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For +Frank D and anyone else wondering how to use centerfinder
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This is me 35 years ago, it has gotten so bad about people going on about how awesome I am when they find out I was an ST on a sub that I've had to go to lying and say I was a fighter pilot. :-)
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Okay guys, the handibot hints and tips contest is over as it is now July. 
Thanx to +Mike Runde for his entries and since he is the only one that entered, he is the first prize winner. 
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+Mike Runde​, if you didn't see my private message, get your address to me and I'll make sure you get your prizes! 
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Just a reminder, get your entries in for the handibot contest. You have till the end of the month. It's not too late to get yours in. 
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So while I'm waiting on some parts to come in I wired my handibot for auto z zero, now my only question is why didn't I do it much sooner? 
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.002 would be a dream come true, I was hoping for .005.
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Okay slackers, tomorrow is half way point in my little contest and not one entry? 
Let's not leave shopbot's generous offer of the bit kit laying on the table!

Here is a couple of hints/tips that could win at this point if I was eligible.

Hint: purchase some alternate sizes of collets, they will pay for itself in no time as bits that have not been tapered are so much less expensive. 1/8" as a minimum. 

Hint: in Vcarve, if you have a vector that is just a little off and you keep overshooting with the mouse, go into node edit mode by pressing "n" then right click the node in question and at the bottom of the popup there will be "Properties" click this and you can tweak your node by any small amount.
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I have been using the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in for fine detail movement.  Bit tedious at times so thank you for that hint.  

I am looking to have time with my machines and software in a week so hopefully have a chance to make a guide of some kind.  My last job was a slogg and sharing my experience with it and having others with more experience advising should be a worthwhile contribution.
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More good info from maker faire
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The "chess pieces" they are referring to are actually acrylic candle sticks.
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I needed round stock center finders and for some reason thought I had to make them out of plexiglass. Took several tries to get the feeds and speeds right but I now have center finders.
Good learning experiance but....
Next time I'll make my life easier and use baltic birch. 
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Dang +Frank D , that would be a handicap. I would make a call to shopbot, I bet they can get you straightened out. This just about has to be something in Vcarve but I don't know what. I know this is drastic, but have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling Vcarve?
I will try to upload an annotated version of this to show how it works. 
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I've got to run so not time to add detail just now, but the rotory tool works as advertized. Here is my first sucsesful part. 
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+Richard Warren , I used a program called DeskProto and so far I am quite impressed with it. I think with the SW and the indexer we now have something better for most things better than a 3d printer. 
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Exciting times for the handibot world. The fourth axis is so close that it is listed in the store but out of stock. The crawler can't be far behind, which I have on good authority is going to be awesome. And then there is handibot 2.0

2.0 is still far enough out maybe we can get some feedback in and get some of the features we most want?

From what I have seen of it, it has most of what I want in updates.

I want a quick release router mount to make the final cut. It is shown in many of the drawings but was not in the prototype that was at maker faire.
One thing I don't want is an interlock on the hood. I think it would cause more problems than it would fix.

Now you guys. Anyone that has read the blog and is interested in 2.0 jump in. Ted is a member here (as well as several others of the team) and who knows, maybe, just maybe you have an idea that they have not considered? 
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http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-alternate-zero-and-aliment-lasers-with-the-h/
Here is my second instructable, do your own and will cool stuff!
See previous entries for contest details. 
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Mark, this is helpful. Thanks!
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First news I've seen from maker fair. I am hoping that the phone /tablet utility will allow uploading tool paths from Dropbox! 
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Yes, it will very much be a new card, Bluetooth, or is it WiFi? and greatly increased capabilities including uploading a complete file before starting cutting. If they get this right it should decrease the number of times the handibot goes stupid mid cut. 
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