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Shapeoko CNC Router

MeshCAM Tutorials

--Archived Version by cjackson on 2014-03-27 21:07:26 -0500--

This guide is a work in progress, mostly to keep track of what I've learned while getting the machine up and running.

Cutting Circuitboards With the Modela

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Starting out

The modela is a nice little milling machine that cranks out most of the circuits you will need for HTMAA. To be able to mill on it, you need to have FR1 which is a paper based copper plate. You cannot mill the fiberglass copper plates on the modela as it will break your bit and the dust it will create is irritant. The FR1 is more tan than the fiberglass, which is more green, and the FR1 is in stock in 016 in 2x3 inch and 4x6 inch pieces.

Neuromaker CNC Router

The Nueromaker is ready to accept your G-code and drill for you!

This 1 foot by 3 foot CNC machine is controlled by a custom Ubuntu distro, LinuxCNC, which makes it as simple as booting up the machine, loading your gcode (with '.nc' extension), and pressing play. Of course, picking the right drill bit is important too!

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