Thread: Touch Probe
after reading a posting on steel framed router with regards to a 3D probe
I was curious to see one working and found this rather good site but is there any better out there and who? makes them and sells them
I been on wildhorse innovations but $115.00 seams a bit steep ??
Has any one on this web site made one yet and how well dose it work ???
03-09-2011 #3Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other - Abe Lincoln
Here is how mine is designed and built...
That is the basic design.. SimplzzzzAlways bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other - Abe Lincoln
03-09-2011 #5Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other - Abe Lincoln
http://www.razordance.co.uk/probe25D.htm. The probe I made when I first wrote the software took me about half an hour to make - it was pretty crappy but surprisingly accurate.
Andre did some better vids than mine. You can see them via this link http://www.machsupport.com/forum/ind....html#msg97649
Last edited by stirling; 04-09-2011 at 07:26 AM.
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I guess all you have to do is change the probe tip to a simple cylinder that's at least as long as the height of the piece. The only issue is as the cylinder pivots about the top it will give a slightly different reading depending on the height. Easily compensated for by just drawing a contour round the path generated (or using a much longer cylinder) and accepting it may probe a little of the bed.
Alternatively you could probe the edge at different heights then generate the path from the limits of those, but that's going to take a while.
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