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  1. Donzo
    Donzo Joseph Coffland
    just donated to camotics much love to you and the team A #1
  2. ben wardleworth
    ben wardleworth openhardwarecoza
    Hi Peter, when do you expect to finish laserweb software with the option for use with Marlin firmware? I downlaoded the laserweb 4 sw but then later read up and found that marlin is not currently supported. Can you provide me any leadtime as to when I could expect to see this come to fruition? Many thanks ben
  3. byung jun park
    byung jun park Mark Carew
    Woodwork with my heart and soul
  4. Nighthawkhp
    Nighthawkhp MaryD
    Mary, Who won the naming contest? What was the winning name?
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      Name not yet revealed....oh the suspense! The controller has been through many rounds of upgrades and is now in the prototype phase. It is worth the wait!
      Apr 28, 2017
  5. MrCalm
    MrCalm Keith Davis
    I took tomorrow off of work to get this thing fired up, any suggestions?? please
    Thanks
    Pat
  6. MrCalm
    MrCalm Keith Davis
    secondly, the x axis home opposite of the endstop. That I cant really figure out as the plug only goes oneway and you had already put the connector on the motor wiring.
  7. MrCalm
    MrCalm Keith Davis
    Keith,
    This is Pat Whalen, I bought a kit from you a couple of weeks ago. I have finally got it built. But I am having a couple of issues.
    I sent you an email with a 5 second video of my z axis problem. I seems to not have enough horsepower. I tried loosening the idler and loosening the nylon inserts to no avail.
  8. Lulu121208
    Lulu121208 Mark Carew
    hello...sorry for my bad english, i was thinking about to build cnc miller cutter machine for steel-plate and carbon steel milling. with is the best openbuilds cnc machine for doing this work ?
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Apr 21, 2017
  9. wiremonkey
    wiremonkey Kyo
    Hi Kyo, I'm going to start building a modified Sphinx on Friday, all the parts should be here, and want to use your manual, but I find the font difficult to read. Would you mind giving me a version that I can edit and change the font? These tired old eyes need a plain font. Thanks, Tyler
    1. Kyo
      Kyo
      Awesome, I look forward to seeing your build. I will see if I can find the Raw files for the manual ( easy to change font and recreate pdf). I believe I have deleted them already but will check my back up drive to be sure.
      Apr 19, 2017
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  10. Rego
    Rego Mark Carew
    i,m not using a grbl shield just 28byj-48 steppers and mini servo motor any help will be appreciated
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    2. Rego
      Rego
      thanks on post processor as i'm qa newbie at this i find it daunting apart from rewriting the circuit board i'm trying to plot there must be a way to tell grbl every Z andZ-1 command (pen up Down etc)that Hpxx2 nc file can change to see M03 and M05 commands you have been a great help so far at least someone knows i trying
      Apr 21, 2017
    3. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      " there must be a way to tell grbl every Z andZ-1 command (pen up Down etc)that Hpxx2 nc file can change to see M03 and M05" Not sure if it can done in grbl but, since it is a text file you could always use a good text editor that can do replace and you should be able to replace all the Z to M.
      Apr 21, 2017
    4. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Apr 21, 2017
  11. Rego
    Rego Mark Carew
    thanks mark im new at this i built dirks curcuit plotter won,t work so i use robbitin,s servo grbl fofr plotter but when i try to draw circuit file gcode nc uses z1 z-1 pen up pen down but grbl uses m03 m05 i dont want to use different software to change gcode any suggestions please and thanks
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hello @Rego it looks like you could create a post processor to convert the Z moves into m. But if like you say you don't want to change the gcode you best bet would be to ask for this support on the robbitin github - https://github.com/robottini/grbl-servo/issues
      or ask how Dirks did his, my guess is that he did a pp from the nc file.
      Apr 18, 2017
    2. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      You could use a simple text replace editor as well and see if you can do a batch change of all instances of m3 an 5 to z moves essentially what the pp would do. Hope this helps. If not please ask this question on the general questions thread and someone will be happy to help - http://www.openbuilds.com/threads/open-build-parts-for-sale.9096/
      Apr 18, 2017
    3. Rego
      Rego
      Thanks mark at least there is a way around it
      Apr 18, 2017
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  12. Peter Bielik
  13. Dwa60
    Dwa60 Mark Carew
    WHERE IS THE SOFTWARE, THAT MARK TALKS ABOUT, AND WHAT BOARD DOES HE USE.
    1. Gary Caruso
      Gary Caruso
      Apr 13, 2017
      Mark Carew likes this.
    2. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Apr 13, 2017
  14. Dwa60
    Dwa60 Mark Carew
    To Mark Carew. Sir I was watching your great video on how to build a CNC machine, the full one. You said that there is software on your site, I CAN not find it, could you help out, I also liked the drawing you had. My build is exactly like yours, I followed every thing, I had to watch the video 6 times, you said the type of board you are using but I could not hear what you said,
    1. Mark Carew likes this.
  15. Rego
    Rego Mark Carew
    hi there i'm new at this need help can't get mini plotter to plot with pen z axis x and y steppers ok z axis is with mini servo
    it using grbl .09 pin 11 on arduino controls servo suppose to print circuit board hpgl .nc file
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Apr 11, 2017
  16. wiremonkey
    wiremonkey Kyo
    Kyo, who can I consult with regarding a slightly modified version of your Sphinx: taller gantries, mount Z stepper on top of Z axis (no belt) and approximately 400mm x 400mm real work area? I'm not sure, for example, the best way to solidly connect the Z stepper to the screw. Great design and I can't wait to place the order and start milling! Thanks, Tyler
    1. Kyo
      Kyo
      Hello Tyler, The members here on Openbuilds are a great resource to consult with regarding builds and build modifications. To mount the Z-axis stepper directly you will need a coupler and two aluminum spacers. To get 400mm x 400mm work area. Add roughly 100-125mm to each C-beam and lead screw length.
      Apr 11, 2017
      wiremonkey likes this.
    2. wiremonkey
      wiremonkey
      I've decided to build a 700mm wide (X axis) by 620mm (footprint) Sphinx. I figure that it's better to have the width in case I want to do longer pieces. I'll call it the KYO 700! Thanks again for all your hard work on this. I'm buying the taller gantry from Chris and it should all come together in a week or two as parts roll in. I'm very excited, my first CNC.
      Apr 12, 2017
    3. wiremonkey
      wiremonkey
      You should note that Chris is also making a wider C-beam end plate that has 4 mounting holes for the motor. I personally hate the idea of it hanging off of 2. It just doesn't look right. Ha!
      Apr 12, 2017
  17. Jerome_
    Jerome_
    Jedicut moved to a new website with a new domain name, a new design, a new forum, new contents well organized : https://www.jedicut.com :)
  18. chrisyln
    chrisyln Mark Carew
    I have a C-Beam what power supply should I use 12v or 24v
    thanks
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hello Chrisyln, I would suggest the 24V it will charge the stepper coils quickly and work well for you on the C-Beam Machine.
      Apr 5, 2017
  19. darrepac
    darrepac vonsy
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      For the best assistance, please post your questions at the link you have provided.
      Apr 4, 2017
  20. Wieslaw Olszewski
    Wieslaw Olszewski Mark Carew
    Hi mate
    I buy XPro v3 controller and I have problem. On the smoth corners tweak(shake) when run slow. I can't run fast because I made some of carbon fibre and small shranks. Any ideas?
    I run my OX like
    $110=500
    $111=500
    $120=10
    $121=10
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Mar 30, 2017
      MaryD likes this.
  21. cncshane
    cncshane MaryD
    Any news on the development of the COMPLETE CNC CONTROLLER PACKAGE?
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      Prototyping and testing a underway! Can't wait till you see this!
      Mar 29, 2017
  22. Fernandofm
  23. Milos Cerny
  24. Gary Caruso
    Gary Caruso
    Up and cutting!
    1. MaryD likes this.
  25. bender
    bender Priit Paat
    Hi,
    Can you tell us about your experience with STB4100 card? Thanks.
    1. Priit Paat
      Priit Paat
      Hi!
      What do you want to know exactly?
      It works more or less OK.
      The only thing that I remember is axis slave not working in Mach3.
      May 6, 2017
  26. Alejandro Mendez
    Alejandro Mendez
    Estoy empezando.... me encanta este tema..
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      Welcome to OpenBuilds!
      Mar 20, 2017
  27. ooze76
    ooze76 Mark Carew
    Hope and trust you are doing OK.
    I have recently purchased a 2.2kW spindle and VFD.
    With particular interest in the 40 x 40 V-Slot: Is there any chance you might expand the range to include a 40 x 80 V-Slot ?
    Would the standard 80 x 20 and or C-beam be strong enough to cope with the stresses generated by the 2.2 kW spindle?
    Regards
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      There is the 40x80 C-Beam . From what I can find the 2.2 weighs about 8kg (17lbs) so that is beefy for sure and more then likely overkill for the type of work we do here. But you can never how too much power :D My suggestion is to use 2 C-Beams in parallel on the X axis using the 2 C-Beam XL plates mounted together with a plate for mounting the Z axis.
      Mar 8, 2017
    2. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Really though with a modular system like V-Slot your best is to scour the forum and talk to the guys about ideas they may have as well. All the best with your build. Looking forward to seeing it.
      Mar 8, 2017
  28. chrisyln
    chrisyln Mark Carew
    I have just finished wiring up my CNC and my Z axis is reversed , can this be put right using the software
    or will I have to change the wires
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    2. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Mar 5, 2017
    3. chrisyln
      chrisyln
      thanks that helped, no have my z axis working as it should
      Mar 6, 2017
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    4. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Glad to be a help, Have fun with your Build! :)
      Mar 6, 2017
  29. DWA
    DWA Mark Carew
    SIR: I have watched your videos 4, I love them. I am trying to build one like yours, I have the rails, motors, what I would like to get is the NUT BLOCKs, I can not find them.
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Mar 1, 2017
  30. José Hogan
    José Hogan MaryD
    Thank you MaryD
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