[Sticky] Introduce Yourself
BTW... My ham call sign...
... got it back in the mid 1960's...
Have a good one!
I am retired from a career that started with software development on Varian, HP and Dec minicomputers in the early 70’s and transitioned through various management positions that went from engineering economics to telecommunications regulation.
Now I’m a full time tinkerer and part time scuba instructor. My tinkering has resulted in a US Patent for a scuba device that consists of two interlocking parts to hold scuba cylinders on either side of a diver’s torso. Each part is composed of a 3/16” or 1/4” bent piece of stainless steel rod partly embedded in a plastic or rubber pad.
Although my manual bending jigs are adequate, they lack consistency. Commercial manufacturers with large CNC 3D benders aren’t interested in my limited quantities and none of the Arduino based 3D wire benders are capable of bending the rod that I’m using. As a consequence, I’ve been developing a Fusion 360 design for a CNC 3D machine capable of bending 3/8” rod and tubing and am at the point of buying a couple of motors and gearboxes to test various aspects of the project.
Even though I lack the electronic skills for the CNC portion of the project, I have enough knowledge to be dangerous and have found the Dronebot videos to be a godsend. Having produced a couple of YouTube videos, I can appreciate the amount of effort that you have put into producing so many quality videos. Keep up the good work.
Sounds like you've been through it too... I started programming in the mid 60's on the IBM 1401... Prior to that, it was punched card systems starting in 1955.
It sounds like you're getting closer to your goal on the bending issue & CNC.
The only website I can think of that could possibly help you would be Dave Gatton CNC... They have a live Youtube chat almost every Saturday starting at 5:00 PM Pacific. I think you have to be approved to be able pot, etc. ... So check it out ASAP and get cleared to join. You could get on it, and using the Chat process, try to present your problem & hope for some feedback and progress.
Is the electronics needed to BUILD the CNC system you have in mind?
I try to make it every Saturday... If you were to check-in, what name would you be using? ... I will be on the Lookout for you... I use simply Joe Lyddon. 🙂