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by BeJay
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Catch the Magic - Santa Catcha
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: Catch the Magic - Santa Catcha

Bugger. Seems ok on this end :)
by BeJay
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Catch the Magic - Santa Catcha
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: Catch the Magic - Santa Catcha

Nice one! My young bloke loves scratch. I gave him a pi that we shoehorned into an old honey pot with a DC-DC converter an audio amp + speaker to run from the 12V network. He did a similar thing with a webcam using it to sense movement and take a pic. Was only 320x240 though. Worked a treat as his d...
by BeJay
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: General Electronics
Topic: Gimbal Motor
Replies: 18
Views: 3566

Re: Gimbal Motor

Great work! Hill Valley had flying cars, so you're on the right track ;)
by BeJay
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve
Replies: 21
Views: 3064

Re: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve

Dead set 8-)
by BeJay
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve
Replies: 21
Views: 3064

Re: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve

Sure is noisy, but worth the risk when you can make pretty cool stuff out of everyday materials!
by BeJay
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve
Replies: 21
Views: 3064

Re: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve

Cheers Paul,

Here is my Vacuum adapter in action!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYwOtjnbP6k
by BeJay
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve
Replies: 21
Views: 3064

Re: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve

Sorry I haven't got back to your comments, I've been flat out again. Yes this is a big girl. I was going to get a 300x300mm but thought this would be much more versatile than just for doing PCBs (which is what I wanted it for). This is 1000x1000mm and can cut 790x790mm. The clearance is 50mm to the ...
by BeJay
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: YAPP - PiCluster
Replies: 11
Views: 1760

Re: YAPP - PiCluster

That is a lot of pi! Love to see how your cluster performs. It's something I've wanted to do too, but couldn't find a justifiable cause for SWMBO to allow the purchase :lol:
by BeJay
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve
Replies: 21
Views: 3064

Re: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve

Here is a timelapse of opening the box to doing a test carve ;)

https://youtu.be/d8slG_Lr_ms
by BeJay
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Doc-Pi
Replies: 25
Views: 3821

Re: Doc-Pi

That is tidy! Nice work.

For a 30W load, just use a MTP3055 or equiv MOSFET. It won't even get hot at that load ;)
by BeJay
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: General Electronics
Topic: Gimbal Motor
Replies: 18
Views: 3566

Re: Gimbal Motor

At a guess I'd say it's a BLDC motor, so you can hook it up anyway you like, and then just reverse 2 of the 3 wires to change the direction or do it in the software setup on the controller most likely. http://bjshed.better-than.tv/projects/electronics/misc/4-pole-bldc-motor021804.gif
by BeJay
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve
Replies: 21
Views: 3064

Re: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve

Hey Paul, yes it sure is. The same PiLapseCam I used at robofair ;) Today I managed motion!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiDYDhFJEls
by BeJay
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve
Replies: 21
Views: 3064

Re: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve

Had some time today to wire up the steppers and move it. It's alive-ish. Need to finish the 240 wiring and fit a breaker etc. Such a lot of wiring to go and testing / calibration. Progress though. http://bjshed.better-than.tv/projects/3D/XYZ_Carve/large_slides/2015-09-29_15-54-35.jpg
by BeJay
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve
Replies: 21
Views: 3064

Re: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve

Cheers Paul ;)
by BeJay
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve
Replies: 21
Views: 3064

XYZ Carve - Aussie version of an X-Carve

So it begins...

Image

Image

Started construction of the 1000mm2 baby, will update when I get some time to finish it ;)
by BeJay
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Non-Newtonian Fluids
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Non-Newtonian Fluids

First look, It looked like it was lower than the 15R it's used to I cooked a Class A that way as it was designed for a 15R load not 8R. Just wondering if you fell for that or it was a age factor for the failed components.. I must do this Non-Newtonian experiment again with my 1200W mono block and po...
by BeJay
Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pi Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Pi Screen

by BeJay
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Text in FreeCAD
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: Text in FreeCAD

I used inkscape when I first got my printer to do text, but this is so much easier and faster than that. Inkscape has a plugin that raises the text by x amount on the Z. Only outputs as stl, so some artifacts occur when trying to tinker with it in other software. I also used to use OpenSCAD, but sti...
by BeJay
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Text in FreeCAD
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Text in FreeCAD

Here is a great tutorial on doing text in FreeCAD.

Draft / Part Design / Part

http://open-shelf.appspot.com/FreeCAD/en-US/18.html
by BeJay
Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: General Electronics
Topic: Valves
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Valves

It just leaked in some air through the not quite sealed tip over time. The getter has been flashed, but it's contents has been recombined with air and left a tiny skim of titanium oxide, where it flashed onto the glass. This is in a 50 year old radio gram that otherwise works fine. I'm trying to sou...