Beginning to restore a vintage carnival kiddie ride in my backyard. This rocket ride was manufactured by the King Amusement Co in 1972.
I itemize the cost associated with retrofitting the DynaMyte 2800 with the Centroid Acorn CNC control system. Of value to anyone considering a similar project.
I Track down an oil leak feeding the ball nut, replace a torn belt, reposition the keyboard tray and install all the chip guards to draw this project to a close
Connecting the automatic lube system, tweaking the Centroid Virtual Control Panel, designing a custom ring light and modifying the Acorn PLC code.
Creating a set of 3D printable bins for the Harbor Freight Storage containers. Bins for general purpose storage and special bins for cordless tool accessories.
Making more progress On the CNC retrofit including the tool height probe and start on some chip guarding but run into a gremlin with the one shot lube system.
This is the 1 year anniversary of the milling machine retrofit and we have it make its first chips. I also share before and after pictures of the project.
Replacing the DMM-Tech 750-Watt Servo motor with a 1-kWatt version and explaining the math behind the spindle inertia calculations.
Checking a few more things off the punch-list towards the completion of our DynaMyte 2800 conversion.
This week I take a few moments to repair my old heat shrink gun. I’ve had this gun forever and it recently broke. I was going to replace it but then discovered that the manufacturer, Master Appliance in Racine Wisconsin, still offers repair parts. They’ve been making heat guns since 1958.