ShapeOko #1996F has landed in Australia

Auzze
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ShapeOko #1996F has landed in Australia

Post by Auzze » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:09 am

HI..

Just a quick intro, My name is Stuart and I live in Ballarat, Australia. After 3 and 1/2 years palying around with 3D printers I needed a new different hobby and started looking to build a CNC router. After a few week I found the ShapeOko site, read every post in the forum and placed my order on the 8th of Sept. After a very hard week at work I arrived home and found my ShapeOko kit on my workbench (13th Sept)

I don't have any plans to start build until the other upgrades I have ordered turn up, once I have all I will start the build.

Planned upgrades are
Double X (500 mm)
Y axis (750 mm)
Z axis Upgrade Kit
Metal spacers
Metal V wheels on X and Z
Drive shaft for X axis
Outside belts
NEMA 23 for X and Y
Control will be a UNO with a 3 axis board
24V 20K Spinder
Vacuum table (this will be built after #1996F is made)

Once I start the build I will post often.

Thanks
Auzze
Shapeoko #1996F w/ double MakerSlide (500mm) X-Axis, (750mm) Y upgrades, Acme Screw Z-axis, ¼″ drive shaft, Outside belts, cable drag chain.

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Re: ShapeOko #1996F has landed in Australia

Post by Improbable Construct » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:11 pm

I put your ACME Z axis upgrade in the mail this morning.
I hope it gets there quickly.

If you have the time I would suggest going ahead and starting your build.
You will probably end up taking it apart a few times anyway so its best to get familiar with the parts.
It is also easier to follow along with the instructions the first time if you are not trying to work in the upgrades at the same time.

Good luck!
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Re: ShapeOko #1996F has landed in Australia

Post by Gadgetman! » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:36 pm

Improbable Construct wrote: You will probably end up taking it apart a few times anyway so its best to get familiar with the parts.
It is also easier to follow along with the instructions the first time if you are not trying to work in the upgrades at the same time.
The same reason why I'm building mine as stock as possible, too.
(I have the Dual Y-drive kit already, but haven't started integrating it. It's probably easier to get it to run with just the single drive, first. Also looking at and shopping for upgrades )
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Shapeoko 2014F: 1000mm X/Y, 300W Quiet Cut spindle, Arduino Uno/G-shield and GRBL 0.9i
15x30 drag chains, custom spindle mount, 9mm belts, 8mm endplates, 6mm motor plates.

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Re: ShapeOko #1996F has landed in Australia

Post by cvoinescu » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:00 pm

If anyone needs any of the eShapeOko parts to upgrade their Shapeoko, contact me. And if you have ideas for improvements, I'm all ears -- I can include them in the next run of laser-cutting or machining.
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Re: ShapeOko #1996F has landed in Australia

Post by Auzze » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:32 am

cvoinescu wrote:If anyone needs any of the eShapeOko parts to upgrade their Shapeoko, contact me. And if you have ideas for improvements, I'm all ears -- I can include them in the next run of laser-cutting or machining.

Still waiting on my order from makerslide Uk..
So I can't wait that long so I will build the kit and learn the way of the Shapeoko.

Auzze
Shapeoko #1996F w/ double MakerSlide (500mm) X-Axis, (750mm) Y upgrades, Acme Screw Z-axis, ¼″ drive shaft, Outside belts, cable drag chain.

http://oz3dprint.info/

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Re: ShapeOko #1996F has landed in Australia

Post by Auzze » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:27 am

HI..

Bit of an update
#1996F is built and working, well did the "Hello World" thing.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/342 ... .48.48.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/342 ... .15.42.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/342 ... .15.54.jpg



Also upgraded the Z axis with leadscrew kit (super fast service)
Still waiting for my makerslideUK order to do more upgrading but in the meantime I have been learning and testing different software and printing 3d printer parts sets.

We post more later.

Auzze
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Shapeoko #1996F w/ double MakerSlide (500mm) X-Axis, (750mm) Y upgrades, Acme Screw Z-axis, ¼″ drive shaft, Outside belts, cable drag chain.

http://oz3dprint.info/

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Re: ShapeOko #1996F has landed in Australia

Post by Auzze » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:57 am

HI..

just a quick test before I do it in wood.




Auzze
Shapeoko #1996F w/ double MakerSlide (500mm) X-Axis, (750mm) Y upgrades, Acme Screw Z-axis, ¼″ drive shaft, Outside belts, cable drag chain.

http://oz3dprint.info/

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Re: ShapeOko #1996F has landed in Australia

Post by trnr » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:35 am

hey I'm over in perth and I'm about to order a shapeoko. do you have any tips before i buy it and essential upgrades? and im worried about the electrics will there be any problems with power, currents and etc because we have different power output to america

cheers
trnr

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Re: ShapeOko #1996F has landed in Australia

Post by Gadgetman! » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:31 am

Don't know where you're buying your ShapeOko (Inventables doesn't have any in stock right now, and MakerslideEurope has a problem with their makerslide stock so aren't pushing their eShapeOko version), but mine came with the correct PSU and spindle for 230V AC for use in Europe.
(Had to remove the English plug from the spindle power cord, but that contained the normal two-pronged Euro plug inside, so no problem there, either.)
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Shapeoko 2014F: 1000mm X/Y, 300W Quiet Cut spindle, Arduino Uno/G-shield and GRBL 0.9i
15x30 drag chains, custom spindle mount, 9mm belts, 8mm endplates, 6mm motor plates.

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Re: ShapeOko #1996F has landed in Australia

Post by Auzze » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:52 am

Hi..

I went overboard with upgrades as I want to cut Alum.
I did the following.
Dual 500mm X axis (drilled the motor mount)
750mm Y axis
Acme Z axis
Drive shaft for X axis
S belt with single ilder on X
Outside belts
Printed end plates
Printed belt holders
Replaced all M5 nuts with nylocks
Metal spacers
Cable chain X and Y
16mm MDF base

The electronic I'm using is a Arduino CNC Shield V1.2 which i got from NZ
They have a new one, http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Arduino-CNC- ... 8e1&_uhb=1

Here it is as of today, still need to fit the cable chain and re-do the wiring.
Image


All in all I'm very happy I spent the money on the kit and the upgrade parts.

Auzze




trnr wrote:hey I'm over in perth and I'm about to order a shapeoko. do you have any tips before i buy it and essential upgrades? and im worried about the electrics will there be any problems with power, currents and etc because we have different power output to america

cheers
trnr
Shapeoko #1996F w/ double MakerSlide (500mm) X-Axis, (750mm) Y upgrades, Acme Screw Z-axis, ¼″ drive shaft, Outside belts, cable drag chain.

http://oz3dprint.info/

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