Sorry for the delay, life got weird for a while there.
It definitely gets the job done but it’s a quick and dirty hack. Not something I’d feel comfortable signing my name to or committing to supporting at GitHub. The other reason is the modifications are pretty trivial, nothing you couldn’t do manually with search and replace. That said, I’m open…[Read more]
I also use the Pi image of Octoprint for both for my 3D printer and MPCNC and it works very well (except the GCode Viewer on MPCNC). I like it because of the plugins, especially custom control and custom command that allow you to bind either snippets of gcode or system commands to a button on the interface. Saves a ton of tedious typing in the…[Read more]
That seems to be the consensus.
Epic fail today. Should’ve taken another 20 minutes and also cut the external profile to release those pieces while I was at it. Overnight the humidity spiked and the material warped and changed dimensions significantly. The upside is that most of the internal cuts yesterday pretty much fell out on their own.
That’s a 2.8W laser vs 3mm plywood at 1 pass and 600 mm/min to etch, 4 passes and 150 mm/min to cut (factory recommendation). The trick is to work out a feed that will result in a 1mm cut for a given material, then adjust the Z for each cut pass to keep the laser in focus. Just that bit took 72 minutes.
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The insight for today was the Marlin firmware wasn’t tolerating the different styles of comments as I thought last week, it was simply discarding anything it didn’t understand. That got randomly weird in the dry runs so I hacked the Python code deeper and got a more acceptable result.
For stupid complicated Rhino…[Read more]