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by heathenx
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Stick with Blender, OpenSCAD or migrate to Fusion360 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Stick with Blender, OpenSCAD or migrate to Fusion360 ?

I'd recommend learning Fusion 360. It's free. Has very powerful CAM built right in. I'm also a Blender user. I wouldn't dream of using it for CNC anything.

Head over to youtube and search for nyc cnc. Lots of videos pertaining to Fusion and CAM.
by heathenx
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: A better Fusion360 - GRBL PostProcessor
Replies: 5
Views: 2265

Re: A better Fusion360 - GRBL PostProcessor

Thank-you. :)
by heathenx
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Webcam setup for remote viewing?
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Webcam setup for remote viewing?

I second an IP cam. I have an inexpensive TrendNet camera that I plug in from time to time when needed. It's wireless. I use my cell phone (android) and an IP cam app that lets me view what's going on. Pretty simple stuff.
by heathenx
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Probing Test Video
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Shapeoko 3 Probing Test Video

Sure. This video turns up right after I bought a Triquetra probe. :)

https://youtu.be/PsSeDZnK7gQ
by heathenx
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What do you wish you knew about when starting?
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: What do you wish you knew about when starting?

I would have completely passed on MeshCam. I don't like it at all. It was a waste of my money. I think Fusion 360/HSMWorks Express is where it's at for free and Vectric V-Carve for $$. I can do everything I want with all 3 of those apps.
by heathenx
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Non-conductive Z probe
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Non-conductive Z probe

Yeah, I'm kind of interested too. 1/8 or 1/4 would be fine. I do tons if engraving work on aluminum. I sometimes run my dial indicator across my cutting surface to make sure it's flat within a few thousandths first. Always wondered about other probes other than my conductive one.
by heathenx
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Earth Grounding a Dewalt DWP611 (110V)
Replies: 14
Views: 5973

Re: Earth Grounding a Dewalt DWP611 (110V)

Just found this thread. Excellent write-up. I'm going to do this straight away. Thank-you.
by heathenx
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3
Replies: 16
Views: 1565

Re: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3

I did a quick test yesterday with curves, straight lines, and turning the laser off and on, and it came out great! https://discuss.inventables.com/t/jjs-x-carve-build/19273/41 From a foot or more away, it looks like ink was printed onto the material. I was quite impressed. It's going to be great to...
by heathenx
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko threaded table announced (again)
Replies: 28
Views: 3180

Re: Shapeoko threaded table announced (again)

Received mine on Monday (Indiana) and installed it last night. Looks great!
by heathenx
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3
Replies: 16
Views: 1565

Re: L-Cheapo Laser with Shapeoko 3

apspurgeon wrote:If it's useful, my laser mod and inkscape plugins found here;

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz-Kx ... nJuTHEzSW8
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz-Kx ... WR5NC1rZWs
Yes, that was useful. Thanks a bunch, apspurgeon.