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by bjbsquared
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: We should switch to metal spacers
Replies: 34
Views: 8752

OT:Re: We should switch to metal spacers

I have the same unease. All my date that I write are ddMMMYY
by bjbsquared
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Seeking advice on a simple inexpensive 3d printer "spindle"
Replies: 16
Views: 7101

Re: Seeking advice on a simple inexpensive 3d printer "spind

This depends on how much of a "project" you want. You are trying to reinvent the hardest part of a 3D printer. Just because you have X,Y,Z axis doesn’t mean your 1/2 there - your about 1/8th. You'll probably want to upgrade the arduino to a MEGA and a shield that supports 3D printing. You WILL want ...
by bjbsquared
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: #1016, Conversion 1M x1M for Hobby Panels
Replies: 27
Views: 7392

Re: 1M x1M for Hobby Panels

I've been working on mounting the belt ends. Both ends of both Y belts have an eyelet glued to it with epoxy. The eyelet is made of black PLA made from my 3D printer. Lumin-20130603-203302-cropped.jpeg Here is a solution for the X axis not unlike the original belt mounting but easier tension and cla...
by bjbsquared
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: #1016, Conversion 1M x1M for Hobby Panels
Replies: 27
Views: 7392

Re: 1M x1M for Hobby Panels

I've been progressing the build lately. I still need to fastem the belts and wire it up.

I printed some plastic parts to fastem the belt ends. I still need to figure where I want the E-Switch, power supply and driver.
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by bjbsquared
Fri May 31, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: X axis makerslide length
Replies: 7
Views: 2008

Re: X axis makerslide length

... To this end, I got some precision shims from McMaster-Carr, their # 98055A099, which I think are the same ones included in the Shapeoko kit for separating dual bearings. These are 1±0.05 mm thick, supposedly (I haven't gotten around to actually measuring them yet), and given that they are much ...
by bjbsquared
Wed May 29, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Mark II
Replies: 54
Views: 14661

Re: Mark II

A small thing that is making a big difference with my 1Mx1M upgrade is using nylock nuts or lock washers (split type) for each location that needs a nut. The lock washers work well with the V-wheel bearings because give a good indication how much torque to apply because when they are closed you are ...
by bjbsquared
Fri May 10, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: My $0.99 dust shoe
Replies: 4
Views: 4966

Re: My $0.99 dust shoe

Awesome.

I will be doing this myself so look forward to questions lol.
by bjbsquared
Fri May 10, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Where to get materials - US?
Replies: 10
Views: 2271

Re: Where to get materials - US?

Lowes and I think Home depot sells ABS boards for outside no paint trim. One side looked textured like wood. The other sides looked smooth. I was thinking on trying some of this for a mount for my spindle upgrade. Think the size was 1ish"x6"x6ft for about $25.
by bjbsquared
Fri May 03, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: OpenSCAD question
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: OpenSCAD question

If you know Python and want to try OpenSCAD you should checkout my Github :https://github.com/bjbsquared/SolidPy/b ... /readme.md.

It creates OpenSCAD code from Python.