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by toomuchcookies
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Protoneer CNC Shield and Duplicating the A-axis
Replies: 6
Views: 2681

Re: Protoneer CNC Shield and Duplicating the A-axis

I have the same board and duplicating the y-axis into the a-axis is easy: you have to setup two jumpers no the left side of this layout: http://blog.protoneer.co.nz/arduino-cnc-shield/arduino-cnc-shield-v3-layout/ There you will basically find four rows of four lines that setup the a-axis. For dupli...
by toomuchcookies
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Blendercam and Shapeoko Anyone doing this?
Replies: 10
Views: 2703

Re: Blendercam and Shapeoko Anyone doing this?

Hi, just within this negativity, i'd like to remark, that i've been using blendercam for both 2,5-D and 3D milling operations now and i think it's great. Also, please be aware, that blender is no cad program by any means. It has a very freeform approach, so an earlier cad plugin was not able to foll...
by toomuchcookies
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: shapeoko from myhobby-cnc.de
Replies: 22
Views: 7343

Re: shapeoko from myhobby-cnc.de

I have bought a complete kit from this supplier and am happy to report, that i had a good experience in doing that. My status is right now, that my bigger build shapeoko is finished and i have made some first tests. I found the supplier to actually be quite nice and helpfull. @neptunier, i'm sorry f...
by toomuchcookies
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: 3D CAM Tool Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 34137

Re: 3D CAM Tool Poll

i am starting out with shapeoko and until now, i've been using the blender cam software [1]. It can do both 2d as well as 3d and to me it is much better to use than makercam. It outputs even g-code which has no problem (rounding) with grbl. Blendercam is pretty stable and runs in the open source 3d ...