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At Maker Store We are please to offer FREE SHIPPING and 10% off everything in stock for the 2017 End Of Financial Year.


Just add the coupon code "EOFY2017" to your cart or at checkout for the discount to apply.


Take advantage of the discount to work on your projects or to stock up on parts!


Any questions or etc, please email us at sales@makerstore.com.au


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Note: sale not applicable to special order items or V-Slot over 1500mm in length. Free shipping is within Australia only.





We were recently asked if one of our 300mm Linear Actuator Kits could be retrofitted to the Z-axis of a Shapeoko 2.


This is one solution we came up with (not the only one):


The problem 

The hole spacing on the Z-Assembly Carriage (PS20021) and the Shpeoko's bolt height above the plate.


Solution:

The Linear Actuator was designed to allow for a length of 2060 V-Slot to fit inside and act as a mounting base. Using the Linear Actuator with the 2060 base, the 3 long slots and some 6.5mm spacers as standoffs the assembly looks like this:






Parts Required:

1 x 300mm Linear Actuator Kit

1 x 280mm 2060 V-Slot

2 x 8mm Low Profile Screws

6 x 15mm Low Profile Screws

6 x Tee Nuts

6 x 6.5mm Spacers


We would love to get feedback and ideas on other mounting methods.



Welcome to Indiana, the newest member of the Maker Store team. So far everyone loves working with him.



We have put together bundles packs for some of more popular items. These are a great way to get all the parts needed without having to over buy on screws and etc.


Currently available are:

- V-Slot 20mm Gantry Bundle

- V-Slot 100mm Gantry Bundle

- V-Slot Gantry Bundle (Standard V-Slot Gantry Plate)


More to come soon!


Check them out at:

http://www.makerstore.com.au/product-category/bundle-packs/






We received some Thrust Bearings to test. 


Dimensions are:

OD:  16mm

ID:   8mm

Height:  5mm


They fit into our Plates and Lead Screws perfectly:




They work great and will definitely be a useful addition to our inventory. Keep an eye out for them on the Maker Store web site soon.




Some more photos of the Arduino Uno CNC Connector for GRBL:







Arduino Uno CNC Connector PCBs arrived today .. so far they look good. Now to get soldering and testing! 





Below is a simple setup for testing or driving a single stepper motor. All that is required is:

1. Stepper motor (NEMA17 or NEMA23 work well)
2. Stepper driver (M335 works with a wide range of steppers)
3. Some hook-up wire
4. Power supply to suit your stepper.
5. Stepper Motor Pulse Generator

Connect it all up as per the image below:

And you get:

This Stepper Pulse Generator has an Enable/Disable button, as well as a Direction Button. The potentiometer controls the speed of the stepper. The M335 Stepper Driver can handle Steppers up to 3.5 amps and has plenty of grunt.

This simple setup can be used for a ton of application and builds, from camera sliders to robotic actuators!

Awesome and fun build!
Hi everyone, just a quick note to let every know that the following are now available at Maker Store:

UNIVERSAL SPINDLE MOUNTING BRACKET

SLIDING T-NUTS - M3, M4 AND M5

STEPPER DRIVER - M335 - 0.5-3.5A 12-30VDC


Stay tuned, we have more exciting products coming soon!
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