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by o2photo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: rail scratches and linear bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 3793

Re: rail scratches and linear bearings

Are those holes for set screws holding those rails on?

(Edit) I just looked at my machine - never mind. I see those are for the router plate.

Marc
by o2photo
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Computer locking up/crashing on my Asteroid
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Re: Computer locking up/crashing on my Asteroid

Another thought - is there a ferrite core on the cord for the router? Maybe add one regardless if you can't chase the problem down otherwise.

Marc
by o2photo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Computer locking up/crashing on my Asteroid
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Re: Computer locking up/crashing on my Asteroid

When was the last time you changed brushes on it? Probably not the issue, but worth inspecting them.
by o2photo
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: What a journey!
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: What a journey!

Here is a short video showcasing the improvements I made:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk-5e8IgsXd ... _copy_link
by o2photo
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: What a journey!
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

What a journey!

I bought my Probotix to make models for silicone molding, resin casting, etc, so there's a fair bit of down time. To keep it moving, I worked on my take on a trend, making a couple of big improvements in the process (quick change fabric and detached features/designs). Lots and lots of technical chal...
by o2photo
Fri May 04, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Crazy Idea (attn: Probotix team)
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Crazy Idea (attn: Probotix team)

I'm putting this here rather than a support request as it may help others in the future. The combination of a lack of space as well as moving toward a production flow in which I could work around gravity, and with all axes being built on lead screws, can these machines be mounted vertically and oper...
by o2photo
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New To CNC , Sydney Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Re: New To CNC , Sydney Australia

What do you find difficult with LinuxCNC?

Marc
by o2photo
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New To CNC , Sydney Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Re: New To CNC , Sydney Australia

I have an Asteroid. Best value for the money in desktop CNC machines, easily. While there may be more robustly built desktops out there, at $8-10k for a similar sized unit with comparable capabilities, those are just overkill to me. I've had one for a good while now, and I couldn't be happier. I use...
by o2photo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recessed work area for more Z height.
Replies: 14
Views: 7351

Re: Recessed work area for more Z height.

It was actually fine until we had to move the router down and compensate the carriage up. He was watching it and saw the collision on its way. Then the errors after dropping the router, essentially creating an offset. Some calculations later, and it was about 1mm too much, and the file was in proces...
by o2photo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recessed work area for more Z height.
Replies: 14
Views: 7351

Re: Recessed work area for more Z height.

It sure has worked out great. We even had an instance where the top of his model was going to clip the moving portion of the Z carriage. Paused the file, lowered the router (did a puck on table as is and a puck after lowering to get the change), then ran into a warning of retract being beyond max Z,...

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