Mother's Day Sign

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dataway
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Re: Mother's Day Sign

Post by dataway » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:31 pm

@awesomename - I don't mind posting the 3D file but Vectric only allows me to export to .EPS , .DXF or .AI will any of those work for you ?
Shapeoko 2, Dewalt DW660 1/4" shaft/ 1/8" shaft, 3D printed Dust Shoe,Dual Y Axis.

hoggy38
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Re: Mother's Day Sign

Post by hoggy38 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:06 am

thank, for your reply to my questions...could you please let me know your set up ...your p.c....your electronics enclosure...your shapeoko wiring...etc...any help will be gratefully received...john...

bluecamel
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Re: Mother's Day Sign

Post by bluecamel » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:31 pm

I just got excited when looking at the features of Aspire, but then I saw the price. Yikes!
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hoggy38
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Re: Mother's Day Sign

Post by hoggy38 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:33 am

I have cut2d from vectric not as good as aspire but for the hobbyist its a good starter package at a reasonable price.....download and try the free demo and look at the tutorials on youtube...john..

dataway
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Re: Mother's Day Sign

Post by dataway » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:12 am

@hoggy38 - with regards to my system setup

Shapeoko 2 with ACME Z upgrade using a DW660 spindle
Custom 3D printed dust shoe
Custom 3D printed Arduino/GRBL shield case with integrated 40mm fan and Heat sinks on all motor drivers to keep it all cool
GRBL is running version 9b and I highly recommend the upgrade as I have not had any issues with this release
I use Universal GCode sender latest version
Aspire 4.0 to generate models and artwork and also generates all tool paths
I am running a Lennovo W520 laptop with 16GB ram, Win 7, SSD Hard drive

I also have Cut3D and Photo vCarve but have not really gotten into learning that yet but have it on my list of things to do :D
Shapeoko 2, Dewalt DW660 1/4" shaft/ 1/8" shaft, 3D printed Dust Shoe,Dual Y Axis.

hoggy38
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Re: Mother's Day Sign

Post by hoggy38 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:40 am

thank,s for the reply to my question ...do you have any probs running it on a laptop..a lot of people say do not use a laptop but I will be using mine when I get it set up...thank,s again..john..

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Re: Mother's Day Sign

Post by WillAdams » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:20 am

ASIUI, Not using a laptop dates back to the days of old, slow systems which were directly driving the machine using a parallel port --- the power management system would interfere w/ sending steady / consistent pulses to the stepper drivers. These days, it's an Arduino / gShield doing that, so the laptop seems a better choice (I use an even smaller Tablet PC, and rather than use it directly, control it over VNC w/ whatever machine is convenient to use).

If there are reasons for not using a laptop w/ an Arduino, I'd like to hear them.
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets
Nomad 883 Pro #596 (bamboo)

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Re: Mother's Day Sign

Post by edwardrford » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:32 pm

The only issue with using a laptop is the make sure your power management settings are not effecting the USB ports.

There have been a few occasions where it appears that grbl was 'glitching', but was in fact the usb port going into low power mode. Here is an example: https://github.com/grbl/grbl/issues/384

Although, I suppose the same could be said for desktops considering that even desktops have power profiles...

-Edward
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Shapeoko 2 #0 - a couple of upgrades.
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dataway
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Re: Mother's Day Sign

Post by dataway » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:05 pm

Edward you are right on, I did make a change to my Power Savings settings and just set 'Put the Computer to sleep' to Never while plugged in as I am always running while plugged in. I do allow the display to dim and slow to turn off after 10 minutes and have not seen any ill effects from this.
Shapeoko 2, Dewalt DW660 1/4" shaft/ 1/8" shaft, 3D printed Dust Shoe,Dual Y Axis.

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