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by FargoPhil
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits - V2.0
Replies: 15
Views: 3489

Re: FS: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits - V2.0

Are the switches in your kit sealed against dust? My current switches started failing (came from old arcade games.) I need new switches, which will likely require new mounts, so I may be in the market. But I'd like to get some sealed switches.
by FargoPhil
Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Shapeoko3 - Laser etching mod documented and posted
Replies: 19
Views: 5960

Re: Shapeoko3 - Laser etching mod documented and posted

Right on, thanks.

I've got the FlexMod P3 driver and have just about got it tuned up. My el-cheapo mulitmeter only goes to 200ma, so I'm not able to accurately set the output.
by FargoPhil
Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Shapeoko3 - Laser etching mod documented and posted
Replies: 19
Views: 5960

Re: Shapeoko3 - Laser etching mod documented and posted

I've got the parts and am getting ready to hook up the laser. Are you using the 24v pin in the 6-pin group on the control board?

I've got a 2w laser diode, will that pin be able to handle the current?

Thanks
Phil
by FargoPhil
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Do I need limit switches?
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Re: Do I need limit switches?

Just to add another newbie perspective.. The first thing I did after running the test cut was drive the gantry hard into an end stop. I had sent a gcode file over in millimeters when the machine thought it was inches. I set up limit switches immediately to protect the machine from me.
by FargoPhil
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Homing trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: Homing trouble

Looks like I ran into the same problem as brussel. It looks like I've got the wiring switched for x and y limits. [edit] I switched the wiring and confirmed that that was the issue. It's working now. http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6664 Is there a way to tell which switch is being ...
by FargoPhil
Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Homing trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Homing trouble

I've got a shapeoko 3, have added limit switches, and am having trouble with the homing cycle. I have enabled hard limits, and have verified that that switches work by jogging into the ends. When I turn on homing and execute the homing cycle, it jogs Z up to the top, wiggles a bit, and then starts m...
by FargoPhil
Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Replacement waste board
Replies: 7
Views: 16932

Re: Replacement waste board

I've done a bit of price shopping online to see what it would cost to make something similar on my own. It looks like $250 is the price for a 1/2" x 24" x 36" plate of aluminum. Ebay, onlinemetals.com, etc. So for the extra $150 you get one that's cut to size, has holes drilled and tapped, and is bl...
by FargoPhil
Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Shapeoko3 - Laser
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Re: Shapeoko3 - Laser

If you have time and could put together a build log, that would be awesome. I've been assembling parts and am awaiting my shapeoko 3. I plan to add a laser to it soon after it's up and running. I have got a flexmod p3 driver and a 2w blue led from ebay.

Thanks
Phil
by FargoPhil
Mon May 25, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: [SOLD] Shapeoko 1 upgraded plus custom controller $600
Replies: 18
Views: 4118

Re: Shapeoko 1 upgraded plus custom controller and DWP611 $6

I'm new to the forum and haven't yet earned PM powers. You said the price was reduced, what is the current asking price?

Thanks
Phil