[Noisebridge-discuss] taking the MaxNC mill to Sudoroom

Jake jake at spaz.org
Wed May 10 06:32:04 UTC 2017

Hi Adrian,

I don't need to take the PC with it but i will take the hard drive, just to
make sure i have all the config files for linuxCNC... it was pretty hard for
the first people to get that machine going by writing the configs from scratch.


On Fri, 5 May 2017, Adrian B. wrote:

> Hello Jake,
> I don't have slack so I'm just joining the conversation.
> I'm the guy who is trying to set up the new CNC milling machine, the Roland
> MDX-40a <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Roland_MDX-40a>. Note that this one
> cannot be used for PCBs. My impression is that the MaxNC hasn't been used
> since 2014, so I guess what you are asking maked sense.
> There is also the Quick Circuit 5000 that you are mentioning but I have
> never seen any documentation for it and it looks like it hasn't been used
> in a long time either.
> I'm aware of the Othermill being actively used, with a bit of documentation
> <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Othermill>.
> There used to be a PC connected to the MaxNC. Are you planning on taking it
> as well? Otherwise if it's not too old I could use it for the Roland CNC.
> Regards,
> Adrian
> On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 3:12 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>> Hi Noisebridge,
>> I talked on Slack with Nate Argetsinger who brought in the Quick Circuit
>> 5000
>> (in Sparkleforge) and he says he's working on it to make it into something.
>> Someone suggested that since Noisebridge is not using the MaxNC milling
>> machine
>> now that it has the Othermill, i should ask about taking the MaxNC to
>> Sudoroom.
>> this is the machine in question:
>> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/MaxNCMill
>> Does anyone have anything to say about that?  I have already asked on
>> slack on
>> April 17th, at 17:49
>> -jake
>> On Mon, 20 Mar 2017, Jake wrote:
>> Hi noisebridge,
>>> I noticed you have a Quick Circuit 5000 circuitboard etcher in the
>>> SparkleForge
>>> machine shop, along with some homemade breadboard electronics to drive it.
>>> Seeing as you already have an Othermill set up to mill circuitboards, i'm
>>> not
>>> surprised nobody has set up this machine, and it might be a challenge to
>>> do so.
>>> I would like to borrow the machine over to sudoroom, and set it up there
>>> so
>>> that both hackerspaces have a good way to mill circuitboards.  Presently
>>> sudoroom only has a really crappy MyDIYCNC machine which is unbelievably
>>> horrible.  It's like a crappy plastic dremel attached to a milk crate with
>>> zip-ties and is definitely not usable for carving circuitboards (we've
>>> tried)
>>> By the way, people should know that Sudoroom now has a CHMT-36 pick&place
>>> machine which actually works, so it's a great place to come to assemble
>>> your
>>> boards robotically.  Soon we'll have a 3D printer set up with a solder
>>> paste
>>> dispenser for that step.
>>> so Noisebridge, what do you say about the Quick Circuit 5000?
>>> -jake
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