ASCII art for CNC (and GF!)

For those of us “of a certain age.”

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/2012/cnc-halftones-with-ascii-art

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I love tie fighters! The girlfriend and I plan on making quite the assortment of sci-fi related items once we get our forge.

On a related note I included an ASCII darth vader at the bottom of the source code for a project used in my last interview between myself and a large number of candidates. I ended up getting the job. Not sure how much vader helped, but someone definitely said “the force is strong with this one” during the formal interview lol

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So like new age art (computers) that is now old school, onto a board that is old age art, using new high tech laser stuff for new age art… my brain blew up.

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How about this?

Windows: Open the Start menu, type cmd, and press Enter. Run “telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl” in the prompt and sit back to watch the show. NB: Come PCs come with telnet disabled, but it can be renabled via a quick google search. :innocent:

Mac: Same deal — open Terminal and enter “telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl” and press return.

Be patient (the good stuff takes about a minute to start), and may the force be with you! As all good telnet users know, ctrl+c will stop the process.

D

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Just saw this and ran the telnet. Just amazing. Someone obviously had way too much time on their hands :grin:

Well then — in honor of Star Wars Day, have you seen this?

Way, way too much time, but I keep thinking “pass-through slot…”

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Hmmmm…put a roll of kraft paper on one side and run it thru the pass through slot to a pickup roller on the other side. Wonder how hard it would be to sync a motor to the laser to roll the paper as it feeds…

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