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by Caesar S
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: First Start Up?
Replies: 59
Views: 5574

Re: First Start Up?

Yes, just for continuity.
by Caesar S
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: First Start Up?
Replies: 59
Views: 5574

Re: First Start Up?

OK, are you sure the gshield have 24VDC power?

If so, with everything powered off, check the wiring. Using a multimeter test the wire connections from the gshield to the stepper motors. Also make sure the cables are connected to the right connection point.
by Caesar S
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: First Start Up?
Replies: 59
Views: 5574

Re: First Start Up?

Does the gshield have 24VDC power connected?

Gently try pushing the x or y axis, do they give? or resist?

If they resist, that's good, they have power. If they give, that means they might not have power or not energized to hold position.
by Caesar S
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: First Start Up?
Replies: 59
Views: 5574

Re: First Start Up?

Yes!!!!
by Caesar S
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: First Start Up?
Replies: 59
Views: 5574

Re: First Start Up?

OK, that's good! It means your computer is not connected to the Arduino UNO and nothing is toast (yet).

Now, connect UGS to a different COM port (you're using Windows right?), make sure the baud rate is 9600.

Keep connecting to subsequent COM ports until you see Arduino respond with "grbl 0.8c"
by Caesar S
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: First Start Up?
Replies: 59
Views: 5574

Re: First Start Up?

When you type in $$ <enter> using UGS, does it return a list of setting numbers?
by Caesar S
Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Love my Makita but....
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: Love my Makita but....

Well, I made a dust container for mine. WillAdams has a really slick one where it's all clear so you can see the bit while it's cutting.

The dust container keeps the air from the router away from the cut material, while the vacuum creates incoming air and evacuates the dust.
by Caesar S
Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: First Start Up?
Replies: 59
Views: 5574

Re: First Start Up?

Nice setup! The "ShapeOko 2" hello world pen drawing was uneventful for me. You'll want to inspect it closely to see that it printed well. If not post a picture and somebody will likely spot the issue. Yes, be ready to stop the machine obviously. Depending on how you work with dimensions and script ...
by Caesar S
Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: First Start Up?
Replies: 59
Views: 5574

Re: First Start Up?

I followed the build instructions, it was really enjoyable. I did it over a couple of weekends, overnight is possible but you won't enjoy the process. Things that usually go wrong (at least for me): - Slack belts, this shows up prominently when you try to carve a circle (you'll get an oval) - Incorr...
by Caesar S
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Advice on how to best carve the attached image
Replies: 16
Views: 2457

Re: Advice on how to best carve the attached image

ralston4 wrote:Yes svg is what you would want to cut paths but if you wanted to do raster carving then you would want to import a raster into a program like bmp2cnc and create g-code. Raster carving is the back and forth g-code type stuff. Bas-relief carving.
Ah now I understand ... yes bmp2cnc is it.