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ShapeOko #268

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:10 pm
by sea2stars
Woot! Some progress.. finally!

Buildlog Stepper Driver + Arduino
Raspberry Pi; using my iPad to run everything over VNC for now
Dual Y
Improbable Construct's sweet Z-axis upgrade

vents under and on the side of the power supply
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Re: ShapeOko #268

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:12 pm
by sea2stars
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Not bad for my 2nd attempt, although I need to figure out why the text came out inverted vertically.

Re: ShapeOko #268

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:17 pm
by WillAdams
Great!

The axis can be reversed by switching a pair of wires: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... the_Motors

or tweaking Grbl settings.

Re: ShapeOko #268

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:36 pm
by Improbable Construct
The easiest way is the wire swap.
Swap (only) one pair on each of the y motors.
That should get you running the correct direction.

Re: ShapeOko #268

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:51 pm
by sea2stars
Easy is good. I guess I had a 50/50 chance when I picked which Y stepper to flip.

Endstop/home switches next I think. Those wires should be perpendicular to the stepper cables in the case, correct?

Re: ShapeOko #268

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:13 pm
by twforeman
Looks good. Where did you get that nice case?

Re: ShapeOko #268

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:30 pm
by sea2stars
I bought it off of Allied Electronics. I had it up for sale ages ago with no takers, so I put it to use with the current build.

Re: ShapeOko #268

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:12 pm
by sea2stars
Yep. Time for another yearly update. Chuckle. Done with school and the family was out of the house. I decided to make some noise.

I finally managed to cut something; beyond a few errors and a mess I'm happy with my first attempt. It's nothing useful, just playing with the workflow. Inkscape to MakerCam to Grbl Controller running on a Pi. I'm still not having any luck getting the Pi to work with the touch screen monitor, but it works well enough through VNC on my iPad.

Time to catch up on the threads.

Now I'd like to extend the X and Y axis, do a better job of getting the rig square, incorporate a vacuum system/shields and wire in my limit switches.

Psyched. I'm glad it rained today, otherwise I would have been doing yard work.
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Re: ShapeOko #268

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:40 am
by sea2stars
Working on a slight upgrade..
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Re: ShapeOko #268

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:41 am
by sea2stars
Updated X carriage
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