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Custom CNC Pendant Project

April 13, 2021, 12:28 am by Eldar Gerfanov
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Ever since getting my benchtop CNC running, I have not been very happy with the lack of manual control over overrides and buttons.

This DIY Engineering video gave me a great idea: build one myself.

I wanted the smooth speed and feed overrides, so I decided to not go with HID device, but instead with a full serial control paired with a custom plugin on the UCCNC side.

Here is the Fusion design of the enclosure:

And here it is 3D-Printed.
Acrylic face engraved from the back side and painted.
And all buttons and controls mounted:

All I have to do now is wire the Arduino board, program the plugin, and test it!

Cheers!


Portrait mode UCCNC Screenset

March 28, 2021, 11:26 pm by Eldar Gerfanov
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Here is the promised portrait screenset for UC400.

IT ONLY WORKS FOR UC400!!

You would have to adjust to your controller by hand.


/Flashscreen/BMP/ DarkGrayPortraitScreenset.zip Size:8.79 MB /Screens/ DarkGrayPortraitScreenset.ssf Size:3.48 MB

Mastercam Training videos from CamInstructor's

March 8, 2021, 11:45 am by Eldar Gerfanov
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This February CamInstructor.com hosted a virtual webinar event mostly dedicated to advanced MasterCAM programming.

They called it the Big Event.

I myself watched at least 2 streams. But since it was a whole day thing, only missed a few.

Luckily they published all the videos on their web site:

Check it out before the link expires or they take it down!


Advanced Screen Editor for UCCNC Motion Controller Software

March 4, 2021, 7:03 pm by Eldar Gerfanov
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The job of a software developer is to solve problems.

So naturally, when I wanted to easily edit a screenset for UCCNC motion control software, I decided to create an app for that!

You can find it here: https://snapwebapps.com/uccnceditor/

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3D Printed Enclosure for Touchscreen CNC Control

February 10, 2021, 11:29 pm by Eldar Gerfanov
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Since my garage/shop has a limited workspace, I have long wanted to upgrade the big and clumsy computer I used to drive my little Prolight desktop CNC to something more elegant and convenient.

TL;DR: You can read about the printing settings and download files on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4754968
Here is the shared Fusion Project: https://a360.co/36UhI15

After quite a bit of googling, and testing the UCCNC control software that i already have I decided to re-use my old Z83 mini-PC with Intel Atom processor.

Then I ordered a SunFounter 10.1" touchscreen monitor with a nice resolution of 1200x800 from amazon.

Since the display does not come with an enclosure I decided to design one myself.
A good opportunity to dust off my 3d modeling skills:

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HSMAdvisor: Monthly Subscription!

January 26, 2021, 12:25 pm by Eldar Gerfanov
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, I wondered how I could make HSMAdvisor more accessible and affordable for the customers?

Then it hit me: "What if I create a subscription plan for a price of 2 cups of coffee per month?"

So let me introduce a new HSMAdvisor payment option: $5/mo Unlimited Monthly Subscription.

With it, you get all the HSMAdvisor Power without the usual upfront commitment - you can simply drop the subscription at any time.

https://hsmadvisor.com/?page=Buy

Obviously, all the other options are still available under the "HSMAdvisor Licenses" category.


Fusion 360 is 30% off today.

January 14, 2021, 10:39 am by Eldar Gerfanov

30% off!

Not affiliated in any way.

I just bought a 3-year license for myself.

https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/pricing

On the other note.

HSMAdvisor is also 30% off!

https://hsmadvisor.com/


New PLM2000 Benchtop CNC machining video!

January 14, 2021, 1:18 am by Eldar Gerfanov

Did some testing for HSMAdvisor in A36

Tool: 3/16" 4 FL 0.25" LOC 0.7 Stickout

RPM: 5000 Feed: 32.0ipm

Original engagement DOC:  0.25, WOC: 0.083

Was successful and sounded nice, but the TTS holder started to pull out. Had to half both DOC and WOC for the video:


Holiday Sale!

December 15, 2020, 4:13 pm by Eldar Gerfanov
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

Hopefully, you have weathered this pretty horrible year in good health and spirits.

Anyway here is 30% off for all products in the HSMAdvisor store ONLY!


First real project almost done!

December 10, 2020, 8:36 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

Machined this 2-piece utility knife on my ProLIGHT2000 benchtop CNC.

Just one little lock left!

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