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hey everyone
got my 2x8 cnc router  to move today X Y and Z drove it around the table next is home
 nelson do you have  mach 3 add on download  it helped me  but i havent cut anything out on a cnc YET  
 talk to tweakie he has been helpful to me  
 good luck

 mikee

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General Mach Discussion / Re: New computer
« on: June 20, 2011, 08:28:43 PM »
 small step for man kind   set drivers  hooked pc up to cnc   powered up i have motor  Z>X>Y>movement.
need to button up gantry and wires. install the chains  go to next step i think it is  homing or home.
thank you
 mike  

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General Mach Discussion / Re: New computer
« on: June 20, 2011, 02:13:30 PM »
 hey tweakie 
  have printed a mach3 mach 3 addon cam bam  manuals  and a cnc glossary off of cnc zone
I believe i have  down loaded everything .     
X and Y axis are chain drive. Motor drivers  set at 1/16   3 amps   8 down 7.6.5. up 4. 3. down. 2. 1. up. i will set all my drivers  to 1/16  1.5  to 2 amps   dont know how important this is  but i am running 36 DCV to drivers  and motors i have learned how to set my drivers   
thank you  again 
mikee

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General Mach Discussion / Re: New computer
« on: June 20, 2011, 03:39:11 AM »
i can set my z axis to 1/16 and i can do 1.5 amps  should i be making changes to X and Y axis   
i just finish my running all my wires
in the morning im going to plug  my pc to CNC board and drivers cnc  i have not config pc or mach3 break out board etc.
i really dont know what i am doing was  going to follow the mach3 manual directions that i have i think there is a video on setting the  parameters  if i can get this info in mach3  i will be happy
thank you for your advise
  i need to hit the books first thing i want to make  is a hollowed out box 6in x 12 od 5x 11 id  1/2 in thick  anyway im 1 in thick on one side and i have no side on the other 
 

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Polls / Re: Does your computer remain slow when Mach has closed down?
« on: June 19, 2011, 10:31:28 PM »
 YES  slowed everything down
   my office pc
crashed just moving my mouse couldnt close any window or even power down pc
  adobe downloads and drive or driver wizards  when it seem to start or i thought somthing was not right
 but i was down loading mach 3 and cam bam all at the same time  watching every video on mach3 and cam bam i could find
what worked for me  called a friend he came over  told me
  i was at my max on the memory no memory space left
replace rams with twice the memory
pc had never been defrag  ran ultimate defrag c drive was a mess
ran defender pro 2011 5 in 1  (scary) pc went blue screen for 4 hr
 pc runs just like it did when it was new (2006)  very fast  
 i can see now how i need to learn about pc and spec  
i did install the rams myself. first time working on a pc

moving windows XP  pc into shop and will replace office pc
 with a dell with windows vista  i have never ran vista windows
 happy fathers day
 

  

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General Mach Discussion / Re: New computer
« on: June 19, 2011, 04:07:14 PM »
 Break out board 5 axis breakout board v5 made in china i dont have company name or model on the board or any of the instructions that i have    drivers are  cw230 CE   i think  i got it figured out   z axis driver setting lead or acme screw 1/4 3amps   motors have  8  wires  and they are Bipolor parallel wired.   im sure i said that wrong
i have #8 down #7 #6 #5 up #4 down #3 up #2 down #1 up   i have no idea what  switches # 4 and  # 8  are even for  
 #4 and #8  switches  that is what confused me.
please advise
thank you
mikee  

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General Mach Discussion / Re: New computer
« on: June 18, 2011, 04:35:40 PM »
NEW TOO CNC AND KNOW NOTHING. BEEN READING MY BUTT OFF   TRYING TO LEARN       
WANT TO FULLY UNDERSTAND HOW TO SET DIPPER SWITCHES ON MY MOTOR DRIVERS  X AND Y AXIS ARE CHAIN DRIVE AND THE DIPPERS ARE SET BECAUSE I COPIED THE GUY ON BUILD YOUR OWN CNC  VIDEO
  Z DRIVE HAS A LEAD  OR ACME  SCREW I WANT TO SET MY Z AXIS DRIVER 1/4 AT 3 AMPS 
I WANT BE CONFIDENT IN WHAT I AM DOING
PLEASE ADVISE 
THE BEGINNING OF MANY STUPID QUESTIONS .   
THANK YOU   

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Share Your GCode / Re: Chucks Deer V carve engraving
« on: May 24, 2011, 05:09:02 PM »
helllo maybe some one can help with i am making a 2x8 diy cnc router   the stepper motor (controlers ) i want to install in the back gantryall of the motors are mounted in or on the gantry. i ordered in some MOV to stop surge or noise interuption i wished i could tell u i know what im doing but i dont  b the question is is putting the Motor controllers in the back of the gantry ok or very bad idea   mike

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General Mach Discussion / Re: new guys needs guidance
« on: May 16, 2011, 08:39:31 PM »
bob i am in the same boat i dont have my cnc assemble at this point i am still recieving my parts in but i have no clue realy what to do  about setting everything up  i watched some video  3 times to try help me  understand  cam bam  mach3 need a dictionary just for mach3 and cad cam  cam bam lazy cam etc  and all the words that is being said. im not savey enough to know what a wizards is in less they where a pointy hat lol   must be a book at the locol library 
         
                                             mike

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  Hello everyone my name is mike i live in state of nevada.  Everything to do with a cnc is new to me . I am embarrassed to say that i am starting out knowing nothing about cnc. I own a small lathe and i have played with a mill a few time.   I am 52 years old . i am a master mechanic on minning equipment, and there onboard pc,s  (hitachi)  (cat) etc.  I have done  welding tig, mig. and stick. Owning my own fabricatiion shop specializing in aluminum tig welding, plasma cutters robotics (bugo 2 systems) .
 i have purchased build your own 2x4 but i am stretching the table to 2x8 cnc from build your own cnc with mach3 and cam bam software. i am waiting for the cnc to come and i am almost done with my torsion table.  i truly need all the help i can get.
                                                                     thank you   mike
     

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