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    Talking Maker Faire! Would you let a 5yr old drive your CNC?

    Here are a couple of pictures from Maker Faire Detroit. One of the things I printed was a maze and let kids and a couple of adults drive the machine out of the maze (Z-axis disabled of course) It was worth dissembling the 'ship in a bottle' and moving the CNC out of my spare bedroom.

    I had a great time and met a lot of CNC enthusiasts!

    Brian Oltrogge Grunblau DIY CNC

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    http://www.grunblau.com

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    How much trouble was it to get the machine down there? :-)

    Had I known you were going to be there, I probably would have went.
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    maker faires seem like a good afternoon. I hope to hit the one in NYC this fall. Make mag is how I was turned onto CNC. It is funny how some things seem to come full circle.

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    Thats cool & innovative, You are giving the young generation a touch of what a CNC is like, love to visit Maker fair at least once, but its a long way from India.

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    That machine is a beautiful piece of work.
    An open mind is a virtue...so long as all the common sense has not leaked out.

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    Simply love the idea! :-)
    I wish I was there...

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    Gerry- I assumed you couldn't stay away! I was sure I would meet you there!

    Thank you everyone for the comments!

    Here is the Gcode for the maze I printed. I scaled it down to approximately 6" X 6". The pen rig that I made has a spring on it so I didn't have to worry much about the Z direction. If the pen was zeroed on the paper, it would go to -0.0625 to do the engraving and rapid at +0.125 above the paper. You may have to adjust for this in the zeroing for use with a rigid setup. Zero is at the very center of the maze. Units are Imperial. Make sure you verify through backplotting etc....

    www.grunblau.com/brian/downloads/GRUNBLAUmaze.nc

    Maker Faire Maze Brian Oltrogge

    Post some pics if you print one!

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