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    CNC controller

    Hi Arduino uses 8 bits logic and emulates 16 bits arithmetic. This all works really well but for high accuracy work I would suggest you use a 32 bits based CNC controller. GRBL does apply bezier lines/or AMASS to curves. Basically this means that the firmware increases the accuracy of the steps...
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    Fusion 360 for a beginner

    I posted a great tip on this forum but it seems to be deleted. No idea why, may it's hidden in the thread somewhere. My big break thru was very simple, just a cheat sheet! Fusion 360 Shortcuts: S=Model Toolbox Q=Push/Pull C=Circle D=Dimension L=Line X=Construction P=Project Ctrl+Z=Undo J=Joint...
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    Fusion 360 for a beginner

    Another CAD software that I got to use (although it is only available on the iPad Pro with pen) is Shapr3d. It's very different from Fusion360 and more intuitive and using the digital iPad Pro pen. No a fan of Apple products but this works really well. Subscriptions are required when you want to...
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    Fusion 360 for a beginner

    My tip is very simple but I believe it really makes you productive in a very short time. It helped me tremendously to become proficient in a few days. Fusion 360 Shortcuts: S=Model Toolbox Q=Push/Pull C=Circle D=Dimension L=Line X=Construction P=Project Ctrl+Z=Undo J=Joint Always start with a...
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    Conversion of a cheap Chinese 3020 cnc mill

    For those looking at a cheap CNC mill, have a look at our blog: https://awesome.tech/the-3020-6040-cnc-mill-1-day-upgrade-challenge/ Enjoy!
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    Using CNC to create a Toy Truck

    For those interested, my friend Dan created a nice blog about creating a Toy Truck so he could test our CNC controller Super Gerbil. https://awesome.tech/toy-truck-a-beginners-cnc-project/ Enjoy!
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    Arduino Rotary Table for Dummies

    Hi, I'm assuming that PUL means pulse and DIR means direction. > Yes it does mean PULSE (stepper pulses) PUL=CLK How do they cross to CW and CLK? > CW means Clock Wise or in other words direction. CW=DIR Do I jumper the DIR- and PUL- terminals and connect them to Arduino GND? > Yes these are...
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    Aweome.Tech display

    Today we launch SuperGerbil.com, a dedicated store for our range of laser and CNC controllers. The store sells our laser and CNC controllers and accessories in a standard shopping cart format. As with Awesome.Tech, local and international shipping is included in the product price. We’ll...
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    Arduino Rotary Table for Dummies

    You can even make the step drivers since the PCB factories provide you PCB trials for just $2. See here my instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Eagle-Hackstricks-Example-TB6600-CNC-Mill-Stepper-/ Enjoy!
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    Arduino Rotary Table for Dummies

    About $140-160 USD. This is important feedback which I am after so I can action it. What is it: text, format, relevance, lack of photos/information? This great to hear since the board provides that flexibility for drivers on board or just leave them out and use external drivers. All ports have...
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    Arduino Rotary Table for Dummies

    I have been reading this post with huge personal interest since I have developed a 32 bits controller successor to the 8 bits Arduino controller. I will be posting my topic "Cheap 5 axis G-code controller" separately. So look out for my post. Enjoy! Feedback question: It would be really great...
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    Cnc3020 1 day upgrade to open source G-Code

    If you stream G-code, the canned cycles are sub routines that have not been streamed yet! Yes, I sell them on Awesome.tech Mighty Gerbil is in the make (additional IO based on a STM32F105RC6)
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    Stroboscopic tachometer app for iPhones - great for finding RPM’s of your spindle

    Thanks Jenny, I'll do some research and post it here for others to use. I think it's a great tool to have if you're starting with CNC.
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    Stroboscopic tachometer app for iPhones - great for finding RPM’s of your spindle

    Thanks Jennifer, is there an equivalent Android version that you're aware off?
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    Cnc3020 1 day upgrade to open source G-Code

    Thanks! The idea is that many cnc machinists and hobbyist will dive into Grbl and develop it further on this new 32 bits platform. Examples are like taping and canned cycles... At this moment the controller parses the G-Code while streaming and executes it. Canned cycles will require a pre-scan...
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