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  • #53778

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    It is not really needed on the LowRider. You can use it though, https://www.v1engineering.com/auto-square-dual-endstops/

    #54057

    Anonymous

    Finally I was able to get all of the parts together.  Here are photos.  I am not sure if I should put washers on the 4″ and 5″ bolts or not.  I didn’t really tighten them too much for fear of cracking the acrylic.

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    #54059

    Anonymous

    So now I need to go build a table – not sure what I want to do here…  My goal is to have this set up in my storage shed but I have to figure out how large of a table I can get in there.  Shed is 12×10.    What is the best way to measure the width of your table needs?

    I cannot remember what size tubes I ordered – they are still packed up but will get them out this weekend.

    What is the best approach to getting this all set up on the table once I have one?  Do you attach each Z assembly to the side assembly and then roll it onto the table?

    Also, I cannot remember how this is all being powered again.   I have the Mega and Ramps but don’t have a power supply.  I am guessing any 12vdc supply will work but its probably not being attached to a side assembly, correct?

    #54061

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    That is just shear sexy right there!!!!

    So now I need to go build a table – not sure what I want to do here… My goal is to have this set up in my storage shed but I have to figure out how large of a table I can get in there. Shed is 12×10. What is the best way to measure the width of your table needs?

    Use use the calc and don’t forget the overall size will include the rollers on the outside of the table as well.

    What is the best approach to getting this all set up on the table once I have one? Do you attach each Z assembly to the side assembly and then roll it onto the table?

    I put each side fully assembled on with the Z axis. Then add the x axis tubes last.

    Also, I cannot remember how this is all being powered again. I have the Mega and Ramps but don’t have a power supply. I am guessing any 12vdc supply will work but its probably not being attached to a side assembly, correct?

    I have my 6A tucked in between the plates of the electronics side.

    #54065

    Anonymous

    What is a  6A ?

    #54066

    Ryan
    Keymaster
    #54067

    Anonymous

    That does not add too much weight or drag?

     

    What is the most common quick and dirty table set up that you have seen people do ?

    #54068

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Every table has been different. Nothing has seemed any easier than the rest. I have been keeping an eye out.

    The power supply is light, I drag one power cable and it powers the power supply and router.

    #54075

    Barry
    Participant

    I used a 12-ish foot piece of 14/2 speaker wire to go from the ramps board to the power supply bolted to my table leg.  I also have a long usb extension attached, they just drag along under the table.  I’ve only tripped on the usb cable once so far…  😆

    #54078

    Anonymous

    What is the correct process for attaching Z assembly to the side assembly?

    Any special care for the Z rod?

    #54085

    Geoffrey
    Participant

    Hey Kris!

    Where in MN are you? I’m in Bismarck, ND and I can get metric bolts from ACE and MAC’s hardware.  They are just in a dusty corner where no one goes…

    #54086

    Anonymous

    Hey Kris! Where in MN are you? I’m in Bismarck, ND and I can get metric bolts from ACE and MAC’s hardware. They are just in a dusty corner where no one goes…

    I am in Luverne – 30 East of Sioux Falls, SD

    #54087

    SquidPlan
    Participant

    OMG! I have discovered a whole genre of youtube videos I wasn’t aware of.  Videos of people building shop furniture!

     

    😀

    #54096

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Dude, I have to say it again. That just looks amazing. I want to make mine out of clear now. I am behind on lowrider kits I might go pick up some acrylic and make myself a set while I am at it.

    What is the correct process for attaching Z assembly to the side assembly? Any special care for the Z rod?

    I would just put the 4 small z rails into the small xy corner pieces and feed them into the side panel. Then you have both halves basically fully assembled without the lead screws.  Put them on the table. Get the x axis on the rails and the rails into the xy corner. Last step add the lead screws from the bottom up.

    #54097

    Anonymous

    Ryan – I understand it’s not needed to run LowRider – I am curious to know how LowRider can be controlled by pronterface

    I seen someone on Youtube using it but I am not sure the benefits of it versus just using the existing set up.

    #54099

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Pronterface is the same as repetier. It is just a controls software, I doubt there are any differences that you would notice in our use case.

    #54175

    Anonymous

    I dug out my tubes from SpeedyMeatals.com and now I am trying to back into the table measurements.

    X Tubes are 62 7/8″   so what would my table width end up being ??

     

     

    #54176

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    ml

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    #54182

    Anonymous

    Ryan – thanks that helps a bunch.  I now know why I couldn’t figure it out as I was only looking at the table width and not the 2X rails value.    Bad day for my tunnel vision.

    #54183

    Anonymous

    One other thing I thought of…. when building out the assemblies… do you use any locktite on any of the bolts?

    #54188

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Nyloc’s

    #54247

    Anonymous

    Nyloc’s

    Sorry, I meant the screws that are on the steppers, etc

    Also, what type of cable wiring is most common?   Shielding, Gauge, etc   I want something that is still pliable when its cold out.  I am going to put the lowrider into my outdoor shed which does not have any heat right now.

    Lastly,  what loom material is best?  I have some loom material that I tried to used on the LCD cables but it’s too rigid.

    #54251

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Sorry, I meant the screws that are on the steppers, etc

    I haven’t needed to but it wouldn’t hurt.

     

    lso, what type of cable wiring is most common? Shielding, Gauge, etc

    I have stranded in the shop, but since the wiring harnesses I have not needed it.

     

    Lastly, what loom material is best?

    In the shop I use the pet sleeve on most things. The spiral comes in handy near the board where it is likely I am going to change something.

    #54563

    Anonymous

    I am going to attempt the software install today – can someone tell me….  do I have to do anything special to have the end stops?   I know I don’t need the end stops but lessons learned from my MPCNC end stops would have been good – crashed it several times due to my carelessness.

    #54633

    Anonymous

    Can anyone provide assistance… I have got my board set up but now I am trying to get things connected to Repetier and not sure how it all connnects and what settings I need to change in Repetier.    I loaded a simple gcode file into Repetier that I used on my old MPCNC and now Repetier shows the job taking over 20 minutes to do and I know that’s not right.

    #54638

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Not 100% on what is going on, but you should not have to make any changes to repetier at all.

    #54643

    Anonymous

    For LowRider Ramps set up is it only three drivers or do I need five, one for each stepper motor?

    Is lowrider also at the 32nd stepping?

    I think I am confusing the build here…

    #54644

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    It’s very similar to the mpcnc. There drivers needed, except instead of two motors on Y, it’s two motors on Z. Yes, all three jumpers need to be installed. If you have drv8825s, that is 1/32nd stepping.

    Don’t mess with gcode until you have the basics down. Make sure each axis moves the right amount and things move the right way. Make sure you can move things anywhere in the work space, etc. Your not using endstops, right?

    I’m not sure what repeater uses for its estimates and its speed. I don’t think it should be machine dependent.

    #54648

    Anonymous

    three drivers or five?   I now have the jumpers in and the speed seems right.  I adjusted the pots to .70

    #54649

    Anonymous

    I am saying five because I was looking at this page.

     

    Auto Square, Dual EndStops

     

    I want to use end stops but I have not set those up.   I want to get the basics working first.

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