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== Introduction to Digitizing ==
The ShopBot indexer accessory is a variation on a lathe, using a stepper motor for rotation instead of a standard continuous rotation motor, so that precise movements can be made. This allows you to do jobs like 3d carving, wrapping v-carved text around a shape, and precise spiraling, along with creating traditional turning patterns like beading, fluting, and turning a blank to a shape.
The ShopBot indexer accessory is a variation on a lathe, using a stepper motor for rotation instead of a standard continuous rotation motor, so that precise movements can be made. This allows you to do jobs like 3d carving, wrapping v-carved text around a shape, and precise spiraling, along with creating traditional turning patterns like beading, fluting, and turning a blank to a shape.
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== Hooking Up Your Digitizing Probe ==
* [[ProbeInstallationMain|Probe Installation]]
* [[ProbeInstallationMain|Probe Installation]]

Revision as of 17:31, 24 June 2007

Contents

Introduction to Digitizing

The ShopBot indexer accessory is a variation on a lathe, using a stepper motor for rotation instead of a standard continuous rotation motor, so that precise movements can be made. This allows you to do jobs like 3d carving, wrapping v-carved text around a shape, and precise spiraling, along with creating traditional turning patterns like beading, fluting, and turning a blank to a shape.

The first step is to mount the indexer so that it's firmly attached to the ShopBot and accurately aligned with the ShopBot's movement. Next it needs to be connected to the control box and the correct software values entered. Finally it's movement needs to be tested to make sure that everything is moving correctly.


Hooking Up Your Digitizing Probe


Probe Operation


The Copy Machine

  • Creating Indexer files manually
  • Other software


Doing "Outlines" with the Probe

  • Manual Indexing and multisided cutting


Probing without a Probe

  • Manual Indexing and multisided cutting

Contributors
Ted, Martin2Reid
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