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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 08 October 2014, 02:37
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Posted By silverdog
Thanks, I am waiting other pictures ... we...

Thanks,
I am waiting other pictures ... we partially did a Zome, the MechMate have worked 5-6 hours in the 2&1/2 days showing his potential to the visitors ... we also had a stand with the work of...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 06 October 2014, 13:53
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Posted By silverdog
Smile I need a rest .-)

I need a rest .-)
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 01 October 2014, 12:27
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Posted By silverdog
The 2nd European Maker Faire is starting this...

The 2nd European Maker Faire is starting this weekend here in Rome .... the MechMate will be present in the FabLab area ... The base table I made last year was incredibly thrown away this summer...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 06 May 2014, 02:51
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Posted By silverdog
Well it was a sort of interview with Simone...

Well it was a sort of interview with Simone Cicecero ( http://2013.frontiersofinteraction.com/speakers/simone-cicero/ ). He wrote then the article as you see .... I just gave him the story ... :-),...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 05 May 2014, 23:58
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Posted By silverdog
:o An interview on OpenElectronics .... ...

:o An interview on OpenElectronics ....

http://www.open-electronics.org/sergio-subrizi-how-i-built-a-mechmate-cnc-router-on-my-own/
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 10 October 2013, 05:57
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Posted By silverdog
Some picture of the faire ....

Some picture of the faire ....
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 30 September 2013, 11:18
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Posted By silverdog
thank you Darren, everything I will use is just...

thank you Darren, everything I will use is just to let people know the Mechmate project and to show what so many different people aroun the world can do with this machine.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 30 September 2013, 06:52
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Posted By silverdog
Ready ! (well almost :-) ) for the show

Table quite ready (few days ago) ... now it's ready,painted and will be mounted wednesday (I will post pictures :-) ).
If I can I will try to share a liveview of the event ... otherwise I will post...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 10 September 2013, 23:56
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Posted By silverdog
Paolo, new gantry is not possible, no time no...

Paolo,
new gantry is not possible, no time no laser cuts ecc. ecc.

Sean,
No I am still in the process of making the base, at moment I have prepared everything and the rails are done. I miss some...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 10 September 2013, 13:39
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Posted By silverdog
Please tell me what you think .... the only other...

Please tell me what you think .... the only other solution is to give up the idea of enlarging to 1850 mm and cut the cross bearers to fit only my size ..... :(
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 10 September 2013, 13:35
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Posted By silverdog
.... What a beaty ... isn'it ? :mad: I have...

.... What a beaty ... isn'it ? :mad:
I have also the problem that the support boar doesn't fit inside ... so I have tro drill different holes on the cross bearers ....
Another solution is to...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 10 September 2013, 13:27
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Posted By silverdog
.... The dummy hit again !!! :o Well my...

.... The dummy hit again !!! :o
Well my brilliant idea was to build a bolted Mechmate base for the maker faire that will serve as a base for the FabLab Rome later. I thought that the best dimensions...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 09 August 2013, 01:36
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Posted By silverdog
Yes I know Tubemiter, very nice program, I use it...

Yes I know Tubemiter, very nice program, I use it for PVC pipes, in this case I will use the "hammer system" ... it's much easier not only the cut, but the main purpose of crushed ends is becase it's...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 07 August 2013, 01:36
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Posted By silverdog
Thanks Ken and Fox, My fist Mechmate was done...

Thanks Ken and Fox,
My fist Mechmate was done with square tobe 40x4 mm. The main reason was to avoid the crush on the pipe ends ... because I thought I need a press, now I know a big hammer will do...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 05 August 2013, 09:09
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Posted By silverdog
I am ready to by the iron, but as usual some of...

I am ready to by the iron, but as usual some of the part are not available:
C channel 76x38 not available but 80x45 is ! so adding weight to the base it's not a problem (unless you have to carry it...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 23 July 2013, 11:29
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Posted By silverdog
Sketchup model

Here my Sketchup model of the bolted base.
It's for a 3200x1830 cut area.
main left and right sides are approx 130 kg each ...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 22 July 2013, 02:33
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Posted By silverdog
The calculated Weight for the main side is +-130...

The calculated Weight for the main side is +-130 kg .... not a plesure to carry :) but with some tricks (support wheels ... ecc.) 2 (better 4) people can handle :)
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 22 July 2013, 02:18
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Posted By silverdog
Red, the right and left side are all welded. At...

Red, the right and left side are all welded. At the end I will have 4 basic pieces ....
9(main beam)+2(legs) bolts on one side and the same on the other .... this shoud explain better:
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 20 July 2013, 13:37
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Posted By silverdog
I'm sorry but I don't understand :o Here what I...

I'm sorry but I don't understand :o
Here what I did ... (same color = welded)
When everything is ok I will post the sketchup model maybe can help somebody else ...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 20 July 2013, 03:49
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Posted By silverdog
My otions are: 1 - to offset the legs on the...

My otions are:
1 - to offset the legs on the left of the main beams
2 - to change the distance between the legs until I find the corect position
3 - to solder the diagonal braces in the position...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 20 July 2013, 03:45
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Posted By silverdog
Some questions ...

The goal is to replicate Gerald design ...
http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14065&postcount=12
but this is what I got:
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 20 July 2013, 02:47
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Posted By silverdog
So I have a big responsability ! :o

So I have a big responsability ! :o
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 19 July 2013, 16:19
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Posted By silverdog
:) no it's not ! I know that Mechmate it's just a...

:) no it's not ! I know that Mechmate it's just a hobby and I know all the legends about you :) is it true that you were in the south african military navy ?
... so, this may be the first Mechmate...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 19 July 2013, 11:53
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Posted By silverdog
Hi Gerald, Yes we will discuss the safety very...

Hi Gerald,
Yes we will discuss the safety very soon. My Mechmate has all the emergency stop all around, We will put barriers to keep every part of the public body far from the machine :), we will...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 19 July 2013, 06:15
Replies: 51
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Posted By silverdog
Going to Maker Faire: New Bolted Base Table - Rome, Italy

I started talking in my original building thread about the invitation I had to partecipate to the next european Maker Faire in Rome the 3-6 Oct with the Mechmate. The Idea is to transport my Machmate...
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