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C-Beam CNC (1st cnc build!)

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by hasemar, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. hasemar

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    hasemar published a new build:

    Read more about this build...
     
  2. Kyo

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    Nice build :thumbsup: that is pretty much the same setup as my c-beam machine; even down to Pi 2 controller and drivers. It has been running great!
     
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    Ryan,

    Love the build!!! Although I've not build my first CNC Machine YET :) I have two of THESE beauties and a Pi3 just waiting in the wings. I'll be following your build and the discussions with Kyo to lessen the confusions and frustration when I do get there ;-)

    Keep up the great work!!!

    Sonny
     
  5. hasemar

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    Thanks all, this site and its members have been a tremendous help!

    Future plans:
    actually cut something
    Fab cover over terminal blocks and wiring
    install limit switches for homing.
    build platform stablizers
    increase z axis rizers
     
  6. hasemar

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    Update:
    I made a successful run!
    Using a sharpie still. I created a text part in Solidworks and used HSM Express which is a solidworks CAM plug in. The post processor supports grbl but I noticed that it tries to use M30 which grbl does not support. It didnt affect the run though since M30 is an ending program code.

    At first the c-beam ran the but the lettering was backwards. It looked fine in the controller though. After some digging I figured out that I needed to invert the x axis in grbl ($3=2) . I ran it again and it fixed the problem.

    Almost ready to cut something. 2016-06-28 22.32.17.jpg
     
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  7. Kyo

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    Very nice! It is always exciting when you have your first successful run. I look forward to seeing what kind of projects you create with your cnc. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Sonny Lowe

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    Congrats on your first run...very cool :cool:
     
  9. hasemar

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    Looking Good :thumbsup:
     

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