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by CptanPanic
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: How about a vertical double makerslide gantry?
Replies: 10
Views: 3465

Re: How about a vertical double makerslide gantry?

I think that, due to the nature of the V-wheels, something that converts torsion in the YZ plane into radial forces on the wheels is better than something that relies on axial forces. So the classic dual-X is probably the best option for Makerslide. A dual-gantry with the vertical arrangement still...
by CptanPanic
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Han Solo trapped in Delrin?
Replies: 15
Views: 6367

Re: Han Solo trapped in Delrin?

OK... thanks for that. I guess I need to get into Mach3... right now a cutter change is not too easy seeing as I would need to zero on an untouched piece of material and then try to get it back to 0,0... that would be a challenge. When I loosen the cutter the x and y move all over the place. I supp...
by CptanPanic
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Han Solo trapped in Delrin?
Replies: 15
Views: 6367

Re: Han Solo trapped in Delrin?

Nice
by CptanPanic
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: How about a vertical double makerslide gantry?
Replies: 10
Views: 3465

Re: How about a vertical double makerslide gantry?

not to say anything useful for you other than wow that thing is intense and looks like it could cut titanium. We are looking at some sort of stock photo of some other machine? What is that? I say absolutely go for it with the shapeoko if you've got the scratch. Yeah photo is just a stock photo I fo...
by CptanPanic
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: How about a vertical double makerslide gantry?
Replies: 10
Views: 3465

How about a vertical double makerslide gantry?

So I built my Shapeoko with double makerslide on the gantry part (originally x, but for me y), but am thinking that most CNC's I see have the gantry with the 2 slides on top of each which I think would be much stronger to support Z axis, but will require a bunch of different plates. Anybody have any...
by CptanPanic
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Want to make an auto touch plate with DW660, but no ground?
Replies: 10
Views: 5591

Want to make an auto touch plate with DW660, but no ground?

I want to make a touch plate whereas the controller senses when the bit touches a copper plate. Unfortunately the DW660 doesn't have a ground pin, anybody have any ideas besides something that clips on?
Thanks,
CP
by CptanPanic
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: CptanPanic's Shapeoko Build Log
Replies: 10
Views: 3578

CptanPanic's Shapeoko Build Log

The way I had this working is my estop button has 2 sets of contacts, one normally open an one normally closed. So when we cut power it connects the other intact which connects to an input on the port.

Note I am currently switching to using gecko g540 with Mach3, but I am doing something similar.
by CptanPanic
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Ribbon in 2.5D
Replies: 18
Views: 6142

Re: Ribbon in 2.5D

Can you post the 3d model of the ribbon also?
Thanks
by CptanPanic
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: CptanPanic's Shapeoko Build Log
Replies: 10
Views: 3578

CptanPanic's Shapeoko Build Log

Thanks to Edward I got the new plates in and was able to pretty much finish assembling the cnc. I built a work bench for it and moved everything to garage. Another big change is I ended up buying a gecko g540 as the controller as I was having some problems getting good line drawings. Next up is I am...
by CptanPanic
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: 1000mm Y and double X
Replies: 31
Views: 12653

Re: 1000mm Y and double X

What length bolt and spacer did you use for the double X?