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by madmanmoe
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: PCB Fabrication
Topic: MadManMoe's PCB Milling attempts
Replies: 0
Views: 1615

MadManMoe's PCB Milling attempts

I know that a few people here have done this and I'm not really adding much, but I was proud of what I'd made so. Milling PCBs was top on my list of things to try. So I just bought some copper clad board drew up a design (not in Eagle, for such a simple piece it would just have slowed me down) and h...
by madmanmoe
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Carbon Fiber Plates and Aluminum Bearing Blocks
Replies: 23
Views: 6614

Re: Carbon Fiber Plates and Aluminum Bearing Blocks

Cheaper option?
:D

I really like the look of the upgrade, and lightening up the machine never hurts.


I did actually want to install a vinyl cutter on my machine, but if I can't think of anything better to do than adding flame decals to my machine, I can't really justify it.
by madmanmoe
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: PCB Fabrication
Topic: Conductive Tape + PCB Board + Shapeoko?
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

Re: Conductive Tape + PCB Board + Shapeoko?

I'm sure you could get it to work, but adhesives gum up your bits so you have to clean them a lot. Also I imagine that the detail you would be able to get would be very limited. But getting hold of some standard copper clad board is relatively easy and cheap, and will produce far better results. The...
by madmanmoe
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: LinuxCNC
Topic: LinuxCNC Installation
Replies: 3
Views: 2446

Re: LinuxCNC Installation

I just compared Bart's 4 axis stepper driver designs with the stepper shield and then built myself a little board to fill in the gaps. On my interfacing board all I did was route the stepper shield pins to the correct parallel pins (via an optocoupler, but you can get away without this). I also thre...
by madmanmoe
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: eShapeoko #23 or MadManMoe's Marvellous Milling Machine
Replies: 12
Views: 25008

Re: eShapeoko #23 or MadManMoe's Marvellous Milling Machine

Madman... Don't know if you tried to use this or not, but Vectorworks has a text to line tool. Under the Text menu it's called TrueType to Polyline. Each letter becomes a separate polyline. Letters with two lines, an "O" for example come out as one polyline, not sure how that would work in your CAM...
by madmanmoe
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: eShapeoko #23 or MadManMoe's Marvellous Milling Machine
Replies: 12
Views: 25008

Re: eShapeoko #23 or MadManMoe's Marvellous Milling Machine

I struggled to find a simple answer to that question when I was hooking mine up. It only has 3 wires how hard can it be? But a loud pop and a busted multi-meter proved me wrong. I'm still blaming that one on a faulty switch. Anyway here's how mine is wired. There are 3 contacts two silver, one gold....
by madmanmoe
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: eShapeoko #23 or MadManMoe's Marvellous Milling Machine
Replies: 12
Views: 25008

Re: eShapeoko #23 or MadManMoe's Marvellous Milling Machine

As I'm sure it is with many people my first project after 'Hello World' was to mill myself an enclosure. I collected a few connectors then grabbed my calipers, cracked open Vectorworks and began drawing. This is what I eventually made http://imageshack.us/a/img822/2065/dscf8894w.jpg The letters actu...
by madmanmoe
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Chris Buildlog
Replies: 24
Views: 8130

Re: Chris Buildlog

Nice enclosure. How much did that cost you to put together?
At the moment I have to follow the spindle around with a vacuum if I don't want the air filled with dust.
by madmanmoe
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: X Axis double makerslide - Drilling holes with minimal tools
Replies: 14
Views: 3792

Re: X Axis double makerslide - Drilling holes with minimal t

I haven't bolted my X Makerslides together. Is this a problem?

I do remember it being mentioned somewhere, I couldn't think of a neat way to do it. But I forgot about it during assembly anyway.

I'm happy with how my machine's running atm, will I run into problems when I try to machine harder stuff?
by madmanmoe
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: What features would a new Shapeoko app need?
Replies: 42
Views: 4689

Re: What features would a new Shapeoko app need?

Most of that went straight over my head, but if you're taking votes for a file extension, I like .oko

:D