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  • in reply to: Materials to cut #4164

    gera229
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    From watching youtube videos with wooden CNC machines, I think this machine IS capable of cutting aluminum blocks except without the cooling fluid of course, but I think you can attach a compressor hose and handle in place of a fluid hose and have it blow wherever you cut to keep the tiny particles out of the way and also offer some cooling.

    As for the power of these motors and unipolar goes, well if I remember correctly, I read somewhere that Chirs or Taylor said the toolbit will break or the dremel tool with stop spinning far before the 305oz-in stepper motors begin losing steps/stall so therefor I think the 305oz-in stepper motors would have well more than enough power to cut aluminum but correct me if I am wrong.

    in reply to: A few questions before I start building one #4053

    gera229
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    Can you be more specific about attachments?

    Do I search that in the url or do I send my attachments to that as an email?

    I have a 2D version and a 3D version of the electronics enclosure drawing.

    in reply to: A few questions before I start building one #4116

    gera229
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    Can you be more specific about attachments?

    Do I search that in the url or do I send my attachments to that as an email?

    I have a 2D version and a 3D version of the electronics enclosure drawing.

    in reply to: A few questions before I start building one #4114

    gera229
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    So I traced the electronics enclosure parts in AutoCAD and now it sort of works.

    How do I upload the file here?

    Also the electronics enclosure front looks slightly different in the drawing than in this picture:

    http://diylilcnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/DIYLILCNC.jpg

    Why is it like that? Will it still work?

    in reply to: A few questions before I start building one #4051

    gera229
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    So I traced the electronics enclosure parts in AutoCAD and now it sort of works.

    How do I upload the file here?

    Also the electronics enclosure front looks slightly different in the drawing than in this picture:

    http://diylilcnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/DIYLILCNC.jpg

    Why is it like that? Will it still work?

    in reply to: CNC cut files #3756

    gera229
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    I have access to a Mac, I was mainly asking for a copy of the CNC cut files.

    Also Taylor, it’s going to be a lot of questions, but the last 3 posts of mine in the thread I started have some unanswered questions. Please consider them when you have time.

    I will have access to a school shop next week because the teacher is coming back to town this week and would like to have my answers by the time I go to the school so that I would know what to do.

    in reply to: CNC cut files #3754

    gera229
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    Does anybody have a copy of this?

    Jacks website is down and I need it.

    Thanks.

    in reply to: A few questions before I start building one #4113

    gera229
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    I’ve got 2 posts before Taylor’s post with unanswered questions.

    I can try to put it all in one and simplify things. Just trying to keep this thread active.

    in reply to: A few questions before I start building one #4050

    gera229
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    I’ve got 2 posts before Taylor’s post with unanswered questions.

    I can try to put it all in one and simplify things. Just trying to keep this thread active.

    in reply to: A few questions before I start building one #4112

    gera229
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    Ok I found the file.

    Thanks.

    So I will put the 2 red wires together and the 2 black wires together.

    Then I will connect the black to the smaller prong which is “hot” and colored black.

    I will connect red to the larger neutral prong which is white in color.

    What program did you use to put your CAD files together? I want to use it because AutoCAD just does not work for me because of how you put them together. I saved it from autoCAD as a dxf file then opened it in PyCam.

    I can’t even generate G-Code for the electronics enclosure properly. And upon toolpath generation get an error. Followed the youtube tutorial where you show all the software put together and use it, it did not help.

    Is it possible to define which side of the line to cut on? For example for a circle I would start from the center so I would cut “inside” of the line, but for a panel, I would cut “outside” of the line.

    I really want to know how to do this.

    in reply to: A few questions before I start building one #4049

    gera229
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    Ok I found the file.

    Thanks.

    So I will put the 2 red wires together and the 2 black wires together.

    Then I will connect the black to the smaller prong which is “hot” and colored black.

    I will connect red to the larger neutral prong which is white in color.

    What program did you use to put your CAD files together? I want to use it because AutoCAD just does not work for me because of how you put them together. I saved it from autoCAD as a dxf file then opened it in PyCam.

    I can’t even generate G-Code for the electronics enclosure properly. And upon toolpath generation get an error. Followed the youtube tutorial where you show all the software put together and use it, it did not help.

    Is it possible to define which side of the line to cut on? For example for a circle I would start from the center so I would cut “inside” of the line, but for a panel, I would cut “outside” of the line.

    I really want to know how to do this.

    in reply to: A few questions before I start building one #4109

    gera229
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    So I bought the alternate transformer and the documentation provided with the hobbycnc Pro Package in it’s drawing it refers to the more expensive brown transformer so the wiring colors are different and I am confused.

    Since you also have the blue alternate transformer can you tell me how the wires are connected?

    Also on the secondary it says 12V 12V on each side, is it still 24 volts even if the lead in the middle is not connected or anything? What is that lead in the middle?

    in reply to: A few questions before I start building one #4046

    gera229
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    So I bought the alternate transformer and the documentation provided with the hobbycnc Pro Package in it’s drawing it refers to the more expensive brown transformer so the wiring colors are different and I am confused.

    Since you also have the blue alternate transformer can you tell me how the wires are connected?

    Also on the secondary it says 12V 12V on each side, is it still 24 volts even if the lead in the middle is not connected or anything? What is that lead in the middle?

    in reply to: A few questions before I start building one #4108

    gera229
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    Since my build will be pretty similar to yours, and I will be using the 310 oz steppers from HobbyCNC I would like to know what current you like to use? It’s probably not 3A, but what do you use which works just as good as 3A except runs cooler?

    Also in the BOM it says to use 14 molex connectors. I could not figure out why you would need that many. It’s 2 molex connectors per axis just to do the conversion so a total of 6 molex connectors. If you were to extend each axis by 1 foot it would be another 2 per axis so a total of 12 molex connectors.

    in reply to: A few questions before I start building one #4045

    gera229
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    Since my build will be pretty similar to yours, and I will be using the 310 oz steppers from HobbyCNC I would like to know what current you like to use? It’s probably not 3A, but what do you use which works just as good as 3A except runs cooler?

    Also in the BOM it says to use 14 molex connectors. I could not figure out why you would need that many. It’s 2 molex connectors per axis just to do the conversion so a total of 6 molex connectors. If you were to extend each axis by 1 foot it would be another 2 per axis so a total of 12 molex connectors.

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