Saturday, September 28th 2013 - 7:31 PMFirst motion of X and Y after wiring and setup.
Monday, September 30th 2013 - 2:40 AMBarton had a run of several kits back in April or so. I bought the skins from ImprobableConstruct recently and he has two sets available now.
You can always download the drawings and find a local or internet based shop that can make the parts for you.
Thursday, October 10th 2013 - 8:43 PMThanks Mike!
My base is 3/4 MDF and I am running the wires through the base and under. There is a nice space under there as long as you keep the wires secured to the underside. I ran my 24v power and ground through to the back side into two distribution blocks. I am also adding a panel with quick disconnects for the stepper motor drive cables.
The carbon fiber is actually an adhesive backed vinyl from 3M. I covered all my skins in this as well and will post more photos soon. http://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotchprint-Carbon-Fiber-Vinyl/dp/B0059715BC/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1381437354&sr=8-11&keywords=carbon+fiber+vinyl
Sunday, October 13th 2013 - 10:17 PMThanks Alan! I am mounting the laser psu on a steel plate above the electronics bay. I have seen others do this as well and it made the layout of everything so much easier.
Monday, October 14th 2013 - 10:30 PMI am using 4 L brackets to suspend the plate. Two on each side(L+R) using the slot retainer nuts and then I will drill holes in the plate to secure it to the brackets. All the high voltage will be up high so it should minimize any potential interference. My 24v psu and stepper drivers are pretty big and take up a lot of real estate and I don't know if I could have found a spot for it down below.
Wednesday, October 23rd 2013 - 7:31 PMPhoto update.
I decided to build a dedicated cabinet for the laser. I built two drawers on one side and utilized the other side for the fan, air assist pump, and the cooling system. The exhaust fan will be enclosed in the lower box and will vent out the side. Then the other items will be mounted to the top of that platform. I also wired the cabinet with some switched outlets to power the accessories.
Friday, October 25th 2013 - 2:36 PMThanks Stig!
TLH, the cooling system will sit on that shelf above the blower box.
Friday, November 1st 2013 - 3:20 AMHalloween Update!
I had some clearance issues with the electronics module and I nixed the SSR's so I tore it down and rebuilt it. I put the 24v distribution blocks in the spot where the SSR's were originally. Tomorrow I will make all the final connections, and install the laser PSU.