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by bjbsquared
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: diyCAM
Replies: 23
Views: 3567

Re: diyCAM

I think you are thinking of Donek Tools. They offer a knife and software solution for $400. I think we, as a community, can do just as well for less.
by bjbsquared
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: CAM Help
Topic: CamBam gcode contains only positive coordinates!
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: CamBam gcode contains only positive coordinates!

Check to see where the origin is placed. It can be placed anywhere in the design as understand (haven't done it). Also CAMBam has a forum that might help as well.
by bjbsquared
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: diyCAM
Replies: 23
Views: 3567

Re: diyCAM

I've not heard of anyone attempting to run it on a mac yet, but as long as parallels can handle .net and directX, I suspect it'd be fine. Right now I am using CAMBAM on Linux Mint. It uses the mono library : From Monos Project Page : "Mono is a software platform designed to allow developers to easi...
by bjbsquared
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: diyCAM
Replies: 23
Views: 3567

Re: diyCAM

One thing that I wish I had available software wise is the ability to cut paper with a drag knife. I have not found software in the DIY price range for this yet.

It could be an additional opportunity for you.
by bjbsquared
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: diyCAM
Replies: 23
Views: 3567

Re: diyCAM

This looks good and in a timely fashion. I might have to get parallels for the Mac just for this.
by bjbsquared
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gt2 pulley Less Teeth = better?
Replies: 9
Views: 5484

Re: Gt2 pulley Less Teeth = better?

I would be inclined to go with the diameter that is closest to the stock ShapeOko design. You will most likely have to adjust the steps/mm in the controller settings. I'm not sure that I see a big benefits of going with a different belt and pulley flavor. Perhaps if you are going to do so high preci...
by bjbsquared
Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: What's happening to my "O's"?
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

Re: What's happening to my "O's"?

Blue are Arc's and green is straight. They have different G code commands.

Also if your arcs look green your gcode file might be reaaaaaaly big.
by bjbsquared
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: what shop Vac you would recommend for shapeoko
Replies: 11
Views: 2057

Re: what shop Vac you would recommend for shapeoko

Anyone using the "bucket head" from Home Depot?
by bjbsquared
Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Any different upgrading dual Y motor to Nema 23 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Re: Any different upgrading dual Y motor to Nema 23 ?

Hey Guys Anybody know if upgrading to dual Y motor to Nema 23 instead will make a difference in quality of the print? thanks My answer is "No" because these are stepper motors. Either all the steps are completed or they are not. The NEMA 17 does the job. the 23's might be able to do it faster but i...
by bjbsquared
Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Learn About BobCAD CAM Products
Replies: 116
Views: 34427

Re: BobCAD CAM V24 Mill Standard & BobART For only $395!!!

This is just my mindset.... perhaps it will change as my CNC interests grows.... BobCAD looks like very nice software but as a hobbyist I have a hard time justifying the price. When I see Express(entry) level software advertised for $600 there is no point in looking further for me. Not when I can ge...