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    I've been wanting to get a mill for a long time, I found a 2hp Harbor Freight 33686 (the green one) in basically new condition for $400.00. Guy bought it and literally never cut or drilled a single thing with it. He gave me a few end mills with it as well. I plan on converting it to an arduino based CNC machine soon, tearing through all the wiki's and how-to's now. The conversion itself doesn't look too bad, but since I've never even seen a CNC machine before I have no idea how to get designs into the machine. I get that there is g-code and stuff, I'll dive into that once I actually get the steppers and everything ready to go.

    Just wanted to say hi and I look forward to chatting with you all as the projects progress! I think my first project will be to cut a case for my arduino out of plastic, should be a nice first project I think!

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    I make a lot of digital files for cnc but most people who have Arduino do cutting vectors. Here's a site that has an online cad cam solution; www.invetables.com

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    I've been wanting to get a mill for a long time, I found a 2hp Harbor Freight 33686 (the green one) in basically new condition for $400.00. Guy bought it and literally never cut or drilled a single thing with it. He gave me a few end mills with it as well. I plan on converting it to an arduino based CNC machine soon, tearing through all the wiki's and how-to's now. The conversion itself doesn't look too bad, but since I've never even seen a CNC machine before I have no idea how to get designs into the machine. I get that there is g-code and stuff, I'll dive into that once I actually get the steppers and everything ready to go.

    Just wanted to say hi and I look forward to chatting with you all as the projects progress! I think my first project will be to cut a case for my arduino out of plastic, should be a nice first project I think!


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    Default Re: Brand new member excited to get started!

    Are arduinos not good enough for circles and things?



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    To get designs into a machine you can use the Eesel online program. Here's a link.

    There's ways to get any kind of code to run on the arduinos.

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