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by heathenx
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3
Replies: 16
Views: 2214

Re: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3

Cripes! That's a nice little laser for the money. Nice an compact. Working out well for you?

I ordered the mosfet and the other relays. Everything was so cheap. I'll repurpose the left-overs for some future jobs, I'm sure.
by heathenx
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3
Replies: 16
Views: 2214

Re: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3

Since you are dealing with DC, a MOSFET will work as well. For my laser, I simply am using a IRLB8721. I milled a custom PCB for some easy wiring. Pre-built - this work work from Sparkfun: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12959 Oh, I like that too. Tiny. Curious, what kind of laser are you using? ...
by heathenx
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3
Replies: 16
Views: 2214

Re: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3

Brilliant! Thanks! Your Amazon link looks like a nice unit.
by heathenx
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3
Replies: 16
Views: 2214

Re: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3

Thanks, RoguePirin. That sounds interesting. Can you recommend a relay source?
by heathenx
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3
Replies: 16
Views: 2214

Re: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3

Would it be worth running a second cable into the enclosure, with something like this? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CXYNV48 On the case, you could mount one of these, to keep things simple-ish: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00WZ82NC8 I have a bunch of those 12 volt wall warts. The laser does...
by heathenx
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3
Replies: 16
Views: 2214

Re: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3

RoguePirin wrote:I believe that all of the output signals on the Carbide Motion controller are 5V, including the PWM signal.
In that case perhaps I'll shelf it for some other project. Thanks.
by heathenx
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3
Replies: 16
Views: 2214

L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3

I have an L-Cheapo laser left over from my old delta 3d printer. I would like to connect it to my Shapeoko 3 if possible. However, the laser is 12 volts. Will that work on the Carbide 3D board? Is the PWM (spindle control) 12 or 24 volt?
by heathenx
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko threaded table announced (again)
Replies: 28
Views: 4131

Re: Shapeoko threaded table announced (again)

Just ordered one. :) I'd love a 2D dxf file of this new table...hint, hint.
by heathenx
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Depth Rings / Distance Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 3007

Re: Depth Rings / Distance Rings

So once you have some loose rings, what is a reliable way to set them on the mills to a precise length/depth for repeatable tool changes? I use a depth gauge. Put collar on end mill, place it upside down in a plate with either a 1/8 or 1/4 hole. Zero the gauge on the plate surface and then touch of...
by heathenx
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Depth Rings / Distance Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 3007

Re: Depth Rings / Distance Rings

They are precise and fit my bits rather snuggly. I think they are called lock collars or something. I made mine with 2 set screws. The Ace ones have one set screw. I saw something like that on the web but wondered if the screws that hold them in place would cause more bearing wear. If they don't I ...