[Noisebridge-discuss] Other Mill for Noisebridge?
jake at spaz.org
Mon Jun 29 09:21:34 UTC 2015
whatever, at sudoroom we have an n-axis CNC mill with a work envelope in
the cubic meters - it's called a Yaskawa Motoman K10S and it can aim the
tool in an arbitrary vector and nearly arbitrary location.
On Mon, 29 Jun 2015, Adam Munich wrote:
> I'm just gonna leave this here.
> On Jun 29, 2015 12:09 AM, "Jake" <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> On 06/28/2015 05:07 PM, Mitch Altman wrote:
> Other Mill is a robust CNC milling machine made by a small company
> here in the Mission.
> Maybe you saw it when they came to Noisebridge a few months ago and
> gave a demo. It's really nice for making PCBs (amongst other things).
> They really want to sell us one of their machines, at a 5%
> discount. That would come to ~$2,100.
> Do you think there's enough interest for raising the funds to get one
> for Noisebridge?
> The MaxNC mill is still at noisebridge in the dirty shop, and it's better than the othermill in every way, and did i mention we already have it?
> it was semi-recently used to make keys:
> I think noisebridge could get much more interesting things for $2100 than another mill, but we would have to think creatively and put time into playing
> with them. I would say we should get a pick-n-place machine but we just got one donated! So instead, put your time into learning and teaching CAD
> software (like KiCAD which is FOSS) and making circuitboards, and having the machine put the parts on!
> also, i was really turned off by the othermill because the authors said the software was ONLY for macOS, and when i asked if the machine worked with
> regular G-code (on other platforms) they straight-up DIDN'T KNOW.
> Also, their software is closed-source! WTF?
> so while i like the idea and i think it's cute, i don't think noisebridge needs one at all.
> noisebridge needs hackers to go there and hack on stuff, like the MaxNC mill and the new Pick-n-place machine.
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