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by chomdh
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: fusion 360 is AWESOME!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 16137

Re: fusion 360 is AWESOME!!!

I've been wanting to try some 3D surface milling. Going to try Fusion 360 right now.
by chomdh
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Brian's Arduino Enclosure
Replies: 10
Views: 2288

Re: Brian's Arduino Enclosure

Great video and great project. I think it turned out nicely. Thanks for posting.
by chomdh
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Chomdh's ShapeOKO2 #3702
Replies: 26
Views: 5715

Re: Chomdh's ShapeOKO2 #3702

Well crap, just tried to cut out another hold-down and my Z motor appears to be skipping steps when moving up but moves just fine on the way down. Does anyone have any tips on what could be the cause? I turned my Z accel way down to 10 and it's still happening. Perhaps a mechanical bind? I'll loosen...
by chomdh
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: File send issue after upgrade to GRBL 0.9g
Replies: 4
Views: 742

File send issue after upgrade to GRBL 0.9g

When using 0.9g, I have to hit "reset x" "reset y" and "reset z" before sending the g-code file otherwise my machine makes one or two moves then makes a bunch of humming/buzzing noises and pretty much stays stationary. Has anyone else experienced this? The work around is simple but sometimes I forge...
by chomdh
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Chomdh's ShapeOKO2 #3702
Replies: 26
Views: 5715

Re: Chomdh's ShapeOKO2 #3702

Alright, I have my SO2 back up and running! I've run hello world a couple of times now in air and wow this thing seems to be running strong. Can't wait to cut some parts once I get the spindle mounted. I think I'm ready to cut some aluminum now. The NEMA23's seem to be running much cooler than my ol...
by chomdh
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Chomdh's ShapeOKO2 #3702
Replies: 26
Views: 5715

Re: Chomdh's ShapeOKO2 #3702

Finally started the upgrade process after receiving the 9mm wide pulleys from openbuilds. X axis motor plate has been upgraded. Broke a drill bit while making holes to tie my x axis rails to a 20x40 extrusion. So I'm off to the hardware store and some other errands. Probably won't get a chance to co...
by chomdh
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Printrbot simple done on Shapeoko
Replies: 12
Views: 11047

Re: Printrbot simple done on Shapeoko

rocnik - how's it working? I think it's awesome to have cut out all the structural parts using a shapeoko. The amount of zip ties in this design worries me though. Any issues with parts wiggling around?
by chomdh
Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Chomdh's ShapeOKO2 #3702
Replies: 26
Views: 5715

Re: Chomdh's ShapeOKO2 #3702

Upgraded to GRBL 0.9g tonight. Only had time to run a hello world in air. Holy wow, what a difference. MUCH smoother operation. Why the heck did I wait so long to update?
by chomdh
Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Chomdh's ShapeOKO2 #3702
Replies: 26
Views: 5715

Re: Chomdh's ShapeOKO2 #3702

That red disk is called a depth ring. It is used to insure that if you push the bit all the way into the collet, it will be at exactly the same height every time. Drillman's bits are designed for commercial routers like a Hitachi or Excellon PCB router and the bit height is set automatically in the...
by chomdh
Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Shapeoko 2 #7353 is Operational
Replies: 32
Views: 19353

Re: Shapeoko 2 #7353 is Operational

Oops of the day : I forgot to calibrate my machine. :oops: I'm saying oops too often these days. I tried milling a vacuum adapter that I drew up in Fusion last night, only to discover that my step/mm on the gShield is wrong on all axes... by a lot . I looks like it's about 1.5mm or so off on the X ...