[Fab] We can make fine PCB with CNC machine in NB now

poppy poppy at foostache.com
Mon Jul 2 21:41:18 PDT 2012


That is pretty cool. Good work getting everything running!

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On 2012-07-02 15:25, Hao wrote:
> If you can't see the attached picture (which I shouldn't send as an
> attachment, I'm aware now), there's the link to it.
> https://plus.google.com/photos/107551270196060330293/albums/5760692588554622657
>
> The reason why I want you guys to see the original pic is that so you
> can check out the details in each isolation track.
>
> have fun.
>
> On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Hao <hao at dorabot.com
> <mailto:hao at dorabot.com>> wrote:
>
>     Checkout this PCB I  made last night, without height probing. Second
>     try.  It's only one side, but it's good enough for me. So I might
>     just stop digging here. People who're interested can surely dig
>     deeper, say double side, or with height probing.
>
>     What you need on your computer:
>
>       *   Any CAD tool that can output Gerber file. (I use and recommend
>         KiCad)
>       * pcb2gcode software, a POST software that takes in Gerber and
>         outputs Gcode.
>
>     How you do that:
>
>     Generate Gerber file from CAD tool.
>
>     copy millproject file from pcb2gcode's path to your gerber file's path.
>
>     Modify the millproject file as you need, set z mill to 0.001 inch or
>     0.002 inch. Test for yourself.
>
>     run pcb2gcode under the gerber file's path, generate gcode.
>
>     Copy gcode file to CNC control PC. Load it with LinuxCNC (EMC2)
>     software.
>
>     you're good to go! Remember homing 3 axis before you mill, and
>     remember: get z axis 0.05 inches above copper board before your
>     final homing of z axis. Because the homing of z on the Control PC is
>     going to set z axis to 0.05 inches above copper, not 0 inch.
>
>     Always use protection beneath copper board.*Read Wiki about MAXNC
>     <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/MaxNCMill> before doing anything with
>     it.*
>
>
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