Acorn on an Avid pro4848

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PaulB
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Acorn on an Avid pro4848

Post by PaulB »

Ok, after looking at this from many angles, and reading so many posts on many sites, I ordered a 48" X 48" ProCNC. All the hardware from AVID and all the electronics, motors, and spindle from Gary Campbell. running Centroid Acorn.
And I have added the rotary too. I will say it has been an adventure to this point, and I am now doing some fine tuning. The basic hardware seems to be very good, and I am happy with the electronics package.
I am not rushing through this, but using what free time I have to complete this.
I can say without a doubt, that the support I have gotten at this point has been great.
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and finally mounted
and finally mounted
Trying to get them in the right place
Trying to get them in the right place
Wires everywhere
Wires everywhere
Starting point
Starting point
PaulB
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Re: Acorn on an Avid pro4848

Post by PaulB »

Over the weekend, I ran my first part.
Many may have seen this as part from Vectric tutorial files, but I thought what better to use all three axis together and make sure I get good product.
Now it's time to get busy and learn the new systems.
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Finished
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Re: Acorn on an Avid pro4848

Post by cnckeith »

awesome! thanks for posting!
Need support? READ THIS POST first. http://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1043
All Acorn Documentation is located here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=3397
Answers to common questions: viewforum.php?f=63
and here viewforum.php?f=61
Gear we use but don't sell. https://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_di ... _gear.html
PaulB
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:39 am
Acorn CNC Controller: Yes
Allin1DC CNC Controller: No
Oak CNC controller: No
MPU11 & GPIO4D -w/ 3rd Party Drives: No
DC3IOB: No
CNC12: Yes
CNC11: No
CPU10 or CPU7: No
CNC Control System Serial Number: A810887B52C80-0920192479

Re: Acorn on an Avid pro4848

Post by PaulB »

Just an update - Still more than satisfied with the whole project.
It's been a little over a year, working on the CNC part time I have been making a variety of items.
Most of the things have been rotary, walking sticks and canes, but I have done a few smaller signs and some big ones too.
I have been spending time watching more videos and refreshing my mind on macros. That was one of my specialties in previous life.
Overall, I can, and have, recommended the system I put together to others
Beer flight
Beer flight
Walking stick
Walking stick
Sign
Sign
cnckeith
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Re: Acorn on an Avid pro4848

Post by cnckeith »

cool! thanks for the follow up.. looks great.
Need support? READ THIS POST first. http://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1043
All Acorn Documentation is located here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=3397
Answers to common questions: viewforum.php?f=63
and here viewforum.php?f=61
Gear we use but don't sell. https://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_di ... _gear.html
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