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Last Post: Administrator
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No CNC routing section
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You Know You Want a Revol...
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Email Garbage
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2021-10-20, 06:11 PM
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Veritasium Vid
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2021-04-16, 09:49 PM
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Gravity Sketch!
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All Ye Who Register Here
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Happy New Year!
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So what the heck is tinyB...
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2020-12-30, 02:36 PM
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tinyBot Assembly
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  New CNC Routing Section!
Posted by: Administrator - 2021-12-16, 10:27 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Hi All,

Well, it took a year after the suggestion was made, but we now have a CNC Routing section (under Miscellaneous).

When I set up the forums originally, I had thought that CNC interests were covered better elsewhere (and indeed they are) - but I failed to realize that users of this forum might want to share here as well.

Enjoy the new forum!

Admin

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  Email Garbage
Posted by: Administrator - 2021-10-13, 07:44 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (2)

Hello,

There was a period of time where I accidentally was not monitoring the email account that handles sending email from this site.

During that time, it appears that some emails have been sent from this site that should not have been allowed. I don't know yet exactly what the issues are, but I am trying to remedy the problem.

As of now, there are zero email addresses in the fabric8r.com domain. Anything claiming to come from someone@fabric8r.com is absolutely spam, and should be deleted immediately. Normally, I would say mark it as spam - but they're using my domain name, so I may take a hit. Well - I just have to fix it asap.

On the plus side, even though it's been happening for a while, so far I'm only aware of about six emails. Too many, but not really that many.

I do what I can to prevent this kind of thing from happening, and I apologize to whoever has received these emails.

I will post an update when I learn more.

Admin

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  You Know You Want a Revolution
Posted by: Mooselake - 2021-10-09, 08:52 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

Got a BobsCNC Revolution 4th axis router, with a Makita trim router spindle.   Great fun!

Picked the package deal with Vectric VCarve Desktop, as recommended by Bob, for it's rotary axis wrapping capability.  This machine has X, Z, and A axes, no Y.  Kinda sorta somewhat like a lathe with a router instead of turning tools, although this lathe will turn a square.  Still learning how to use it, in conjunction with turning one end of a 24x48' barn into a woodshop.  As usual, despite now being completely retired, there's never enough time for everything.  Also got a Sainsmart LE5040 and rotary axis this summer, plus Lightburn, same time issue.  Spending more time working on the shop than in the shop, still, this has been a slow 5 year project that started with building a wall followed by breaking up the old concrete floor (500 drywall buckets of rocks and busted up concrete) only to find another floor a foot deeper.  None of the surviving previous owners (120 year old farm) knew it was there or why the floor had been raised.  Good enough to build an insulated treated wood floor over it, and got enough height for a 2hp cyclone dust collector which still lacks ductwork.  As I said, never ending...

Kirk

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  Veritasium Vid
Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2021-04-16, 09:49 PM - Forum: Robotics - No Replies

Hi All,

I found this interesting. Hope you will too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qevIIQHrJZg

Stan

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  All Ye Who Register Here
Posted by: Administrator - 2021-02-09, 02:17 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Hi All,

I don't know why, but there seem to be a lot of people out there in the world willing to go through the registration process on the forum, just so they can make some spam posts before getting banned.

There aren't so many registrations that I can't police every one. Sometimes it takes me a while to see a new registration and investigate it - I apologize if your real registration is delayed, but that's the price we pay for keeping the spammers out.

I'm just venting because our last two registrations were from proven spammers... It's sad, but there it is.

We love REAL members who want to talk about real maker interests. We don't love spammers, and we try not to let them in. Ever.

To all the spammers reading this, please stop wasting your time and mine with this %&^#$%&.

Admin

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  Happy New Year!
Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2021-01-01, 02:49 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hi All,

Best wishes to everyone in the new year.

Stay safe, so we can eventually put the pandemic in the rear view mirror.

Here's hoping for a better and brighter future!

Stan

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  So what the heck is tinyBot
Posted by: mimicRobots - 2020-12-30, 02:36 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hi folks,
   While some folks got here from the mimicRobots Facebook and Instagram pages, this post is for those that didn't and have no idea what we do. tinyBot is our latest product, and it's a small (about 4 inches tall) educational robot arm. tinyBot is controlled using a set of 8 buttons, but kids can also program tinyBot using the Arduino IDE and our special software, mimicBlock. It's an affordable, approachable way to bring robotics home.
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  tinyBot Assembly
Posted by: mimicRobots - 2020-12-26, 10:36 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Hi folks,
   Now that more tinyBot kits have hit the streets, I thought I'd post a few assembly tips.

First off, don't over tighten! The screws only need to be slightly more than finger tight. The plastic the robot is made of can compress if screws are over tightened, causing binding.

Second, double check all orientations during assembly. Make sure nothing is upside down or backwards. Everything should move freely and sit flush, so if anything is binding or appears to be sticking up, chances are something is upside down or backwards.

Third, it's important to keep the servos in position while installing the arms and the rotating base, but after that you can move them all you want!

If you have any questions, post here!

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  No CNC routing section
Posted by: Mooselake - 2020-11-16, 05:18 PM - Forum: Site Discussion - Replies (2)

I was thinking of posting some ramblings on my still wishful thinking CNC ornamental turning 4th axis router, but there's no appropriate section.  Maybe a CNC section with subsections for routers, mills, lathes, and other?

Kirk

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  User Deleted
Posted by: Administrator - 2020-11-15, 11:00 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

Hi All,

I deleted a user who registered as Shammi999 (or similar).

In my investigation, I did not find any association this person might have with maker or 3D printing interests - but I did find numerous indications that this was a known forum spammer.

Just trying to keep the noise to a minimum Smile

Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Admin

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