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by CastIrony
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Yet another work holding thread
Replies: 18
Views: 12887

Re: Yet another work holding thread

Did you just post the exact same thing to five separate threads?
by CastIrony
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: How to turn off ease out/in motion?
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: How to turn off ease out/in motion?

Otherwise, you can try using Grbl's dynamic laser mode that modulates laser power with acceleration. To use it, command an M4, rather than an M3 to power up your laser. Or, use a CAM program that accounts for the acceleration by adding some overscan distance. Just to clarify, dynamic laser mode was...
by CastIrony
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SO3 Servo Conversion? Teknic ClearPath?
Replies: 7
Views: 1577

Re: SO3 Servo Conversion? Teknic ClearPath?

Is motor torque a limiting factor on a stock SO3, or is it dwarfed by machine flex, belt stretch, or some other factor?
by CastIrony
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Possibly my best upgrade for ages
Replies: 2
Views: 1841

Re: Possibly my best upgrade for ages

Those look amazing!

I've been considering a similar jig for carving custom dice.
by CastIrony
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: dont sleep on the new carriage plate
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Re: dont sleep on the new carriage plate

It's easily the best upgrade I've made to my machine, especially given the relatively low price.
by CastIrony
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Grbl v1.1e released!
Replies: 18
Views: 5419

Re: Grbl v1.1e released!

Congrats! I know you've been working hard on it. :D
by CastIrony
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: GRBL upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: GRBL upgrade

AFAIK the last official word on Carbide 3D's Grbl v1.1 plans was this blog post.
by CastIrony
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Optically isolating limit switches
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

Re: Optically isolating limit switches

Ok, questions. Probably due to my still-considerable ignorance in electronic matters. 1. That hall effect sensor works at a fairly wide range of 3.8V to 30V. Why are you running it at 24V, rather than the 5V the Arduino is able to interface with directly? 2. Is the optocoupler just being used as a 2...
by CastIrony
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: No more free private OnShape documents
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: No more free private OnShape documents

As a free OnShape user I probably should have a big problem with this, but I really don't. Anyone selling a free/premium app has to come up with a solid barrier between the two tiers, and "needs private documents" is a much more natural barrier than "needs more than 10 private documents and/or more ...
by CastIrony
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dust collection best practices for Shapeoko 3
Replies: 13
Views: 6242

Re: Dust collection best practices for Shapeoko 3

Over the weekend I finally got my dust collection setup finalized. I found a really great 8 gallon Hefty plastic tub that fits perfectly under my workbench: IMG_3111.jpg I cut out a retaining ring to put less stress on the fairly thin lid plastic: IMG_3113.jpg My dust shoe should arrive in about a m...