- May 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm #60383
I have been sketching and compiling things I have wanted to change about the LowRider CNC since I first used it (as I do with anything I touch).
A few weeks ago I had what I thought was a comprehensive sketch of everything I could tweak to my liking. I then took the parts out of the store, thinking this will be easy and ready to go in no time. Well dang it, as I started to make changes and test parts separately it was looking good. As I started to put it together as a full assembly I started running into issues. I design function first, and as I tried to “fix” some things I didn’t like about the OG design, turns out I did them all initially for a reason. This attempt has much longer than the original designs did, such a bummer.
I started changing to make parts work well together…I ended up with an extremely similar design. So I am announcing my defeat of a game changing update. I need to start over and just optimize what we already have with a few things thrown in.
Apologies for the delay, just an update. Doing my best to get this done before the PID parts get here.
EDIT—7/13/18 – Beta Files Here.
May 22, 2018 at 9:26 pm #60405
- This topic was modified 5 days, 11 hours ago by Ryan.
Sad to hear it hasn’t worked out, what particular problems were you trying to eliminate?May 22, 2018 at 9:31 pm #60410
I was just going for a full design change. Same thing happened with the MP3DP, I am happy how that turned out, so hopefully the LRCNC goes the same way. Just improve everything a little bit. I worked on it all day on and off, so far so good.May 24, 2018 at 5:27 am #60430
I’ve refactored a lot of code. There are a couple of times where I’m not sure it was really better afterwards. Thinking about it still stings a little.May 24, 2018 at 6:19 am #60434
I’ve refactored a lot of code. There are a couple of times where I’m not sure it was really better afterwards. Thinking about it still stings a little.
Me too. There are some times where “working” is good enough.May 24, 2018 at 7:26 am #60439
There was some code that detected lane markers from a mono camera that I worked on 10 years ago. It had a long section for detection on the left side, and then the right side, and I was sure it would be easier if it just looped, and had an is_left flag on the left side. Man, it was a mess afterwards. There were so many subtle changes for the left that it was just really a pain to read after. Before wasn’t great either, and there were a few bugs in one side and not the other, but it’s weird that I still remember that refactor with such detail.May 24, 2018 at 8:59 am #60452
That is what it feels like. So the “new” parts will be slightly optimized for production and rigidity, lighter, less parts, optional 10mm belt, optional vacuum boot (different style). Makes it a little tough to get back in it and finish…May 30, 2018 at 2:15 am #60723
I’m hoping to buy the new version as soon as it becomes available 🙂May 30, 2018 at 7:42 am #60727
Okay. Hard to get the motivation to finish but it is getting there, Maybe I just wrap it up, test it, and keep sketching other revisions. Instead of banging my head on the desk. Biggest difference is single side plate, makes less total bolt length and less printed parts, in turn a little lighter.May 31, 2018 at 4:09 am #60757
I haven’t used the original, but the optional vacuum boot sounds interesting, has that worked out?
(and I hope hope I don’t come across rude by asking!)
🙂May 31, 2018 at 7:57 am #60766
Th original has worked fine for me but others have had issues. So know I will have an option. The new one looks promising, but I have not assembled the entire machine yet.May 31, 2018 at 9:29 pm #60818
Well, there’s more than a good chance the original will work well for me too 🙂June 7, 2018 at 2:27 am #61229
When do you think you will have lowrider kits available again ? I am visiting the US in 7 weeks so thinking of bringing a kit back to New Zealand.June 14, 2018 at 10:44 pm #61671
Sorry to hassle – but are you intending to put Low Rider parts back into your store (current or new design) ?
I am in the US in 5 weeks and keen to order a full kit – I need everything as don’t have an existing cnc or 3d printer.
JonathanJune 16, 2018 at 12:25 pm #61734
Sorry, doing my best. I had a set back and need to redo a few things.June 22, 2018 at 6:50 am #62059
+1 for looking to order a new full low rider kit…..
hopefully inspires you ever so slightly to keep pushing forward!
looking forward to seeing it!June 22, 2018 at 9:55 am #62067
Thanks. I actually am working on it. I have a new vacuum port I need to try but don’t have a LowRider right now. So I have to finish this thing up ASAP.June 22, 2018 at 8:25 pm #62125June 22, 2018 at 9:34 pm #62131
Just imagine it with the transformers sounds.June 22, 2018 at 9:47 pm #62133
It hasn’t finished printing yet, so I am not sure if it is strong enough but I spent way, way, way to long thinking about it for it not to work.June 22, 2018 at 10:46 pm #62134
If you’re after flat parts in NZ I can help you out – Printer isn’t running at the moment until some new parts arrive but let me know if I can help.June 22, 2018 at 11:13 pm #62135
Well the new part certainly looks nice!
And JJWHarris, I’m in NZ too, and will be after flat parts…June 23, 2018 at 11:25 am #62152June 23, 2018 at 8:24 pm #62187
ooh ! looking nice !
@JJWHarris I will see where I get to with parts – might need to take up your offer on flat partsJune 24, 2018 at 6:15 am #62202June 24, 2018 at 6:21 am #62206
Needs more cowbell.June 24, 2018 at 12:39 pm #62232June 24, 2018 at 5:06 pm #62243
That looks awesome. Cant wait to finish mine so I can take it apart and upgrade parts 😛
I do like the look of wood in the original design though… kind of makes it look a little classier.June 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm #62249
The sides will be wood still just one thicker sheet instead of two thin ones. That gives less printed parts and shorter bolts, Less CNC time needed to make them.June 24, 2018 at 7:03 pm #62255
Well, now I know when I’ll be taking my table apart to paint it! I can use it to cut my side pieces, then pull it apart while everything else is printing.
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