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tugrik asked me to take a screenshot of what I was doing yesterday and to post it, so here it is.

This is a screenshot of the Aperature science logo I'm designing to replace the Hyundai logo on a friend's car. I'm designing it in tkCAD, which is a CAD program I wrote for doing 2.5D design work for CNC milling.


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Aug. 5th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Nice! Does it do the traditional parallel-port/stepper/limit switch interface bitbashing itself, or does it output a g-code file that another program follows?
Aug. 5th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
It outputs g-code, as there's already several good programs to drive the steppers from g-code.
Aug. 6th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Ooh hey, I don't suppose you'll release a copy of that (or shoot people who ask nicely) around?

Mostly for the purposes of mocking up something that i'd be interested in commissioning..
Aug. 6th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
Which, the logo or the CAD? The CAD is still on the buggy side. The G-Code generation still requires jumping through a couple hoops as yet.
Aug. 6th, 2008 07:53 am (UTC)
Er the CAD thingy..
Aug. 6th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
Oh my god, I want one of those for my bike. o.o
Aug. 6th, 2008 10:56 am (UTC)

I know a number of CNC people who will be excited to see this released, Batbat :)

Keep us posted?
Aug. 7th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
I've been cleaning up a number of niceties for a bit now. Things like asking to save a file when you close a window. :-)

I have only one major thing holding back the better CNC code, which is finishing and debugging some Boolean Area Geometry code. ie: subtract or adding two region outlines to each other.
Aug. 7th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Mrrrrrrr. There's a problem I'd looove to spend some time on. *envy*
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