[Noisebridge-discuss] Do we have a USB to Parallel (printer) port converter?

miloh froggytoad at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 19:17:30 UTC 2013


oh jeez don't feed lord claypool.

unacceptable
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIZbGSXeWWE

On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> noisebridge has been saved by its supporters, but thank you for your
> generous offer.
>
> -jake
>
> On Mon, 1 Apr 2013, lordclaypool wrote:
>
>> Can i get back on the list? I have some solutions on how to save
>> noisebridge.
>> -lrderclaypoo
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Hao <hao at dorabot.com> wrote:
>>       Cool, Jake, Thanks for the support! And I can surely make a box
>>       for transport this CNC Machine. I'm hacking on this PCB making
>>       problem at After I/O Hackathon right now, at Mashery Inc. I'll
>>       test out what ever result I got after this hackathon ends.
>>       Anybody who's interested on the topic, feel free to contact me!
>>
>>       On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 1:28 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>             Hao, I am very inspired by your work on PCB milling.
>>
>>             I can supply a laptop with a built-in parallel port
>>             for this purpose,
>>             but we should build a wooden box for the CNC machine
>>             so it can transport safely.
>>
>>             On Sat, 30 Jun 2012, Hao wrote:
>>
>>       Guys, I've been working on making fine PCBs with
>>       this CNC these days, and
>> haven't check mails as often. Sorry for that.However, it's
>> really nice to
>> see you guys discuss this topic. I would give up the idea
>> of using simple
>> USB-parallel converter to control a CNC machine, though.
>>
>> Bandit, thanks for the offer, and we
>> can discuss this further when we met in
>> person next time. Last talk with you was a lot of fun :)
>>
>> Jake, as Miloh said, I want to teach people how to make
>> PCB with CNC in
>> toorcamp, and I'm thinking about borrowing the CNC in
>> Noisebridge during the
>> toorcamp, if possible. (Miloh got another table top CNC in
>> his workspace
>> that I might or might not be able to use, we'll see.) If I
>> can run
>> linuxcnc(formerly EMC2) on a laptop, that would save some
>> space during the
>> trip.
>>
>> Also, I still working on how to run linuxcnc under
>> simulation on my laptop
>> (Ubuntu12.04 Precise), so that I can tweak gcode without
>> working on the
>> slower PC that attached to MAXNC. I would appreciate any
>> help with this.
>>
>> Jfoote, as Jake said, this machine is in good condition
>> now. I wrapped
>> the cellophane over the machine after the dust incident,
>> Nima have also
>> sponsored a set of collets as well as Miloh, and Jonathon
>> Toomim have
>> provided a 60 degree V-bit and a 45 degree V-bit. I've
>> made a pretty good
>> PCB (only with front gerber though, due to lacking of
>> time) on my first try
>> with the 60 degree V-bit. See attached jpg. Please ignore
>> the wide track.
>>
>> And I just found Poul-Henning Kamp had done an amazing job
>> in PCB milling,
>> with hight probe. He managed to make a 1 mil track.
>> Although his code is for
>> the Eagle plug-in Pcb-gcode, I'm working on turning it to
>> fit general gcode
>> generator pcb2gcode. I'm positive on that  we can make pcb
>> boards which
>> mounts 48+ pins smd chips with table top CNC machine.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM, Andy Isaacson
>> <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
>>      On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 03:17:11PM -0700, Jake wrote:
>>      > Yes, me and Jesse backed up the machine, Hao blew
>> the dust out
>>      of it
>>
>> Cool, could you put the configs in git and publish them
>> somewhere?
>>
>> Or send me the files (or put them on pony or something and
>> tell me
>> where
>> they are) and I'll do it...
>>
>> -andy
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