Intro: CNC Probe
I made this CNC-Probe to mill Logos into Skateboards. The concave of a Skateboard makes a hight differance of about 1,5mm on the bottom Surface. So i decided to make this Probe with my 3D-Printer. On the Pictures you can see it worked:
Step 1: All You Need:
The parts you will need are:
-The CAD files printed in PLA or ABS.
-A DIP switch 6x6x4,2mm
-A little piece of shrinking tube (3mm)
-2 broken drill or mill bits (3,175mm diameter)
Tools you will need:
-3D Printer or some 3D print service (https://www.3dhubs.com)
-3mm drill bit
-3,2mm drill bit
The Files ( I added the Fusion360 file, so feel free to modify):
Step 2: How to Assemble:
-Clean out the printed parts.
-Clean out the hole on the upper side with the 3mm drill so you can press the old drill oder mill bit inside.
-The bottom side hole should be drilled with a 3,2mm bit so the old drill or mill bit can move freely inside.
-Secure the the bit with the little piece shrinking tube. Assemble it and than shrink it with the solder ion.
-Solder the wires to the DIP switch.
-Press the DIP switch into the 3D printed housing.
-Close the housing, prevent wires to get bend from the lid.
Step 3: How to Use:
Connect the probe to your System. I'm using a Shapeoko with GRBL(v0.9g) and connected it to Pin A5 and GND. Than you can use the G-Code 38.2 to Probe.
I use Chilipeppr to (http://chilipeppr.com) measure out the surface, than send map to workspace and than change the Tool and set Z again to zero at X0, Y0. Than you can start to mill.