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by 4DThinker
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Las Cruces, NM
Replies: 3
Views: 4107

Re: Hello from Las Cruces, NM

Hi Ed, and welcome to this forum. My Meteor had the older controller, and one day it simply quit working unexpectedly. Len at Probotix sent me a new Unity controller in exchange for my old one after I'd verified that something internal had failed which I couldn't fix. He mentioned that series of con...
by 4DThinker
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: CHURCH PEW
Replies: 5
Views: 3909

Re: CHURCH PEW

Great job! The round corners of the original cut out pattern almost make me think it was also done on a CNC, or at least with a template and a hand held router. Perhaps years after the the pews were originally made. Not sure how long ago hand held routers came to be. I'm guessing none were available...
by 4DThinker
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Lines in Finish Project
Replies: 5
Views: 4431

Re: Lines in Finish Project

When a lot of material is removed (by a roughing pass) I've seen boards bow upward as fresh moisture reaches the newly exposed wood. Knowing that could happen I typically set my allowance to 1/8" or even more just to make sure none of the roughing cuts are left after doing the finish pass. If t...
by 4DThinker
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: z axis trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 2021

Re: z axis trouble

I'm glad you got it to work. Yes, sometimes a mystery (especially this time of year) can be hard to figure out. I've had static discharge send my CNC somewhere unexpected/unprogrammed so that may have been the criminal responsible. It happened when I was following the bit with my dust collector hose...
by 4DThinker
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: z axis trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 2021

Re: z axis trouble

You didn't say what CAM software you used, but in vectric's products there is a home Z value that the CNC will move to when every job starts. It is normally set .8" above the material, but if a different value got in there (such as a big negative number) it would force your CNC to move into the...
by 4DThinker
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Nebula Limits Switch Challenges... Again.
Replies: 8
Views: 5682

Re: Nebula Limits Switch Challenges... Again.

You'll have to use their configurator app that you can find on their wiki page. It is an option you can select as you run through it.

4D
by 4DThinker
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux power button greyed out
Replies: 4
Views: 2415

Re: Linux power button greyed out

Glad I could help, Scott. I've done exactly the same thing (bumped it without noticing) and concluded I must have a mischievous ghost in my shop.

4D ;)
by 4DThinker
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux power button greyed out
Replies: 4
Views: 2415

Re: Linux power button greyed out

Check to make sure the e-stop button on the frame is not pushed in. If it is then that is what causes the red button to be grayed out.

4D
by 4DThinker
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: GoPro Gimbal 4th Axis - CNC Router Project
Replies: 2
Views: 3346

Re: GoPro Gimbal 4th Axis - CNC Router Project

Thanks for posting. Good use of a CNC for making the parts. Great video. :) You talked about tuning the system. I'm wondering what your options were for tweaking it if it had needed tweaking? Different spring? Different attachment points for the same spring? If you change to a camera that weighs mor...
by 4DThinker
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: axis error
Replies: 1
Views: 1630

Re: axis error

I've never had honesty trouble with their support. I also had a Nebula suddenly act up with limit errors as well as e-stop warnings. In my case it ultimately was a limit switch that was connected wrong. It is normal to see limit errors if you activate the controller (orange icon) before it is powere...

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