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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:29 pm
by rtlflatt
reprobubbles wrote:Any suggestion on buying a reasonable price Digital Video Recorder. I would even buy a used one from eBay. Any suggestions?
A cheap webcam would work. And an IP can usually can pan/tilt and sometimes zoom when controlled by phone app or computer

Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:31 pm
by Joe_C
reprobubbles wrote:Any suggestion on buying a reasonable price Digital Video Recorder. I would even buy a used one from eBay. Any suggestions?
Any modern digital camera will have a video recording mode. I have seen many You Tubers using an SLR to record their videos. With a close focus or macro lens you can get real close-in detail of your work.

Joe C.

Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:08 pm
by Hans
One of my first projects was a clip with a 1/4-20 nut to attach my phone to a tripod for filming the machine.

Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:18 pm
by Joe_C
Some kind of optical shield is in order I think. It is cheap insurance against flying chips and oil.

Joe C.

Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:42 pm
by rtlflatt
Joe_C wrote:Some kind of optical shield is in order I think. It is cheap insurance against flying chips and oil.

Joe C.
new ponoko customers get first product for free. up to like $20 i think... or at least that was deal i got before. i used it to get two 12"x12" peices of really thick polycarbonate. plan on using these as shields myself. they are super thick and polycarbonate is about as good as it gets for see through protection. anybody who hasnt purchased from ponoko before should check that out for blast shield. and i didnt have them cut. just requested raw material so cutting fee doesnt apply

Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:41 pm
by WillAdams
Well, I've pretty much claimed my son's Raspberry Pi, so am pretty far down the road of trying to set up my SO3 headless --- anyone else have any other nifty ideas?

Still debating on whether or no I want to look up the hole spacing which Inventables uses on their mount and drill and tap mine to match --- anyone else know of anything which uses that spacing? Any ideas on a better spacing?

Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:15 pm
by Joe_C
WillAdams wrote:Well, I've pretty much claimed my son's Raspberry Pi, so am pretty far down the road of trying to set up my SO3 headless --- anyone else have any other nifty ideas?

Still debating on whether or no I want to look up the hole spacing which Inventables uses on their mount and drill and tap mine to match --- anyone else know of anything which uses that spacing? Any ideas on a better spacing?
I'm kind of lazy, so I would use one of the pre-made R-Pi cases that Adafruit sells. I have an R-Pi sitting here idle so I'm interested in your project.

I noticed that the program grbl panel offered an IP connection so I wired up a Ethernet to serial converter and made my Arduino / grbl shield as a local network appliance (because I could). I plan to have a buddy in NZ command the grbl (in the future).

Joe C.

Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:57 am
by BellyUpFish
Is there a Wiki that details setting up a Pi for a Shapeoko?

Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:05 pm
by WillAdams
BellyUpFish wrote:Is there a Wiki that details setting up a Pi for a Shapeoko?
Not that I can recall.

Zapmaker has step-by-step instructions though: http://zapmaker.org/raspberry-pi/runnin ... pberry-pi/

Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:17 am
by reprobubbles
My machine arrives tomorrow so I am finishing up purchasing everything I need. These are the times I've already bought:

Dewalt Router $120
ear protection $5
digital caliper $15
eye protection. $5


I know I've seen links before but now I can't find them. Can somebody share links to a place to buy end mills. Also, if somebody can share a link to what type of collet i should purchase for the router.

Any other equipment I should purchase?