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1hand said:
Today's goodies include the project boxes, soldering station, and a multimeter.


It's starting to look like there's a NASA project going on around here in the basement. :eek:

Matt
Just picked up a 60watt station, so I should be good to go there.
 

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Here is the Soigeneris control box.


A shot of the G540


Inside houses the MeanWell 320W 48V Power Supply with its own fan.


This control box is built like a tank. I am tickled pink with the craftsmanship of the entire controller.

Matt
 

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Here we got the 20 AWG stepper motor cables with the db9's attached.


A db9 connector rigged up for 2 external E-stops, 1 by the Mill, and 1 by the Lathe.


A 3K resistor for the Nema 34.


Some limit switches. Haven't decided yet on them.


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Here is the control center I built today. It's smack dab in between the Mill and the Lathe. The monitor rotates 90deg left and right, so it should work pretty sweet for running both machines.


Matt
 

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Vernon said:
Nice... much better'n my setup.
Yours works though!! :big:

Do I need to Add anything to the Mach 3 to recognize the G540, or is it just a plug and play?
While I'm waiting for the ball screws, I figure I would hook up the motors on the bench and see if I can make them turn.

Thanks
Matt
 

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Do I need to Add anything to the Mach 3 to recognize the G540, or is it just a plug and play?
You need to download the 540b.xml file from gecko then copy your mill profile and rename it and set it up to call on the 540b file.
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That was the longest 6 hours of my life, but I finally made a stepper move with a stroke of the keyboard........VICTORY. *beer*
 

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Being the computer is placed in between the two machines, I got something that's a bit more mobile than the key board for jogging.



Matt
 

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1hand said:
Being the computer is placed in between the two machines, I got something that's a bit more mobile than the key board for jogging.
Excellent! I've often wished for something like that... even more now that I've got two machines to run between.
 

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Had a little glitch today. I realized that for the resistors to do any good in the plotting boxes, I need 6 wire leads instead of the 4 lead wire I have. :wall: At lease I caught it now before I smoked something. :shrug: th_wtf1
So I must be learning something so far ::)

Oh well,

Got a few things soldered and wired up today anyway.





Matt
 

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Had a little glitch today. I realized that for the resistors to do any good in the plotting boxes, I need 6 wire leads instead of the 4 lead wire I have.
ge why does that sound like deja vu
;D
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Some progress:

The Z ballscrew




Of course The Z motor pulley is on backorder





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Even though I don't have the pulley to finsh the Z axis, I had to play a bit!





Cheers Matt
 

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Nice playing there, Matt.

Your machine sounds like how I feel ::)
 

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Coming together quickly and nicely, Matt.
Have fun playing.
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