I'm finally building my Shapeoko 3, from one of the early batches. It, and the XXL upgrade I later ordered, have been in their boxes in a closet for years because I had no room to set it up properly.
I'm most of the way through the build now, but haven't yet done any wiring or calibration, so still time for me to make changes. A few questions about this build:
- How can I order limit/home switches kit for this? The version in the store is only for the regular Shapeoko. I need the one with the extra long leads for the XXL. The XXL upgrade didn't come with anything helpful here, and limit/home switches were not a thing when I first bought the Shapeoko 3.
- My Carbide Motion controller board is a white v2.2 board. It came in an open-sided mount with a fan. The XXL upgrade came with a full enclosure for the board, with no fan mount. Is there anything new or otherwise worth upgrading to the latest board? (that big electrolytic looks like it might be beneficial for the motors). If not, does the v2.2 board I have actually need the fan?
- The electronics enclosure was moved to the side from the back of the X axis extrusion. Necessary? Sure would be easier to fit in my space if I could mount it on the back of the X axis rather than the left side of the Y axis extrusion. I assume the reasoning here was to keep the electronics out of the way of chips and whatnot.
- And a silly question: for those of you who did an upgrade, which serial number did you use?
Anyway, here's the build guide I found. Hope it helps someone else:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qfTWoc ... dR0w5/view