Project Shapeoko HD

discussion of design changes / improvements / suggestions
LouisV
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Re: Project Shapeoko HD

Post by LouisV » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:04 am

Hey everyone,

I was test fitting beta kit parts (for the Routakit HD) today before giving the final ok for shipping. I decided to post some photos of the z-axis assemblies, they came out really nice.


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At 2.375" from the back of the x-plate to the front of the spindle plate the z-axis assembly is fairly low profile, especially when you consider there's a beefy ball screw in there. :shock:



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Comparing the HD to the SD so you can get a good size comparison between the two.

samc99us
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Re: Project Shapeoko HD

Post by samc99us » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:49 pm

Really nice Louis! You're offering a lot of bang for the buck with this kit. I really think the only machine close is a CNCRouterParts machine at easily double the cost.
Modified Shapeoko 2: 1500mm fully supported y-axis, 1000 mm 4060 x-axis, ACME Belt Drive Z-axis, Dewalt DNP611, full aluminum t-slot table, 4x NEMA23 180 oz/in stepper motors driven by a G540

Scatterplot
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Re: Project Shapeoko HD

Post by Scatterplot » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:19 pm

Me watching this thread:

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Take it easy this weekend Louis, have a good Easter :)

LouisV
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Re: Project Shapeoko HD

Post by LouisV » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:36 pm

Scatterplot wrote:Me watching this thread:

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Take it easy this weekend Louis, have a good Easter :)
We submitted the project for approval. We're just playing the waiting game now, though getting an email from them stating it could take up to a week to get approved because we're a design and technology project is a little worrying :?

I'll be updating everyone here and on our mailing list as soon as I have more information. Have a happy Easter too! :)

Scatterplot
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Re: Project Shapeoko HD

Post by Scatterplot » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:44 pm

The fact that perpetual motion machines get approved makes me pretty sure you guys are a shoe-in!

LouisV
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Re: Project Shapeoko HD

Post by LouisV » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:33 pm

Hey Everyone,

I have some exciting news. We will be launching the Kickstarter campaign tomorrow. This project has been a long time in the making and I thank this community for all of its support and ideas. I hope to see you guys at the campaign. :)

Scatterplot
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Re: Project Shapeoko HD

Post by Scatterplot » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:36 pm

Congrats! I'll be there :) Any guesses on what time? Morning, afternoon, etc?

LouisV
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Re: Project Shapeoko HD

Post by LouisV » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:04 am

Scatterplot wrote:Congrats! I'll be there :) Any guesses on what time? Morning, afternoon, etc?
We're looking at around 9am eastern time. :)

LouisV
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Re: Project Shapeoko HD

Post by LouisV » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:31 pm

Hello Everyone!

So today is launch day. We're very excited and we hope you are too, please follow this link to our campaign. I'd like to thank all of you for your interest and support in this project, you guys are what make this all possible. Please share our campaign with others and we hope you guys have a fantastic day today. See you at Kickstarter!

GoatFarm
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Re: Project Shapeoko HD

Post by GoatFarm » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:14 pm

Routakit SD Mechanical kit backed! Cant wait!

You guys should post a notice on /r/hobbycnc and /r/shapeoko (reddit)
Shapeoko 2 - 1m X 1m - Nema 23 X&Y - Tinyg - Other things that help it do what it do

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