Touch probe no longer going to be offered?


(Tchad Rogers) #41

The big surprise hasn’t been announced yet, right? We know it’s not a new machine, or a pendant… the touch probes are in production, so that’s not it…

The suspence is killing me! :grin:

Also: I want a touch probe! When will these be available for order?


(William Adams) #42

The big surprise was announced, it was Carbide Copper:

http://carbide3d.com/blog/2017/introducing-carbide-copper/

The Probe is in production (photos posted to Instagram) and testing (at least on person on the forum, @RichCournoyer has mentioned it and answered questions).

Maybe the June blog post/announcement?


(Richard Cournoyer) #43

I’m testing in phases. How it works as a standard probe (or probe test, passed) How the machines works with a probe attempt to it. (Passed). And How the probe macro works (starts today or tomorrow).

We want this to be right.


(Tchad Rogers) #44

Ohh awesome, thanks Will!

I knew about Carbide Copper, but I saw it before reading this thread where the surprise was mentioned, and didn’t put two and two together.

Should Carbide Copper have a thread in the Announcements forum? I went there thinking that there would be an announcement when the “surprise” was announced but didn’t see anything. I read the “about Announcements” post and it seems like a placeholder… ohh well.


(Tchad Rogers) #45

Awesome! Sounds like fun!


(Rob K.) #46

Thanks @RichCournoyer for posting up the probe you have and the short video! It seems pretty far along in testing and the fact they’ve released it to a few select folks here is really encouraging on % complete.

Any guesstimate on ETA and likely cost?


(Ben) #47

Bump - any updates for us?


(Richard Cournoyer) #48

I have a new video in my IG. (Using the touch probe on the watch case)


(Phil Thien) #49

IG? IMA (I’m Terrible at Acronyms), can you enlighten?


(ray) #50

Instagram
You will be better off making your own, then waiting on this version being released.


(William Adams) #51

Agree w/ @fiero1 that IG would be Instagram in this case.

(don’t feel so bad — recently a photographer handed a young model a Polaroid camera as a prop for a photoshoot, he immediately felt old when she exclaimed, “Oh my God! It’s an Instagram!”)


(Robert) #52

Soooo… When is it going to be available?


(Leith) #53

I want to be first on the preorder list. Please send me a order link. Just take my money.


(Rick Miller) #54

It would be nice if they gave the current Shapeoko owners first crack at them.


(Leith) #55

no no no, nomad first :yum:


(Joshua Hume) #56

Agreed! But sadly I suspect these will not work with the Nomad. Anyone know for sure?


(William Adams) #57

It was mentioned that there would be an effort to work out a way to make this work on a Nomad — presumably an adapter cable and maybe some additional software.


(Richard Cournoyer) #58

These will BUT…your electronic enclosure is MUCH tighter than the Shapeoko and not as easy to get too, so I think you would need to drill a hole for the cables, and most Nomad users don’t own a hand drill…

I’m KIDDING on the hand drill part…


(Joshua Hume) #59

What’s a hand drill?


(Leith) #60

Some thing like this?