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troach
02-20-2009, 01:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcjP5A6siSU

A video on you tube of the build so far

troach
02-20-2009, 09:24 PM
gantry torsion boxes still drying

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joecnc2006
02-20-2009, 11:40 PM
Good start, Nice to have a machine to cut the parts out with, One machine building a another machine :)

troach
02-23-2009, 12:52 AM
some more parts getting finished for the 06 joes
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troach
02-23-2009, 09:57 PM
Todays completions
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troach
02-24-2009, 01:40 PM
should get my gecko 540 and 3 axis bipolar motors today , when i do ill take some pictures and post

troach
02-24-2009, 05:27 PM
pictures of the goodies that came in today
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bkboggy
02-24-2009, 08:39 PM
Woo, if you don't mind, be very thorough with the electronics part (pictures and all), I'm going to get into that in few weeks and I'm a bit terrified, lol I'm going with G540 and Keling's as well.

joecnc2006
02-24-2009, 08:57 PM
Don't forget to heatsink the G540, there have been issuse's on the larger amp motors and Gecko just did testing on this issue this week and posted a writeup.

http://geckodrive.com/upload/G540%20Heatsink%20Experiment.pdf

Joe

troach
02-24-2009, 11:35 PM
geckodrive doesnt sell a heatsink for the 540 where could i get one that would mount to it easy

joecnc2006
02-25-2009, 12:09 AM
In his experiment he did not find any difference using a heatsink and using a 120mm fan blowing on it. or use a computer heatsink with fan attached to it, and use adhesive thermo.

troach
02-25-2009, 06:20 PM
I ordered a 120mm 48 volt dc fan to put on my gecko and also got my router and new computer case in today . I will have pictures of the router bed today. I also should have almost everything glued and ready for paint by friday.

troach
02-25-2009, 07:01 PM
what kind of spacers are between the bearing and the angle aluminum on the 06 r2 joes

Crevice Reamer
02-25-2009, 07:11 PM
Looking good troach. Welcome to the Zone!

Nice work, good pics, interesting read. Can't wait to see it run. What motors are you using?

CR.

troach
02-25-2009, 07:14 PM
i got the keling 3 axis gecko 540 kit i think they are 385 oz nema 23 bipolar motors with a 48v/7.5 amp power supply

Crevice Reamer
02-25-2009, 07:17 PM
:cool:

troach
02-25-2009, 09:10 PM
Got some more pictures for everyone - 5 more wood peices to cut! and ill be ready to start painting.

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troach
02-25-2009, 09:26 PM
hey joe what kind of spacers do you have between the angle aluminum and bearing?

troach
02-27-2009, 09:57 PM
bkboggy We wired up some of the gecko serials today and well the pdf and xml at www.geckodrive.com are pretty self explanitory on the wiring and setup for the g540 . if there is any question just ask!

bkboggy
02-28-2009, 01:19 AM
Sweet, hope it all works. I'm going to be wiring mine hopefully in a week. :)

troach
02-28-2009, 01:27 AM
the only question I have about the g540 is how do you know how many steps per unit to put the motors on because the 540 goes on the fly 1/4 step 1/2 step ect. ?

joecnc2006
02-28-2009, 01:30 AM
the only question I have about the g540 is how do you know how many steps per unit to put the motors on because the 540 goes on the fly 1/4 step 1/2 step ect. ?

they are 10 microstepping the other is a morphing feature.

Crevice Reamer
02-28-2009, 11:57 AM
200 x 10 x TPI = SPI. You must calibrate this in case of mechanical irregularities:

Zero Mach axis DROs. Jog each axis a measured distance. Check that actual travel matches DRO. If it does NOT, then tweak steps up or down as needed. You can use decimal fractions if necessary.

CR.

troach
02-28-2009, 12:19 PM
ill try that thanks!

troach
03-01-2009, 10:27 PM
New Progress over the weekend. new table and control panel.
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troach
03-02-2009, 02:52 AM
got a few more things done tonight :)
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troach
03-06-2009, 11:53 PM
got the hdpe parts today so I should have everything together and running this weekend!

troach
03-08-2009, 04:37 AM
Got the Monster running today and man it moves! I will have pics and videos soon, and Thanks Joe for the Hdpe and a good plan for a router.

troach
03-09-2009, 02:56 AM
Got some videos of a 4 hour or more carving and a little bit of the machine!

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troach
03-09-2009, 05:20 PM
more videos speed check

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPUYpgT-z_Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlFnjqT6Oq0

NIL8r
03-09-2009, 07:28 PM
Wow, nice job.
You've made a lot of progress in finishing the machine in a relatively short period of time.
Looks great.

I'm starting to wonder how my neighbor is going to like the whining of my router and steppers when I finish mine. :) The videos give a good idea of how much noise these things make.

troach
03-09-2009, 08:36 PM
the steppers are acually not loud at all but the router cutting the hard wood that fast is whats giving me the noise. the hitachi you can slow down the rpms and then you can slow your mach 3 down and then it would be a little quieter but I had everything full blast in these videos.

joecnc2006
03-10-2009, 12:13 PM
Looks real good, it appears to be performing well for you. Great Budweiser sign.

troach
03-10-2009, 12:30 PM
thanks joe good design and very affordable . :)

AJ Negvesky
03-10-2009, 03:14 PM
where/how didi you get that budweiser cutout WOW!!

troach
03-10-2009, 06:57 PM
i just found a budweiser picture and used a carving software to vector it out.

jdell42
04-13-2009, 02:51 PM
I used a very similar sub panel for my electronics :)

I also built a table with casters, but I used the Norm Abrams fold away design so the table is sitting legs when in use to avoid any movement.