Well my solution for the belts is pretty simple, just one little part to print, plus 3 screws and one nut. 2 screws to guide the belt tensioner, and one other to adjust the tension. It simply pushes on one of the two guiding screws while being kept in place by the nut. Should probably work fine.
The endstops can be set in place using the…[Read more]
Ryan replied to the topic Some samples of ESTLCAM settings with the 45 degree bit from V1 shop in the forum Advice – MPCNC 4 hours, 8 minutes ago
That board is pretty awesome. Great idea.
For fonts Carve is usually always going to be the better option as it can make sharp corners. Then you have to mess with a really low step over to get rid of the ridge in the middle if the font is large. For fonts under 1/8″ (or the v-bit diameter) It works really fast as the only pocketing is on large…[Read more]
This is a big one for your use case. I have not seen anything like this around here so you should definately spend some time in CAM first and see if it works out for you. There are cut sims even. Estlcam works as does fusion but I have no idea if either work on a mac. MAC isn’t very maker friendly for whatever reason.
Yes, but if you are in the…[Read more]
With it set to 300 when I put in the command to move the Z axis 25.4mm it actually moved one inch. If I remember right 400 moved more than an inch so that’s why I set it to 300. If it works don’t fix it or?
I hope to play with the other stuff and get some sort of instructions up, but I just have been more hardware focused lately. We’ll see, I have all sorts of things I need to try. Glad it works though, now if you try it again you will have some sort of base to go off of though might be easier the next time around.
Dang you snapped some 4mm screws!! Heck yeah. Gotta see what you have up your sleeve for the belts. I want to switch up my corners a bit to accommodate the dual end stop adjustments a little differently.
Epilog: I ran the motor unloaded continuously at its maximum speed and monitored its temperature using a DS18b20 temperature sensor beneath the holding bracket (so, getting the *least* amount of circulated air onto it). It reached an equilibrium temperature of around 31C. Also, it turns out that it actually does have pretty good air flo…[Read more]
Joe Farro started the topic Some samples of ESTLCAM settings with the 45 degree bit from V1 shop in the forum Advice – MPCNC 5 hours, 43 minutes ago
i was having a hard time understanding what text settings in ESTLCAM meant…and wasn’t sure what depth to try for fonts. So I made this board with various settings and carving methods (carved below each) to get an idea. I also tried 4pt at .7mm to see how small I could go. I think staining the pine helped by making the contrast really stand o…[Read more]
I’ve got a 5″ end mill bit that I use (by hand) in a Makita die grinder. Would I be able to use long bits like this to help with the tool body interference issue? I would think as long as I could set the reference point of the CNC to the tip of the bits I should be able to? This would give me enough to work with I think…..if I can…[Read more]
A ping Pong table is exactly what I would have gone for if I ever build a lowrider.
The only drawback is that they are not rigid at all, the wood surface bends very easily under load, so I suggest you to reinforce it quite a lot.
So I’m looking at rebuilding this soon, it’s been operating but I’ve now noticed I’ve made a few errors, I thought I’d post them here so others embarking on this journey can keep it in mind.
– I’ve recently realised I’ve purchased the incorrect steppers, as in not the 83oz ones – I think that explains the occasional missing steps.
– The leads to…[Read more]
- I reflashed marlin back on the mini rambo and booted up Repetier Host, Worked like a charm.
- For shits and giggles, I tried CNCjs with it. No luck, I think the marlin support is not there yet ( or I just have no idea what I’m doing )
- I managed to get Octopi / Octoprint running it out of the box. I’m a bit more familiar with this…
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