Touch probe no longer going to be offered?

(William Adams) #32

On the pendant front, there’s a lot of easy functionality which can be had just by connecting a Wii Remote or wireless numeric keypad to the computer and using that.

@robgrz — I’d dearly love a button assignment for go home which could be mapped to a user-defined location for tool changes

Even better would be to add in support for a jog wheel such as the

http://www.contourdesign.com/US/product/shuttlexpress/

(Tormach also uses this re-badged: https://www.tormach.com/store/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=30616 )

There’s a bit written up on this sort of thing on the wiki: https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Pendant

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(Jason) #33

You say production…are we to to pre-order? And any projected price for the probe?

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(mikep) #34

I’ve been holding off building my own, waiting for this probe…getting closer yet?

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(William Adams) #35

Oh yeah, and FWIW, I was totally wrong in my guess. That said, I did what little I could to help the surprise project along — but no idea when it’ll be released. Hopefully soon.

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(Ivan Nix) #36

Touch plate a must, crazy not to have one for any machine you are milling on. Ready to see it.

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(Brad) #37

Is the surprise a 4th axis addon?

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Nomad 4th Axis Addon
(Leith) #38

i want to mega like that idea!!!

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(mikep) #39

How are the touch probes coming along?

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(Jaron Andre) #40

Looks like they’re coming along nicely in this instagram pic:

Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these.

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(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?

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(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?

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(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.

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(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.

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(Tchad Rogers) #45

Awesome! Sounds like fun!

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(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?

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(Ben) #47

Bump - any updates for us?

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(Richard Cournoyer) #48

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

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(Phil Thien) #49

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

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(ray) #50

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

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(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!”)

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