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by fl0yd
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Rotary Tools (like dremel)
Topic: Running long jobs using default shapeoko rotary tool
Replies: 4
Views: 2238

Re: Running long jobs using default shapeoko rotary tool

I also seem to recall that people have had issues with the collet loosening during long jobs which causes the tool to get pulled out into the workpiece. I can personally attest to this, even on some short jobs. I tried 3 different collets and cranked them down as hard as I could. The only way I cou...
by fl0yd
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: First 3D printer
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: First 3D printer

can anyone recommend a 3d printer or diy kit on a budget ideally in the uk? although i say budget i still would be looking for something that can make good quality parts. been looking around on eBay and unsure about the quality. anyone with experiences they would like to share? Have a look at nophe...
by fl0yd
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: included power supply
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: included power supply

no quiet cut spindle, there is a wiring diagram for the stepper motors which shows them wired to the GRBL circuit board assembly, the circuit board/g shield assembly then has a 115v cord attached to it which plugs directly into a wall socket I assumed, the supplied spindle as well as the dewalt 660...
by fl0yd
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Shapeoko suspected to miss 2nd coordinate
Replies: 20
Views: 2012

Re: Shapeoko suspected to miss 2nd coordinate

I finally can reproduce the effect. The Arduino must be "cold" to allow the reproduction. After not having used my Shapeoko for a few days I started up the toolpath of my score board. It missed the 2nd coordinate but ran the right path further on. After this run I started the job again to see if it...
by fl0yd
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: included power supply
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: included power supply

Hello This sounds like a really stupid question but here goes. I purchased the full kit including a couple upgrades including the expansion kit as well as the NEMA 23 motors. I received a "power supply" silver electronic box about 11/2" thick X 4 X 6" with some electrical connections. I can find no...
by fl0yd
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Improved dust collector
Replies: 25
Views: 5303

Re: Improved dust collector

Here's my improve version 2. Improvement: - Removed divider inside for more air passage and avoid blockage on on small debris. - Added foam at the bottom for the best trap of all the dust. - Acrylic top cover for more visible cutting. - Vacuum can be set to the lowest suction and still no dust esca...
by fl0yd
Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Been Practicing with CAMBAM all day
Replies: 17
Views: 1711

Re: Been Practicing with CAMBAM all day

Yeah $150.- round it up to $160.- and it's about 4 dinners at $40.- It's instant gratification too .. you download the software, start using it, the key comes quickly in less than a day. :twisted: It's very capable, but I wonder when the next release is... 0.9.8N was released May 10 of 2013 . The f...
by fl0yd
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: What do I do with all these wires?
Replies: 11
Views: 1797

Re: What do I do with all these wires?

Caesar S wrote:one is included in the ShapeOko 2 kit
It is? I don't recall receiving one...

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by fl0yd
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Flashing GRBL
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Re: Flashing GRBL

I'd like to flash to the newest GRBL (to take advantage of probing), but from what I seeing on this board it's doesn't appear to be the easiest thing to do. Is there one particular tutorial here on doing this that's better than another?? Thanks, The steps are very dependent on your operating system...
by fl0yd
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Milling "Deep" objects
Replies: 21
Views: 1759

Re: Milling "Deep" objects

I pre-ordered the Shapeoko 3 and had initially intended on increasing the Z-axis so that I could slowly mill deep objects (5" deep) out of plastic/soft materials. -Ride5150 Ride5150, this sounds like an interesting use case that will definitely be a challenge with the shapeoko. Are you willing to s...