31 May '14, 5pm

CNC Zen Garden

Meet the second version of [David's] sand manicuring CNC machine . We saw version one about six months ago which he built for a science museum in Canada. This offering is much the same, except for the controller. The initial version demanded a full-blow computer to drive it but now that has been swapped out in favor of a Beaglebone Black. The software has no feedback on the position of the plotter, which is an aluminum slug that [David] machined at Calgary Protospace . It needs to be in a specific position when the machine starts out, and from there patterns are traced by calculating how much spooling or unspooling of the four strings will move the slug. There’s a bunch of other really neat art installations and projects on [David's] webpage, it’s worth clicking through! Software Advice for Anyone Thinking About a CNC Router Four Cable Drawing Machine Pulls Our Strings Bea...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/05/31/cnc-zen-garden/

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inhabitat.com 30 May '14, 3pm

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