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  • FYI. I ended up installing the limit switch pack sold by Carbide 3D and was able to install it but I needed to make some modifications. First, the Z-axis limit switch comes with posts (standoffs?) that have a different thread spacing than the ones the Sparkfun version of the Shapeoko uses. This requires a quick trip to the Home Depot and about $3 in bolts. I can’t remember now but I think it was M5 bolts that this part used. And the other thing is that I had to do was file one of the standoffs on the X or Y (can’t remember) switches so that it wouldn’t hit another part of the Shapeoko. This took 5 minutes with a regular file, so no big deal.

  • Cheers MTaylor, thanks for the speedy response!

  • Will the limit switch pack sold by Carbide 3D work with the Stepoko? https://shop.carbide3d.com/products/shapeoko-3-limit-switch-kit?variant=11454637190

  • I find the question about the usefulness of the programming languages not very informative. When all you do is Arduino then pretty much the only thing useful would be whatever the Arduino IDE uses so the results (for that context) are 100% biased. When I answered this question originally I did it taking into account what languages I thought would be more useful IN GENERAL and in the broader sense. Of course someone using a Raspberry Pi will most likely choose Python, Bash, or maybe even Node.js or PHP. I think this question would be more relevant phrased like so “If you had the CHOICE, which language would you use, etc, etc”.

  • What particle size does this detect? I’m thinking of using it in a woodworking shop where I’d need to detect particles as small as 1 micron.

  • I would much prefer to have a simple schematic and small Arduino sketch than a video. In fact, I don’t think I would need the explanation for how it works (as those take a lot of time to write and I can usually Google it) but a schematic and some code to me is the difference between being able to use the product or not. I do understand that these videos answer the question “What is this?” rather than “How do I use it?”, but still… if you already made the video then you already have the code and writing a schematic for simple stuff like this only takes 5 minutes.

  • No problem. Great to know about the breakout!

  • Tony, then datasheet only shows the footprint for the 3-pin version and I have the 2-pin. By any chance do you know if the space from the pin to the plastic edge is the same on both versions? That’s the only measurement I need.

  • Mind you that if you want to use I2C with this on a breadboard you won’t be able to since the SCL and SDA pins are perpendicular to the VCC and GND pins. This makes them “share” the same rail on the breadboard. I understand that this makes daisy chaining is easier but I wish they hadn’t designed it like this.

  • How far do you have to space them in Eagle so that they can “lock” and sit flush next to each other on the PCB?

No public wish lists :(