SCSI to IDE
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 17:30:58 CST 2010
On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 6:23 PM, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at gmail.com> wrote:
> You could probably get a capable machine for $500 on the used market.
> There are quite a few kicking around. Clearly a fairly simple machine
> is all that is needed.
I've seen more than one machine capable of this task sell for around
$500 in my area in the past year. I've chosen to make my own (a
McWire, for those that know about Instructables and Makerbots). It's
mostly done - I just need some time over/after the holidays to put the
finishing touches on it. My cost is about $200 for the electronics
and the motors and less than that again for the framework and moving
> Not really. Drilling holes in a flat surface is probably the easiest
> thing you can learn and do. Simple enough you could even do the coding
> by hand.
GCode is pretty simple, and it's not difficult to turn an excellon
drill file (the standard thing that fab houses want, that any
competent schematic CAD package should be able to generate) into
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