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Danny's Corner

Breaking the cycle

There are a lot of things that can make a project of mine stall out. Much of it boils down to indecision. What causes that indecision varies. In this case, my Shapeoko is in pieces because I can't make up my mind on how to put it in a box with all of the ancillary systems.

For a long while, I was committed to putting all of the electronics into a box. I rearranged them around endlessly until I came up with the above.

But then I got the bright idea of arranging the components to be a part of the box I wanted to put the shapeoko inside of. This box would aid in dust collection but also keep the noise down.

And then I got stuck on what the box should look like and how it would function. And now I'm coming full circle that I do not want to integrate the electronics into the enclosure and instead have a dedicated box off to the side...

This is all probably because I simply haven't used my Shapeoko all that much since I've owned it. A tough realization, but a true assessment. I'm not really sure what my Shapeoko enclosure should look like since I'm not quite sure what characteristics it needs to have. So, to break out of this cycle, I'm going to make a simple box for the Shapeoko to sit inside of. I'll also be bolting down all of the electronics to a board. A simple step. One that will get me using this machine instead of futzing over how I think I'll use the machine.

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