Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Paul Frederick
1,166 followers -
You're IT
You're IT

1,166 followers
About
Paul's posts

Post has attachment
More plotting on my CNC machine. What can I say? I like to plot with it. I'm not completely done with the design yet. Once I am I'll engrave it onto something. I still love plots though.
Photo

Post has attachment
Imminent disaster averted! A recent flurry of software installations almost caused my root file system to fill up. Plus there's probably a lot of cruft in there that I could clean out. But I decided to just grow the partition to accommodate the additional data with gparted. When I set this system up I underestimated how much space my root partition really needed.

I knew gparted was going to work because of the Debian swirl logos on the live image desktop (not shown here).
Photo

Post has attachment
egads! How can I get rid of this hideous stripe on top of G+? I am looking in settings where I can disable it, or change the color. Help!
Photo

Post has attachment
Now 4Chan phishing expeditions are considered legitimate sources in mainstream media. We are living in the new reality where fantasy is the law of the land. Absolutely nothing is credible anymore.

Post has attachment
This might just work. I am using all open source software in this tool chain. The model was made in OpenSCAD, then the G Code was generated in PyCAM, and the resulting code is open to view in CAMotics.

After the Packers Giants game I'll try to run it.
Photo

Post has attachment
Breaking news. Shots fired. State responds by sending more people with guns to deal with the situation. So, I guess it isn't guns that are the problem, but rather the solution?

Post has attachment
Just because yesterday I honestly didn't know. So I had to pull the set out and look at them.
Photo

Post has attachment
Phew, I'm glad that is done. This started out as one of those, "little upgrades" that quickly turned into an interminable task. Let's see, I changed the power supply, the motor drives, made a new cabinet to house the electronics, made a new Z axis, and put a new spindle on the machine too. Oh yeah, and I modified my pen holder to fit the new spindle clamp.

I think that is all I did? I also moved the machine too. Come to think about it I made that remote switch box as well. But I am much happier with the new setup than how I used to have it. I think it will be a lot easier to live with going forward.

So here's a picture of my first run, ironing out some backwards axis issues.
Photo

Post has attachment
It's getting there. Actually I think it is pretty much there now. I still need to wire it up though.
Photo

Post has attachment
I have a puzzle for people tonight. Who can guess what the aluminum profile that I made this bracket out of used to be?
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded