Mary's MakeShop DIY CNC Video Channel

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Mary's MakeShop DIY CNC Video Channel

Post by MarysMakeShop » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:39 pm

Hello, I’m Mary and I have a Centroid Acorn CNC control system set up with a 3 axis CNC Router Engraver Machine(aka “Chinese Router”) to do woodworking projects with.

I wanted to make a basic video YouTube channel called Mary’s MakeShop about my journey of learning the Acorn CNC control system as well as the projects I’m working on. This is the start of my DIY CNC hobby and sharing it through YouTube. I hope that others who want to get into DIY CNC will be helped by my videos and maybe inspired by what is possible.

Anyway, I just posted my first video. Would love to hear your feedback and any questions you have. I’ll certainly try to post videos to answer questions and hope that you all will do the same for me when I run into problems.

Everyone please stay safe with your machine!

Mary

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Re: Mary's MakeShop DIY CNC Video Channel

Post by MarysMakeShop » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:42 pm

Mary's MakeShop: My Centroid Acorn CNC Control System Set-up


youtu.be/ImbM8xtd1xM

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Re: Mary's MakeShop DIY CNC Video Channel

Post by DICKEYBIRD » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:03 pm

Great job there lass!

You young folks' communications & production skills on youtube flabbergast me. I did a few video editing projects back in the 80's on VHS/S-VHS and it was a real pain.

Anyway, welcome aboard & keep 'em coming! :D
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Re: Mary's MakeShop DIY CNC Video Channel

Post by martyscncgarage » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:48 pm

MarysMakeShop wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Mary's MakeShop: My Centroid Acorn CNC Control System Set-up


youtu.be/ImbM8xtd1xM
Mary, outstanding job on your first video, very well done and very informative! I subscribed to your channel. I look forward to you future videos!
Keep us posted here to of your progress and work!
Love to hear how you got involved and are so well versed in motion control.

Marty
"Jack of all trades, master of none!"
Mesa, AZ

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Re: Mary's MakeShop DIY CNC Video Channel

Post by frijoli » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:26 pm

Mary, that was amazing for the first video. Look forward to seeing your projects on that router.

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Re: Mary's MakeShop DIY CNC Video Channel

Post by cncman172 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:41 pm

Mary,

Congrats on a great video. The Acorn club is growing

Russ

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Re: Mary's MakeShop DIY CNC Video Channel

Post by Reedfirst » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:28 pm

Not bad at all!

I really liked it. Looking forward to seeing your machine make some cuts.

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Re: Mary's MakeShop DIY CNC Video Channel

Post by mikes » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:10 am

MarysMakeShop wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Mary's MakeShop: My Centroid Acorn CNC Control System Set-up
Mary, nice job. However, I think you may have something incorrect in your video. You showed a CNC controller the had a connector that was not a DB25, and indicated that it was not meant to interface with a parallel port. That is incorrect. The port is a centronics interface and was found on printers and the like some time ago. These connectors are compatible, but require the correct cable to interface. Just thought you may like to know.

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Re: Mary's MakeShop DIY CNC Video Channel

Post by martyscncgarage » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:11 am

mikes wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:10 am
MarysMakeShop wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Mary's MakeShop: My Centroid Acorn CNC Control System Set-up
Mary, nice job. However, I think you may have something incorrect in your video. You showed a CNC controller the had a connector that was not a DB25, and indicated that it was not meant to interface with a parallel port. That is incorrect. The port is a centronics interface and was found on printers and the like some time ago. These connectors are compatible, but require the correct cable to interface. Just thought you may like to know.
I saw that too....Mike, we are showing our age here :shock: (That's why I didn't mention it) Oh remember Okidata? Star Micronics (oh, never mind)
However, because it has the Centronics connector it would be interesting to see the schematic from it. Never know what the Chinese do.

One of the new features in Acorn 3 is the ability to assign the pins on the DB25. It offers that flexibility so you can do as Mary did, plug in a DB25 from a legacy parallel port system and assign the signals to match the breakout board inputs or motor driver inputs provided it uses the DB25

Marty
"Jack of all trades, master of none!"
Mesa, AZ

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Re: Mary's MakeShop DIY CNC Video Channel

Post by MarysMakeShop » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:34 pm

DICKEYBIRD wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:03 pm
Great job there lass!

You young folks' communications & production skills on youtube flabbergast me. I did a few video editing projects back in the 80's on VHS/S-VHS and it was a real pain.

Anyway, welcome aboard & keep 'em coming! :D

Thanks DICKEYBIRD! I use Movavi studio, so it’s been pretty intuitive. I know I have it super easy compared to your video editing projects back in the day. I already know where to start improving though... I didn’t realize until I uploaded the video that my cockatiel, Sunshine, was chirping the entire time. :lol: Oops!

Hopefully my videos just get better from here!

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