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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    Thanks for the tips and recommendations.

    I had never messed with the steps per unit or velocity or acceleration in Mach3 before. All of those items had been setup by Novakon in the demo Mach3.
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    Lesson learned the hard way about Harbor Freight meters. Lost at least 3 days progress because of spurious readings.

    I made a lot of progress tonight.

    1. Powered up UC300ETH board
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    I was able to borrow the better multimeter tonight. It ended up being a Klein instead of a Fluke like I thought.

    Both power supplies tested out at 0 Volts on the AC scale. Yippee !

    The power...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    So my second Meanwell 5V 3Amp power supply arrived earlier today. After swapping out the old one for the new one I get the exact same 10.3 VAC on both of my Harbor Freight multimeters.

    Now...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    Upnorth,

    Thanks for the help. Here is the Meanwell data sheet for the RS-15-5.

    https://www.meanwell.com/Upload/PDF/RS-15/RS-15-SPEC.PDF

    I don’t see anything that indicates a minimum...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    The next step is to mount the little Meanwell 5V power supply. I decided to go with a metal base plate for the power supply and here where some of the choices I considered. I ended up with one of...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    So the first order of business to install the UCCNC UC300ETH motion controller and its dedicated 5V power supply was to figure out where to physically put it. I thought the best place would be...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    Good to hear that the shower curtain enclosure should work. It ended up being quite a bit of work for something that is "temporary". And I really like your idea about additional lighting. Cant...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    I decided to put the coolant system issues aside and make a full court press on the UCCNC install. Didn't want to lose my "momentum" and be like CL MotoTech, lol.

    I have the UC300ETH board and 5...
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    Re: 5V power for UC300ETH

    I bought the little Meanwell power supply mentioned in my last post. I finally got the power supply and UCCNC UC300ETH board installed. I applied 240 VAC to the power supply input and left the 5VDC...
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    Re: Novakon upgrades.

    This new thread is going to be epic!




    This sounds cool :D and would definitely be an upgrade from my “temporary” shower curtain enclosure. Any pics or links?
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    Thanks guys! Keep up the encouragement because I sure need it some days.

    Unfortunately I am still running on Mach3. After the first successful milling project that made a big mess of delrin...
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    Re: 3d Printer recommendations

    I'm going to second kennystone's recommendation for a Creality Ender 3x.

    I bought a Solidoodle 2 for $500 back in 2012 and then a Robo3D in 2014 for $600. We had what we thought were pretty good...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    CL-M,

    That is a darn good idea. I even have a couple of slitting saws. I would normally have tried this, but the idea of generating another toolpath and then changing tools out after each part...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    I found the answer to my problem the day after I posted this about a month ago.

    Everyone here probably already knows this, but the following will be for any CNC newbies. There are two different...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    My Torus has finally made its first chips today. Ok, so they were plastic delrin chips.

    One shouldn't rush unnecessarily into these things...:withstupi




    And the delrin part isn't...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    My Torus has the body of a NM-145, the heart and brains of a Pulsar, and an apparent idiot for an operator. I do indeed have the same servo spindle motor with rigid tapping as you do.

    Thanks for...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    I mangled the costs above. I should have said $154 for hardware, $55 for software, plus shipping totaled $226.14. I received the UC300ETH last Saturday in good condition.

    I have a bunch of extra...
  19. Re: Has anyone built a CNC machine with a feed system for the y axis?

    This is maybe not quite what you had asked for, but here is another idea for a space saving router.



    443028



    https://youtu.be/xIGre_E2_og
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    Re: 5V power for UC300ETH

    dazp1976 and olfCNC,

    Thanks for the replies. I was afraid you guys were going to say I needed a separate power supply.

    Does this fit the bill? Meanwell RS-15-5. 5V 3A from Amazon for $12.49?...
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    5V power for UC300ETH

    Hello,

    I just received my UC300ETH and the 5LPT motherboard along with the UCCNC software. I am installing it to replace a demo version of Mach3 in a 2014 Novakon Torus mill that has a Windows7...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    I pulled the trigger on the UCCNC option.

    I bought the UC300ETH motion controller with the 5LPT motherboard and UCCNC software. $209 for the hardware, $55 for the software, and $17.14 for...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    I wonder if our BOBs are different because my Torus has a spindle servo that can do rigid tapping?
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    Here is my breakout board. It doesn't appear to have an Arduino chip on it.

    442418 442420

    I'll be interested to hear how ProbeBasic works out for you.




    Now this summarizes exactly...
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    Re: UCCNC ETH-400

    Keith, when you say recently, are you talking about the last couple of days or weeks?

    If yes, that is great news. I had begun fearing the worst...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    Novakon's setup consists of a Gigabyte motherboard feeding signals into a Novakon BOB via parallel port. I'm hoping to setup my touchscreen monitor at the mill, so it isn't going to be very...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    That is great news that the PathPilot USB Stick with V2.0 is a fresh install. That seems like quite a bargain for only $24.99.

    My BOB is labeled "Novakon.net Pulsar BOB R0". My computer...
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    Re: UCCNC ETH-400

    I had forgotten about this thread, and I had completely missed the news about Lee. My condolences to his family. He had bought a Torus just like mine and was a lot of help to me.


    So on post...
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    I had forgotten that, at one point several years ago, that Novakon had settled on UCCNC UC300ETH with the 5LPT motherboard per post 54. But something must have happened to scuttle that plan.
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    Re: Just ordered the last melon (Torus)

    Thanks for the reply kvom.

    You have the NM-200, right? Do you have the built-in Novakon motherboard or a separate computer? I have the Windows 7 motherboard that was installed by Novakon in the...
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