Homing is hard to describe because its hard to define where you are standing (but back left corner with the head raised is my answer. I consider home to be the mins on the X and Y (back to the left) and the Max on Z, Spindle Raised.
And I totally agree there is a ton of info out there, but I also said it’s spread all over, its conflicting, some is so old, and some is just plain ole wrong.
The fustration for me is the limited times I have to work on on this particular machine. I am doing it out of the kindness of my heart (ash Steve), and It’s located one hour away (each way). I do my research for a couple of days and go to the build. I get there and the info is not right or its not clear, or it conflicts with other information.
Then there is no one specifically to reach out to for quick clarification. You see, I dont want to be responsible for damage to his gear, so I have to be 100% certain when I make a choice to do something. So I ask questions, a lot of questions. I ask them in the handful of resources available, and in a few hours I get a response. Meanwhile I continue digging and sometimes I find the correct info before I get a response, and sometimes not.
With IRC answers are in minutes not hours most of the time, but not always. Even with IRC it can take a day of diggin for an answer.
Brandon, ill just say this. There is not a single resource on the internet where someone offers a complete build on a OXCNC with a TinyG. You know one where the builder offers the correct configurations and parameters, specifically for an OX (not a ShapeOko, or Inventables, but I know they are similar).
I am not asking for them to elaborate on how they use ChilPeppr or JScut (but I plan to). I am after just a basic build thread on the an OX CNC with TinyG controller and its setup Building the frame is child’s play (but I think all that tapping should already be done :). The info that’s hard to come by is correct wiring info, and the proper config of the TinyG to work to with a given length of extrusion, size of pulleys, belts and threaded lead screws used, as well as the proper setup based on the size of the stepper Nema 17 vs Nema 23. A bonus would be a step by setup video on how to properly dial in the pots on the tinyG (current setup) .
I have over 30 hours in my friends garage, plus at least 20 more at home doing research. Oh… and I consider myself to be a fairly smart person who isn’t afraid to read.
You’re right, I am into RC a lot (gas 3D planes, FPV racing, AP,). I do lots of build threads, in fact here is one. It offers Sill images, step by step text, and a video summary of each section of the build. http://www.3drcforums.com/showthread.php?2940-Twisted-Hobbys-RC-Factory-s-Brand-New-36-quot-EPP-FLASH-NG-quot-Official-Build-Thread-quot. This is an example of how I like to see info presented. Its idiot proof.
At this very moment I am editing all of the footage (240 gigs of HD video and stills) I created, and I plan to offer a similar build thread as a Step By Step Build on the MendalMax 3 for Makers Tool Works (all openbuilds rails and wheels) with a Rambo board).
Yes I am from the rc world, but I am also from the content creation world. I am a photographer, an instructor. I teach many of the packages in the Adobe suite, Lighting, retouching, and video editing. I have also offered many tutorials in 3D modeling and 3D motion graphics. I have a photography blog with hundreds of free of tutorials (all with videos). I am a pretty well rounded guy, and travel in many circles. One would think if the info to build an OX CNC with TinyG was easy to find, I just might be able to find it all by myself with no help at all.
In the end, its like I said there are no concise instructions to work from in one place to build the OX with TinyG (YET:).