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Kyo

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    1. Gonçalo martins
      Gonçalo martins
      Sorry to be bothering you,
      But I have a problem with my cnc that I can not solve,
      Works fine when I work with Gcode sender manually on the various axes, however, when I submit a G code project, the x, y, and y advances are uncontrollable

      https://youtu.be/KIOs46BwSDI
      1. Kyo
        Kyo
        Hello Goncalo,
        This would be a perfect question to post to the forum at large. I have not used Gcode sender in a while. Go ahead and start a new thread, and if possible post up the Gcode file that is giving you problems so it can be tested / reviewed. From the video it appears to be a work position or homing issue.
        Jul 7, 2017
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    2. Hue
      Hue
      Hi Kyo

      I already have the sphinx plates, but confused over the lead screw lengths. If I have 500mm c beams the parts list says 500mm leads screws but the PDF of the build says 530mm. I think I need the longer ones, but could you or any one else please confirm I am thinking right.

      Hue
      1. Kyo
        Kyo
        Hello Hue,
        Go ahead and order the 500mm Long lead screw from the parts store. The Leadscrew will come in at a measured length of 540mm.. It can be trimmed down to 530mm for a flush install or left at 540mm if you wanted to install some Jog knobs. Also available from the Openbuilds Part store.
        Jun 27, 2017
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      2. Hue
        Hue
        Thank you
        Jun 28, 2017
    3. Mohammad Kokash
      Mohammad Kokash
      i check all the problem from the driver
      thank
    4. Mohammad Kokash
      Mohammad Kokash
      hi Kyo
      i all redy build my cnc depend on your design C-beam Sphinx and order the y and x plate from ebay i finish build it using arduino cnc shield its works fine but missing steps in y and the both sides are warb after finish the carve
      Can you please advise me?
      1. Kyo
        Kyo
        Hello Kokash,
        I would first check driver setting and grbl setting all have the same micro stepping. (what drivers are you using?) The next item I would check is drag or rough / tightness on the Y-axis side that is loosing steps. Are they staying in sync? The nut block or wheels may be to tight. You will also want to double check wiring and connections to make sure you do not have any loose wires or shorts.
        Jun 15, 2017
    5. wiremonkey
      wiremonkey
      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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    6. wiremonkey
      wiremonkey
      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
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      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
    7. ashish B
      ashish B
      Hello Sir. I see that you have plates on sale at ebay. If I were to follow your cutom build thread, are those the only customized parts I need to buy to start buiding ? Do you also offer complete kit minus electrical/electronics ?
      1. Kyo
        Kyo
        Hello Ashish,
        The Ebay plate sets while my design are made by @Chris Laidlaw not myself and are indeed the only custom parts required for a Sphinx build. The rest of the components are off the shelf OpenBuilds components.
        Feb 21, 2017
      2. ashish B
        ashish B
        Thank you . Very encouraged after watching video. This will be my first time build anything this scale even though I build rc helicopters, this is many folds involved
        Feb 21, 2017
    8. markinwi
      markinwi
      Part2 Reading about your builds, you know quite a bit about this stuff, me, I'm just getting started. Could you take about few minutes post systems you have put together that worked well together . Thanks, Mark.
      1. Kyo
        Kyo
        Oct 27, 2016
    9. markinwi
      markinwi
    10. Jaden_05
      Jaden_05
      Kyo, I am working on my own Sphinx build. I ordered the majority of the parts from the openbuildstore and I am looking at making the plates myself. For 20 buck tuition and associated lab fees I have access to the machine shop at the local community college. My intention is to use their equipment to make the associated plates. Since the cost would be for materials only what thickness would you make the plates?
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      2. Kyo
        Kyo
        Nice, What a great way to use the resources available to your advantage. I look forward to seeing your build. The plates all use 1/4" (6.35mm) aluminum.
        Sep 15, 2016
    11. Eric Filomeno
      Eric Filomeno
      Hi Kyo, I'm planning on building my first machine and I think your C-beam Sphinx would be the perfect first time project. Thanks for providing all the info on how to do this! My question is, are you going to have a plate set available for purchase?

      thanks again!,
      -Eric
      1. Kyo
        Kyo
        Hello Eric, Yes I will be offering the plate sets in the future. As of now several guys are already making them. I can recommend Chris's plates he does a great job and already has them on ebay just search for "C-beam Sphinx". I look forward to seeing your build don't forget to post it up on the forums.
        Aug 4, 2016
    12. Astorflix
      Astorflix
      Hi Kyo,

      Would you mind sharing the stl. file for the Delta Six Makerslide corner brackets?

      Regards
      Stefan
      1. Kyo
        Kyo
        Sure, let me dig through my files and get it for you.. I will upload it to the main Delta Six page. If it needs any changes let me know and I can update it to suit as well..
        Mar 27, 2016
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