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by ijv
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Computing Hardware
Topic: How to control the SO3? Oh, so many ways...
Replies: 18
Views: 4630

Re: How to control the SO3? Oh, so many ways...

I use a 10 year old laptop (1 core 1.5G of RAM), running Lubuntu with either UGS or bCNC. It works fine, but the backplot for complicated jobs can be a bit slow to refresh.
by ijv
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Bas-relief Bunny
Replies: 0
Views: 1467

Bas-relief Bunny

This is my first experiment with 3D carving, 2 wasted bits of wood but the 3rd time turned out great. IMG_20160608_152624.jpg IMG_20160608_162047.jpg I used an stl mesh that you can find here . Using CamBam, I scaled the mesh x & y by x2 while leaving z the same and rotated to fit my machine. The ro...
by ijv
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Automated 360° photography lightbox
Replies: 1
Views: 1460

Re: Automated 360° photography lightbox

Excellent, I love the way you have integrated your phone camera and the Arduino controller. It would be cool to use your rig to create VR models that you could view through Google Cardboard, also on your phone...
by ijv
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Hybrid Project - Kids Kitchen Helper
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Re: Hybrid Project - Kids Kitchen Helper

Cool! For those of us who are lacking in the traditional carpentry skill department, you can use the "50 Digital Wood Joints" designs to CNC it all. http://www.flexiblestream.org/project/50-digital-wood-joints With a small bit the dog bones on the inside corners are not really noticeable and even ad...
by ijv
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Simple SO2 x-axis stiffining mode
Replies: 0
Views: 2182

Simple SO2 x-axis stiffining mode

I've been wanting to stiffen up the x-axis on my SO2, but have been reluctant to drill through the make slide. I came across this mod on the Inventables forum the other day. https://discuss.inventables.com/t/a-30-minute-x-axis-mod-to-reduce-chatter/15775?u=kellyhickel For what its worth, it seems to...
by ijv
Thu May 19, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: bCNC touch Plate
Replies: 9
Views: 4809

Re: bCNC touch Plate

I don't have bCNC in front of me, but after the probing cycle you can enter the thickness of the touch plate in the "Z" WCS text box which is on the same pane as the probe command. This will give you a Z zero at the bottom of the touch plate, you can zero the X & Y WCS coordinates the same way. I'm ...
by ijv
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Computing Hardware
Topic: Do background tasks glitch toolpaths?
Replies: 8
Views: 4439

Re: Do background tasks glitch toolpaths?

I'm using a positively ancient laptop (10 years old 1 CPU core), running Lubuntu LTS 14.04. It runs UGCS just fine.
by ijv
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: First Inlay
Replies: 14
Views: 4202

Re: First Inlay

Wow! That zebra looks really zebra-y! :D
by ijv
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Where can I get a Shapeoko system in Australia?
Replies: 3
Views: 2944

Re: Where can I get a Shapeoko system in Australia?

There is an outfit in Sydney that sells an X-Carve clone

http://3dtek.xyz/collections/cnc-routers
by ijv
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Hall Effect Sensor Compatability
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: Hall Effect Sensor Compatability

When using the Freetronics switches, do you need any extra components like pull up resistors or RC filters and the like?

Thanks,
ijv