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Michael Hackney
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The first working code on the accelerometer probe we're developing.

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My experience with s3d - the product and the company/owner - has been less than acceptable. I'll leave out the details of the past but the situation now is: 1) the s3d license is so restrictive that one can't even share gcode files created with it. I've asked the company on more than one occasion (and I am sure others have too) for clarification and was told, literally, "we are not attorneys". Come on, surely they know the intent of their license. On top of that, the license states that they can revoke a user's license of the product "at any time for any reason". That's non-sense. It is one of the most restrictive software licenses around Also, their forum is censored and requires vetting before they allow users to post. It is anything but an open, collaborative community. It has, in the past, been one of the most confrontational forums I've attended. Technology-wise, there are several glaring path layout "bugs" that I've diplomatically posted on the forum about and emailed the owner. The forum turned hostile and claimed that generating a keystone perimeter around a sharp angle was acceptable (it is not) and the company has never responded. Rich, I have greatly enjoyed your work and writings in the past and was gravely disappointed to learn of your promotion of s3d.

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Can someone tell me how the "Axis" attributes are used from the printer profile please? Are these fed to the slicer if you have a slicing engine (like Cura) installed or do they simply configure the Control tab for manually jogging and extruding?
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Attaching the JohnSL FSR board to the Smoothieboard.
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2016-01-13
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Attaching the JohnSL FSR board to the Smoothieboard.
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Attaching the JohnSL FSR board to the Smoothieboard.
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My new 3D printing blog.

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My 1983 Porsche 911 Cabriolet got an early Christmas gift - a new grill badge!
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