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Discussion in 'Laser Cutters' started by Robert Hummel, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Woodie49

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    I'm useing the Mini V Wheel Kit, spacer & ect. Every thing is square.
    It does look like some of the V wheel aren't hiting the top and bottom of the V groove.
    I did get the Y axis wheels to move good.
     
  2. Tweakie

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    Sounds like something is not plumb.
    Is it possible that the dimensional width of the gantry does not exactly match the dimensional width of the frame - as far as the V-Wheels / V-Slots are concerned ? In which case additional shims / spacers may improve the situation.

    Tweakie.
     
  3. JCPhlux

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    What plates are you using?
     
  4. JCPhlux

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    I am getting excited my parts are one day out. :D
     
  5. Woodie49

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    The Plates I got from Robert.
     
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    i am at the moment designing the case for the laser cutter. what should the minimum hight of it be
     
  7. skarab

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    I still had some 20x40 aluminum profile and 20x20x1000mm v-slot from my last build. Your project running through my head for a while. Pending the material for the OX, I started a laser router wickedly inspired by your construction.

    2014-05-26 17.29.05.jpg

    Thank you for sharing :D
     
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  8. JCPhlux

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    looks good.
    I finally got all my parts in but have a 4 week contract that really needed 8 weeks so I have to put my build on hold.
     
  9. Robert Hummel

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    I hope that means your care package made it :)
     
  10. JCPhlux

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    Hey sorry Robert, I thought I sent you a msg. Go the package I have not had a chance to play wit any of it yet but it looks great.
     
  11. skarab

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    Too happy :D A big thank to Robert Hummel for his build log, OpenBuilds and all the DIY community! Next the OX :thumbsup:
    2014-06-22 17.13.52.jpg 2014-06-22 17.12.35.jpg 2014-06-22 17.13.00.jpg 2014-06-22 17.28.40.jpg
     
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  12. Robert Hummel

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    Well done @skarab :thumbsup: looks great!
     
  14. Robert Hummel

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    So after going through end user suggestions, the following updates have bin added to the laser V LD2X

    -Power indication LED
    -Relay is powered by 5v regulator rather then the arduino
    -Relay contact rating of 3 amps
    -Regulated 5v pin rail added along side of the negative pin rail
    -Manual laser on/off pin-out for a momentary switch beside the reset pin-out
    -Dual stepstick Y axis
    -Single stepstick X axis
    -Single stepstick Z axis added for laser focusing
    -RX/TX pin out

    Everything else is the same, board size was enlarged by 20 mm width wise.
    Again I have kept it single sided for easy DIY
    The updated file will be posted soon along with a parts list
     
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    Sounds great Robert! :thumbsup:
     
  16. JCPhlux

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    Ok, I am back. I am going to start my build tomorrow!
     
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    Has the updated file and parts list been posted yet?
    Thanks
     
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    Hi
    I have a question. Could someone draw a square and a circle in the program to generate g-code and add a file? I want to see what he looks like. Is he saved in txt format?
     
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    I am doing a project on stm32f401 and do not know how to program it is able to do different shapes.
     
  22. JCPhlux

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    What is stm32f401?
     
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    I was planning a laser cutter build and stumbled across this site and in particular this build. This is freaking awesome! This is one of--forget that, this is the best and most detailed build post I have seen. I am so pumped up right now, I gotta get to work on this...
     
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  24. JCPhlux

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    Very cool. Cant wait to see your build.
     
  25. Robert Hummel

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    New LD3X test board :D
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    Wiring and getting ready for full testing :thumbsup:
     
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    very nice
     
  28. skarab

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    2W Laser diod from eBay.
     
  29. Robert Hummel

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    Part number is M140
     

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