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8Aug/170

PCB CNC Enclosure – Balax Thread Forming

PCB CNC Enclosure - Balax Thread Forming

Making a CNC'd PCB enclosure with form tapped holes for the solid state relay multiplexer.

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8Aug/170

Simple Step Jaw for PCB CNC Enclosure

Simple Step Jaw for PCB CNC Enclosure

Making a simple step jaw for a machining a pcb enclosure.

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26May/170

First Power Up of the VMC mill in the shop

First Power Up of the VMC mill in the shop

First power up of the Excel VMC CNC into the shop. Testing of the American Rotary three phase AD-20 converter with the Mill.

After verifying the three phase connection voltages and placing the high leg on non-control leg inputs of the machine I powered the machine on without issues. I did initial leveling using the bed with the center bed screws loose. All the rigging preventing table and Z axis movement was removed. I used simple green cleaner for most of the machine. The automatic tool changer area I used purple power. A fresh load of coolant will do the rest of the cleaning for me.

I did have an issue after startup with a servo drive alarm. It ended up being a fiber optic connector on the Fanuc controls. After reconnecting, everything worked fine.

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25May/170

American Rotary AD-20 Three Phase Install

American Rotary AD-20 Three Phase Install

Installation of my AD-20 Three Phase converter from American Rotary for an Excel VMC (Vertical Machining Center).

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18Feb/170

RZR Mini Multiplexer Part 10 – Final Testing in the RZR S 1000.

RZR Mini Multiplexer Part 9 - DFM Final Testing.

Final testing with lightbar in the RZR 1000S.

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7Feb/170

RZR Mini Multiplexer Part 9 – DFM Final Testing

RZR Mini Multiplexer Part 9 - DFM FInal Testing.

Design for Manufacture and Final Testing before swapping out V1 to V1.2 in the RZR 1000S.

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23Jan/170

RZR Mini Multiplexer Part 8 – Canbus R&D

RZR Mini Multiplexer Part 8 - Canbus R&D.

Earlier work on checking the CAN-BUS connection and signal on the RZR 1000S. I capture some traffic to ensure I can see at least the speed and gear selection for the new module to control the HCControl2.

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23Jan/170

RZR Mini Multiplexer Part 7 – Rework and Reuse of Prototype PCBs

RZR Mini Multiplexer Part 7 - Rework and Reuse of Prototype PCBs.

Rework of an early prototype to use with the canbus controller and to have an additional RS485 device on the bus. HCControl2 is in the RZR 1000 S at this point and replaced the relay for the lightbar and winch. I'll be adding reverse and rock lights soon to integrated with CanBus to enable turning on the reverse lights in reverse and auto rock lights on at low speed.

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28Dec/160

Aoyue 932 Vacuum Pickup Station Quick Review

Aoyue 932 Vacuum Pickup Station Review

A quick look at the Aoyue 932 Vacuum Pickup Station. Cheap and available at Amazon. If you are placing SMD components this is a must have for quick and easy placement.

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25Dec/160

RZR Mini Multiplexing Part 6 – Testing Inputs

RZR Mini Multiplexing Part 6 - Testing inputs and validation of design.

Testing inputs of the prototype board to validate the design.

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