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by will1384
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 49107

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

Hey Will, Couple of comments on your build (whis is looking sweet). I would not coil your USB cable and zip tie it to your power supply for two reasons. 1.) creating loops of wire period, especially near a power source can create an induction loop. 2.) you really want to keep your signal lines as f...
by will1384
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Mach3
Topic: I need help with Mach3
Replies: 6
Views: 5487

Re: I need help with Mach3

I used LinuxCNC to test what Microstepping the drivers were set to, because there is no documentation :roll: , I made sure Microstepping was set to 8, and for "Leadscrew Pitch" I think I set it to 0.635, to get 1016 Steps / in, then used the "Test this Axis" to move the Axis one half inch and used a...
by will1384
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Mach3
Topic: I need help with Mach3
Replies: 6
Views: 5487

Re: I need help with Mach3

I tried LinuxCNC and now I wonder if my microstepping is set to 1/8 here is a screen shot http://i.imgur.com/XFpR2sC.png X and Y axis were set the same, I clamped a ruler to the makerslide and told LinuxCNC to move 1 inch, and adjusted the Leadscrew Pitch numbers until the CNC router moved about 1 i...
by will1384
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Mach3
Topic: I need help with Mach3
Replies: 6
Views: 5487

I need help with Mach3

I had used Mach3 in the past with the first CNC router I had, but I was given all the numbers to enter into the mach3 motor tuning screen, but with the Shapeoko 2 I have been trying to do the math on my own. I have a blue chinese CNC controller box that was made for a 6040 CNC mill, I got it used on...
by will1384
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Z-Axis Fail
Replies: 22
Views: 3363

Re: Z-Axis Fail

I kinda feel the same way, but it does work the way it's designed now, and most people don't need that much accuracy, and the cost of a better Z-Axis would have likely been $50-$100 more, but yes I would have paid that. The previous DIY CNC router I used, had the same problem, binding and wobble, it...
by will1384
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: $150 off Misumi Promotion
Replies: 143
Views: 20622

Re: $150 off Misumi Promotion

I ordered parts 02/11/2014, its now 02/18/2014, still no discount, and no shipping costs listed, and I got the parts 02/14/2014, kinda scares me :? I used the code "First150--Reddit" placed into the "Special Instructions" text box, and it was my first order with Misumi. I will post back if anything...
by will1384
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: $150 off Misumi Promotion
Replies: 143
Views: 20622

Re: $150 off Misumi Promotion

I ordered parts 02/11/2014, its now 02/18/2014, still no discount, and no shipping costs listed, and I got the parts 02/14/2014, kinda scares me :? I used the code "First150--Reddit" placed into the "Special Instructions" text box, and it was my first order with Misumi. I will post back if anything ...
by will1384
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 49107

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

wz9v wrote:There is a US supplier of the E3D hotend.

http://www.filastruder.com
Thanks for the link.
by will1384
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 49107

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

Speaking not from personal experience, but purely based on the volume of complaints, modifications, tweaks and fixes for the QU-BD MBE extruders on the buildlog.net forum, where many people attracted by the low price tried to use it with the ORD Bot, I would recommend against it, especially if this...
by will1384
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 49107

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

I decided to try 3D Printing, here is a list of parts I plan on getting / using MBE Extruder v9 with 12v heater cartridge PID Digital Temperature Controller 25a SSR DC-DC Relay and HeatSink Computer Power Supply, ATX or Dell Optiplex power supply brick, I have both. A Chinese 4-Axis blue CNC control...