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by fl0yd
Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Z Axis Losing Altitude
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: Z Axis Losing Altitude

I'm not sure what the possible causes are here or how to fix the issue. I'd be very, very grateful for any help that you folks could provide. Thank you very much in advance! A common cause is: the stepper driver overheating and missing steps The common cure is: a heatsink and a fan blowing across t...
by fl0yd
Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Belt drive or direct drive?
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: Belt drive or direct drive?

According to IC's Site The benefits of the belt drive compared to the direct drive are speed and clearance. There is an accuracy benefit from moving to the ACME screw. So I don't think either one will affect precision or finish, but I haven't done any 2.5D milling so I don't know how they would fact...
by fl0yd
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD - Selling new but opened box Shapeoko 2 - SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Re: Selling new but opened box Shapeoko 2

Hello All, This is in Orlando, FL and at the moment I do not seem to be able to respond to PMs on this forum. The spindle included is the one that came with the unit, which I do not know off the top of my head what brand it is. This unit is still available, and as soon as I can I will respond to PM...
by fl0yd
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Acrylic!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2194

Re: Acrylic!!!

Hi HP... I am engraving in acrylic, so cant comment on profile cutting. I am using cast acrylic, and i purchased it from Maizey Plastics. They are also in the north so maybe give them a try. I am using a 60 degree bit and the engraving is working quite well. Regards Megesh Megesh, that looks quite ...
by fl0yd
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Stuck at start
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Stuck at start

The instructions specifically tell one to _not_ install blink. What more needs to be done to make people heed this warning? What if you moved that section to a "troubleshooting" section of the Wiki? The vast majority of the time the arduino will be recognized by a modern day OS. And there has been ...
by fl0yd
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Stuck at start
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Stuck at start

What OS are you working from? The steps to reflash GBRL onto the controller vary. Link 1 - A link to the GRBL 9g.hex file with S02 defaults preloaded Link 2 - Descriptions of methods to flash the Arduino via the GRBL wiki Use the download from Link 1 to flash the Arduino following the steps for your...
by fl0yd
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: I killed my spindle
Replies: 11
Views: 2755

Re: I killed my spindle

I did take a crack at fixing it, but I got lost in the circuit board fairly soon after i began tracing things back from those two pins. I could have killed some many different things, as the pins i put 48v through were for the hall effect +ve and hall A. Could be a smd resistor, capacitor or the ha...
by fl0yd
Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you like your instructions?
Replies: 21
Views: 2658

Re: How do you like your instructions?

fl0yd wrote: I would like to see a video overview for each of the assemblies/sections. We have a page on assembly videos: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Assembly_Videos I wasn't trying to say that you don't have it, I was just trying to answer the question of which do I prefer. I like onlin...
by fl0yd
Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you like your instructions?
Replies: 21
Views: 2658

Re: How do you like your instructions?

I have heard people expressing strong opinions for and against using video for assembly and operation instructions, and I wonder what your preference is. I'll get you started by saying that I don't like video for this purpose, because it's hard to cross-reference, and does not allow the viewer to c...
by fl0yd
Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Quiet Cut Vs Dewalt/Mikita router What do I buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 10258

Re: Quiet Cut Vs Dewalt/Mikita router What do I buy?

How does the Dewalt handle the air that it exhausts for cooling? I mounted a Bosch Colt the other day and the damned thing blows it's cooling air straight down throwing dust everywhere in the process even though I'm keeping the vacuum right next to the bit. It seems like the quiet nature and non-blo...