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PolarPyro
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2020-02-19 6:58 pm  

Greetings, 

I built a polargraph as a school project and adapted it to do woodburning. That's my hobby. I am here because I want to do some modifications. I am sure you will all be very helpful. hopefully I can be of assistance as well.

I am a semi-retired aeronautical engineer. I now do mechanical design work using solidworks and Inventor.

I am glad to be here.

PolarPyro.

 


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PolarPyro
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2020-02-19 7:02 pm  

Just to add to my introductions, I have been doing some large pyrographic projects, and considering how slow it is, necessarily so, there is a large investment in time and wood if for some reason it should drop some steps. That is why I want to use larger motors and controllers. 

The problem is, I am not a programmer, at least not recently, and I am dependent upon the open source sketches and libraries that were provided by Sandy Noble. My question is, does the polargraph controller software and libraries require the use of the motor shield module? 

Bill's demo using an arduino with large stepper only used one stepper and controller and no motorshield.

I hope my question makes sense. 


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Hunter O'Gold
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2020-02-20 8:57 am  

Welcome. I am a current software engineer with Boeing.

The simplest solution is probably correct.


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AngeloB
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2020-02-20 4:56 pm  

What's happening at Boeing?

Any new jets you can tell us about? lol

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PolarPyro
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2020-02-20 5:37 pm  

@hunterogold

Thanks. I've been a jet engine guy for most of my career. F404 & CFM56. Both navy programs. Are you in St. Louis? Or one of the other campuses?

 


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AngeloB
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2020-02-20 6:38 pm  

I am just a robot guy, my wife is an engineer and her brother, an engineer, worked at Bombardier and McDonald Douglas - new plane testing also Andrews air force base


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Hunter O'Gold
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2020-02-20 6:42 pm  

At Williamtown, NSW, Australia. Also in defence.

The simplest solution is probably correct.


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AngeloB
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2020-02-20 9:26 pm  

Seem like we all ended up at the same place, a good place

Bill the owner of this site is a great teacher on robot stuff, coding etc...

 


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