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Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 05 January 2010, 13:08
Replies: 22
Views: 10,675
Posted By jeffh
Hi Stefn, I used to live in Seattle and a place...

Hi Stefn,
I used to live in Seattle and a place that I can highly recommend is Pacific Iron and Metal
on 4th ave. South in the SoDo area (South of Safeco field). They have all kinds of scrap metal...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 25 June 2009, 09:53
Replies: 9
Views: 4,286
Posted By jeffh
Yikes! I can't believe the prices on those clock...

Yikes! I can't believe the prices on those clock kits...

What about stealing the guts out of an off-the-shelf clock like this?:
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3540508
Forum: Archives Sun 14 June 2009, 10:50
Replies: 5
Views: 2,696
Posted By jeffh
Hey Jeff! I had the same thought but I found...

Hey Jeff!

I had the same thought but I found that if I put quotes around the smaller words the search works.

Been watching your build and it looks like it's going great!

Later,

-The...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 06 May 2009, 15:47
Replies: 20
Views: 9,877
Posted By jeffh
Hey Jeff! Welcome Back! I wondered what...

Hey Jeff! Welcome Back!

I wondered what happened to you. Glad you're back in the game.

Looks like we've got a lot of us engineers up here in the Pacific Northwest.
Always good to see that.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting Thu 26 March 2009, 12:03
Replies: 26
Views: 12,539
Posted By jeffh
Thanks for the confirmation Mike, and Irfan,...

Thanks for the confirmation Mike, and Irfan, that's a great idea and one that
is trivial to wire up.

My plan of attack for lunch today is:

1) Attempt to get the problem to manifest on a...
Forum: Troubleshooting Thu 26 March 2009, 10:24
Replies: 26
Views: 12,539
Posted By jeffh
I just went and checked the SSR control circuit...

I just went and checked the SSR control circuit that I've got... and, well
I'm not really sure what I was thinking when I wired this up but here it is:

I have PMDX:J8:[pin14] connected to the SSR...
Forum: Troubleshooting Thu 26 March 2009, 10:12
Replies: 26
Views: 12,539
Posted By jeffh
Hmmm that might be something to think about... ...

Hmmm that might be something to think about...

The PMDX is powered off of a 12v/2A supply so it should have plenty
of oompf to drive most things. However, the SSR has a 3v-32v DC control
and...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 25 March 2009, 09:51
Replies: 26
Views: 12,539
Posted By jeffh
Thanks John, I didn't know if I had stumbled...

Thanks John,

I didn't know if I had stumbled across a relay-router combination that just wouldn't work so it's good to hear there's a successful implementation.

The problem I have is...
Forum: Troubleshooting Mon 23 March 2009, 18:33
Replies: 26
Views: 12,539
Posted By jeffh
Yeah I didn't really expect to see much either......

Yeah I didn't really expect to see much either... and I wasn't disappointed.

I'll try and capture the control signal to the SSR. I really need a scope
for this though. As you well know the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Mon 23 March 2009, 11:08
Replies: 26
Views: 12,539
Posted By jeffh
Thanks Mike and Gerald, I do have another...

Thanks Mike and Gerald,

I do have another Router I can swap in (A lightly powered Porter-Cable router) but it'll take some shimming. The one advantage to this second router is it's a single...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 22 March 2009, 11:48
Replies: 26
Views: 12,539
Posted By jeffh
Thanks Brad! It just so happens that "Far...

Thanks Brad!

It just so happens that "Far fetched" is my middle name! :D

I don't have a scope here at home but I'll throw a meter on the outputs and see if I can capture any change (It'll be...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sat 21 March 2009, 16:01
Replies: 26
Views: 12,539
Posted By jeffh
Hi all, Sorry for the late response... ran...

Hi all,

Sorry for the late response... ran into some honey-do list turbulence.

I've just run the pattern with the router plugged directly into the wall and
I saw no slowdown or any errant...
Forum: Troubleshooting Fri 20 March 2009, 20:47
Replies: 26
Views: 12,539
Posted By jeffh
Yeah, that's a good point Nils, I haven't tried...

Yeah, that's a good point Nils, I haven't tried running it without GCode
I'll give that a try and report back what I find.

So you never hear your router radically change it's sound (and...
Forum: Troubleshooting Fri 20 March 2009, 14:39
Replies: 26
Views: 12,539
Posted By jeffh
Milwaukee Router weirdness - SSR (solid state relay) not suitable

Hi Guys,

While not specifically a MM question I thought I'd ask since others of you are using the Milwaukee 5625 router in your machines.

The problem is this: When I start a job the Gcode...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Tue 17 March 2009, 21:39
Replies: 25
Views: 9,852
Posted By jeffh
Hi Svein! The PCI 32bit/33Mhz will be...

Hi Svein!

The PCI 32bit/33Mhz will be perfect.

I actually haven't seen a 64 bit PCI card or slot in a looooong time so I'd stay
away from those.

Good Luck!

-Jeff
Forum: 40. Z-Slide Mon 09 March 2009, 10:57
Replies: 6
Views: 6,671
Posted By jeffh
Hi Steve, I just reversed the order of the...

Hi Steve,

I just reversed the order of the assembly so that the eccentric bushing
takes the place of the support bushing. I'm sure there's a reason that this
isn't such a good idea but it does...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 01 March 2009, 09:48
Replies: 356
Views: 107,739
Posted By jeffh
Hi Irfan, I agree with John, your...

Hi Irfan,

I agree with John, your touchscreen should not be getting hot and John's
suggestion of removing it to see if it goes back to working normally would be a good debug step.

However,...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 27 February 2009, 22:33
Replies: 356
Views: 107,739
Posted By jeffh
Hi Irfan! I realized I hadn't seen much from...

Hi Irfan!

I realized I hadn't seen much from you recently but I rechecked your thread and there's a lot of progress!

Just wanted to check in and see how you (And Vishnu) were doing on your...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 27 February 2009, 22:12
Replies: 133
Views: 46,671
Posted By jeffh
Congratulations Justin! You and Tadeo were,...

Congratulations Justin!

You and Tadeo were, and continue to be inspirations, to me on these machines.

That is one sharp looking MechMate you've got there.

Again, congratulations on the motor...
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Fri 20 February 2009, 16:50
Replies: 11
Views: 8,719
Posted By jeffh
Greg that's very interesting! At 45W it...

Greg that's very interesting!

At 45W it seems like it should be possible to cut various things with it.
To echo a previous question: What are you doing with yours? cutting or engraving? or ???
...
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Thu 19 February 2009, 21:43
Replies: 11
Views: 8,719
Posted By jeffh
Yeah, good point Steve... forgot about the...

Yeah, good point Steve... forgot about the lasers.

I looked into cutting lasers about two years ago and found that it certainly is doable but the laser heads were pretty expensive. I found a...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 19 February 2009, 10:34
Replies: 28
Views: 10,406
Posted By jeffh
Oops. Sorry John, I forgot the dimensions...

Oops.

Sorry John, I forgot the dimensions for the log: The table is for a 49"x97" sheet size

I'll let you guys know how the wood table works out. My next machine
(Actually, my brother's...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 19 February 2009, 10:26
Replies: 28
Views: 10,406
Posted By jeffh
Thanks Guys! Yeah, I haven't been this wound...

Thanks Guys!

Yeah, I haven't been this wound up over something for a long time.
I wouldn't have gotten here without all of you.

I didn't expect a serial number because it's more of a mutt-mate...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 18 February 2009, 16:23
Replies: 28
Views: 10,406
Posted By jeffh
A day long in coming...

I could barely sleep last night...

The machine is alive!

Still have a few things to add (Proxy switches, E-Stops on the table etc)
and the table needs some beefing up for stability but man......
Forum: General - MM Build Wed 04 February 2009, 10:55
Replies: 16
Views: 8,274
Posted By jeffh
Sure Rick, You're very welcome! Ahh I see...

Sure Rick, You're very welcome!

Ahh I see Gerald beat me to the post!

(Where DOES that guy find all the time to do this and everything else he does?)

And you're spot on: You're wallet will...
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