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by Shook
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Problem with Estlcam and curves
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Problem with Estlcam and curves

Thanks for the feedback - I'll give that a shot. My kids' robotics team (FTC7314 "Sab-BOT-age") squeaked into the Pennsylvania State Championships and we're hoping to re-vamp our intake and shooting mechanisms over the next two weeks.
by Shook
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Problem with Estlcam and curves
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Problem with Estlcam and curves

Hopefully this uploads correctly. Interestingly, when the model is vertically oriented, the inside curves at the top are OK. The lower arc is still strange.
by Shook
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Is there a method to autolevel for grbl?
Replies: 5
Views: 1534

Re: Is there a method to autolevel for grbl?

bCNC (https://github.com/vlachoudis/bCNC) has an auto-leveling function and others have had success with it. I have a probe setup from one of the members here on the forums. Even with non-conductive material, you can lay down some aluminum foil and use it to probe the surface. It's never worked for ...
by Shook
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Problem with Estlcam and curves
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Problem with Estlcam and curves

I'm not sure if this is specifically an Estlcam issue or something I'm doing when I export from Onshape. I modeled a very simple plate in Onshape. When I exported the DXF and opened it in Estlcam all of the curves are the wrong way. Opening the same file in Heekscam, the image looks fine. Is there a...
by Shook
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Emergency Stop
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Emergency Stop

I got an E-Stop button from my brother-in-law (factory was tossing out that and a whole box of pneumatic parts that he thought I might be able to use for the robotics team). I don't know if it's Normally Open or Normally Closed, but it appears to be the opposite of what the Shapeoko is expecting. Wh...
by Shook
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Fusion 360
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: Fusion 360

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 with a cheap LCD and a bluetooth mouse/keyboard (https://smile.amazon.com/Rii-Smartphone-mini-X1-BT/dp/B004I4RW8C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1484457047&sr=8-3&keywords=rii+keyboard+bluetooth) In general, I will browse the network and copy down the file to it. I'm running Universa...
by Shook
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: New to CNC - Very Overwhelmed
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: New to CNC - Very Overwhelmed

Inkscape does have a trace bitmap feature -

F-Engrave also has the ability to import raster art - I didn't realized at first that it can take png etc without conversion. It's not just bmp and dxf import.
by Shook
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Quick crank wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: Quick crank wheels

I use captured nuts like that on a moxon style woodworking vise (http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-It-Moxon-Vise/ - not mine, but the same general shape). Now I need to do something like that to replace my simple bandsawn circles.
by Shook
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Fusion 360
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: Fusion 360

I use Fusion 360, but haven't used Carbide Motion in quite a while. I use a $35 Raspberry Pi 3 with Universal G-Code Sender. That way I don't worry about the dust in a more expensive laptop. There is a shapeoko post for Fusion 360 - see this thread - http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&...