Any functioning MPCNC Machines in the Midwest ?

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  • #55873

    joe
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    Wondering if there are any MPCNC machines in Mi., Oh, or Ind. –  would like to get some advice from someone nearby . T hanks  ,  Joe

    #55890

    Mike M.
    Participant

    I have one here in Indiana, what is it you need?

    #55965

    joe
    Participant

    I live near near Lansing ,Mi – I am wondering if it would be possible for me to take a little trip and actually see your set up . I am really new at this . I have the mpcnc built & am wondering abt control systems etc. I would give you my e-mail address to make some arrangements if possible . I am a 79 yr old retiree trying to shorten my learning curve !  Thanks , Joe

    #55971

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Joe….This weekend you can come see my build! I will be in Goshen Indiana at the Midwest RepRap festival. Mrrf. Pretty close to you (a few hours drive?)

    It is free to attend and you will have your mind blown at all the crazy things people come up with. This is by far the most bleeding edge of consumer 3D printing I have ever seen. Well worth the trip.

     

    Yeah, maybe?!

    #55973

    joe
    Participant

    Hi Ryan , will you be there fri or sat — if so, how do I find you ?

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    #55979

    Barry
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    There will probably only be a couple mpcnc’s there.  I’ll be there too, wearing my V1 Engineering t-shirt.

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    #55982

    joe
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    Will you be there on Fri or Sat. –  I’d like to make sure that someone is there to answer my questions. I am abt 3 hrs away , so I’m not I can  make it both days  . – Thanks . Joe

    #55985

    Barry
    Participant

    I’ll be there Saturday, not sure about Ryan.

    #55987

    joe
    Participant

    Sorry ,but I can’t find SAT hours listed anywhere — can you help me out ?

    #55989

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Barry your bringing a toy?!! awesome.

     

    Joe I don’t think Friday is a “public” day, could be wrong either way I won’t be there until Friday afternoon weather permitting (driving from Chicago). Saturday is 9am to midnight. I will be around all day Sat and some of Sunday. Minus some food breaks and drooling on others machines. Last year there were actually two buildings and not clearly marked so we might be in a different building. It should not be to hard to find us though. You can always ask around there are some very friendly people there.

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    #55991

    Barry
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    Barry your bringing a toy?!! awesome.

    Naa, just parts.  I figured Ron was going to be there again.  Could be wrong though.

    #55992

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Sweet! You read my mind I thought he said he was coming but I looked through the thread and he didn’t say. I just asked.

    #55993

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Joe I will be wearing a V1 shirt as well but it will be buried under a few jackets a beaning and some thermals…Me and snow don’t get along.

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    #55994

    Barry
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    If you can’t find us, the front desk people can page either of us.

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    #55996

    Mike M.
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    Joe, I am also planning to attend mrrf and maybe I will see you there.  Goshen would be a lot closer drive than my place 😃.

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    #55999

    Ronald Hulst
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    was not planning on lugging my mpcnc this year since you are bringing your show model.  🙂

    I am bringing my kossel mini just to have it there to play with.

    Do you need me to bring anything?

    #56000

    Ronald Hulst
    Participant

    i think anyone can come on Friday.  I thought it was only open from 3-5 to set up but the e-mail they sent indicated noon to 10, a full day of it.

    I am going to be soooo tired.

    #56001

    Ronald Hulst
    Participant

    I am in west michigan.  not sure i have the experience to help but would be willing to try.

    #56004

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Yup the time thing messed me up as well. I land at noon Chicago time, so grab a bag and a car then drive out. So I will be there at 3, the very earliest more like 4-5. Kinda feel like I should get my room key first as well.

    #56005

    Barry
    Participant

    Yup the time thing messed me up as well. I land at noon Chicago time, so grab a bag and a car then drive out. So I will be there at 3, the very earliest more like 4-5. Kinda feel like I should get my room key first as well.

    I’ll be on a roof stringing a phone line between buildings around noon Friday…  Unless it’s snowing, screw that crap if it’s snowing.  I’m a computer nerd, not a telco dude.  😆

    #56006

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Well, I am not going to whine about missing a few hours of the show anymore. Fingers crossed I just don’t spend any time in the snow on Friday…for you to Barry.

    #56008

    Dui, ni shuo de dui
    Participant

    Any chance someone can pick me up on his way?

    I’ll bring pickles.

    #56009

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    No problem, 24 hr detour…basically on the way. Dui you would love it and fit right in…maybe next year?

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    #56023

    Barry
    Participant

    Looks like 40’s Saturday in Elkhart!  Wooo!  Heat wave! 😎   Also no snow today, so that will make wire stringing faster.  Stringing 1/8th inch cable with gloves on it nearly impossible, so I’d have to take warm up breaks.  I’ve already frozen my hands once, that was enough.  Couldn’t feel anything for a couple months.  Stupid frost bite…

    #56036

    Barry
    Participant

    This is the hanger wire.  The phone cable is up now as well, but haven’t taken a picture yet.

    #56103

    Kevin Lopez
    Participant

    Aaah I would totally love to go there and hang out with you guys. Maybe some year 🙁

    #56105

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Shoot, Joe did I meet you yesterday?! Did I totally space on who you were? Sorry if it was you yesterday was a long day.

    #56106

    David Doyle
    Participant

    I’ll be there today – complete with a part I’d like a comment on 😀

    #56166

    Barry
    Participant

    Met with Joe and David, both really cool dudes.

    We think David’s issue is a printer calibration issue.  Was weird, the bearings were tight on one end of the carriage, and really loose on the other.

    Joe has his cnc drawing, so it’s moving correctly.  His issue is a process issue.  He wants to make signs, showed me an example, simple stock vectors on the ends, with some text in the middle.  We told him Estlcam should be able to do that no problem.  The one thing I’m a little worried about is you need a starting bounding box for estlcam.  Something that defines the boundaries of the sign, after than it’s just import vector, and add your text.  Does anybody know of a simpler program than inkscape that can draw a measured rectangle and export to dxf?

    #56172

    BT
    Participant

    Openscad is an option for those who like to do drawings like they do software.  It can export a DXF, though it is not nearly as straightforward as Inkscape.

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