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by PLHS54
Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: ShapOko as 3D printer
Replies: 3
Views: 3114

Re: ShapOko as 3D printer

Those steppers should be just fine as I believe that's what are used on repraps, granted those machines are much lighter, thus easier to move the mass. Just as a side note, I wouldn't cut anything with the extended z axis due to the longer moment arm that is created and when coupled with a spindle a...
by PLHS54
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: ShapOko as 3D printer
Replies: 3
Views: 3114

Re: ShapOko as 3D printer

Yes, it is possible to turn the ShapeOko into a 3D printer with the correct electronics and an extruder mounted in place of a spindle. Yes, the ShapeOko should move fast enough depending on your stepper motors and electronics. The sparkfun stepper motors that are suggested on the wiki should be plen...
by PLHS54
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Scan a model from a real-world object?
Replies: 10
Views: 3292

Re: Scan a model from a real-world object?

Here is the link, it should work. http://www.david-laserscanner.com/?section=Downloads It's the one at the top version 3.4.0.3008 Hope this helps
by PLHS54
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Scan a model from a real-world object?
Replies: 10
Views: 3292

Re: Scan a model from a real-world object?

You can also take a look at http://www.david-laserscanner.com/ It's free too! *with some restraints, but will get you started
by PLHS54
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 30
Views: 12649

Re: Power Supply

The best wire gauges for power are 20 ga or 18 ga. Anything larger than this (16 ga or smaller number - the numbers get smaller as the current handling capacity gets larger, until you start using 0 and 00 and 000) is also OK, but the larger gauges get hard to connect to the terminals as the wire si...
by PLHS54
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Software for a 1D picture
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Software for a 1D picture

Hi, I'm looking for a program or some way to cut these shapes out on the ShapeOko from the attached picture. I can generate these shapes and save them either as pdf or eps file types. My problem is then taking either of these file types to generate gcode with them if that makes sense.
by PLHS54
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko cutting metal
Replies: 5
Views: 8901

Shapeoko cutting metal

Do any of you guys have any videos or experience with the Shapeoko cutting metal?
by PLHS54
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Buildlog.net Arduino Compatible Stepper Shields available
Replies: 93
Views: 33316

Re: Buildlog.net Arduino Compatible Stepper Shields availabl

I also vote no, I don't know the history of this item, but it seems like a rip off of the buildlog.net one.
by PLHS54
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 30
Views: 12649

Power Supply

I know the wiki page says: "The size of the power supply should be at least 4.2A at 24V. A larger supply (for example, a 4.5A) will work fine. The size is based on the requirements of the stepper motors you choose." I'm interested in two things. First, what is the mathematical formula for figuring o...
by PLHS54
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Buildlog Stepper Shields
Replies: 14
Views: 7265

Re: Buildlog Stepper Shields

Hi Edward, I've sent you an email also, but haven't heard anything back. Do you have anymore of these boards left? If you do, I'd like to buy 1. Thanks, Michael