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EMC2 - CNC Control of a "dead" dot matrix printer.

Sorry for the poor video quality, I was trying to catch the first run on hooking up a junked Toshiba P351 dot matrix printer.  It is being controlled with a old Pentium 3 computer running EMC2 (linuxcnc.org), through the use of 2 stepper motor control boards using the parallel port of the computer.   I improvised a quick pen holder.  The holder can't pull the pen up between letters, which is why there are lines between letters.  This was just a quick and dirty setup to have some fun while testing out the stepper motors in the printer to see if they were worth saving for another TBD project

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First 3d Anaglyph (that works)

 

Update on the 3D Camera.

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RI Mini Makers Faire

Went to the RI Mini Makers Faire yesterday.  It was smaller than last year but still had some very cool makers.  Really looking forward to going to the NYC Makers Faire.I loved the RC tricopter that was made by Bob Desmarais.  It is detailed on rcgroups.com.  The current version to make the tricopter is around $140 for parts which is amazingly inexpensive compared to just a couple years ago.  Key components like the gyros, brushless motors and motor controllers have dropped in price greatly.  This is defintely on my list

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RI Mini Makers Faire

Went to the RI Mini Makers Faire yesterday.  It was smaller than last year but still had some very cool makers.  Really looking forward to going to the NYC Makers Faire.My favorite was a RC tricopter that was made by Bob Desmarais.  It is detailed on rcgroups.com.  The current version to make the tricopter is around $140 for parts which is amazingly inexpensive compared to just a couple years ago.  Key components like the gyros, brushless motors and motor controllers have dropped in price greatly.  This is defintely on m

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3D Video Project

This is a small project I am working on right now.  Have to find a application to make the right and left video into a 3d video file.Made a mounting plate to hold 2 Kodak refurbished cameras.  Using this post as a reference and next step is to learn blender enough to see if it will work

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