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== Upgrades Planned (in no particular order) ==
 
== Upgrades Planned (in no particular order) ==
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* Dust Brush
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** 4x Dollar Store paintbrushes, handles cut off and attached to each other?
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** OR something like this: [http://www.instructables.com/id/Dust-Brush-for-CNC-RotoZip/ Instructables: 0% Dust Brush for CNC RotoZip]
 
* Emergency Stop Button
 
* Emergency Stop Button
** 1x [http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10747 PowerSwitch Tail II] (I have the original PowerSwitch Tail)
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** 1x [http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10747 PowerSwitch Tail II] (I have the original PowerSwitch Tail) connected to the spindle power cord
** 1x Red Pushbutton Switch (In the parts bins here somewhere, really)
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** 1x Red Pushbutton Switch (In the parts bins here somewhere, really) to pull PowerSwitch Tail high/low(?) (OFF) when depressed, and trigger the Arduino to "Shut. Down. Everything", including proper power-down of steppers(?)
* Limit Switches
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* Limit Switches (for the X and Y axes)
** 4x Levered Microswitches (for X/Y)
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** 4x Levered Microswitches ([http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1118.aspx BGMicro])
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** AND/OR 4x Opto Switches (Dual Channel: [http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1031.aspx BGMicro])
 
* User Interface (for use without attached computer)
 
* User Interface (for use without attached computer)
** 1x LCD Shield ([http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=51 DFRobot])
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** 1x LCD Shield ([http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=503 ITead], [http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=51 DFRobot])
** 1x SD Card Shield or similar ([http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/sd-card-shield-p-492.html?cPath=132_134 SEEED])
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** OR 1x VFD Display ([http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/category/803/Vacuum-Fluorescent-Displays/1.html AllElectronics])
** AND/OR 1x Bluetooth shield/module ([http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/bluetooth-shield-p-866.html?cPath=132_134 SEEED]) to stream wirelessly (and/or perhaps for remote progress monitoring?)
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** 1x SD Card Shield ([http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=232 ITead], [http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/sd-card-shield-p-492.html?cPath=132_134 SEEED]) or SD Card breakout ([http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=439 ITead])
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** AND/OR 1x Bluetooth shield/module ([http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=307 ITead], [http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/bluetooth-shield-p-866.html?cPath=132_134 SEEED]) or Xbee Shield (with Bluetooth or XBee module) to stream wirelessly (and/or perhaps for remote progress monitoring?)
 
* Arduino Enclosure
 
* Arduino Enclosure
 
** Acrylic(?) box with fan and filter for venting
 
** Acrylic(?) box with fan and filter for venting
 
** Touch sensors under the acrylic to allow for UI use without letting shavings/particulate/etc in?
 
** Touch sensors under the acrylic to allow for UI use without letting shavings/particulate/etc in?
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** OR maybe one of these for the "GO" button: (Rounded: [http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1124.aspx BGMicro] / Flat: [http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1123.aspx BGMicro])
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== Companies that ship to Canada (Not an exhaustive list) ==
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* Electronic Parts (Canada)
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** [http://www.digikey.ca DigiKey Canada] (Ships from USA, but they will bill Canadian GST/PST/HST so you won't get charged a C.O.D. by the UPS driver)
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* Electronic Surplus (US)
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** [http://www.allelectronics.com AllElectronics], Santa Clara, CA
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** [http://www.alltronics.com Alltronics], Van Nuys, CA
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** [http://www.bgmicro.com BGMicro], Garland, TX
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** [http://www.goldmine-elec.com Electronics Goldmine], Scottsdale, AZ
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* Electronic Parts and Assemblies (US)
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** [http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit], New York, NY
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** [http://www.sparkfun.com Sparkfun], Boulder, CO
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* Electronic Parts and Assemblies (China)
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** [http://iteadstudio.com/store/ ITead Studio], Shenzhen, China
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** [http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/ Seeed Studio], Shenzhen, China

Revision as of 03:10, 11 April 2012

MLange is located outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and is currently ordering electronics and eagerly awaiting the Inventables Mechanical Kit.

Ordering parts in Canada

The best prices for ordering parts in Canada are mostly found by ordering from US suppliers and dealing with the tax and duty incurred from importing into Canada.

Upgrades Planned (in no particular order)

  • Dust Brush
  • Emergency Stop Button
    • 1x PowerSwitch Tail II (I have the original PowerSwitch Tail) connected to the spindle power cord
    • 1x Red Pushbutton Switch (In the parts bins here somewhere, really) to pull PowerSwitch Tail high/low(?) (OFF) when depressed, and trigger the Arduino to "Shut. Down. Everything", including proper power-down of steppers(?)
  • Limit Switches (for the X and Y axes)
    • 4x Levered Microswitches (BGMicro)
    • AND/OR 4x Opto Switches (Dual Channel: BGMicro)
  • User Interface (for use without attached computer)
    • 1x LCD Shield (ITead, DFRobot)
    • OR 1x VFD Display (AllElectronics)
    • 1x SD Card Shield (ITead, SEEED) or SD Card breakout (ITead)
    • AND/OR 1x Bluetooth shield/module (ITead, SEEED) or Xbee Shield (with Bluetooth or XBee module) to stream wirelessly (and/or perhaps for remote progress monitoring?)
  • Arduino Enclosure
    • Acrylic(?) box with fan and filter for venting
    • Touch sensors under the acrylic to allow for UI use without letting shavings/particulate/etc in?
    • OR maybe one of these for the "GO" button: (Rounded: BGMicro / Flat: BGMicro)

Companies that ship to Canada (Not an exhaustive list)