After couple of weeks of work, I’ve finally cracked surface modelling with Fusion360 (a bit)
Here’s a bit of a step by step in creating your very own f1 Key! This is a very brief summary of what I should have done if starting from scratch, I’ve left out the trials, errors and headbanging……….
Continue reading “C64 Mini Keyboard Part 7 – More CAD -Anatomy of a keycap”
Back a few years ago (wow, it was that long!) I backed the Spectrum Next
Problem is, those lovely coloured bars over on the right
They’re not LED’s………….
Well, I’m gonna try to fix it……
Continue reading “Something on the side – Spectrum Next Blinkenlights”
After having a few minor issues with filament slipping and prints generally being a bit crappy, I figured I’d take stuff apart, always helps me relax…
On the interwebs I was really unable to find any specific detail about the MK10 / MK11 type head that the Wanhao Duplicator 9 uses…
Continue reading “Wanhao Duplicator D9 – MK10 Extruder issues – Teardown and….a 3D model”
The Actual, Physical CNC’ing is on hold for a few weeks whilst family come down to visit.
So, doing waaaaay too much research, i’ve narrowed down some software selections,
Here’s some thoughts on the CAM, which’ll probably go out of the window as I’ve still not decided on which CAD software to start putting time into to learn.
this CNC stuff is 90% preparation, design, bugger about. Turns out the fun, actually making physical stuff is only 10%! D’oh!
CAM software – stuff wot makes the toolpaths, in order of pricing
- http://www.grzsoftware.com/ – Meshcam
- easy to use
- well priced – $250 USD (around $340 AUD at time of writing)
- great for 3D, not so good for 2D
Here’s some other peoples thoughts
http://www.factorydaily.com/node/1223089 – quick compare of 3 CAM softwares
http://blog.cnccookbook.com/2014/01/20/results-from-the-2014-cnccookbook-cam-software-market-share-survey/ – Survey showing top used CAM softawre – Meshcam top, followed by CAMBAM for the hobby market!