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Thread: Free plans for my Digitizing Probe and Pen Holder

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    Thumbs up Free plans for my Digitizing Probe and Pen Holder

    Got around to documenting a couple of small projects I had done awhile back and I thought people on the zone might find them useful.

    If you have purchased my CNC plans, chances are these are already in your email!



    The first one is the pen holder I used for Maker Faire. It works great!



    Please right-click, save as:

    CNC Pen Holder PDF

    The other one is the digitizing probe I did awhile back....



    Please right-click, save as:

    Digitizing Probe PDF

    Digitizing Probe CAD


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    Last edited by Grunblau; 01-29-2012 at 06:19 PM.


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    Very nice job..... Thanks for sharing!

    Robert



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    I really apprecate the thought especially for the probe. I downloaded the pdf file and it looks fantastic. However, I cannot get the dxf as an error page comes up saying the file is not there! I have tried in two different browsers and get the same error:{(
    Hope its just me!

    Art
    AKA Country Bubba (Older Than Dirt)


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    Okay I uploaded a ZIP archive instead... That should do it.

    Last edited by Grunblau; 01-29-2012 at 06:19 PM.


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    Nice stuff.

    What software are you using to capture/run the digitizing?

    Scrolled down on the pdf, looks like youre using Mach3. That is good to know.



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    Hi Grunblau,

    Thanks for putting this online for free mate! Looking at the probe though you mention 6 contact points, but the pdf looks as though it's just movement in the vertical plane? Or am I reading it wrong?

    cheers,
    Ian

    It's rumoured that everytime someone buys a TB6560 based board, an engineer cries!


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    Quote Originally Posted by aarggh View Post
    Hi Grunblau,

    Thanks for putting this online for free mate! Looking at the probe though you mention 6 contact points, but the pdf looks as though it's just movement in the vertical plane? Or am I reading it wrong?

    cheers,
    Ian
    Hi Ian-

    On the first page of the probe PDF you see the heart of the probe... Here you can see the 6 point circuit that has to stay in continuous contact or else the machine registers contact. The probe tip can be pushed at a ~10 degree angle. This also instantly causes contact to be broken.

    This contact is broken when touched from any angle, including vertical.

    Hope this helps,

    Brian



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    Sweet share - have to try this one



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    Thanks for the inspiration! I didn't follow your plans exactly but it's going to be close enough I'm giving you 100% of the credit.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -digit-jpg  


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    Quote Originally Posted by IBBruin View Post
    Thanks for the inspiration! I didn't follow your plans exactly but it's going to be close enough I'm giving you 100% of the credit.
    Cool.. That's the exactly why I posted these... Just showing how I did it. I am sure that the overall body could have been much smaller than the one I made, for example...

    Point is having people know what is involved, present a simple solution and watch people run with it.



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    Here is an 'actual' look into the internals....





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    Brian,
    Thanks so much for sharing with the community.
    I have a question; now that we can build a very nice probe, thanks to you, what software does one run to digitize with this fine addition to our shops?
    I figured this will be asked many times so I just had to be the first.
    Thanks again,
    Tom



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