ZTW 3D 12x12 - First PCB

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ZTW 3D 12x12 - First PCB

Postby xNuno » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:37 pm

Hi all,

Let's see my first PCB Routing...I'm so happy ;-)...

Zen Toolworks CNC DIY Kit 12x12 - Routing PCB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfyxj2b2f54

Zen Toolworks CNC DIY Kit 12x12 - Drill PCB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqsBZ9GMAw8

Zen Toolworks CNC DIY Kit 12x12 - Routing PCB
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Zen Toolworks CNC DIY Kit 12x12 - Drill PCB
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Re: ZTW 3D 12x12 - First PCB

Postby johntech » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:33 am

xNuno

That really looks great!! Would you be willing to do a write-up from start to finish, with pictures, on how you designed the board through the milling process. If you do that, we can add this to the newsletter and I can learn how to make pc boards on my 12x12 :D

Thank you for sharing...... I'm jealous....

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Re: ZTW 3D 12x12 - First PCB

Postby xNuno » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:33 pm

Thanks John,

I will try to post something like how to plane MDF and the other things. I use Eagle and PCB G-Code ULP for Eagle. It's very simple...

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Re: ZTW 3D 12x12 - First PCB

Postby johntech » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:26 pm

Nuno
Not really interested in milling the MDF but for example... take a 555 timer circuit, show schematic, show drawing in eagle then discribe the steps of going from eagle schematic to milling a pc board. Could you do that part?

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Re: ZTW 3D 12x12 - First PCB

Postby lennym » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:36 am

Hey Nuno, this looks awesome, I would like to follow your footsteps.
Could you lend a hand with a couple of technical questions :

1. The router : which one did you use ? v shaped ? how big is its tip ?
2. How deep did you go below the top of the pcb ? If you used a v-shaped router,
the deeper you go, the more you cut, did you have to account for it when configuring the pcb2gcode ulp ?
3. how did you attach your pcb to your board ?

Thanks a lot,
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Re: ZTW 3D 12x12 - First PCB

Postby xNuno » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:36 am

johntech wrote:Nuno
Not really interested in milling the MDF but for example... take a 555 timer circuit, show schematic, show drawing in eagle then discribe the steps of going from eagle schematic to milling a pc board. Could you do that part?

John


OK will do that...
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Re: ZTW 3D 12x12 - First PCB

Postby xNuno » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:42 am

lennym wrote:Hey Nuno, this looks awesome, I would like to follow your footsteps.
Could you lend a hand with a couple of technical questions :

1. The router : which one did you use ? v shaped ? how big is its tip ?
2. How deep did you go below the top of the pcb ? If you used a v-shaped router,
the deeper you go, the more you cut, did you have to account for it when configuring the pcb2gcode ulp ?
3. how did you attach your pcb to your board ?

Thanks a lot,
Lenny


Hi Lenny,

1 -> I use a vShape 60* -> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200701647636? ... 1439.l2649
2 -> I set to go 0.5mm, since I set Z0 with my eyes lol... No you dont need any account, just install Eagle as a Freeware, donwload PCB GCode files, extract them to the Eagle ULP dir, then on the project open ULP GCode Wizard...Will try to make a tutorial to everyone...
3 -> I use double-sided adhesive tape, I need to find another way to do this since adhesive tape is a little expensive.
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Re: ZTW 3D 12x12 - First PCB

Postby xNuno » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:18 pm

John!!!!

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4974

Is this what you ask?
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Re: ZTW 3D 12x12 - First PCB

Postby johntech » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:04 am

Excellent!! Thank you xNuno

I'll have to start working on that tomorow!!

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