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by stuarttaylor00
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: SO3 won't reconnect to computer
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: SO3 won't reconnect to computer

Wow... Massive thumbs up to Carbide3D support. Jorge responded today saying they'd send out a replacement board, and shortly after that email I got a shipping confirmation for a new board, I'm blown away. This is how you keep customers coming back! Thanks Will, I really appreciate the help from you ...
by stuarttaylor00
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: SO3 won't reconnect to computer
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: SO3 won't reconnect to computer

yeah I feel I've given it a good go..


How long should one expect to wait to hear back from Carbide3D support? It's been a few days...
by stuarttaylor00
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: SO3 won't reconnect to computer
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: SO3 won't reconnect to computer

yeah ok, that makes sense. I've spent the morning trying to get my computer to find the arduino.. without any luck. I have downloaded the latest Arduino IDE and Xloader, and the NOMAD 883 HEX file. I cannot get the software to recognise an Arduino has been connected. I have tried different USB cable...
by stuarttaylor00
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: SO3 won't reconnect to computer
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: SO3 won't reconnect to computer

Thanks Will, That gives me some good starting points - much appreciated.

Do you think the USB disconnect issue could cause the corruption in the Arduino?
by stuarttaylor00
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: SO3 won't reconnect to computer
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

SO3 won't reconnect to computer

Hi guys, I've had my SO3 running fairly well for the last 3-4 months, It has been disconnecting 1 in every 5 jobs - I believe due to interference, I've tried separate circuits, UPS systems with filters, all to no avail. Today it disconnected mid job, and will not reconnect. I have been using BCNC, a...
by stuarttaylor00
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: My Shapeoko 3 build, enclosure and dust shoe project
Replies: 7
Views: 2599

Re: My Shapeoko 3 build, enclosure and dust shoe project

Your enclosure looks great! very slick. I tried every type of brush I could find (in Australia...choice is also limited) and ended up going with a foam mousepad cut into 250mmx75mm strips, cut about 60mm through every 10mm, the result is awesome, easily the best material I've found. It needs to be v...
by stuarttaylor00
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What am I doing wrong cutting aluminum?
Replies: 14
Views: 3159

Re: What am I doing wrong cutting aluminum?

After breaking a few 1/8 bits and giving up on that size, I ended up settling on: 3 flute1/4" End Mill at 600mm\min, 200mm\min plunge, around 14,000rpm, 0.2mm DOC, and achieved great results in 1/2" 6061 aluminium. I got an awesome finish, and good looking chips. I'll start pushing harder to see whe...
by stuarttaylor00
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 3 - Expansion Packs
Replies: 165
Views: 44078

Re: Shapeoko 3 - Expansion Packs

I'm also leaning towards the CNCRouterparts PRO 4848, that thing is a beast!

I love my Shapeoko3, but I'm ready for a bigger work area...the clock is ticking on this upgrade!
by stuarttaylor00
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Z-Azis Catching
Replies: 11
Views: 2853

Re: Z-Azis Catching

I had the exact same problem, it ended up bein the same issue that milton described. Think I may have found the cause of the catch in my machine. The head of bolt for the stationary pulley was running into the head of the bolt of the lower right x-axis motor mount. Moved the left z-axis rail as far ...
by stuarttaylor00
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Z-Axis stepper skipping
Replies: 16
Views: 5039

Re: Shapeoko 3 Z-Axis stepper skipping

Thanks for the response guys, however I have proven it is neither the belt slipping or the toothed gear spinning on the shaft: I slackened off the z-axis belt and when I hold the toothed pulley on the motor shaft it still slips, that eliminates the belt tension (I also used a flat head screwdriver t...