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  • #83194

    Armin Thinnes
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    Dear makers,

    dear Ryan,

    my name is Armin. I am living in Bassenheim, Germany. I am an electronics engineer. My hobbies are BBQ (extreme!), pressured and none pressured Petroleum/Gas lanterns and since mid of this year 3D printing.

    After enough printed benchies, 20mm cubes, groots and other dustcatchers, it as about high time to get more productive with my ender (printer also pimped to the max so no opportunities there anymore). I stumbled over MPCNC, did a quick check on inventory at home and started the project between Christmas and New Year.

    I am building a size 60x100x15cm. It will hold a 500w Chinese air cooled 52mm spindle. In the near future, I am also looking for adding a E3D V6 clone (because I still have it), a Roland cutting set and maybe a laser.

    Electronics will be a new FYSETC F6 board with DRV8522 in Dual Endstop configuration. Power supply is a 400W PC ATX-type.

    At the moment, I am stuck as I am still missing the screw set which is supposed to be shipped today. So maybe, I can finish the machine over the weekend.

    Attached, some pics to prove, it’s actually happening! 😀

    Printed parts:

    IMG_20181230_173254
    IMG_20181230_184119
    IMG_20190101_081539
    IMG_20190101_165551
    IMG_20190102_155654
    IMG_20190104_121448
    IMG_20190105_122907
    IMG_20190106_134732

    One question I still have: will tool-mounts designed for the 525 tool mount also fit the burly tool mount? I still need to print the mount for the spindle and I am not sure which file to choose. Some of the 525 versions are much more intriguing!

    Thanks a lot to Ryan for this awesome and very fun and satisfying to build project!

    I keep you posted on further progress!

    Cheers

    Armin

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    #83230

    Armin Thinnes
    Participant

    More parts:

    IMG_20190107_195254-2
    IMG_20190109_153304-1
    IMG_20190103_191705

    Status without screws atm:

    IMG_20190107_211129
    IMG_20190107_211311

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    #83239

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Hi and welcome. Those are some nice plates full of parts.

    Why is there a nodemcu/esp8266 attached to your F6? I’d like to know what you’re running on the esp. I love that chip.

    I just hooked up an F6 to a printer and the X port is messed up. I put in a tmc2130 and its status is all high, not good. Lucky for me there are 6 ports, so I moved it to E2. Otherwise, I like it. I haven’t printed anything yet, but probably today.

    #83240

    Jeffeb3
    Participant
    #83248

    Armin Thinnes
    Participant

    Yes.

    First used an Esp-01 but it didn’t like the 5V (always a little gamble with 3.3V devices).

    Works great and is probably sufficient. A Pi with Octoprint might be a bit over the top.

    Cheers

    Armin

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    #83249

    Armin Thinnes
    Participant

    Regarding your messed up X port: make sure to pull all unused jumpers. My SD wasn’t working because of that!

    And use most up-to-date pins.h!

     

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    #83259

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Cool. Have you used that esp web ui before? Does it let you flash new firmware to the F6? That would be nice, because the way I am mounting this, it will be a pain to get to the USB in the future.

    I think I have the latest pins.h and the jumpers set right. I should probably ping it out, because I suspect a bad socket connection. The pins.h I’m using is from the latest Marlin bugfix-2.0 branch. AFAICT, the only pin difference is the Zmin went to D2 from D9. The schematic shows that D2 is right.

    https://github.com/FYSETC/F6/blob/master/F6_V13.pdf

    #83300

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    will tool-mounts designed for the 525 tool mount also fit the burly tool mount?

    Yes!

     

    The build is pretty big for a first build but other than that you look to be making a fine build!

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    #84373

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Regarding your messed up X port: make sure to pull all unused jumpers. My SD wasn’t working because of that!

    And use most up-to-date pins.h!

    I am going to take over your thread for a minute.

    This F6 board has a similar problem with tmc2130s on the Z port. The CS pin needs to be set to the right pin in pins.h and I think the X and Z are wrong, and possibly assigned to bad pin choices. I wanted to keep my Z driver in that spot, because it has the two connectors, but the tmc kept erroring. I tried different things, but I ended up jumpering it to the E1 port’s CS pin and it’s working now.

    I also tried registering on their forums, but that went no where. This board might be fine for drv8825s or other drivers, but I really wish I had just used an einsy rambo for the tmc2130 build. Oh well, it’s working now:

    IMG_20190118_104847

    #84465

    Armin Thinnes
    Participant

    Machine ready and running!

    While waiting for the screws, I printed a mount for the spindle and designed a vacuumhose-adapter.

    IMG_20190113_151621
    IMG_20190113_160841

    3(!) weeks after I placed the order, finally my screws arrived. Must have been from a very remote place! It’s called Berlin!

    IMG_20190116_140852

    Thsis triggered immediate fabrication!

    IMG_20190116_154527
    IMG_20190116_160453
    IMG_20190116_171018
    IMG_20190116_183734
    IMG_20190116_204229

    TBC

    #84475

    Armin Thinnes
    Participant

    More building the machine pics:

    IMG_20190116_204239
    IMG_20190116_204300
    IMG_20190118_184958
    IMG_20190118_185038

    Wiring on the chaos-table!

    IMG_20190118_204205

    Better!

    IMG_20190118_233910

    The crown-test – I would say passed!
    IMG_20190119_113538

    Smoked a primerib in the meantime

    IMG_20190119_125157

    TBC

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    #84485

    BT
    Participant

    Nice looking build and result!

    #84486

    Armin Thinnes
    Participant

    Now for some more complex stuff:

    IMG_20190119_144326

    WTF!?

    IMG_20190119_151157

    Ahhh! The missus!
    IMG_20190119_151243

    And tried some jüeg to SVG conversion with the logo of my WLANThermometer (another hobby!).

    IMG_20190119_152034

    ATM, v1pi sis in the making, so stay tuned!

     

    Cheers

    Armin

     

     

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    #84492

    Armin Thinnes
    Participant

    BTW: When I upload several pictures, I get this after submission:

    error-1

    It’s posted correctly though. Strange…

     

     

     

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    #84533

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Can’t wait to see how you pack up and ship my prime rib….I will wait by the mail box until it gets here!

     

    Build looks great.

     

    The error could be a few things but it should have actually limited you to 6 pictures per post….Hmm I will have to look into that.

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    #84646

    Luca
    Participant

    Hi Armin, nice post. I sent you a message about it.
    Thank you for sharing. Luca

    #84671

    Armin Thinnes
    Participant

    @luca

    You have PM! 😀

    Today first milling of my life!

    Replaced the pen with the spindle and the vacuum-shoe

    IMG_20190120_163206
    IMG_20190120_163236

    Ok, for the first mill but as you see, I had no clue what I was doing! I set holding-taps of 0.5mm thickness which were gone immediately! Doing 5mm now!

    IMG_20190120_164756

     

    Anyway, I did dome clearing and sanding and it didn’t look that bad after all. It should read “Ina”. Stupid font I have choosen!
    IMG_20190120_165420

    OK, unexperienced as I am, I had a too small object with too fine details and a too thick endmill. (3mm)
    So I put in a 1mm endmill wich broke almost immediately at 600mm/min.

    I put in a 1.6mm, made the program new in ESTLCAM, reduced to veeeery slow 300mm/min and now it runs good. Still milling!

    The original idea was to mill “Prinzessin” (princess) in scriptletters but this was no way possible on 8x11cm.

    I made a bigger sign and it is prepared in ESTLCAM. Will start the milling in about 30 minutes!

    princess

    I definitely have to learn a lot still!

     

    Thanks again @Ryan for this awesome project – it’s real fun!!

     

    Cheers

    Armin

     

     

     

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    #84735

    Armin Thinnes
    Participant

    The princess is happy!

    Me too!

     

    IMG_20190120_224823

    IMG_20190120_232001
    IMG_20190120_233410

    Cheers

    Armin

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    #84829

    Mike Pensinger
    Participant

    How did you vacuum do cleaning up while you cut?

    #85107

    Armin Thinnes
    Participant

    @mike Pensinger

    Vacuum cleaner is attached to the mount as shown. It’s not super effective yet. I am thinking of a mod to direct the suction more towards the spindle.

    @all

    In the meantime, V1pi is up and running. Webcam is installed and the firmware upload plugin is running as well so I don’t have to rip my machine  apart for changes in firmware.

    Working pretty nicely!

     

    Cheers

    Armin

     

    #85109

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    In the meantime, V1pi is up and running. Webcam is installed and the firmware upload plugin is running as well so I don’t have to rip my machine apart for changes in firmware.

    I like that plugin too. It is a real time saver. Maybe I should include it and avrdude in the next version of v1pi. Then Ryan could even host precompiled .hex files? Hmm. That would be really nice for people who aren’t excited about running arduino, but have a v1pi. That might not be enough people for it to be worth the extra confusion…

    #85113

    BT
    Participant

    I say include the firmware-updater and avrdude in the next version.  It doesn’t take up much space, so if it doesn’t get used there’s not much lost.

    The pre-compiled hex files also sounds good; Ryan could put the pre-compiled hex files with each of his versions on github (not that Ryan needs more work whenever he updates a version).  We (the community) rarely have standard builds using different sizes, stepper drivers, w/ and w/o endstops, 5V laser, 12V laser, TTL laser, etc., but I could see some benefit for folks just starting out.

    #85114

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    We (the community) rarely have standard builds

    I bet there are 100x or more people who just do it the recommended way and don’t bother to share that in the forums. This feels like a self-selecting group. If you like to experiment with different configurations, you’re more likely to share. If you spend time in the forums, you see all the ways you can experiment.

    #85116

    BT
    Participant

    I’m sure you’re right on the number of builders vs. customizers if only based on the frequent requests for printed and flat parts and the sheer quantities Ryan talks about buying for the individual pieces.

    #90565

    Armin Thinnes
    Participant

    Was a bit productive and made me a new enclosure for the FYSETC F6:

    IMG_20190202_164234
    IMG_20190208_164744
    IMG_20190208_170446
    IMG_20190224_104622
    IMG_20190224_105324

    Its just great fun having tne MPCNC!

     

    cheers!

    Armin

     

     

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    #90712

    Bill
    Participant

    Oh, I like that case for the FYSETC. Is it up on thingiverse yet?

    #90716

    Armin Thinnes
    Participant

    Yes, absolutely!

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3112629

     

    Cheers

    Armin

    #90766

    Bill
    Participant

    Thanks!

    #90848

    dennisc
    Participant

    Hi Armin,

    you are really making me very enthusiastic to start my build!!

    btw that cable holder did you print that from here?

    (the tank style one)

    Great post!

     

     

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