NoProblem Log

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NoProblem Log

Post by noproblem » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:19 am

Just wanted to start my log of my ShapeOko 2

Purchase Date: 3/19/2014
Arrival Date: Waiting ( Estimated ship Date 4/15/2014
Actual Ship time: 4/8/214
Total Time : 3. Weeks

Type : ShapeOko 2 - Mechanical Kit
Electronics : - gShield V5
Motors - Nema 17

Upgrades Already Purchased or Todo:

- Cross Hair Laser - Purchased ( Will be used for alignment )
- Z Axis Upgrade - Purchased ( Decrease wobble at high speed )
- USB Borescope Endoscope Camera - Purchased ( To view spindle bit via a camera )
- 800mw Laser - Purchased (For cutting and engraving)
- 400w ER Spindle - Purchased ( Less noise )
- T Slot Aluminum(2 sheets HFSQN4-15250-500 and 2 lengths HFSQN4-1050-500 )replace MDF wasteboard - Purchase ( Better clamping option while milling - vanity)
- 2 Flute End Mill set - Up Cut - Purchased ( Most haves )
- TB6560 Board for LinuxCNC or Mach3 ( Yes i will have two board )
- 48v Power Supply ( For Spindle)
- 24v Power Supply (For gShield V5 and TB6560 Board)
- 5v Power Suppy (For Cross Hair Laser )
- DC-DC step down Converter ( Need a 12v source for the laser using it on the 24v )
- XLR connectors (better wiring of the stepper motors in the enclosure)
- Upgraded File Server ( To have access to my files from a central location. Create files on one PC and have access to these file from the dedicated PC for CNC )
- C920 logitech - Web Camera dedicated - Purchased - (Google Hangout streaming )
- Safety glasses for the laser (VERY important)
- Created a Google Plus Community - https://plus.google.com/communities/113 ... 1368152053 called "Little CNC Factory" ( To share my experienced with others )
- Design Dust Cover, Cross hair and Camera mount - Todo
- Design Electronic enclosure - Todo
- Hall Sensor limit switch - (still cant decide which type) - Todo

Here is a link to my Log of Upgrades / Notes / Projects https://app.box.com/s/u4fyqvp3vhiq0ruyhkgm

I just felt that the above upgrades were paramount for me as get out of the way as upgrades.


Marvin
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Re: NoProblem Log

Post by Gadgetman! » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:27 am

Boroscope?
What for?
Weird guy...
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: NoProblem Log

Post by noproblem » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:41 pm

USB Borescope Endoscope Camera will used as web camera through the dust cover . I notice when you have a dust cover on its difficult to see your bit. This USB Borescope Endoscope Camera will resolve this issue . so I will have two cameras a full view web camera and boroscope camera.


Marvin
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Re: NoProblem Log

Post by Nigel K Tolley » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:04 pm

Not a boroscope per se, but a small camera to mount to see what is happening at the cutting head, I expect.

I've got a flexible boroscope and I wouldn't let it near a mill! It cost as much as a Shapeoko, and that's a secondhand one!

No, most likely it'll be a camera streaming into the Google hangout for remote monitoring. I've got a webcam into a laptop running Skype for my 3D printer, & I'll add one for the mill too. Plasma cutter not so much - unless I can rig a remote fire extinguisher robot...

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Re: NoProblem Log

Post by noproblem » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:01 pm

Nigel


Correct here is the link to the USB Borescope Endoscope Camera i bought http://www.ebay.com/itm/141214106067

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Re: NoProblem Log

Post by noproblem » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:05 pm

OK just received two pieces of T Slot Aluminum Extrusion - these will be used to camp down parts while milling .

A lot more parts to come
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Re: NoProblem Log

Post by wz9v » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:34 pm

I thought I was modifying the heck out of my stock machine prior to completing it stock but you're WAY ahead of me on the upgrade before done front.

I was going to use the First $150 promotion to get those for the bed but the get a quote page scared me since I was close to 3/31 for my order. I just went with a bunch of 2020 bars cut to 460mm to make the bed.
Shapeoko 2 - Mechanical kit 4731
Z-Axis Acme Screw Upgrade / Makita RT0701C / Re-enforced Y and X-Axis / External Belts on Y / Extrusion work top

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Re: NoProblem Log

Post by noproblem » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:06 pm

David

Hopefully, I will not have the twinkle in my eyes for anymore updates at least for now

Marvin

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Re: NoProblem Log

Post by wz9v » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:25 pm

Its a slippery slope for sure. I originally promised myself I would build it stock with only the 400W spindle as a mod to replace the Dremel. Yeah right ;)

I'm at Makita RT0701C for spindle, adding 2040 to X and Y to stiffen them, moved Y belts to outside, limit/home switches on X/Y/Z, opto isolated shield for X/Y/Z switches, Acme screw upgrade on Z, upgraded top plate on Z to allow more clearance for the Makita and working on a bed made with aluminum extrusions.

All this and I have not even had the darn thing do anything yet but I'm having fun ;)
Shapeoko 2 - Mechanical kit 4731
Z-Axis Acme Screw Upgrade / Makita RT0701C / Re-enforced Y and X-Axis / External Belts on Y / Extrusion work top

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Re: NoProblem Log

Post by janapriya » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:26 pm

Marvin,

From where did you buy extrusions for the bed?

Ruwan.

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