One of the many productivity-boosters my nerd friends look to is text expanders and keyboard shortcuts. You know, enter a combination of keypresses, and out pops a signature, particular animated gif, or an often-used regular expression. I was about to launch into setting something like this up, and then Amazon Prime Day reminded me of […]
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I am on a mission to make my Chinese K40 Laser Engraver work like a much more expensive USA name-brand machine. Update to Part 2 – Brain Boosting Previously, I bought and installed a new mainboard of electronics, and a filter for the pungent smoke. I am happy to say, while the filter still feels […]
We are pretty familiar at this point with the 3D design creation workflow. Drawing, dragging and dropping CAD files using a mouse and a package such as Fusion 360, or a browser-based application, such as Onshape. What, though, if you have to create a whole bunch of personalised objects? Opening, editing, exporting doesn’t take long […]
Previously I mentioned my Chinese K40 40w laser and how I was planning some upgrades. This is the first follow up – this weekend I fitted a couple of them and did some test cuts! Smoothie board replacement for the main GRBL controller board Activated Carbon filter Lightburn software Can the upgraded machine achieve USA […]