching it against the provided .nc file so that they have a comfort factor in w...