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by alpha
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: GCODE video
Replies: 0
Views: 832

GCODE video

I just watched this video about GCODE and it made me understand how it works... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABj9jFzwN24
this is a link to part 3 of 4... you may want to start with part 1 and watch all the parts.
by alpha
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: 3D solution: FreeCAD and Pycam
Replies: 4
Views: 7655

Re: 3D solution: FreeCAD and Pycam

Looks like Blender works very good too. I installed Belnder from here http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/ and also got this extension http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/Modeling/Edge_Slice . I watched this video to understand how to use the mash tools in V2.6: http:...
by alpha
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: 3D solution: FreeCAD and Pycam
Replies: 4
Views: 7655

3D solution: FreeCAD and Pycam

I just did test this and it looks like it works good. I was able to create a 3d object in FreeCAD http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/free-cad/index.php?title=Main_Page and I did export it as STL file. Pycam http://pycam.sourceforge.net/ was able to import the STL file and generated some GCODE tha...
by alpha
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: ShapeOko #200 from inventables batch
Replies: 5
Views: 3435

Re: ShapeOko #200 from inventables batch

>Did I miss any essential parts? Yes, cable and connectors. Looks like Lowes is not carrying a 4 core 18 AWG stranded cable. Maybe Home Depot, I will check tonight. We also have a local electronic shop I would like to support, however there opening hours and my work schedule is not matching up :( Bu...
by alpha
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: 2D solution: QCAD plus python script
Replies: 16
Views: 5026

Re: 2D solution?: QCAD plus DXF2GCODE

Thanks for the simulation! I guess DXF2GCODE could be used with two exports, it is possible to hide objects. There are other DFX to GCODE tools like Pycam http://pycam.sourceforge.net/download.html that at least in this case it create a better order. However the GCODE looks different, like 100 more ...
by alpha
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: 2D solution: QCAD plus python script
Replies: 16
Views: 5026

2D solution: QCAD plus python script

Hello, I wanted to share my workflow for cutting some shape with holes and several passes. You may want to watch this in HD and full screen to be able read! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU5HcDbzUkg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU5HcDbzUkg Old post before I added the video: I used QCAD http://www...
by alpha
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 3" MDF box - my first project
Replies: 15
Views: 7141

Re: 3" MDF box - my first project

Nice box! :D I thought about creating a box for the electronics.
by alpha
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: cable lengths question
Replies: 10
Views: 3625

Re: cable lengths question

The best way I have found to determine cable length is to run each cable individually to the point you want to terminate it. Then, add a couple inches and lop it off. Repeat for each motor. Doing it that way you'll be sure not to short yourself. Good point! I will do this in 60 days + 3 Days 8 Hour...
by alpha
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: cable lengths question
Replies: 10
Views: 3625

Re: cable lengths question

Thanks for all the input!

What are a piratical length for the different cables? Like 1m for the y and 2m for the x and 2.1m for z??? More or less?

Thanks
by alpha
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: cable lengths question
Replies: 10
Views: 3625

cable lengths question

My GrblShield arrived today and I found out now I need those connectors: source: http://www.synthetos.com/forums/topic.php?id=197 Store: Jameco 463443 @CONN,HOUSING,NYLON,4 POS, 10 .15 1.50 736561 @156 KK TERM LOOSE TFT 18-20 50 .08 4.00 I would like to complete the electronics and cabling part befo...