No time to blog, I still haven’t posted this to the Shapeoko blog yet. Just wanted to mention a quick little project I undertook last weekend.
When wiring up your CNC, or stepper motors in general, you may find that you want to reverse an axis. Instead of reversing all 4 wires (assuming you have a 4-wire stepper), all you need to do is flip one pair of wires. On the Shapeoko 2, using the stock 4-conductor wires, I swapped the […]
Edit: If youre making your own gcode, or drilling your own holes, DO NOT go by the 9mm hole diameter recommended on the packaging of the threaded inserts I used. They are too loose in MDF. Go with 5/16″ / 8mm. I’m just going to throw on a ridiculous title because it looks like no […]
It only took 3 weeks, but I now have both a functional Desktop CNC machine and a viable workflow for 2.5-D milling. This video summarizes my journey from a simple SVG made in Inkscape to a milled test piece in cardboard that I will proudly hang in my office.