Category: CNC Router

CNC startup checklist

CNC startup list Start up and shut down check list as of May 2021: Check clothing, jewelry and eyes (no long sleeves, no dangly stuff and wear eye protection) Ear protection is recommended. Check Trash can connected to the Cyclone. Is the can > 1/2 full? (empty or post on Slack and don’t use)  Check …

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Xbox controller for CNC Router

Our CNC Router uses an Xbox 360 controller. This page explains what the buttons do.       Left & Right Bumper, Left & Right Trigger These buttons do nothing. But if you press one a dialog box will appear on the Mach4 screen and you will have to click OK to dismiss it. If …

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Fusion 360

You may use any program you want to generate Gcode for the CNC router. The most common choice is Fusion 360. You can download a free “personal ” version from this link. https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/fusion-360-for-hobbyists Fusion 360 also works to create files for our CNC mill in metalworks, the laser cutter, and for 3D printing.

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CNC Plastic Nail Gun

The Nail Gun We have a nail gun that uses only plastic nails, and it is used as one way to attach your project to the spoil board of the Large CNC Router. It lives under the monitor on the computer cart. Here’s how to use it. You can add or change the nails by …

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