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by edwardrford
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Shapeoko KB Site
Replies: 2
Views: 6569

Shapeoko KB Site

Hi All - Internally we've been working on a knowledge base repository for all things Shapeoko 3. You can find the results of our efforts here: Main Site - Shapeoko Specific - We are constantly adding information to the site ...
by edwardrford
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:34 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Z axis Belt - Tension (am I doing this right?)
Replies: 55
Views: 11088

Re: Z axis Belt - Tension (am I doing this right?)

Clever Fix! Have you tested for interference against the z-rail, from the larger OD of your modified pulley, or did you modify the 30 tooth, to maintain the same OD (body) as the original 20 tooth? For anyone who is having an issue with your z-belt - please email - we'll put yo...
by edwardrford
Fri May 29, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In the news!
Replies: 42
Views: 49515

Re: In the news!

That's actually the low-pro vice we make for the Nomad.

During booth setup at MakarFaire we had a bunch of them laying around, so i double stick taped them to the wasteboard for the show.

by edwardrford
Fri May 29, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: milling aluminum
Replies: 21
Views: 4884

Re: milling aluminum

Of course, I'm really biased, but I think S3 does a great job cutting aluminum. Here's a quick video I took last night on my Shapeoko 3. Sorry for the shakycam and the out of focus. Also - turn your speakers down, the camera was about 8 inches from the router. Job Specs: - Material: 1/8" Thick, 6061...
by edwardrford
Fri May 29, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: carbide motion board details?
Replies: 11
Views: 2755

Re: carbide motion board details?

Annotated Board layout.
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PDF download is here:
by edwardrford
Fri May 29, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: 1/2 scale
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: 1/2 scale

Hi Tom, There are two sets of switches above each of the drivers on your control board. one set of switches (on each driver) should be set to N23 (NEMA23 motor), the other set should be moved to 1/8 (from 1/4). If that doesn't help, send an email to and we'll get you straighten...
by edwardrford
Sat May 23, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Carbide Control Software issue
Replies: 14
Views: 1265

Re: Carbide Control Software issue

Try sending $14=1 to your control board.

Please send an email into support at carbide3d dot com if that doesn't solve the problem.

by edwardrford
Sun May 10, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Stepper motor wire length
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Stepper motor wire length

The longer wires go on the X and Z (because they need to move with the gantry.

The shorter wires go on the Y axis plates.

by edwardrford
Fri May 08, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Z belt alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: Z belt alignment

The belt shouldn't have any offset in it, so installing the pulley as you did to correct that was the appropriate thing to do. I'll go back through and add a few more angles to the exploded view diagram. I agree it's a mess and tough, especially in the area you are referring to, make out what goes w...
by edwardrford
Mon May 04, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: My rubberband gun project.
Replies: 26
Views: 4582

Re: My rubberband gun project.

Had to share this on twitter -

Awesome work!