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Simply7

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Wood CNC Machine
« on: January 27, 2013, 06:05:32 PM »
I found some loose connections on the wood cnc machine and took some time to check them all.  Pocky and I then did some test cuts and had no reoccurence any of the previously mentioned issues.

It looks like we are again operational.


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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 09:45:03 PM »
SWEET!  ;D
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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 09:09:05 AM »
Thank you Rick and David!!

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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 09:59:34 AM »
We should write up some instructions for the machine. I've watched Pocky and a few others run it and I'm still fuzzy on all the steps.

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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 10:28:23 AM »
I've wanted to do video tutorials for all the machines for a while. Anyone have a decent camera?

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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 08:49:41 PM »
Although videos are a great way to teach the lab how to use the CNC it doesn't prompt learning from people and a that is what FamiLAB is. Stay true to the mission and build the community by asking someone and teaching someone at the lab.

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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 09:16:09 PM »
Hey can we build a robot that knows how to run all the machines in the lab so I never have to talk to anyone again. Lets give it Tom's face.  ;)
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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 09:39:41 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2013, 10:01:26 PM »
That being said, if pocky makes videos he'll learn enough to teach All The Machines... (bwahaha)
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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013, 10:09:55 PM »
I can borrow a camera and I have some decent video skills.
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2013, 12:00:59 AM »
Was that the video your prof showed? It is compelling.
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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2013, 01:54:38 PM »
@Tom In a perfect world, that would be awesome, but people aren't always around when someone needs to know something, and lately that's been translating into soldiering on anyways, which while admirable, has led to some breakage of things. We don't have enough people yet to have someone always available to be on-call.

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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2013, 01:55:38 PM »
@Cope if this gets you down to the lab again, sold. When would you like to do one? I'll write up talking points so I don't forget anything important.

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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2013, 02:42:35 AM »

I'm free most days of the week. I'll have to ask my friend with the fancy camera when she'll not be using it, but when I get some more dates locked down I'll let you know.


I'd like to much around with the format of a how-to instructional video so that it looks nicely and professionally made and also does the job of explaining how to operate machinery, what's safe to touch, and what will help you donate some blood to the floor.


In the same vein of safety, I made some stickers a while ago to print up and get stuck around the lab on machinery.


Sorry for the bad quality image, but here's one of the stickers I made. Ideally there'd be a few different jokes across all the stickers, so the warnings were fresh and funny enough to catch people's eye long enough to read and understand that there was danger afoot.



And gadgetcat: No, the video my professor showed to the class was from a later project that I personally was less happy with. The editing and color correct were where it excelled, but music choices and writing really ruined the consumability of that video for me. This one I'm much happier with overall, despite being my first time filming and using FCP.
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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2013, 08:50:51 AM »
When you do the video you may want to make some stopping points. Right now getting the cnc aligned at power on is a manual process. One we get the limit switches in the video would need an update.

I'll look into the limit switches.