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The Valve Studio WorkBee 1010 Build

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Craig Hollabaugh, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Craig Hollabaugh

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    I bought a Workbee1010 for my guitar speaker cabinet construction. GrayUK suggested I create this thread so you can follow my 1010 build process. I just posted a video on Valve Studio YouTube channel about why I bought the 1010 and the motivation behind this project called "My Journey to Tonehenge". The video is here, . My actual 1010 build discussion starts around 22:42.

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    Kit arrived Friday. Unpack Saturday afternoon and started with Y gantries like Matthew's build video. While building the X-Z combo I hit a snag, my kit is missing 2 6mm spacers. A friend tried to machine these today, but my Home Depot aluminium round bar stock was crap. He'll remake these spacers tomorrow with 6061.

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    I discuss one build change at 27:30, I used 30mm M5 screws to mate the Z plate to the X plate.
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    This will allow for a dust boot attachment that stays in 100% contact with the work piece, ie doesn't move up and down with Z.

    Stay tuned, more to follow.
     
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  2. GrayUK

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    Glad you decided to run a new thread on "Tonehenge" :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    I enjoyed your first video greatly, and hope it will be the first of many.
    These videos help others no end, especially when things don't go as expected! :rolleyes:
    I'll await the next episode. :D
    Gray
     
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    Very nice intro vid Craig. I really dug your "lab" details and it's construction details. I've been a ham radio buff for over 50 years and cut my electronic "teeth" on such things as "valves", big hefty audio output transformers and WWII war surplus capacitors out of ship AM transmitters. Along the way to where we are now I've built many workbenches in my various "shacks" but none could have handled the load your lab seems to. Super nice job! Anf super nice lab!

    Larry
     
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  4. Craig Hollabaugh

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    Thanks. I have a lot of old test equipment for my tube work. Old = heavy. Wood-only shelves would have sag issues. So a friend made a custom steel workbench. Craig's Picture of the Day - Apple Red Its really nice and very stiff. Thanks for watching and the message.
     
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    How much did they cost you? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Craig Hollabaugh

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    $360, 4 NEMA23s, paypal charge, DHL shipping to Colorado.
     
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    Here's my update for the past few days.

     
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    Here's the next update


     
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    Great Job Craig, cant wait to see how this turns out!
    Amazing that $10 stick of gum can do all that, very cool.
    Cheers
    Gary
     
  11. Craig Hollabaugh

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    Gary, I too am excited to get this running. I haven't used a PSoC for a project before. Beyond blinkie, I dusted off my low-level 'digital' design knowledge from 1982 and got to work on that DirecTV decoder. It was a great starter project.
     
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    Making progress....

    180723 Valve Studio - Tonehenge Journey - WorkBee Lift, Controller Mount, & Probe

     
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    Another great video!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    I love listening to your lines of thought with regard to the mechanical construction. It has a familiar ring about it, I have been nicknamed "McGyver" in the past, for my habit of adapting bits and pieces for alternative uses. However, your comments on software have gone way over my head, :banghead: but I can live with that and I'll keep watching. :D
    Please keep the videos coming, I'm sure they are appreciated by many others. :D:D
    Good Job :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Gray
     
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  14. Craig Hollabaugh

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    Will do Gray and thanks for watching.
     
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    Here's today's update

    I demonstrate my WorkBee lift platform 3D model. This platform will raise the WorkBee for operation and lower for out-of-the-way storage.

     
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    I'm back and have an WorkBee controller update for you.

     
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    Hi Craig, I was wondering where you found the CAD drawing with the drag chain. The sketchup file on OpenBuilds doesn't have it. I am hoping you can share it. Thanks.
     
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    My onshape workbee model is a direct import from the openbuilds CAD files. Somewhere I found the cad files, I think they're at openbuilds.com, the file is called workbee-screw.stp. Which onshape imported and the machine assembly is there, but nothing is attached (using 'mates' in onshape terminology). The drag chain is there. I also search for cad models at grabcad.com. You might want to contact Mark in the forums to find the cad file url. Its buried in a thread somewhere. Thanks for watching.
     
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    The first controller board is complete with all the software/hardware/firmware drivers function. Yay! Sorry for the utterly crappy lighting, poor webcam placement and partial scene captures. I'll fix this before the next desktop capture video. Thanks for your patience and for watching!

     
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    Completed my last Journey sidestep, the Hyatt Graphical Display, using a Nextion 3.5" resistive touchscreen.

     
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    How's this build going? Did you get the lift part working?
     
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    No lift yet. I've been addressing performance issues with the PSoC5 grbl port and my little additions for stand-alone (computer-less) operation. Here's a teaser for an upcoming video, . I'll work on a full update video in the next couple days.
     
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    Here's the next build log installment. You can skip over the problems and solutions I've found and watch the good stuff at 21:11. Thanks for watching
     
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    I'm seeing 1/1000 resolution, that's not 1inch/1000 but 1mm/1000 = 0.001mm movements! Wow! Please check this out and tell me what I'm doing wrong. Thanks.

     
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    I spent a couple days tweaking and here's some full X-axis excursion results.

     
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    Awesome work on this machine and videos Craig! I thank you for taking us along for the journey , It's truly great a great resource and fun to learn together as we go.
    Keep up the good work brother :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement. I'm about to mount the spindle, yay! Sure its been long, I'm having a great time and love the shop time tinkering.
     
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    I'm back with Y-axis performance. This time in inches.



    Rock'n'roll baby!
     
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    I think what you are seeing are the results of purchasing servo motors. I only watched the dial indicator video so far, but what you are seeing appears to be legit. I would also think the ability to get down to 1/32 microstepping makes this possible.
     
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    Here I'm answering viewer questions.

     

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