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Emergency Stop ButtonI’m continuing to work on the 3rd installment of the EMC2 and Servo tutorial, but I realized that I hadn’t seen any great treatments out there for simple e-stop implementations with EMC2 or otherwise in the hobby CNC realms. This is the solution I’ll be using as part of the tutorial apparatus.

Safety systems aren’t sexy and so from what I’ve seen in the community those who know what they’re doing quietly implement them on their own systems but then the rest of the hobbyists and newbies may not even be aware of the need for such things and in the rush to get a machine running and doing the sexy stuff leave themselves open to more risk than is strictly necessary.

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Click to continue reading “DIY Underwater Video Housing”

pins8lHere’s one of my early projects done while the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team were winning the gold medal in 2002 with the use of my 7×12 minilathe from Grizzly.

These are nesting pin pushers for a couple types of electrical connectors I was using commonly at the time. They combine together into a nondescript brass rod to carry in a pocket.

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facepass2This was written way back in early 2002. I have a whole new stash of goodies to apply to a mill/drill when I have a little bit of coin and time to throw at it, but as you can see, it’s not too hard to bang out a very small machine to play with.

Click to continue reading “My First CNC Machine”

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