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by briankb
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: TinyG vs GrblShield
Replies: 10
Views: 10314

Re: TinyG vs GrblShield

Just wondering if there are any updates on using the TinyG to control an extruder, no other hardware or min hardware but not an extra board. I just got my Shapeoko 2 setup and working with TinyG and want to use it for CNC, Laser, and 3D printing. It's a great small XYZ platform especially with TinyG...
by briankb
Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: tgFX still in beta?
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: tgFX still in beta?

I doubt it will be sold and it seems to still be in development as far as I can tell.
by briankb
Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: anybody have experience with FreeCad???
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: anybody have experience with FreeCad???

I have tried and tried to use FreeCad and it is just too much of a mess. In the past two months I have trialed every (EVERY) CAD program in the $3-5k range and I finally settled on a license for SpaceClaim. That said you don't have to spend that much to get something reasonable and easy to use. Desi...
by briankb
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 54145

Re: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread

This is great! Are you pre-treating the metal with anything to get the engraving to work?

Any plans to share more details about your project including the laser components and setup?
by briankb
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360

I just tried to use Fusion 360 again for the past hour or so. It could just be my own hangups but I can't get used to their user interface. The one I've found the easiest and most intuitive for me is SpaceClaim Engineer however that is a commercial program that costs around $3-4k. Lucky for all of u...
by briankb
Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: tinyG
Topic: tinyG Vectric Aspire Post Processor
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: tinyG Vectric Aspire Post Processor

I will be using Vectric as well, where did you find the right post processors to use with TinyG?

I only have the ones to use with my Shark CNC machine.
by briankb
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Megesh's Build
Replies: 10
Views: 2623

Re: Megesh's Build

Looks great! I picked up some used 40x40 at a surplus store a few months ago. I was going to use it to make an enclosure but I see you are using it and would love to give it a try as the larger version of a CNC to cut foam and sheet goods. What are those corner pieces you are using to lock it into p...