Pre-Release | Manual Rotary Indexer

The tray is gone. The picture of the cardboard with rollers is with the tray out.

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Thanks, I missed that.

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Very slick dude, very slick!

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Probably a better solution than mine.

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Correct. In fact, the system architecture locks things down pretty tightly during a print, so very little happens that isn’t part of the printing process.

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It can’t unfortunately. I just ordered a webcam so I can timelapse record all my cuts =)

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Shame as the lid cam gives the best view and at the same time obstructs the view for another camera. I wonder if the data can be intercepted by tapping into its cable.

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It’s mostly obscured by the head & rail during printing.

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Ah yes of course. I bet the head cam’s view is interesting but probably too manic.

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I don’t know if I’ve seen a headcam image during the cut, but I’m going to guess it’s a screen full of white or black most of the time as the auto-exposure would have to adjust each time the laser turned on or off.

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Yeah the gantry is in the way most of the time. I have to angle my phone to get a good shot during engraving. Looking forward to the webcam =)

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@Scott.Burns @palmercr …or an accelerometer double-sided taped to the laser head.

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Just not on top to block the logo or it wont’ home properly :slight_smile:

That’s a great hack. I’ve been considering doing the same thing when mine comes with 1 additional detail. Add a Sherline rotary encoder to control rotation. I want to be able to do some spirals, and I’m hoping I’ll be able to add a hack for that whenever I get mine. The acrylic supports are well done and inspiring.

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Whoa. That’s just brilliant. Incredible!

Maybe @Jules could hook it up to a Hedgehog treadmill and train them to watch for next pass (and then “run” a little) :thinking::hedgie:

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Now there’s a plan!:smile:

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You would need some tiny googles goggles though.

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And even tinier iPads to use for those googles.

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I wish my fingers would type what I am thinking more often.

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