Category Archives: tECHNOLOGY

Online G-Code editor

MakerCam was the easiest to deal with.   It is dead with the death of flash.

 

http://jscut.org/jscut.html# seems pretty easy to use.

 

Starts from SVG, watch the upper right corner for promts….

 

Gcodes that are added to the output file.

 

S100 ;set spindle speed

 

M3 ;turn on spindle

M5 ;turn off spindle

 

For 7X Coupling, the set up is.

turn cutter DIA up to .126

.2 pass width, gcode units inch, Xoffset – Y offset =0.

create operation pocket .125

cut the last block of code and put it at the end

 

 

 


 

intuWiz software was used for some other cut files with simple shapes

Lion battery repair

 

brand new fancy “drop in” lion battery intended to be used for home generator start battery.

 

Failed out of the box, with no support from the manufacturer.

 

out comes the dremel.

 

 

 

These look bigger than the 18650 cells.  Could these be the newer tesla cels? 21700 or even 26650?

 

 

 

Panel planner output to Visio to DXF Cut file.

ToolChain for Terry:

 

Use Panelplaner,

     Choose Template view on icons above panel.

     >File>Export DXF,

            “turn paths into polylines” is selected

            Name it _FilenameDXF_Draft

Open Visio

     File>Open>  Dropdown “Open File Types” so you can see the DXF

      Double click “Cad Object” Right Click >convert,    …….

      Assure there are no duplicate objects

 

      Create new outline objects with >FreeForm> drag curved shape,

      Use <CTL> click to Edit . Delete unused nodes, move end points and handles

 

      <CTL>A Assign to Lay, >NEW    Name layer “CutFileLayer”

      Paste standard objects (Red)  on top of Imported DXF object.

       Use “layer properties” select layers on and off to see 

 

File>Save>     …..SVG for future edit

>File>SaveAs>  Drop down .dxf..,     Name file correctly, place it in correct folder

This produces a useable DXF file for Laser, or Water, Or Mill

 

 

 

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How do I generate  G-code from simple shapes.

   use http://maslowmakercam.000webhostapp.com/

 

 

Use Inskape or Impress to generate and layout shapes.
File>Export> Filetype .SVG

use http://maslowmakercam.000webhostapp.com/

>Open .SVG

Touch a tool path highlight red then: CAM> Profile Operation.

Set parameters.

 


     Tool diameter, inside/outside cut


Calculate all

Next, go to ToolPaths. Select each one and check parameters.

Next, Export Gcode>select all>Export. Save NCFile

Rename .txt or .ngc

open in editor

find the following codes:

T codes which are tool change. delete them

add M1 at the top

Add S100 in the header for dummy spindle speed

file save as .ngc

 

Load to Linuxcnc

 

 

 

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Fish light

 

Already have green strip.

 

 

 

 

Need 9 cells amazon, 5 bucks for 2 cells

http://www.18650batterystore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SAMSUNG-25R-18650&click=2&gclid=CjwKCAiApo3SBRA4EiwAty8i-isB-7sWhaY2Hx6HDraiwKyhL6-XJai3OQn68Q1Y14nZC7ZCAGxT5RoCx3IQAvD_BwE

 

Need 2 controllers,  1 to use, one to experiment with.

Icstation 12V 30A 3S Lithium Battery Protection PCB BMS Board for 18650