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Introduction to CNC - Overview. CNC’s are incredibly versatile and allow you to cut a variety of different types of product and materials.

Introduction to CNC - Overview

The exact abilities of a machine will vary with size, rigidity and power. Typically most CNC Routers can cut soft and hard wood, plastics, other composites and non-ferrous metals. CNC users range from hobbyists who build their own machines through to large companies with industrial equipment costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. With the right software a CNC can make a huge selection of things, for example Vectric customers use them to make the following: Welcome to the DIY Poor Man’s Method. January 23 The projects here are more of a lets see if I could do this type of thing.

Welcome to the DIY Poor Man’s Method

Often the projects I begin working on begin as such and turn into somewhat of a gateway drug leading me down another path of creativity. I have so many DIY projects and I often get asked what drives you to do it. It is quite simple. I like to stay engaged with new challenges and the rewards of discovery when a project starts out as an idea and flourishes into something I can actually use. Vagrearg - gcmc - G-Code Meta Compiler. Gcmc - G-Code Meta Compiler Introduction Gcmc is a front-end language for generating G-code, SVG and DXF for CNC mills, lathes, laser cutters and other numerical controlled machines employing G-code, SVG or DXF.

Vagrearg - gcmc - G-Code Meta Compiler

The language is a context-free grammar created to overcome the archaic format of G-code programming and aims to be more readable and understandable. Gcmc makes extensive use of vector mathematics to support the 3D nature of CNC machining. An introduction document is available. Grub2/Submenus. The submenu feature was introduced by Ubuntu in GRUB 1.99.


The default submenu title is "Previous Linux versions" and appears immediately below the first kernel menuentry (and its associated recovery mode option, if enabled) in the main GRUB menu. The purpose of the submenu is to streamline the main menu. In previous versions of GRUB 2, as new kernels were added to the system each kernel and its associated recovery mode entry were added to the main menu.

Over time, the main menu display grew and could contain many kernels no longer regularly selected by the user. The submenu structure limits main menu entries to present a more manageable display. Key features of the GRUB 2 Submenu include: A submenu is automatically added only for the main Ubuntu OS when more than one kernel is found by GRUB. Install LinuxCNC 2.6 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. Clean x86 (32-bit) version of Ubuntu 12.04.5 (Precise)Installed with UnetbootinUpdate packages for Precise sudo apt-get update.

Install LinuxCNC 2.6 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise

How to set an older kernel version as the default in GRUB during bootup (Ubuntu 12.04) I updated my Ubuntu’s kernel (Sputnik kernel for the Dell XPS 13) a couple of days ago but I quickly noticed that this new kernel (verson 3.2.0-43-generic) broke the backlight brightness adjustment setting of my laptop.

How to set an older kernel version as the default in GRUB during bootup (Ubuntu 12.04)

It was basically stuck at the highest setting which is way too bright for me when working in the dark. I thought about possibly rolling back the version, but then realized there’s actually no need to roll back as Ubuntu keeps all the previous versions of the kernel. After an update, the GRUB configuration is updated to boot the latest version, and previous versions can be manually selected in the GRUB menu during bootup. To change the default kernel to boot you can do the following: 1. 2. For example, in the GRUB menu during bootup, my menu screen looks something like this: Install LinuxCNC 2.6 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. WarpDriver - Paul Rowntree. View topic - MakerCam and Inkscape Post-Processor. WillAdams wrote:Very cool.

View topic - MakerCam and Inkscape Post-Processor

Thanks! No problem, I'm just glad I can help. If everyone that gets help from the forum/wiki pays it forward, we can accomplish some amazing stuff. I'm sure what I wrote was small in comparison to what others have done, but it's a start! G-Code Ripper. Contents BackgroundFeaturesDownloadDocumentationRelated Links Background.

G-Code Ripper

CNC Joinery Notebook: Update 1. For about ten years, I have been collecting various clever ways of cutting flat stock to design 3D shapes that slot together in space.

CNC Joinery Notebook: Update 1

Back in April, I posted a long, rambling brain-dump from this personal file under the title “CNC Joinery Notebook.” If you pick up a copy of MAKE’s just-released Volume 33, you’ll find a much-polished version of that article on p.59. Since then, a few more patterns have come to my attention, and I thought the publication of MAKE’s new issue was a good opportunity to share them with you.

Skill Builder — CNC Panel Joinery. I’ve been collecting clever ways of slotting flat stock together since I first read Nomadic Furniture back in 1999, well before the advent of the accessible hobby-class CNC tools that, today, make manufacturing parts like these pretty easy.

Skill Builder — CNC Panel Joinery

Now, the world is full of people designing models, project enclosures, sculpture, furniture, and all kinds of other cool stuff to be assembled from parts made on laser cutters and CNC routers, and I keep expecting a definitive book or website to emerge that covers the “bag of tricks” in an organized way. So far, I haven’t found it. Steve Abbott's Computer Drawn 3D Knots with KnotTyer3D.

Welcome to the KnotTyer3D site! Updated 11 January 2009 with v1.19b which allows users to tell Windows that a .kt3 file should automatically open with KnotTyer3D KnotTyer3D does what it says. It ties knots in 3D. It ties simple knots (Figure of 8, Reef knot) and complex knots (Alpine), it ties scouting knots and fisherman's knots and, well, all kinds of knots.

Page. FretFind2D. Cloud CNC. Download DraftSight. AtFAB: Design for Digital Tools & Distributed Manufacturing. SketchUcam. Design in SketchUp, work up the part and output the Gcode for your CNC machine! Version 1.4 released 1 Nov 2015 - upgrade now! SketchUcam Overview SketchUCam is free plugin written for the Google SketchUp CAD program that allows the creation of Gcode to control your cnc machines and bring your SketchUp creations into the real world! NOTE: The download button for SketchUcam is located at the top right of this pageSketchUcam is possible though many great volunteers (super heroes) who have contributed to the project free of charge! Recent Reviews. CamBam reference library - CamBam on Linux. Download and installation resources for the CamBam to Linux port using the Mono .NET framework. This port is provided 'as is' and is primarily intended for experienced CamBam and Linux users and those keen to experiment.

While we are keen to get this port to a usable standard, support priority will be given to the Windows CamBam version at this stage. There is currently no package install available so the application will need to be manually installed by expanding the downloads into the appropriate folders. Documentation Wiki: Cam. [Note: This page is currently being refurbished. The work includes additional entries, reorganization, addition of version/date stamping, addition of some annotation. About 1/3 of the work is done. Expect more changes.] Customizable and Autonomous CNC machine : Software and CAM. Computer Aided Manufacturing software are used to create GCODE that our CNC will read. There are a lot of open source CAM projects that will be useful for almost all your needs. I use PyCAM because support full 3D CAM for GNU/Linux, and is open source The GCODE that generates the PyCAM, is prepared to run into EMC2 softwaare. Topic: PyCam and pypy (1/1) I've been playing around a bit with PyCAM-0.5.1 which works nicely but is very slow particularly with the 'carve contour' process.

Googling around a bit lead me to this site It mentions running pycam under the JIT compiler environment of pypy. The results are very encouraging. Psyco, the Python Specializing Compiler download. DIY CNC Router - spiderprojects. Scissors extending work light. This article contributed by Ron Walters Make all the slats you will need for the project plus a few extra in case of breakage or warping.

ShopBot Projects. OpenEnergyMonitor. Volume 28 - Page 83. Build Your Own CNC Router Machine. Documentation Wiki: InkscapeHowto. User:BHSPitMonkey/Inkscape and Gcodetools Tutorial - ShapeOko. A tutorial by BHSPitMonkey. CNC Pattern Directories CNC Vector Art Directory.

MakerCase - Easy Laser Cut Case Design. BoxMaker. Gear template generator. This free online gear template generator is designed for making scale accurate paper gear templates which you can glue onto wood and then cut out with a bandsaw.

I recommend printing the gears with an ink jet printer. Even cheap ink jet printers print very scale accurate but Not all laser printers are accurate. Bandsaw vs CNC. Designs. Applications for use with the DIY Desktop CNC Machine. Documentation Wiki: Simple LinuxCNC G-Code Generators. G code Tutorial. LinuxCNC (EMC2) Instructions Once you download the .iso, this file will need to be burned to a CD or DVD. If a CD is used, the CD must have 700 MB capacity. To burn the file to a CD/DVD in Windows, use a program like which is free to use. Insert the CD/DVD into the drive (burner) and start Infra Recorder.

Select Action -> Burn Image and select the .iso that was downloaded. Once the .iso file is burned to the CD/DVD, you can use it to install Ubuntu with EMC2 already installed. If you want to install the Ubuntu/EMC2 on a computer that already has Windows installed, the installation process will create a new partition on the hard drive.

Speeds and Feeds. 10 Questions to Ask Before Renting Time on a CNC Mill. Anatomy of a CNC Router — Skill Builder. CNC Workflow: SketchUp, MakerCam, Universal Gcode Sender. CNC Workflow: SketchUp, MakerCam, Universal Gcode Sender. CNC Machining vs 3D Printing. CNC Routing Basics: Toolpaths and Feeds 'n Speeds. Parametric 2.5D GCODE Generator. Untitled. Tailmaker. Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers. Gear template generator program. Welcome to Cnc25D’s documentation! — Cnc25D 0.1.11 documentation. Links to Websites with Free Files Useful for CNC Machines - Inventables Blog: Learn about Milling: The "Inside Corner" Problem.

Cnc hacks. Maker - Tabbed Box Maker. Joining. Untitled. OpenBuilds. CNC Programming with G Code for Beginners. Beginners Guide to CNC. CNC Setup. Just Starting Out. Interactive article: The basics of CNC. Build Your CNC - CNC Router Kits, CNC Machine Kits, Laser Cutter and Engraver and 3D Printer. Tools, Jigs and Shop Techniques. Backlash in Lead Screws: What It is and What to do About It. DumpsterCNC - anti-backlash solutions for home and industrial linear motion. Neat CNC Router-Made Standing Desk Requires No Fasteners - CNCCookbook CNCCookbook. From SketchUp to CNC Fabrication. KCam, EMC2, Mach3, TurboCNC,and other CNC related software links.

CNC Projects: Page 1 - Woodworking for engineers.