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  • #63865

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I thought Ryan’s low rider Marlin configuration included the magic config for keeping the motors on all the time.

    For 6 minutes after the gcode ends.

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    #63868

    Jeffeb3
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    For 6 minutes after the gcode ends.

    Ah. Mine are on when I start the machine (and they stay on). I like that, although I’m sure I’ve never waited 6 minutes after a move.

    #63902

    Cliffhanger
    Participant

    Thanks, that all really helps. Stumbling through the dark but I see the light ahead.

    Programmed tonight’s cut on lunch, going to take the plunge after work later. I found a cool whale lamp that I was able to fit onto 3 2×4 sheets of ply.

    Thank you SO MUCH to this community, I am so insanely excited to get this going.

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    #63904

    Jeffeb3
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    That looks great. I hope you post pics, and ask for help if you get any problems. That looks like a fun project.

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    #63905

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Maybe we can scale it up and make it into a lounger!

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    #63940

    Cliffhanger
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    Rolling smooth from here. Did two 2 hour long cuts last night and they were both perfect. At one point I got my x axis unplugged but quick acting saved me from anything ruining it all and I was able to restart it just fine.

    I definitely need to set up my dust and vacuum set up. standing there with the vac really got old after a while.

    This is a really solid design. I’m so impressed with the quality so far, all of the cuts are consistent and there’s no movement or skew to the cuts at all. It’s very easy to use so far. Looking forward to making some 3d signs maybe soon. I think the belts are just tight enough, and i figure as long as i keep an eye of them, it shouldn’t change much if at all.

    Going to cut a new 611 plate with the dust port. Using the version on thingiverse, hopefully that does what I need, seems like it will. I have read the concerns about suction though, so I might make a few tweaks.

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    #63942

    Cliffhanger
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    Duplicate post… oops.

    #63947

    Jeffeb3
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    Going to cut a new 611 plate with the dust port. Using the version on thingiverse, hopefully that does what I need, seems like it will.

    If you add some channels between the dust port and the 611 circle, that would fix the suction. I’ve been meaning to do that to my plate.

    Just 2-3 1/2″ wide channels, doesn’t even have to be very deep.

    #63981

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I can’t wait to see it done. the cuts look interesting already. Glad to hear it is all going well and making sense.

    #65381

    Cliffhanger
    Participant

    Well, I have a couple projects under my belt with this model, time to upgrade to the V2. Ill be cutting out the sides and the new 611 plate tonight, and start the printing maybe on lunch. I have plenty of black filament, but wish I had a more interesting color.

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    #65390

    Jeffeb3
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    Wow. That is some great work.

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    #65435

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Awesome gallery of work. Makes me smile to see it for sure.

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    #65728

    Wayne A Hogue
    Participant

    Yo Cliffhanger!    Hello from fellow Alaskan.  Waving from Kotzebue.

    Awesome build!   I plan to build one inside a shipping container this winter.

     

    -Wayne

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    #65754

    Barry
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    Yo Cliffhanger! Hello from fellow Alaskan. Waving from Kotzebue.

    Awesome build! I plan to build one inside a shipping container this winter.

    -Wayne

    Never made it out there!  You’ll definitely earn the title of farthest north MPCNC!

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    #65779

    Cliffhanger
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    Yo Cliffhanger! Hello from fellow Alaskan. Waving from Kotzebue.
    Awesome build! I plan to build one inside a shipping container this winter.
    -Wayne

    Hey Wayne, thanks for the appreciation. Its been a lot of fun so far. Good luck with your build, now that the V2 is out, should be a good one. I went for a smaller table, and didn’t do a full size for 4 ft wide sheets, and I wish I had actually gone the whole width for that option. Going to upgrade mine here eventually, just getting used to actually enjoying this one before I tear it apart for the V2.

    I’d like to get up north more and see the rest of AK. I’m here in Seward now, and barely make it even up to Anchorage these days. Looks nice up there, maybe some day I’ll make it that a way.

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    #69887

    Cliffhanger
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    Well, I decided to do the upgrade to the Lowrider2. Took the whole thing apart and organised all the parts, had a buy some more bits and bobs but not too bad overall. I know I read that plywood might not be good for the sides, but this stuff I found is pretty tough and looks really nice to boot. So I’m thinking it’ll be okay. printed the parts over the last week. So now I’m just waiting on the wider 10mm belt and parts. In the meantime, I have one half built, and I should be able to get it assembled here today or tomorrow maybe.

    I really like the new version so far. I’ll be outfitting this one with all of the suction and everything from the get go this time. So that means Ill need to get some angle stock for the hose/wires. I like that whole suction and wire organization a lot on Ryan’s setup: very clean.

    I need to ask a dumb question though to make sure I’ve got my drivers set right on my RAMPS. Cant find where I referenced last time. What should the Voltage be set to on each? The Y and Z are wired in series and the X is on its own.

     

    New halves:

    Tearing it down:



    Cut this out a couple weeks back, came out great, except I was having issues with my Z axis not raising correctly, hence the extra cut on the return trip at the bottom. So I just did it in one long, through-all cut. This new build will replace the motor I think was being the problem.

    #69899

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Using my drivers drv’s should be pretty good at 0.7V There is some room to go higher but you should not need to.

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    #70736

    Cliffhanger
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    Got everything together and cleaned up. Ran some tests and calibrations last night and it all seems to be working great. Its definitely lighter than the previous design, but doesn’t seem to be a problem so far with anything. Cant wait to get some good runs in and really put it to the test. Suction fit up real nice and seems to be working just fine so far. A lot of sucking power on the cnc side so I’m looking forward to seeing that in action. I’ll probably add some kind of a soft foam shroud around the x plate. WooHoo!!


    #70749

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Heck yeah!

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