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1  General Category / 3d Printers Discussion / Bits from Bytes (BFB) 3D Printer firmware update on: May 02, 2020, 12:24:36 PM
 I bought the subject printer back in 2011. It works fine except recently when I use Axon to convert a stl file to 3d gcode I been getting checksum error when loading it into the machine. I thought the problem was with the USB stick but made an image of it on another usb stick and it was the same. I then thought it was the pc so I installed Axon on another PC and also got the checksum errors when loading on the machine. BFB was bought out by 3D systems but they don't provide any support. I also tried the education group where I purchased the machine but they could not give me any help. The USB stick has  two files for updating the firmware. One is called setup.exe and the other is a hex file. I theorized that I need to connect my a pc to the 3d printer using a usb cable. I also in the 3d printer cursored over to the window for UPDATE but On the PC  I get the device not connected error. Any suggestio ns would be appreciat e so that I can installed updated firmware.
2  General Category / 3d Printers Discussion / Re: Anyone have a recommendation for a good but low cost 3D printer? on: April 13, 2020, 04:37:49 PM
Thanks. That was helpful.
Dan mauch
3  General Category / 3d Printers Discussion / Anyone have a recommendation for a good but low cost 3D printer? on: April 12, 2020, 02:24:18 PM
  My son is looking for 3D printer with a  work space of about 10"X10" and recommend ations out there?
4  General Category / Gear Discussions / Re: Best Way to Fix Spur Gear to Circular Shaft on: March 12, 2020, 04:01:52 PM
 While not knowing the diameter of the shaft but lets says it is 6.3 mm dia shaft. Buy a chunk of square stock lets say 11mm. You then drill a hole on center the diameter of the shaft. Then cross drill  it and tap it for a set screw. Now you make your gears with a tight fit on the square stock. Then tighten the set screw where you want it or rotate it for  a different different position. You could make several of these to fit various shafts .

Dan Mauch
5  General Category / Tickers / Re: Kinetic sculpture designed by Clayton Boyer on: March 03, 2020, 01:06:23 PM
I built my version of Zinna about 5 years ago . I cut my design out with a laser. As I recall I could not get the correct part from SDI becuase they were out and it would take several months before they had them. I did a search and found the supplier that makes them for SDI and here is what I found
spring width 3/8"
spring length 106"
torque 1.13Lb in
6  General Category / Suggestions for Future / Re: Cycloid Reducer. on: January 19, 2020, 01:20:40 PM
I too have Vex 2.24 on a win 7 pc and I could not locate the button for the cyclodic function.
Dan Mauch
Unfortuna tely...

My version of Vexx is 2.24 which does not appear to have the cycloidic reducer tab and Win10 (in it's wisdom) will not allow me to download Current Developme nt 3.xxx (Click) Even disabling Defender Firewall and Smart Screen it still thinks the download contains a virus and deletes it.  Cry

Tweakie.
7  General Category / Suggestions for Future / Re: D shaft on: January 17, 2020, 01:18:35 PM
I second that. But it would probably only be used for laser cut d shaft holes. I guess with a small bit you could get it close then file the corners.
Dan Mauch
8  General Category / Vexx Support / Re: Importing a stl file then after mod export it as a dxf on: December 22, 2019, 12:34:55 PM
 Hmm any help on this problem would be appreciat ed.
Dan

I am having a problem when I load a stl gear and it shows up on screen with a square around it. Then when I try to select the gear and then export it as a dxf file all that shows up when I open my cad program and load the dxf file all I get is the square. How do I properly select just the gear. I can see it changes color but not sure which color is the selected one. Is there a tutorial that shows selecting a stl object and exporting it? I'm using ver 2.24

Dan Mauch
9  General Category / Vexx Support / Importing a stl file then after mod export it as a dxf on: December 19, 2019, 04:40:37 PM
 I am having a problem when I load a stl gear and it shows up on screen with a square around it. Then when I try to select the gear and then export it as a dxf file all that shows up when I open my cad program and load the dxf file all I get is the square. How do I properly select just the gear. I can see it changes color but not sure which color is the selected one. Is there a tutorial that shows selecting a stl object and exporting it? I'm using ver 2.24

Dan Mauch
10  General Category / Vexx Support / Re: Vexx tutorial on: December 13, 2019, 03:24:51 PM
Belay that I found it.
Dan
11  General Category / Vexx Support / Vexx tutorial on: December 13, 2019, 03:23:50 PM
Where is it?
Dan
12  General Category / Auggie: Augmented Machine Controller / Re: My adventures with Auggie. on: March 15, 2019, 11:52:16 AM

Awesome! Great job.
Dan Mauch

Still playing  Smiley
13  General Category / Newest Rev Release / Re: Vexx version 1.21 released with Guilloche wizard on: March 03, 2019, 01:03:10 PM
  Awesome!
Dan Mauch

Hi Art,

Even if you will never mill a guilloche , looking what the module in Vexx is capable of..., is a big joy !

Neverthel ess..., today I made one and milled it: Alu, rpm 15000, F 30, V cutter incl. angle 60, depth 0,1 mm, diameter 39 mm. See attached photo.

The program seems not to accept negative Z values. So with find and replace all solved. May be you want to change that ?
The sliders in the menu are sometimes difficult to move to an exact position (value). May be the possibili ty to enter the numbers by keyboard (just like in MACH3) could be useful ?

Thanks again for this great module !

Hessel


14  General Category / Laser Stories / Re: Laser cutting metal gears on: February 07, 2019, 12:46:56 PM

I'm not sure i understan d about your lathe as most lathe use the X axis as the cross slide and the Z axis as the carriage. On a lathe the C axis is parallel to the Z axis so that is why I am confused.

Dan Mauch


That is a really cool machine. You will be able to make some really cool kinetic art pieces with that.
Dan

Thanks, I hope that will be the case. However I may end up being too busy with cutting jobs for customers that I will struggle to get some play time squeezed in.

I'd like to give the ticker mechanism a go at some point. I think it could made more compact if construct ed from steel. Perhaps a kit would be of interest to this community?

I also have a CO2 laser for wood/plastic, just need a CNC lathe with C-axis and Y-axis and I'm all set (those are hideously expensive though!!)
15  General Category / Laser Stories / Re: Laser cutting metal gears on: February 06, 2019, 04:59:22 PM
That is a really cool machine. You will be able to make some really cool kinetic art pieces with that.
Dan


This machine is not on their website but it's basically a slightly smaller version of their 3015 machine.

https://www.cnclaserlm.com/Fiber-laser-cutter-for-metal-plates-LMN3015G-pd6272933.html
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