iPhone / Android App for machine control through carbide connect is my guess. If that’s the case I would rather have a touch probe…
No, that was a bad joke / inside reference on my part.
The first instance of “Shapeoko 3” was an April Fool’s Day gag (done w/o permission) by the folks at Inventables back when Edward Ford was still with them and the current version was the Shapeoko 2.
http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2014/04/shapeoko-3-handheld-cnc-announcement.html (it helps to understand that the Shapeoko 2 used a rotary tool (Altocraft brand) as a spindle).
Gotcha, thanks for the clarification.
I’ll cross my fingers and hope for a tool changer! Keep thinking the S04 will be announced right after I purchase. Currently using a friends upgraded s02 and getting sick of sharing.
Having a windows phone id rather the probe aswell lol
If they release shapeoko 4 before they get a proper set of assembly instructions for shapeoko 3 I’ll be very disappointed.
It’s not a new machine. We’re going to restart work on the touch probe pretty soon though.
@1st_Kiwi_Nomad, good guess but not quite
Well that’s fantastic news, I’m glad to be wrong and glad the touch probe is still going to happen
Can we get the features that used to work in CM3 working in CM4 before adding a new SuperDuperGoBuyAnAndroidTablet interface, or WashYourClothesWhileDoingCNC attachment?
I’ve sent these issues in to the beta email a couple times now with no response. I sent an email to support and got a response, very quickly (Thanks Will!), at this point I’m just trying to roll back to CM3 and Grbl 0.9, albeit unsuccessfully I have said before, I really like new features, and I really like the new smoother CM4, but the missing/broken features make my machine a doorstop and adding “new” features does not solve the current bugs (especially if I have to buy more hardware just to make my machine functional again). I’m sorry for the public rant, but I’m getting really exhaustipated at this point. Are these features/bugs going to be corrected?
Update: With the help of Will at at Carbide support I was finally able to reflash back to Grbl 0.9 and CM3. All appears to be ok now, so I will quit moaning and go back to my previously programmed day
Is the new offering a Carbide 3D pendant?
The touch probes should go into production next week. We’ve got the Haas tied up making Nomad vises for a few days and then we’ll start on the (hopefully final) probe design.
We did start a pendant project at the end of 2016 and even had some PCB’s made. When we shifted to Carbide Motion 4, it became less necessary because we can just add a jog interface available over the network on your phone or tablet. Maybe we’ll go back to it at some point if there’s a demand.
Just to be clear- no new machines are in development at this point.
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
(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
You say production…are we to to pre-order? And any projected price for the probe?
I’ve been holding off building my own, waiting for this probe…getting closer yet?
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.
Touch plate a must, crazy not to have one for any machine you are milling on. Ready to see it.
Is the surprise a 4th axis addon?
i want to mega like that idea!!!
How are the touch probes coming along?
Looks like they’re coming along nicely in this instagram pic:
Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these.