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by dave_the_nerd
Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Replacement for gshield?
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Replacement for gshield?

cvoinescu wrote:The Chinese clone of the New Zealand board works fine with GRBL 0.9, except you need to connect your Z limit switch to the pins labelled "spindle". Other than that, there's no issue.
Interesting.

I guess I'll give it a shot. The worst that can happen is I get another gshield later. :oops:
by dave_the_nerd
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Replacement for gshield?
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Replacement for gshield?

I used my Shapeoko pretty heavily for about four months, and then it sit for a while. Now my gShield's Y axis light doesn't come on and it only moves on the X and Z axes. I've unplugged and reattached everything, reset everything, etc., and I'm pretty well convinced it's the board. So I have somethi...
by dave_the_nerd
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Grbl doc updates
Replies: 26
Views: 3699

Re: Grbl doc updates

I was looking at it tonight, and found that the info on all the $ settings (including info on axis reversal, etc.) only covers up to 0.8.

*shrug* It's all in the grbl docs on github, so you might just link to that, depends on how comprehensive you want the wiki to be.
by dave_the_nerd
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: How do you which version of Grbl your running
Replies: 3
Views: 2185

Re: How do you which version of Grbl your running

Dear all, basic question. How do you which version on grbl you are running? I have a shapeoko 2 which I've had for about a year or so. I've been running it a 9600 baud, but after reading a few threads, I'm starting to wondering if it's version 9 and it should be 115200 baud. Hope you can help. Than...
by dave_the_nerd
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: I give up on Audrino
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: I give up on Audrino

What do you mean, "nothing works?"

When I upgraded mine to 0.9g, everything was backwards and the steps were wrong. I was able to fix it, but I had to hard-reset the arduino a couple of times. It was kinda voodoo-ey.
by dave_the_nerd
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Dave's Build Log
Replies: 18
Views: 4482

Re: Dave's Build Log

Upgraded with Acme Screw and Belt Drive Z-Axis today, also upgraded to grbl 0.9g. Will have photos/videos of sawdust-making tomorrow. :D
by dave_the_nerd
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who's in for this printer?
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Who's in for this printer?

Geez, that's kinda neat.
by dave_the_nerd
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Z axis upgrades - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 3014

Re: Z axis upgrades - thoughts?

/me orders rapidly!
by dave_the_nerd
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Places to buy aluminum stock
Replies: 11
Views: 2212

Re: Places to buy aluminum stock

twforeman wrote:I tend to buy here http://www.discountsteel.com/

But they are only a few miles from my house (well the MN store anyway). :)
That sound you hear is my wallet crying.
by dave_the_nerd
Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Z axis upgrades - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 3014

Re: Z axis upgrades - thoughts?

Added some loctite to the shopping list. :D

Interesting - Inventables is out of Acme screws too.

So, who makes them, do they read this forum, and can they be bribed with beer?