This course will teach you how to use the CNC mill at Seattle Makers to cut your designs from wood or plastic. This course builds on the CNC Design 101: Intro to VCarve course. Open to members of Seattle Makers and non-members. Members can enroll for a discounted rate. For more information about the CNC mill and the other tools/equipment in our workshop, go here.
Prerequisite: You will need to attend CNC Design 101: Intro to VCarve as a prerequisite for this machine certification (exceptions can be made if you are generating g-code with another software for use on our CNC. Contact Jeremy for approval).
Equipment and Software: 30″x30″ Shapeoko CNC Router with Dewalt 1.25hp router DWP611. CAM software is CNC JS, a free browser based software that can be found here.
Skills: This class will cover the basics of generating g-code for the CNC, setting up material, bit selection, and using the machine software to cut or engrave various material. The skills learned here are easily transferable to larger or smaller CNC machines, including our metal mill and PCB “woodpecker” mill.
What you’ll be able to to do by the end of the certification: You’ll be able to set up your material, router bit, clamps, and dust collection. Upload g-code, home the machine, set up your start point and z height, and run your cut. You’ll learn how to stop the machine and all fire safety precautions.
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