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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #80 on: October 01, 2010, 05:01:10 PM »
With the machine basically functional, I thought I would snap a couple of pics of the electronics used before the all the sheet metal is back on.

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #81 on: October 01, 2010, 09:09:44 PM »
Good stuff, Joel. Thanks for sharing it with us!
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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #82 on: October 04, 2010, 01:11:21 PM »
Got some time on the Control Panel between coats of paint.  Added a keyboard with build in mouse / track ball.  Made the buttons labels on the vinyl plotter.  Only a couple of buttons are functional now.  Need to hook up the PoKeys next for the rest...

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #83 on: October 04, 2010, 11:39:00 PM »
Where did you get your square buttons?

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #84 on: October 05, 2010, 09:15:43 AM »
I'm guessing an arcade game supplier?

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #85 on: October 05, 2010, 10:08:43 AM »
Where did you get your square buttons?

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Good guess Dave !  Mine as well.
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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #86 on: October 05, 2010, 12:38:04 PM »
Yep, these are Arcade Video Game Buttons.  Nice too, LED back light with SPDT micro switch.  Got em off of ebay from user hklwh123 but there are many others that sell the same ones, some rectangle and some round. 

I bought just a couple to to make sure the quality was good and to measure them, then went back and bought the rest with a couple of spares.

JH

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #87 on: October 08, 2010, 11:52:47 AM »
Been painting and putting the sheet metal back on in phases while making sure all the parts fit right.  Made a simple way cover for Y Axis out of some rubber sheeting and 6061.  Added a couple of 120VAC computer fans with external filters to cool the cabinet. 

Its starting to look nice now, its sooooo much cleaner that when I started.  Thinking I'll need to add some graphics to that blank canvas before its over....

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #88 on: October 08, 2010, 12:02:07 PM »
Here are some quick pics of the remaining sheet metal in work.  Degrease, sand, grind, weld holes....   

JH

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #89 on: October 08, 2010, 01:42:23 PM »
Hi JH looks really nice! Do you spray the paint on or use a roller?

Would have stuck to the flexi metal y axis cover which hangs over the turcite coated brackets though. I've found the rubber type can snag on the table front during x axis moves and also sag onto the ball screw when the swarf starts building up!!

John