Today I completed my Shapeoko 2 build. Following the instuctions on their wiki was pretty straight forward. There are a few key items I will share in case you order one yourself.

  • Order the arduino mount and fan. It’s an extra $50 but very worth it.
  • The brass parts require 3 washers and are VERY easy to bottom out and break. Not so easy to get replacements.
  • Order the upgraded base plate. It has threaded holes for easily holding down your material. I have not done this yet, but it may be my next upgrade.

Now the fun can begin as I come up with ideas to make/mill.

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