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by SnapFracturePop
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Precision washers were causing slop: what I did to fix it
Replies: 22
Views: 9833

Re: Precision washers were causing slop: what I did to fix i

I'd never noticed this problem till 12 hours ago, and here's a thread on the topic! The superglue idea sounds like it's worth a shot on my X carriage.
by SnapFracturePop
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: World's slowest laser cutter
Replies: 8
Views: 3964

Re: World's slowest laser cutter

The circle's about an inch and a half, and each smaller oval is ~1/8"x1/4". The material is a black paper plate, and I did focus the laser a bit better after this was taken. I had originally designed this as 1/8" tall in Sketchup to cut out of acrylic. I loaded it in CamBam & generated a toolpath wi...
by SnapFracturePop
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: World's slowest laser cutter
Replies: 8
Views: 3964

Re: World's slowest laser cutter

Everybody loves videos!


And yes, I'm being careful. Nothing reflective on the table, laser only powered when mounted facing down, no unattended cutting, etc. No IR safety glasses, though - they're just too expensive for my budget.
by SnapFracturePop
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mechanical Kit - 45 day lead
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: Mechanical Kit - 45 day lead

It seems that they're switching the Shapeoko to a "stocked" product instead of the Kickstarter-style batches. It's expensive to stock some parts so it's probably mini batches behind the scenes, but exciting that you're no longer at risk of not meeting the minimum batch size. Thanks for pointing this...
by SnapFracturePop
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: World's slowest laser cutter
Replies: 8
Views: 3964

World's slowest laser cutter

"You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have Shapeokos with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!" IMGP3419 small.jpg IMGP3422 small.jpg Too many of my stories (and letters from the bank) start with the fact that I was bored & in front of my computer with my credit card handy. T...
by SnapFracturePop
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Dual Y motor : any shop ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4319

Re: Dual Y motor : any shop ?

I suggested the Z axis since it's easier to get to, but you could also swap with X.
by SnapFracturePop
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Dual Motors of one driver.
Replies: 27
Views: 11771

Re: Dual Motors of one driver.

I can't speak to the speed, force, etc., but if a 200 and a 400 are paired on the same driver, it won't work. The Z axis seems to be the best place to have the oddball since it's pretty easy to get at.
by SnapFracturePop
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Dual Y motor : any shop ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4319

Re: Dual Y motor : any shop ?

I'm in favor of more upgrade kits being available. I get pretty impatient when I've got all the parts except one that's backordered or that I ordered incorrectly. That being said, a good shopping list is second best, and I just did this mod. Inventables is pretty much a one-stop shop for the more di...
by SnapFracturePop
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: ACME screw upgrade for Shapeoko Z-Axis
Replies: 175
Views: 53952

Re: ACME screw upgrade for Shapeoko Z-Axis

Glad to see some of these upgrades being offered as packages - sometimes I end up stalled trying to find that one screw/spacer/connector that I can't source locally. Since GRBL limits the max speed to the max any axis can take, this should provide some additional zip in all directions.
by SnapFracturePop
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Dual Motors of one driver.
Replies: 27
Views: 11771

Re: Dual Motors of one driver.

I don't know when they changed - I was in the first Inventables batch. I'm going to put the new one on the Z axis so I've got a matched pair on Y.