CNC control: deskproto

Short introduction guide on how to use the CNC machine at cre-8. Instructions for CRE-8 CNC These instructions are based on using expert software of desk proto. Your model Your 3D model needs to be stl format, bitmap (png, jpeg, tiff) or dxf On someone else’s work Have a look at thingyverse make sure you down load the adequate format. Starting from scratch 3D model Use software packages such as FreeCAD and extrude items.

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Digital collective TATE and ual

web1 web2 web3 Size of biggest frame: biggest frame is 44cm across and 22cm deep Glass available: 54.27 cm x 31.22 cm with rounded edges approx: r=9cm t= 0.62 cm type of glass: CETUFF BS 857-2 TF 93 seemed intended for toughened glass for land vehicles. Size of fram actual: across the top: 432 mm Width of top: 22 mm Height: 216 mm across the bottom: 357 mm Width bottom slot: 16h mm Width of side top: 35 mm Width of side bottom: 25 mm

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word press: lessons learnt

I had dipped my toes into wordpress Content management System (CMS) before but for CRE-8 I have gone into selecting a theme and making sure it was a bit more mobile friendly. My conclusion is that wordpress is a great tool. Being able edit conent online and having a version control system which you can roll back to history is great. What follows are some of the lessons I learnt about doing a CMS.

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CNC machining of a cup

How to machine a cup with a 3 axis CNC machine? Well, one of the first things you will need is the CAD data. This needs to be drawn with minimal undercuts. Parametric design is ideal here to be able to use different proportions: say you want to start with a cup, then move to a shot glass or a bowl for soup. Second is a system to be able to align the features exactly to the same place when flipping it into different directions on your CNC.

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