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travis77

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« on: September 13, 2009, 08:59:13 PM »
Hey Gabriel, I bet you're always looking for neat little projects to make. Not sure if you have come across this site; I just did and saw a couple projects that were cool.

http://www.thingiverse.com/

Most posts have drawings or design files you can download. Check it out.


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Re: Thingiverse
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 04:20:48 AM »
Hey Travis - Very cool site! I hadn't seen that one yet.
Check out my CNC projects (and more) at http://www.backyardworkshop.com


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Re: Thingiverse
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 03:38:53 PM »
That is an awesome site with some really cool designs. I've considered designing some stuff to be cut out with their laser printers, but I'll probably never get around to it.

I actually link to them on this page. http://www.cerebralmeltdown.com/cncstuff/filesites/index.htm

I'm always looking for new sites to add to it, so, if anyone finds something that should be there, let me know.

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Re: Thingiverse
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 09:50:09 PM »
Ah dang, you beat me to it! I thought i found something cool. Well I did, you just found it before I did. Gabriel, what kind of lasers do they use for their laser cutters?

I made a little 3D puzzle, I think Ill post it on thingiverse when I get around to it. Check out the video.

Edit: I posted a write up: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1008

I attached DXF and CamBam files if you want them below. I made these files for use with a 1/4" bit, if you have smaller bits, you can scale the pieces down.




3D Puzzle


« Last Edit: September 14, 2009, 11:16:12 PM by travis77 »

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Re: Thingiverse
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2009, 02:37:27 PM »
Wow that looks really cool. You didn't waste anytime at all getting it onto thingiverse either.

I (or anyone really) should start a thread where people can upload their CNC files. I know that I have a few files around that I haven't had the chance to upload to my site yet.


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Re: Thingiverse
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 11:03:28 PM »
Ya that would be cool. I think I have a couple others, but not many. I need to start cranking out some parts.. well.. saturday I leave for school :(

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Re: Thingiverse
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2009, 07:00:11 AM »
Hi Folks!
I am having a good time here and learning at the same while.

I downloaded from there
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:338


I opened this files and wanted to save create gcode files
BCNC_-_One_Day_Chair
I got the usual message when I want to have the gcode
The program is saying unhandled  exception has occured...

I opened this file with cadbam and I could not understand anything from it
BCNC_-_One_Day_Chair.cdr

Thanks

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Re: Thingiverse
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2009, 09:48:57 AM »
You should be using the .DXF file instead of the .cdr file. Download that one, and open it in CamBam.

One thing that I learned in CamBam is to convert lines to polylines and to join polylines together. Below are the steps I use. Im going from memory so it may be off a little.

What you do to convert lines to polylines is select all the lines you want to convert > then right click > polylines > convert to polylines. When joining them you select all the polylines you want to join > right click > polylines > join. It will then ask you to set your tolerance. Usually i think I use .01 for the value.

Then from there you can create your machine operations and tool paths. Then save to G code and you're done. By the way, you have to create the tool paths before you convert to G code. Im not sure if you knew that.