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  1. PhotoSgt85
    PhotoSgt85 Mark Carew
    Mark,
    I was wondered if you could share where you sourced the green connectors on the APEX design that go from the PCB to the stepper driver. I have a control system (non CNC) for a laboratory sample system that currently has too many wires that I would like to neaten up. If you can help I would greatly appreciate it!

    -PS85
  2. Dinorah Rivera
    Dinorah Rivera Eric Girard
    Are you still printing parts for the OX CNC?
  3. Mohammad Kokash
    Mohammad Kokash Kyo
    i check all the problem from the driver
    thank
  4. Troy D.
    Troy D. Eric Girard
    Eric:

    Are you still printing parts for the OX CNC?
  5. daisosasen01
    daisosasen01 atflake
    Hi atflake, can you share your setting for your c-beam? I have the exact same setup as you including xPRO V3 stepper driver board. What software are you using? I'm currently trying to set all that up.
    If possible can you add me in facebook for faster response? gus.montoya@gmail.com
  6. Robert Davis
    Robert Davis GrayUK
    Hi. I am an old cogger who is new to this. I may be in the wrong place so if I am perhaps you could point me in the right direction.
    Just purchased a Mini Mill and have completed putting it together. Now I need some help with the electronics and computer software.
    I am well used to drawing in solidworks so now I need to be able to connect my drawings to the mill. It is this I think I need help with
    1. GrayUK
      GrayUK
      Hi Robert.
      I'm afraid I am more conversant with the mechanical side of CNCs rather than the electronics. I think you will be much better off starting a thread in the General Area of the Forum, rather than within my own Profile.
      Sorry I can't be of more help.
      Gray
      Jun 14, 2017
  7. Mohammad Kokash
    Mohammad Kokash Kyo
    hi Kyo
    i all redy build my cnc depend on your design C-beam Sphinx and order the y and x plate from ebay i finish build it using arduino cnc shield its works fine but missing steps in y and the both sides are warb after finish the carve
    Can you please advise me?
    1. Kyo
      Kyo
      Hello Kokash,
      I would first check driver setting and grbl setting all have the same micro stepping. (what drivers are you using?) The next item I would check is drag or rough / tightness on the Y-axis side that is loosing steps. Are they staying in sync? The nut block or wheels may be to tight. You will also want to double check wiring and connections to make sure you do not have any loose wires or shorts.
      Jun 15, 2017
  8. daisosasen01
    daisosasen01 jmdhuse
    Hello , you posted on C-beam build that you 3d print end stop holders ? Could you tell me the price?
    Thanks
    Gus
  9. Mark Roberts
    Mark Roberts Mark Carew
    Mark, Every time I buy something at the parts store additional emails of the same news announcement are sent to me. The last count was 32 emails announcing the Mini-Mill package. Mark, I only need one. Can you fix this? John Mark Roberts
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      We will look into this.
      May 31, 2017
    2. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Thanks guys we will work this out
      Jun 10, 2017
  10. Donzo
    Donzo Joseph Coffland
    just donated to camotics much love to you and the team A #1
  11. ben wardleworth
    ben wardleworth openhardwarecoza
    Hi Peter, when do you expect to finish laserweb software with the option for use with Marlin firmware? I downlaoded the laserweb 4 sw but then later read up and found that marlin is not currently supported. Can you provide me any leadtime as to when I could expect to see this come to fruition? Many thanks ben
  12. byung jun park
    byung jun park Mark Carew
    Woodwork with my heart and soul
  13. Nighthawkhp
    Nighthawkhp MaryD
    Mary, Who won the naming contest? What was the winning name?
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      Name not yet revealed....oh the suspense! The controller has been through many rounds of upgrades and is now in the prototype phase. It is worth the wait!
      Apr 28, 2017
  14. MrCalm
    MrCalm Keith Davis
    I took tomorrow off of work to get this thing fired up, any suggestions?? please
    Thanks
    Pat
  15. MrCalm
    MrCalm Keith Davis
    secondly, the x axis home opposite of the endstop. That I cant really figure out as the plug only goes oneway and you had already put the connector on the motor wiring.
  16. MrCalm
    MrCalm Keith Davis
    Keith,
    This is Pat Whalen, I bought a kit from you a couple of weeks ago. I have finally got it built. But I am having a couple of issues.
    I sent you an email with a 5 second video of my z axis problem. I seems to not have enough horsepower. I tried loosening the idler and loosening the nylon inserts to no avail.
  17. Lulu121208
    Lulu121208 Mark Carew
    hello...sorry for my bad english, i was thinking about to build cnc miller cutter machine for steel-plate and carbon steel milling. with is the best openbuilds cnc machine for doing this work ?
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Apr 21, 2017
  18. wiremonkey
    wiremonkey Kyo
    Hi Kyo, I'm going to start building a modified Sphinx on Friday, all the parts should be here, and want to use your manual, but I find the font difficult to read. Would you mind giving me a version that I can edit and change the font? These tired old eyes need a plain font. Thanks, Tyler
    1. Kyo
      Kyo
      Awesome, I look forward to seeing your build. I will see if I can find the Raw files for the manual ( easy to change font and recreate pdf). I believe I have deleted them already but will check my back up drive to be sure.
      Apr 19, 2017
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  19. Rego
    Rego Mark Carew
    i,m not using a grbl shield just 28byj-48 steppers and mini servo motor any help will be appreciated
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    2. Rego
      Rego
      thanks on post processor as i'm qa newbie at this i find it daunting apart from rewriting the circuit board i'm trying to plot there must be a way to tell grbl every Z andZ-1 command (pen up Down etc)that Hpxx2 nc file can change to see M03 and M05 commands you have been a great help so far at least someone knows i trying
      Apr 21, 2017
    3. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      " there must be a way to tell grbl every Z andZ-1 command (pen up Down etc)that Hpxx2 nc file can change to see M03 and M05" Not sure if it can done in grbl but, since it is a text file you could always use a good text editor that can do replace and you should be able to replace all the Z to M.
      Apr 21, 2017
    4. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Apr 21, 2017
  20. Rego
    Rego Mark Carew
    thanks mark im new at this i built dirks curcuit plotter won,t work so i use robbitin,s servo grbl fofr plotter but when i try to draw circuit file gcode nc uses z1 z-1 pen up pen down but grbl uses m03 m05 i dont want to use different software to change gcode any suggestions please and thanks
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hello @Rego it looks like you could create a post processor to convert the Z moves into m. But if like you say you don't want to change the gcode you best bet would be to ask for this support on the robbitin github - https://github.com/robottini/grbl-servo/issues
      or ask how Dirks did his, my guess is that he did a pp from the nc file.
      Apr 18, 2017
    2. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      You could use a simple text replace editor as well and see if you can do a batch change of all instances of m3 an 5 to z moves essentially what the pp would do. Hope this helps. If not please ask this question on the general questions thread and someone will be happy to help - http://www.openbuilds.com/threads/open-build-parts-for-sale.9096/
      Apr 18, 2017
    3. Rego
      Rego
      Thanks mark at least there is a way around it
      Apr 18, 2017
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  22. Dwa60
    Dwa60 Mark Carew
    WHERE IS THE SOFTWARE, THAT MARK TALKS ABOUT, AND WHAT BOARD DOES HE USE.
    1. Gary Caruso
      Gary Caruso
      Apr 13, 2017
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    2. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Apr 13, 2017
  23. Dwa60
    Dwa60 Mark Carew
    To Mark Carew. Sir I was watching your great video on how to build a CNC machine, the full one. You said that there is software on your site, I CAN not find it, could you help out, I also liked the drawing you had. My build is exactly like yours, I followed every thing, I had to watch the video 6 times, you said the type of board you are using but I could not hear what you said,
    1. Mark Carew likes this.
  24. Rego
    Rego Mark Carew
    hi there i'm new at this need help can't get mini plotter to plot with pen z axis x and y steppers ok z axis is with mini servo
    it using grbl .09 pin 11 on arduino controls servo suppose to print circuit board hpgl .nc file
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Apr 11, 2017
  25. wiremonkey
    wiremonkey Kyo
    Kyo, who can I consult with regarding a slightly modified version of your Sphinx: taller gantries, mount Z stepper on top of Z axis (no belt) and approximately 400mm x 400mm real work area? I'm not sure, for example, the best way to solidly connect the Z stepper to the screw. Great design and I can't wait to place the order and start milling! Thanks, Tyler
    1. Kyo
      Kyo
      Hello Tyler, The members here on Openbuilds are a great resource to consult with regarding builds and build modifications. To mount the Z-axis stepper directly you will need a coupler and two aluminum spacers. To get 400mm x 400mm work area. Add roughly 100-125mm to each C-beam and lead screw length.
      Apr 11, 2017
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    2. wiremonkey
      wiremonkey
      I've decided to build a 700mm wide (X axis) by 620mm (footprint) Sphinx. I figure that it's better to have the width in case I want to do longer pieces. I'll call it the KYO 700! Thanks again for all your hard work on this. I'm buying the taller gantry from Chris and it should all come together in a week or two as parts roll in. I'm very excited, my first CNC.
      Apr 12, 2017
    3. wiremonkey
      wiremonkey
      You should note that Chris is also making a wider C-beam end plate that has 4 mounting holes for the motor. I personally hate the idea of it hanging off of 2. It just doesn't look right. Ha!
      Apr 12, 2017
  26. Jerome_
    Jerome_
    Jedicut moved to a new website with a new domain name, a new design, a new forum, new contents well organized : https://www.jedicut.com :)
  27. chrisyln
    chrisyln Mark Carew
    I have a C-Beam what power supply should I use 12v or 24v
    thanks
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hello Chrisyln, I would suggest the 24V it will charge the stepper coils quickly and work well for you on the C-Beam Machine.
      Apr 5, 2017
  28. darrepac
    darrepac vonsy
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      For the best assistance, please post your questions at the link you have provided.
      Apr 4, 2017
  29. Wieslaw Olszewski
    Wieslaw Olszewski Mark Carew
    Hi mate
    I buy XPro v3 controller and I have problem. On the smoth corners tweak(shake) when run slow. I can't run fast because I made some of carbon fibre and small shranks. Any ideas?
    I run my OX like
    $110=500
    $111=500
    $120=10
    $121=10
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Mar 30, 2017
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  30. cncshane
    cncshane MaryD
    Any news on the development of the COMPLETE CNC CONTROLLER PACKAGE?
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      Prototyping and testing a underway! Can't wait till you see this!
      Mar 29, 2017
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