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Some Old Guy Coding Teaches How To Do A Tool Change.

  Mark walks through every step on how he does a tool change and some of the other methods out there. I really appreciate his perspective. No electrical endstops or z probes needed. There are so many ways to change a tool, this is his method and reasoning behind...

Jason took second place in the instructables cnc contest!

Our very own Jason's Daughter took second place in the instructables.com cnc contest. You can see from the screen grab above she is trying to explain how the gantry works, and poor Jason just doesn't get it. I am guessing Jason might have helped hold the camera and do...

Software Updates

If you don't want to read everything below Due to some awesome software updates our machines should now run so much more reliably and accurately. The Problem Just a little wrap up of some major software changes that have recently taken place. After trying to update...

Marlin Firmware – RC8 ***problem**** 1/3/17

If you bought a bundle or ramps stack from this site, this is already done. Firmware is the program "embedded/burned" into the ramps 1.4 control stack.  The stack is made up of the base board this is an arduino based mega 2560 this is the "brain", on top of this is...

leech? Again…

Update 1/1/2017 - Solved!!! - Looks like I have been registered on the service and now my "reports" have been pre-authorized or verified. Now if I make a report things get taken down quickly. This is better than nothing but the verification process should not take so...

Lil Update & Server Upgrade

Update #2- HaHA what kind of idiot changes a live site!....Don't mind the mess. I just had to start doing it or it would never get done. I think everything is working minus 1 video. I will keep going with the changes for the next few days...or until I get tired of it....

Laser Engraving Mirrors

Choosing an Image Grey scale images do not translate well on to mirrors because either the surface is reflective or it is not. So straight 2 color images with no gradients are best. Just plain old black and white. The higher the resolution the sharper the edges....

Drag Knife, Vinyl Cutter

Click on the pictures to enlarge them. Set Up Insert the Blade This is for the Liyu style blade holder, from the shop.. First take the protective cover off of the carbide knife Carefully position it into the cutter body, no need to push a magnet should suck it in....