Danimal Shapeoko # 1458

danimal
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Danimal Shapeoko # 1458

Post by danimal » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:10 pm

Chronological so all the good stuff is on the last pages.



Well I finally got around to taking some pictures and making my build log. This is Shapeoko #1458 and going by the number of times that I have changed this shapeoko or the control enclosure this should be rev 1245.6c or so. There are so many things that I still need to do to finish it up, but I am to the point of running jobs once again so I figured I better get everything documented before I change everything again. Sorry if the large pics are a problem.

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Shapeoko # 1458

RT0701C Spindle || dual y motor || x axis nema23 with custom carriage 1000mm length || z axis nema23 linear rail upgrade with 1/2-10 ACME

danimal
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Re: Danimal Shapeoko # 1458

Post by danimal » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:26 pm

The web cam is a little experiment and I plan on using it to keep an eye on things when I finish my enclosure. I want to be able to keep an eye on alignment while the machine is operating and I dont feel like I can see it well enough. The cam gets a little shaky at times, but all in all is not too bad and I can see well enough to feel confident while the machine is running.

The control enclosure is all new and still needs a lot of testing before I will be running any major jobs. I got it off of Amazon for $30 with the PSU then I reconfigured the PSU as a bench source and added a 12 - 24 volt DC/DC boost converter to power the stepper shield. The boost converter was like $15 I think. I bought the bigger enclosure because the PLC that I am going to use as my system controller recommends its own stand alone power supply and I did not want multiple control boxes or supplies all over the place. Then I upped the wire gauge and bought these XLR connectors and they seem to work great.
Shapeoko # 1458

RT0701C Spindle || dual y motor || x axis nema23 with custom carriage 1000mm length || z axis nema23 linear rail upgrade with 1/2-10 ACME

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Re: Danimal Shapeoko # 1458

Post by Godsplan » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:49 pm

the images look great.
nice idea with the bolt for the cable chain, i used this now also in my eshapeoko.

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Re: Danimal Shapeoko # 1458

Post by danimal » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:46 pm

Godsplan wrote:the images look great.
nice idea with the bolt for the cable chain, i used this now also in my eshapeoko.
I played around for hours trying to design a mount that would work and allow for free movement near the end of the axis travel, but in a moment of clarity I looked at the hole diameter and thought it looked similar to the nylon washers that I already had. This is the 18mm x 37mm chain from amazon, and it fits on those spacers like it was designed to do so. No modification necessary. I ordered 1 meter and split it about 60 / 40 and mounted it with the split on the ends.
Shapeoko # 1458

RT0701C Spindle || dual y motor || x axis nema23 with custom carriage 1000mm length || z axis nema23 linear rail upgrade with 1/2-10 ACME

danimal
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Re: Danimal Shapeoko # 1458

Post by danimal » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:12 am

I added another stepper driver so each y motor had its own. Try as I might, my enclosure is looking more and more like a ball of wire. :geek:

I still need to run the limit switch feeds, good thing that 120mm fan fits in there to push a little more air through.

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Shapeoko # 1458

RT0701C Spindle || dual y motor || x axis nema23 with custom carriage 1000mm length || z axis nema23 linear rail upgrade with 1/2-10 ACME

danimal
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Re: Danimal Shapeoko # 1458

Post by danimal » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:03 am

For the first time since I bough my shapeoko I feel like it is nearing its final form. I just need to find the best way to stiffen up the x axis a little and finish my custom spindle and I think it is good to go for every thing that I want to make with it. That is a nice feeling. Here are some pics of the final touches.

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Shapeoko # 1458

RT0701C Spindle || dual y motor || x axis nema23 with custom carriage 1000mm length || z axis nema23 linear rail upgrade with 1/2-10 ACME

danimal
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Re: Danimal Shapeoko # 1458

Post by danimal » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:21 am

Also I built a stout base and put these little adjustable furniture legs on it so that I could level the base board structure perfectly. Then as I was installing the x and y makers slide I leveled them to match and verified a vertical surface on the x axis mount plate for the z axis control. Then I moved the top mount on my DW 660 until the bit was as close to perfectly vertical as I could make it. It cuts so well now, and start to finish I do not have to worry about pass depth or inconsistencies between layers.

Also it was cheap. I think that I paid $18 total for the furniture feet, 2x3 lumber, screws and flat 3/4" fine base board at the local building supply store.

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Shapeoko # 1458

RT0701C Spindle || dual y motor || x axis nema23 with custom carriage 1000mm length || z axis nema23 linear rail upgrade with 1/2-10 ACME

danimal
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Re: Danimal Shapeoko # 1458

Post by danimal » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:28 am

So today I added my variable spindle controller to my main controller. It seemed to go well, and everything works. I am going to be starting on my custom spindle tomorrow and hopefully I will have some pics to post of that too. I have some 120v relays that I plan on using to enable the spindle enable command for GRBL but that will be for another time. This took longer than expected today.

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Shapeoko # 1458

RT0701C Spindle || dual y motor || x axis nema23 with custom carriage 1000mm length || z axis nema23 linear rail upgrade with 1/2-10 ACME

LTMNO
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Re: Danimal Shapeoko # 1458

Post by LTMNO » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:49 am

Great PC Case and setup...
Thanks for your post regarding setup of Spindle location for the Dewalt.
I actually had to change mine but all is well now.

Cheers.

Pino
ShapeOko #1508, TinyG Controller, Dual Y, ACME Z-Axis, MeanWell(S-350-24v), NEMA 23's, 1m Squared t-slot table, OpenRail and the Original Z Makerslide and all Motor Plates...

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Re: Danimal Shapeoko # 1458

Post by danimal » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:42 pm

Once again is was "ultra mega upgrade time" so I tore my whole machine apart and basically started from scratch.

I was throwing away an old IKEA desk and saw these little guys:
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So I drilled and counter sunk my makers slide to make it more rigid for the 1000 mm run. The spacer is only necessary because I have the old version of the motor mount plates and when I drilled the holes the were a little wide.
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I had made some new carriage plates and built a new linear rail actuator for the z axis. This thing is beyond stout.
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Then I sanded and powder coated everything:
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Shapeoko # 1458

RT0701C Spindle || dual y motor || x axis nema23 with custom carriage 1000mm length || z axis nema23 linear rail upgrade with 1/2-10 ACME

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