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Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:02 pm
by cvoinescu
danimal wrote:I did fasten them together, and I covered how I did it on the bottom of the first page of my build log. It made a world of difference in the rigidity of my machine near the center of travel. I chose to double my X axis length because it gives me the most access to the work area. I chose the double makerslide because it was a cheaper solution and the open rail was back-ordered everywhere when I was building. I think it is a wash as far as rigidity because the open rail will flex more (even when fastened really close together) than the built in rails on makersilde. But the 40x40 will be more rigid. In the end the real determining factor that affects rigity is the v-wheels. They will completely mask any difference between the two.
That's the most lucid analysis of the relative merits of dual MakerSlide fastened together and OpenRail on 4040 extrusion that I remember reading on this board. I second it without reservation.

Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:15 pm
by m_itko
I am from Bulgaria.This is my finished ShapeOko2.:
-double (750mm) X-Axis
-3xNema 23 X,Y-Axis,1xNema17-Z-Axis
-New plate for mount Z-Axis
-spindle KRESS800FME and DREMEL 3000
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New plate and Kress spindle mount(With pen holder)
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Electronics mount
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Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:50 pm
by m_itko
Good method of installing DREMEL 3000
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Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:15 am
by gperzel
Hi gang;
I just finished a Shapeoko 2 build which includes upgrades as it was built. The entire machine plus supporting computer and control panel is mounted on a heavy duty cart which can be easily relocated .
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The machine includes:
1. Basic Shapeoko 2 package with 250mm X axis and 800 mm Y axis
2. Z axis screw upgrade
3. NEMA 23 motors
4. Mitsumi T slot aluminum extrusion for holddowns
5. Cable tracks with connector-ized cables
6. AC outlet on gantry for spindle power
7. X,Y, and Z limit switches with opto-isolation circuit to eliminate false triggers
8. Switch controlled outlets for router and vacuum
9. Makita 0701c router with variable speed
10. LED light ring on router bottom holder-switch controlled
11. Dust skirt with vacuum exhaust
12. 12 VDC power for LED light and opto-isolators
13. All Power OFF button
14. Momentary grounding buttons for Reset, Feed Hold, and Resume Start
15. External USB plug for computer connection
16. Lenovo Thinkpad with parallel port for possible future upgrade
17. Dust hose supported by clothes iron cord spring holder

Here's the working area with control switches
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Top is hinged and electronics are located below with power and motor/limit connectors located on bottom. Arduino is skewed pending receipt of right angle USB cable-design error (duh!)
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Cannot upload any more pics so will continue in new post
gperzel

Shapeoko 2 Build Continued

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:31 am
by gperzel
Hi Gang;
Continued:
Gantry closeup-a lot of cables
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View of router with LED light and dust skirt-will change skirt to transparent plastic as I prefer to see what the bit is doing.
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Closeup of motor connectors and power
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gperzel

Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:44 am
by WillAdams
Nice!

When you wired an extension cord through your drag chain and added a receptacle to plug the spindle into did you use an especial sort of cord --- did you select something which was shielded?

Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:51 am
by gperzel
Will;
Thanks
Yes, did put a fairly heavy duty power cable (unshielded) through the cable and added a receptacle to a rigid plastic angle piece on top of the X gantry.
As you surmised, I also trimmed the Makita cable-cut it and added a new plug.
gperzel

Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:58 am
by WillAdams
My apologies, hadn't noticed you'd made two posts. Edited mine once I noticed the former.

Glad to see you're not experiencing any interference, which the concern of has kept me from doing anything similar.

Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:24 pm
by northbear
WillAdams wrote:Glad to see you're not experiencing any interference, which the concern of has kept me from doing anything similar.
Just as a another "data point" I also run the power for the router through the drag chain with the stepper and limit switch wires and have not had any issues as of yet with it. Stepper and limit switch wires are shielded but the power cable is just a indoor/outdoor extension cord.

Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:14 pm
by gperzel
Will;
So far no Gcode interference but still early in the game. I think the opto-isolator circuits for the limits made that issue go away.
gperzel