Mike's MPCNC

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    Mike @Pix2Proto
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    Hey everyone!  My name is Mike and I have been a long time lurker of the MPCNC Project.  I built my first version a couple years ago when I first heard about the project.  I had a 3d Printer and had been looking for a CNC solution for quite a while and then the MPCNC popped up and I knew I had to build one.  I have really enjoyed the entire experience and want to thank you Ryan for sharing your creation with the world and letting us enjoy it!  I look forward to being a part of the MPCNC community and hopefully the MP3DPv2 community soon.

    I am running my MPCNC with a CNC Shield running GRBL and control it with bCNC.  I have upgraded to 1″ SS rails and a 400W Chinese Spindle that I am controlling the rpm with GRBL and g-code.  I also have a Dust Deputy hooked up to the spindle dust shoe and have my shopvac in a cabinet to help reduce the noise.  I am very jealous of some of the wiring other people have posted…

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    Ryan
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    Sexy wiring shots and its already dirty….Welcome to the club!

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    #56175

    Mike @Pix2Proto
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    Here are some additional photos.  This is just the latest iteration for me – I started with the original design and it has been rebuilt several times into this 😉  Only real differences from stock is that I went to 9mm belts, SS 1″ pipe, and CNC Shield running GRBL.   I control the CNC with bCNC which allows me to use a wireless number pad to jog my machine around.  The CNC Shield/GRBL also allows me to control my spindle via GCode which I find cool, but not a game changer.  I am really enjoying the feel/options in GRBL/bCNC.

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    Dave
    Participant

    Hi Mike I was wondering how you upgraded to the 9mm belts? Also how do you do all the connections to the shield (steppers x and y being dual) Can tou use a display with this setup or just thru the control software on the pc? Looking for controller options outside the Ramps or  Rambo. Let me know.

    Thanks

    Dave

    #85210

    Mike @Pix2Proto
    Participant

    @dave,

    To upgrade to the 9mm belts all I did was add another 608 bearing next to the first.  I cannot remember if I needed to replace the bolts with a longer version to accommodate the additional bearing.  As for the wiring, I am just running the two X off of one driver and the two Y off of another.  You can do this in parallel or in series just like in a RAMPS setup (there is a lot of discussion on the forums on this).  As for the display, I do not believe the CNC Shield has the connections for an LCD display.  I had one on my MPCNC when I had a RAMPS setup, but I rarely used it so that was not a big deal for me.  I know a lot of people use the display to jog their machine, but I always found it cumbersome.  I went with a wireless keypad that I can use to jog the machine (I use bCNC).  Let me know if you have anymore questions – more than happy to help!

    -Mike

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