Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

sell your stuff here
Forum rules
Only legal items and items related to CNC projects are eligible to be advertised through this forum. if your item for sale is deemed to be not fit for the forum it will be removed without warning by one of the moderators.
cvoinescu
Posts: 4442
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:50 pm
Location: Camberley, UK
Contact:

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

Post by cvoinescu » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:23 pm

That video was helpful. Thank you.
Proud owner of ShapeOko #709, eShapeOko #0, and of store.amberspyglass.co.uk

Defy
Posts: 209
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:53 pm
Location: Omaha
Contact:

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

Post by Defy » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:01 am

twforeman wrote:
twforeman wrote:I print the Y pieces standing on edge. The little part that sticks out is to keep it from falling over. I also use painters tape and glue stick.
Oh, looking again at the your photo (on my computer and not my phone) I see that you are printing them standing up. Sorry.

I don't turn on any bridging and my printer does a pretty good job with the large hole.

Three questions spring to mind though:

1. Are you printing at a low enough temp?
2. Do you have a cooling fan?
3. Are you printing fast enough?
Thanks for the video I started a new job so I haven't touched either the printer or the Shapoko. I need to play with the temps I normally print at about 200 ish, I do have a fan, and I have been printing the same speed for 2 year. I just switched to an new filament so I need to figure out the right temp for that filament. Then it should be all good. I have a heat bed so getting parts to stick is not a problem.

TomO
Posts: 171
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:19 am

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

Post by TomO » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:12 am

Tim is making a great product I received my kit about a week ago and finally had a chance to install it last night. It was very easy to put on and took far less time than I expected. It is working great.

One question I do have is when my z axis hits the limit switch it drops my spindle all the way down to the waste board. Can anyone tell me what setting(s) I need to change to correct this?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

twforeman
Posts: 1351
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:51 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

Post by twforeman » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:27 pm

Do you have the springs on the Z axis?

There is no setting to change that I'm aware of. When you hit a limit switch Grbl de-energizes all the motors. This can cause the Z to drop. The springs are supposed to keep that from happening.

Maybe chamnit can enlighten us.
Ender 3 3D Printer
ShapeOko v3 serial #0004 - upgrade thread
All of my ShapeOko related blog posts

TomO
Posts: 171
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:19 am

Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

Post by TomO » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:46 pm

twforeman wrote:Do you have the springs on the Z axis?

There is no setting to change that I'm aware of. When you hit a limit switch Grbl de-energizes all the motors. This can cause the Z to drop. The springs are supposed to keep that from happening.

Maybe chamnit can enlighten us.
Maybe my springs are too weak - when my machine is shut off the endmill rest about 1/2-1" above the waste board.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

twforeman
Posts: 1351
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:51 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

Post by twforeman » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:50 pm

I have just listed 4 Limit Switch Kits in my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/twforeman

However there is a catch.

I'm going on vacation on the 5th of July and will be putting my store on vacation as of the 1st. I would not be able to ship any orders that are placed after the 1st due to the holidays.

So if you want a kit, you need to order it in the next couple of days.

Kits will be available again in August.
Ender 3 3D Printer
ShapeOko v3 serial #0004 - upgrade thread
All of my ShapeOko related blog posts

kristenanne77
Posts: 432
Joined: Thu May 08, 2014 11:34 am

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

Post by kristenanne77 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:02 pm

Just ordered one.

K

kristenanne77
Posts: 432
Joined: Thu May 08, 2014 11:34 am

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

Post by kristenanne77 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:54 pm

Is there a video for the limit switch installation?

Thanks
K

WillAdams
Posts: 8608
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:11 pm
Location: Pennsylvania --- south of the Turnpike, East of US-15
Contact:

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

Post by WillAdams » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:58 pm

No video AFAIK (guess we need to get a kit to Winston Moy somehow).

Installation is straight-forward though, and the instruction .pdf is short and to the point.
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets

twforeman
Posts: 1351
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:51 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

Re: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits

Post by twforeman » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:09 pm

No video. The instruction sheet is here if you want to preview it: http://timf.anansi-web.com/shapeoko/

kristenanne77 - I'll get your kit shipped out tomorrow.
Ender 3 3D Printer
ShapeOko v3 serial #0004 - upgrade thread
All of my ShapeOko related blog posts

Locked