Kit Received

Ordered on 12/5/2014 fron Spark Concepts (Zeus) $1048.62
Received December

Continents

Everything Checks out

Kit Assembled

8-10 hours into it and starting to impress.
note: the edges are sharp!

Hello World

only 2 Small Problems, the Baud Rate and the Y-Axis pols reversed. Woot

Only Issue

The only Issue I had with the factory Kit was the Supplled harbor freight router resonated so much it would cause the Z azis To drop even with $1=255. Ended up Upgreading the Z axis Immediately

  1. Geared motor mount plate. x1 ( phidgets -#3338_0  $3.50 )
  2. 8mm - 8mm flex coupling x1 ( Newegg - CNC 8 x 8mm Shaft $6.18 )
  3. M5-0.8 x 50mm SHCS x3 ( Fastenal #1139553 $.33ea)
  4. M5 Lock washer x3 ( Fastenal )
  5. M5 Hex Bolt x3 ( Fastenal )
  6. M5 washer x3 ( Fastenal )
  7. Nema 17 Gearded Stepper x1 (Amazon -Nema 17 Geared Stepper Motor  5:1 $39 )
  8. Total $49.67 plus shipping ($11.51:phidgets ) rest was free shipping.

Limit Switchs

X & Y

  1. uxcell AC 125V 5A Hinge Lever Micro Limit Switch ( $4.78 )
  2. 18/4 Awg Shielded Cable/ Stranded with Drain Wire and Aluminum Shield - CL2 CL2R CMR and In Wall and UV Rated/ ( $27.37 )
  3. Total $32.15

First few upgrades over view

Limit Switches, 5:1 NEMA 17, DVD Spindel Dust Shoe, E-Stop, Spoil Board. & Plastic Side Guards, Plastic Rear Dust sheet

  1. Geared motor Z-Axes Upgread ( $49.67 )
  2. Dimart Red Mushroom Cap 1NO 1NC DPST Emergency Stop Push Button Switch AC 660V 10A ( $2.93 )
  3. Acrylic 28" x 6-3/4" x .118($0.42ea)
  4. Limit-Switch ($32.15)
  5. Total $85.59

Cable-Chain

X, Z, & Router

  1. Black Plastic Drag Chain Cable Carrier 10 x 15mm for CNC Router Mill ( $4.78 )
  2. Total $4.78

Cable-Chain

X,Y,Z, Limits & Router

  1. 18 x 25mm 1M Semi Enclosed Type Wire Carrier Drag Chain ( $9.54 )
  2. Total $9.54

Z Touch Plate

removable 1/8" jack plug

  1. K&S Copper Sheet Metal (277)( $7.49 )
  2. 5x 3.5mm Stereo Jack Panel Mount Connector ($1.80) 8.99
  3. Uxcell 10-Pieces Black Plastic Housing 3.5mm Audio Jack ($0.45) 4.46
  4. uxcell A1HL Black Red Electric Metal Alligator Clips Test Probe 100 ($0.05) Pcs 4.85
  5. Total $9.54

Motor & E-Stop Upgread

12000 RPM Router ER11 Collet

400WATT PWM Contoller

  1. Sunwin 450W 3000-12000rpm CNC Spindle Motor Kits PWM Speed Controller Mount Bracket ( $159.99 )
  2. SMAKNŽ 48V 10.5A 500W DC Regulated Switching Power Supply CNC 400W ( $34.95 )
  3. Monoprice 100-Feet 18AWG CL2 Rated 4-Conductor High-Purity Oxygen-Free Copper Speaker Wire ( $30.20 )
  4. 4-Pin XLR Panel Mount Connector 16mm ( 8.14 )
  5. 1/4"-20 x 2" Hex Drive Cup Point Socket Set Screw ( $0.69ea )
  6. 18mm Baltic Birch 2.25" x 2.25" ( $0.05ea )
  7. Total $233.28

Custom Dust Boot

Removable via Magnets

  1. 0.3 in. x 0.11 in. Neodymium Rare-Earth Magnet Discs ( $1.19 )
  2. 0.7 in. Neodymium Rare-Earth Magnet Discs ( $3.98 )
  3. 18mm Baltic Birch 4" x 6" ( $0.31 )
  4. Acrylic 7" x 6" x .118($0.06)
  5. Acrylic 3" x 3" x .118($0.02)
  6. Clear Matting Vinyl Floor Protector ($3.16)
  7. Total $8.72

Grand Total

Total $1460.63

Recourses and Downloads

Tooling

  1. Atoplee 1/8" and 1/4" Er11 Spring Collet Set for CNC Engraving Machine & Milling Lathe Tools ( 6.59 )
  2. Freud 1/4" Diameter Up Spiral Bit with 1/4" Shank (75-102) ( 14.11 )
  3. Total $20.7

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