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Old Thu 17 October 2019, 02:09
vustasmith
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Yaounde
Cameroon
At Last, It's time to begin

Hi All,
I am an IT engineer working for a telecom in my country Cameroon in Central Africa. Indeed it is a pleasure for me to be part of this community. I have been around this forum for more than 10 years. I have read and read and read through this forum. Even though have have never build or used a CNC machine before, I feel confident that with the help and support from friends of this forum I will build a MechMate. I have bought 80 percent of what is needed so far.
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the foot print of my machine is going to be 3300 x 2200.
It will run on Acorn boards and teknic motors. I purchased the laser cut parts already from Mike (Metal Head).
I will also mount a 4th axis according to the design of x-ray dude

All metal for the base frame has been bought.

I hope to post some pictures and give more details.

I count on the support and criticism of all. I am open to learn from those who have gone ahead and hope this will be another fun ride.
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Old Thu 17 October 2019, 02:31
vustasmith
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Yaounde
Cameroon
Just can't figure out how to attach photos.....any help
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Old Thu 17 October 2019, 06:28
jhiggins7
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Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Here is a thread posted by Gerald in 2007 all about attaching photos.
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Old Thu 17 October 2019, 10:36
vustasmith
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Yaounde
Cameroon
Thanks John
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Old Thu 17 October 2019, 22:47
vustasmith
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Yaounde
Cameroon
Acorn Controller aceessories
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Old Thu 17 October 2019, 22:58
vustasmith
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Yaounde
Cameroon
Teknic clear path motors
04 Nema 34 motors for X, X', Y and Z axis (CPM-SDSK-3432S-RLS)

01 Nema 23 motors for 4th axis (CPM-SDSK-2341S-RLS)
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Old Thu 17 October 2019, 23:06
vustasmith
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Yaounde
Cameroon
Teknic power supply included
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Old Fri 18 October 2019, 04:40
jhiggins7
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Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Vustasmith,

Great. Looks like you are on your way.
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Old Fri 18 October 2019, 05:30
MarkRH
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Maryland
United States of America
Nice, a build with teknic
I only remember seeing 1 who upgraded to teknic and they are nema 23, im sure many will watch with interest.
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Old Sat 19 October 2019, 23:14
xraydude
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New Orleans, LA
United States of America
Fantastic, Vustamsith. Great to see your build starting. Looking forward to your progress.

Ted
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Old Wed 23 October 2019, 05:06
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
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Please post often. I want to see this control box come together.
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Old Fri 25 October 2019, 03:01
vustasmith
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Yaounde
Cameroon
Hi Mike,
I will post as often as possible. At the moment, due to daily work and time constrain my progress is slow. My plan is to first start with the steel assembly since it is the most challenging aspect for me.
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Old Thu 09 January 2020, 08:25
Panovak
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St. Paul
United States of America
How is your project coming along? I'll be using a acorn as well and deciding on clearpath or dyn /dmm
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Old Sat 11 January 2020, 17:16
vustasmith
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Yaounde
Cameroon
Hello Paul, not much progress has been made so far.
I have cut the steel to dimension and also drilled where necessary. My welder machine is faulty, I hope to repair it And then start welding the steel base. Sure I will upload some photos when the table takes shape.
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Old Mon 10 February 2020, 09:05
Panovak
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St. Paul
United States of America
Will you be doing gear reduction with those servos?
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Old Wed 12 February 2020, 15:03
vustasmith
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Yaounde
Cameroon
Hi Paul, Yes i will be having 4:1 reduction, which I bought them from Mike (Metal Head). During once of my exchange with Mike Richards he advised on getting a belt reduction unit

See this link: http://mechmate.com/forums/showthrea...1&postcount=18
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Old Wed 12 February 2020, 15:48
Panovak
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St. Paul
United States of America
Didn't realize he sold those. I have another question. I will be using acorn controls and want a 4th axis but I had read that it only controls 4 motors. 2 for x, 1 for y and 1 for z. How will you control the 4th axis?
Thanks
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Old Tue 18 February 2020, 16:19
vustasmith
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Yaounde
Cameroon
Hi Paul,
I will do hardware pairing for the X and X'.
See this link on the centroid website
https://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid...ontroller.html
Read the pdf document concerning Acorn axis pairing and auto squaring.
You can find the information just after the videos.
Please read through the document and if there is something you don't understand, I will be glad to help.

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Old Tue 18 February 2020, 16:24
vustasmith
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Yaounde
Cameroon
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Hi Paul,
Mike (metal head) can provide you with almost all the components for the mechmate except the frame. Just give him a pm and he will be of great help. The quality of his components are just excellent. He is a nice person, ask as many questions as possible concerning your needs
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