The CNC router can be produce amazing work. But, it can also be an intimidating tool because of the software component of using the machine. And, if you hate computers, then this is probably not the class or tool for you. There is no getting around the fact that you must use a computer to control this Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine.
In this class you will learn how to control the CNC router, how to create files for it and how to send those files to the machine. This is a basic class, but it is recommended that the student read about how CNC machines work, or watch a few videos. Resources will be listed below. This is a tool that requires study and practice. If you are not willing to put in the work, you will not see the results you want.
Class Date and Time
Class will be at Morristown Makers from 10a to Noon on Saturday, January 6.
Things You Will Learn
- Using Easel to design cut files and how to control the CNC
- Discussion about other software that may be used
- Work holding options
- Ensure you have an Easel account set up and you can log in
- Please spend time watching a few videos or reading about how CNC machines work
Like using a laser or 3D printer, the CNC router will require a good amount of practice, patience and learning to get right. It is recommended that you plan to practice on small jobs before tackling an important project.
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