My hobby project is about using Lego mindstorms to turn a lathe / turning machine into a CNC.

One missing piece is the "CAM" part that takes a 3D model and produces gcode that determines the tool-path.

candidates are pycam, heekscad and maybe some others and as a fallback a simple self-made one.

CAMotics can already be used to simulate+visualize the resulting gcode.

started in https://build.opensuse.org/project/monitor/home:bmwiedemann:cnc

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  • over 6 years ago: mvidner liked this project.
  • over 6 years ago: bmwiedemann started this project.
  • over 6 years ago: bmwiedemann originated this project.

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    • abergmann
      over 6 years ago by abergmann | Reply

      Sounds like a fun project. I'm also really interested to get some basic understanding in CNC control under Linux.

    • mvidner
      over 6 years ago by mvidner | Reply

      If you're like me and don't know what G-Code is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-code

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