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by SnapFracturePop
Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Create g-code for filled shape
Replies: 5
Views: 2200

Re: Create g-code for filled shape

Did you ever find an answer? You might look at the Eggbot hatch fill plugin for Inkscape.
by SnapFracturePop
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Jimmy's Build
Replies: 30
Views: 9606

Re: Jimmy's Build

I don't think they even offer everything fully assembled, plus you may need to solder the Wixel to the shield without a socket to fit under a GRBLShield. I think they work with Mac, but I've never tried. By the way, the GRBLShield really works well. You'll need heatsinks of some sort, but it's very ...
by SnapFracturePop
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Jimmy's Build
Replies: 30
Views: 9606

Re: Jimmy's Build

If you're looking for wireless, Pololu.com's Wixels are pretty nice. They're wireless microcontrollers with USB, commonly used as a serial bridge from a computer to an Arduino. Two Wixels & a shield are $37 until the 21st with coupon code 121212WXLPAIR.

Anyways, welcome!
by SnapFracturePop
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: GCode preview
Replies: 1
Views: 3896

GCode preview

I've been working on a PHP/HTML5 GCode tool path previewer. Aside from finding out how much Trig I've forgotten, I've come up with a 2d (X/Y only ) previewer. Since it's hosted on my site, the source file size is limited to 2mb. Once it's a bit more polished I'll post the code somewhere. Let me know...
by SnapFracturePop
Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: New Wiki page
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Re: New Wiki page

:-) I guess I assume people know the safety requirements before they buy something. Do-it-yourself doesn't apply to cataract surgery. As far as the materials, dark paper or card stock, craft foam, even 1/16" bass wood (so long as the starting point is darkened with a black Sharpie first). It has a t...
by SnapFracturePop
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: New Wiki page
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Re: New Wiki page

Awesome, thanks!
by SnapFracturePop
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: New Wiki page
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

New Wiki page

I wrote a Wiki page for the low power laser cutter upgrade - can someone add it to the sidebar?

Thanks!
by SnapFracturePop
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Extruders
Replies: 34
Views: 13873

Re: Extruders

I've got a Qu-bd. I don't have any experience with others so I can't compare it. I had trouble running PLA - the material would catch or freeze and the feed gear would strip the filament and it would have to be removed, cut, and re-inserted every 10 seconds or so. I ended up manually pushing it thro...
by SnapFracturePop
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Another Red Shapeoko
Replies: 26
Views: 11016

Re: Another Red Shapeoko

You should be able to mark acrylic with the standard paper backing.
by SnapFracturePop
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3d printer upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 9101

Re: 3d printer upgrade

I've just about got my 3d printer operational - all I'm missing is a bit of configuration & a couple of right angle brackets to mount the extruder. I picked up a Printrboard & a qu-bd extruder. The 12v seems to drive everything fairly well, even with the dual-Y steppers.