My shop normal day-to-day function is building stuff for museums, amusement parks and haunted attractions. With that in mind I thought I’d give you a look at a quick fix of a animatronic destined for a haunted house. Hope you enjoy!
This week I verified the voltage coming out of the stepper power supply then went on to hook the G251x stepper drive power wires up. Also added the current programming resistors and dove deep into the theory of operation on the rest of the electrical panel. I’m calling out for any info that can be… Continue reading Dyna Myte DM2800 Restoration Part #005
Continuing on with the wiring of the electrical panel for the Dyna Myte CNC machine. I primarily focused on getting the Gecko G251X drives wired up as well as some I/O on the Centroid Acorn board. I made up a custom DB25 breakout cable for the step and direction signals and the input points were… Continue reading Dyna Myte DM2800 Restoration Part #004
This week work continued on the Dyna Mechatronics retrofit. I turned my attention to the electrical panel. Reusing the Stepper power supply and spindle drive while updating the controller to a Centroid Acorn and Gecko stepper drives. This week was primarily spent cleaning up the old panel and figuring out the layout for the new… Continue reading Dyna Myte DM2800 Restoration Part #003
This was a super quick video I put up to participate in #TipsBlitz19. It is a handy trick to have in your repertoire. This technique allows you to easily divide any length into any number of evenly spaced segments without careful measurement or calculations. This can be useful if you are doing something where you… Continue reading Measuring Trick
Counterweight Fabrication This week I focused on replacing the missing Z axis counterweight. Again, having no history for the machine I have no idea why it was removed- but it certainly needs it. A few visits to CNC forums found some pictures of what the original was supposed to look like. Armed with that information… Continue reading Dyna Myte DM2800 Restoration Part #002
I’ve owned this milling machine for over 6 years. It was purchased at an auction and it has been an on and off project since then. In this first installment I cover the progress up to this point and discuss a bit of the future direction of the project. The machine has been completely taken… Continue reading Dyna Myte DM2800 Restoration Part #001
I try to maintain a philosophy regarding organization. Basically, I don’t store parts and consumables in my tool boxes, and I don’t store tools in my parts boxes. There is one exception, I keep electrical tape in my tool box with my wire strippers and cutters. I store tools in two different ways throughout my… Continue reading Single Function Tool Organizing
I build an efficient rack to hold my parts storage cases. Sortimo on a budget.