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TouchDRO Build for my Millrite Milling Machine
#31
On to the X

This was the easiest of the three and I didn't have to drill any holes in the machine.  Because the table and the saddle are machined and square my go to (possibly overused) set screw method wasn't required.  At each end an aluminum plate traps and holds the swarf guard with the help of a t-slot nut.  The nut was made out of aluminum and the plate has a tapped hole to accept the screw that holds mounts the scale.  Note there's a little piece of scrap below the guard to keep everything parallel and ensure a confident hold.

   
   

The scale body is held is located with another piece of the 2" aluminum angle and utilizes an existing set screw hole in the saddle.  It was originally for a stop block, which was removed and stored with all of the other pieces that came off the machine while restoring.  Most all of brackets have slots in them so I could to fine adjustment when final mounting and calibrating.  You don't want any unnecessary pressure on the scales.

   

The bit I was most proud of was the cable management for the X.  Hopefully you can see that it slips under the saddle, down the knee and out the left side by the knee screw.  Yuriy's box is mounted on backside of an electrical box mounted on the left side of the machine.  

   
   

The Y was the most difficult.  Y didn't I didn't do this one first?  Ok dumb joke number two...

I started with the mount closest to the operator.  Because the casting is drafted in two directions and full of grind marks I didn't have a square and confident surface to mount or register to.  And since I refused to grind and scrape a flat this is what I came up with...  Start with a flat surface that isn't square but flat.  This bracket is attached with one tapped hole in the center.  Its inset to not interfere with the next component. 

   

The next piece of the assembly is another piece of aluminum with two tapped holes in the center.  This provides a wider flat surface.  Again not square but at least a consistent surface register off of.  

   

Attached to this is the leveling plate with four adjustments, one on each corner.  With this I could dial in all three axis related to this end of the scale.  Note the tapped hole in the center which will be used to mount the scale with its supplied brackets.  I ran out of set screws and used socket head caps instead.  I mean to replace them but know I won't...

   
   

Machine side mount is the exact same component as the last one installed earlier in this post (second image below).  Four set screws, two mounting screw (required tapped holes in the knee) and one tapped hole to mount the scale with supplied bracket.  

   
   

The scale box was mounted to an arm attached to the Y axis screw (half nut, not sure).  Again my go to... four set screws for fine adjustment and with one mounting screw in the center.  A hole had to be drilled and tapped in the half nut.  The other end utilized a supplied bracket from the scale kit.  

   
   

And a quick look at it all together. 

   

And last a couple more notable details.

This is about how much had to be cut off this 12" scale. 

   

With and without swarf shield.  The shield drops into place from above.  I wan't able to trap it in place like I did on the X without complicating adjustment.  Luckily there were some gaps and flat surfaces to sneak it in and rest on.  It works for now, and likely forever, in its current state.  

   
   

Wire routing slips under the knee and behind the screw.  Yes, I ran the machine through it's limits and no snags or pinches.  Good to go.

   

And here she sits.  Looks like we were calibrating... 

   

I hope this makes sense.  Hit me up with questions, hopefully I still receive email alerts with replies do I can get back and contribute.  If not, apologies in advance if I don't see it right away, I'll try and check.

And thank you again to Yuriy for the amazing board, software and spot on the net to share ideas.

Thank you for stopping by, 
_Mike
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#32
(01-15-2018, 10:20 PM)Mtracz Wrote: The Kindle Fire works!  I ordered the Fire 7 and an inexpensive mount to start the process.

Kindle Fire 7
Vastar iPad Tripod Mount

The Kindle didn't quite fit (wasn't tall enough / ~.25" off) so I made a quick adapter on the Makerbot and it's good to go.  It slips on the top edge to allow the mount to really clamp down.  I had to cut away a bit of foam that touches on the back of the tablet to alleviate extra pressure caused by the additional thickness of adapter on the back side, no big deal as there is still enough left to apply an appropriate amount of pressure and friction. Now it is confidently held and I can beat on it with greasy fingers...  It worked out perfect!!!

Adapter and tablet out of the box.


Adapter doesn't close enough.  Notice the gap ant how only the tip of the fingers hold the tablet.


Adapter clip.  Extrusion printed on Makerbot.


Can't see the line can you Russ?  No gap.


Detail of the foam that had to be cut away.  


Regarding getting TouchDRO on the tablet without access to the Google Play Store, I followed a link I found in the comments section of Yuriy's blog post on the Fire 7 test and it worked perfect.  Link below to GregglesTV on YouTube.

$50 Amazon Fire Tablet How To Install Google Play Store + Google Services (Easy No PC Needed)

I'll keep the updates coming.  Hit me up with any questions.

Thank you for stopping by,
_Mike
Followed you over from H-M, fine post and jobs, and oh that Millrite is sharp!
Now for a question, you did up a fine enclosure for the board, can your 3D Printer handle doing up a holder for the Fire?
I was going to post a Fusion360 model I have done up for my HP TouchPad, but of course can't find it. 
Heck I can't even find my 2D Acad drawing of it. Ah the Gremlins...
I haven't got my used printer going yet, and it's going to be some time before I do unfortunately. 

_Dan
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Gotta get a DRO!
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#33
(03-14-2018, 07:12 AM)middle.road Wrote:
(01-15-2018, 10:20 PM)Mtracz Wrote: The Kindle Fire works!  I ordered the Fire 7 and an inexpensive mount to start the process.

Kindle Fire 7
Vastar iPad Tripod Mount

The Kindle didn't quite fit (wasn't tall enough / ~.25" off) so I made a quick adapter on the Makerbot and it's good to go.  It slips on the top edge to allow the mount to really clamp down.  I had to cut away a bit of foam that touches on the back of the tablet to alleviate extra pressure caused by the additional thickness of adapter on the back side, no big deal as there is still enough left to apply an appropriate amount of pressure and friction. Now it is confidently held and I can beat on it with greasy fingers...  It worked out perfect!!!

Adapter and tablet out of the box.


Adapter doesn't close enough.  Notice the gap ant how only the tip of the fingers hold the tablet.


Adapter clip.  Extrusion printed on Makerbot.


Can't see the line can you Russ?  No gap.


Detail of the foam that had to be cut away.  


Regarding getting TouchDRO on the tablet without access to the Google Play Store, I followed a link I found in the comments section of Yuriy's blog post on the Fire 7 test and it worked perfect.  Link below to GregglesTV on YouTube.

$50 Amazon Fire Tablet How To Install Google Play Store + Google Services (Easy No PC Needed)

I'll keep the updates coming.  Hit me up with any questions.

Thank you for stopping by,
_Mike
Followed you over from H-M, fine post and jobs, and oh that Millrite is sharp!
Now for a question, you did up a fine enclosure for the board, can your 3D Printer handle doing up a holder for the Fire?
I was going to post a Fusion360 model I have done up for my HP TouchPad, but of course can't find it. 
Heck I can't even find my 2D Acad drawing of it. Ah the Gremlins...
I haven't got my used printer going yet, and it's going to be some time before I do unfortunately. 

_Dan

Dan,

Thank you for the kind words. I’m running a MakerBot Replicator 2 and I believe the build volume is something like 6x6x11 but I rarely print anything 6x6 with success. 4x4x8 is more like it.

Are you asking if I can print the file for your HP Toichpad? If you can get the file back from the Gremlins I’m happy to take a look and let you know. If you are asking if I can make a spacer for you’re tablet to fit the holder I used I can as well but wonder if you’ve you even need it. It may work without a spacer it’s your tabletlarger than the kindle. I may happy to check if it will fit if you reply with dimensions. 

Also, I’m not sure where you live but in cleveland there are a bunch of maker spaces popping up with free or affordable use of 3D printers. Two of our library systems have them (free) as well as two colleges (also free) if you need to print things before you’re printer is up and running. 

Thanks for stopping by,
_Mike
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