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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
    Roger

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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
    Roger

    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.

    Cheers
    Roger

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