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by DanMc
Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Cambam Rocks!
Replies: 10
Views: 2468

Re: Cambam Rocks!

Had you tried any of the open source toolpath generators, or did you just go straight to CamBam? I've been seriously considering getting Cambam but I'll wait and see what I can do with PyCAM.
by DanMc
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Buildlog.net Arduino Compatible Stepper Shields available
Replies: 93
Views: 26435

Re: Buildlog.net Arduino Compatible Stepper Shields availabl

I too received my kit a few days ago, finally put it together last night. It was super easy, it's pretty obvious where everything goes due to low part count and excellent board labels. I like this board because it's straightforward and by putting it together I hope to have a better understanding of ...
by DanMc
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Mounting plate quality
Replies: 12
Views: 2087

Re: Mounting plate quality

A tapered hand ream also works very well for the paint. The good thing is that it looks like this paint is quite durable. Nice color too.
by DanMc
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Best weatherproof, paintable material to mill?
Replies: 12
Views: 2007

Re: Best weatherproof, paintable material to mill?

Aluminum shouldn't be that hard to find and it would look sweet. Check if you have a Metal Supermarkets in your area. Scroll down this page http://www.compositescentral.com/showthread.php?t=7086 to see a great example of a custom milled car badge. If memory serves me, I think he's doing that without...
by DanMc
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Scan a model from a real-world object?
Replies: 10
Views: 2272

Re: Scan a model from a real-world object?

Autodesk's new and free 123D also has a capture feature using a standard digital camera. I've been using the David laser scanner. To get really good scans you need to put together a rotator for the laser and maybe a turntable, but now that you have a Shapeoko that shouldn't be a big deal :) I'm putt...