Saturday, June 20, 2015

I See A Lot of Learning Coming My Way

I will initially use the new mill manually, then hook up the PC to run EMC2 with CUT3D to convert my STL files to gcode commands.  Even if you don't have a CNC mill, CUT3D is fun to play with, watching it simulate the various cutting tools.

It appears that EMC2 only runs on Ubuntu 10.10, so I am installing that in my VM  for testing.

UPDATE: I have emc2 running in my virtual Ubuntu.  There is a default 3-axis Sherline configuration.CUT3D which converts from STL to gCode only seems to run under Windows.  Fotrtunately, I can copy to the VM.

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