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    Mobile CNC

    Any thoughts on a mobile Router installed in a van or trailer to travel to craft shows and events? Mine is MDF with hiwnn rails and solidly built but I worried about the bouncing and jarring.

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    Re: Mobile CNC

    Its something I considered doing in the past.Given a little care about securing the moving parts,it might well work.What put me off the idea is that lots of such events are held in a marquee or even an open field and it would probably be necessary to take a generator too.So there would be a need to make sure the power from that was a nice regular AC supply and the adjoining exhibitors might not be too thrilled about the noise or exhaust fumes.

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    Re: Mobile CNC

    Just for a moment there, I had this vision of a CNC running off a mobile PHONE!

    Cheers
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    Re: Mobile CNC

    Quote Originally Posted by RCaffin View Post
    Just for a moment there, I had this vision of a CNC running off a mobile PHONE!

    Cheers
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    Maybe a little while before that happens!On the other hand I do have an app on my phone called TexttoCNC which produces the G code for engraving letters and I use Bluetooth to send it to the machine.Works quite well.

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    Re: Mobile CNC

    Fascinating - the apps one can get.
    Mach3 has a built-in 'wizard' which does the text-to-gcode bit for a dozen or so scripts. I find it very useful.

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    Re: Mobile CNC

    Quote Originally Posted by routalot View Post
    Maybe a little while before that happens!On the other hand I do have an app on my phone called TexttoCNC which produces the G code for engraving letters and I use Bluetooth to send it to the machine.Works quite well.
    Yes there is no doubt app performance is better but some time it also got issues which is may be fix.

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