Demo Problem We have a dust filtration air cleaning unit. This is an AP-12 Hafco Woodmaster brand unit. It developed an electrical fault for some reason (don’t know don’t care). I was never really happy with the way the machine worked anyway so decided to strip out of the guts and turn it into… Read More Upgrading a Woodshop Air Filter to be IoT Enabled
While on holiday in Bali I was lucky enough to be able to make time to pop into the local makerspace. This is always a rewarding thing to do and I hope to do this kind of thing in future when I am travelling. bisamake has been operating for one year in Kuta, the tourist… Read More Hacking on Holiday – Bisamake Makerspace Tour – Kuta, Bali
I needed a plate to mount a USB camera and solid state laser module for my CNC machine. I thought of having one made in steel and bent to suit the existing mounting holes on the y-car but as the camer and laser are lightweight items I decided to make it from sheet acrylic on… Read More Digital fabrication! CNC’d Laser Cut and 3d printed Camera Mount
Tool zeroing by aligning the machine manually and setting the DRO to zero is a time consuming process. Using a touch plate to set the zero greatly improves accuracy. For my machine, there was a touch plate available, but it plugged into the side of the car and needed to be set out manually and… Read More Mach3 – Automate Tool Zeroing with VB
In this post I am going to explain how I added a relay to control the power supply for the coolant pumps and dust extractor and made them switch on and off in GCODE. The process is very similar to controlling the laser module which i did in an earlier post. WARNING – In this… Read More Mach3 – Relay Control for Pumps and Dust Extraction
I wanted to add a laser module to my CNC router so that I could label parts as they were machined. The advantage to doing this on one machine is obviously reduced setup time. The laser module I used was an ElksMaker 2300mW 445nm blue laser. I got this off ebay for ~$100NZD (70US) https://www.ebay.com/itm/445nm-2-3W-2300mW-Blue-Laser-Module-With-TTL-PWM-For-DIY-Laser-Cutter-Engraver/322382603217?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649… Read More Adding Laser Engraver to CNC Router and Activating in Mach3
My take on a sandwich board. Over engineered, over awesome.