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ewo's Build log.

Discussion in 'Phlatprinter BUILD LOGS' started by ewo, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. ewo

    ewo Moderator Staff Member

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    Hello folks.
    My printer is being shipped over the next couple days.
    The Electronics are due here on thursday. I have watched all the videos and looked at the mods here and on rc groups. and there are a few things i want to do differently.

    I actually watched Mark and Trish package the pieces and parts for my kit.... She held up a sign with the number 100 on it. Now how cool is that.

    Anyways this will be the place i will do my build and impliment some of my own ideas.
    I already have the full version of mach3 setup with the Phlatscript installed. And lots of gcode ready to go.

    So when the bits get here, this place holder will show my progress !

    ewo
     
  2. ewo

    ewo Moderator Staff Member

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    Well i dont understand this. Looks like my electronics are in Miami scheduled for delivery at 10:30

    Thats really kinda funny seeing as i live in Indiana :eek:

    Now how do i post a picture?

    ewo
     
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    ewo, when you post an advanced reply, look for the "manage attachments" tab. Click on it and you can upload pictures...

    Tim
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  4. ewo

    ewo Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you Tim

    ewo (Frustrated) :shock: Attached files [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. ewo

    ewo Moderator Staff Member

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    Last time i checked..............

    Attached files [​IMG]
     
  6. TigerPilot

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    Holy cow, Tim, looks like someone got you card. :( I guess you already contacted Hector.
     
  7. ewo

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    Well i did recieve my electronics today from Hector. at Easy CNC.COM.
    He made good on his promise to take care of what was admidetly his mistake. :) Thanks Hector !

    My wife just called from work and told me the accesory items also arrived from Mark and Trish............ The Tracking for the bonez also shows delelivery should be today. How cool is that? :D

    Anyways i just got up from my nap and made a short video of my steppers functioning the way theye should. Still cant shake this headach ! :cry:

    The video should be here ..................
     
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    ewo, glad you got your shipping troubles straightened out...have fun with your build...randy.
     
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    Nice job ewo! Its Alive!!
    Keep up the good work
    Mark and Trish
     
  10. FozzyTheBear

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    It's great isn't it, watching the motors dancing to the tune of the G-code waltz.... :D It had me fascinated for hours. Good luck and keep going!

    Best Regards,
    Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
     
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    Hey ewo, that's great news. Looks like you are on your way. :)

    I took the liberty of editing you post, and embedding your youtube video for you. Here how you can do it yourself, next time. Go into adv postreply , button at upper left of reply box, or use edit button if it's an old post. Highlight your youtube link and press the youtube button.

    -Kwok
     
  12. ewo

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    Hey guys, Thanks. It really is easier to hook up than i thought it would be. But i did watch the video a couple times and made shure my mach settings were right. ;)

    @ Kwok. Thank you for fixing my post abouve and for the lesson on how to do it myself next time. :p ..................

    So now i have all three packages. I cant wait to start but i have to leave in the morning to work on my inlaws place. Im putting in a new furnace and ac.almost 400 miles round trip. :roll: i will be home sometime sunday night.

    I will look the contents over tonight though. Hey Fozzy , I seen you got a start on yours, Wanna race?? :lol: Attached files [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. FozzyTheBear

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    ROFL :D :D With all the mods I'm doing, you are guaranteed to beat me on that one! I still have parts to source for the changes. So I guess I'll pass on the race mate! But good luck anyway!! you're in for a treat when you open those up. It's like Christmas!

    Best Regards,
    Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
     
  14. ewo

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    I have some mods in mine to. So the race is off :D

    I actually watched Mark and Trish pack the parts for the Pieces box
    I seen her hold this up to the camera..... Its not on the inventory list.

    I wonder if i should open it or not, Might be a pipe bomb in there or something after all the grief i caused them :?


    Just Kidding :D
    Thanks Mark and Trish for the little goodie.

    #100 Attached files [​IMG]
     
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    Ewo...I just gotta ask..Are you gonna port your designs to Sketchup so we can print them? Like the Amos Moses, The Super F-16, F-15 pocket Rocket, etc?

    Just curious...

    Tim
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    Hey Bruce, welcome to the Phlatclub! It must feel great to actually have one after wanting one for so long. The 100th one as well, how cool is that! :D

    Lookin forward to seeing how your build goes and finding out what mods you've got up your sleeve.

    Take it easy bro.

    Si.
     
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    I just have to ask what was in the package :?: :D

    Cheers
    E-T
     
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    What do we win, for guessing right? It looks cutter shaped, to me. ;)
     
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    OH yea, Cutter shaped....think.....think.....mabey a fanfold edge cutter? ;)

    Cheers
    E-T
     
  20. ewo

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    Well i kinda got ahead of myself.....I got up this morning and went to mount the dremel (one of the first steps in the build videos) I couldnt get the bolts on !
    So i sat here looking at the thing and after a bit of head scratchin it came to me !

    I drilled 3 small holes in the top of the gantry to allow the 2 rods and the all thread an easy escape.
    Now i have an easy access to all the parts and even the stepper........

    Im kinda glad now that i didnt follow the build instructions to the letter. Because it made me think about some of the other things i saw as potential problems down the road, Now all the steppers have easy accesse and i for-see no problems ever getting to any of the parts that may need replacement down the road.............. Attached files [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I hope you don't have any problems with opening the holes on the end, you might notice some problems with backlash, the end plate trapped the all thread to reduce backlash, you will prob need to go with a rigid coupler as the hose will stretch and compress alot.
     
  22. Evil-Tunes

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    I did the same to the side of My MKI because I glued the sides on.

    Cheers
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  23. ewo

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    Nah !!
    When i put my 1/4" plugs in there , All will be fine :)

    E-T , I wont be gluing the sides on !
    But i am planning on some minor things before i finish.....
    It wont be today after all........... :?
     
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    Good, i just wanted be sure you understand there could have been a problem :D
     

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