Hello all! My name is Brad, a US Army veteran and currently a GIS Analyst living in northern NY I have been reading over the forums for some time now and recently ordered my 1000 XC (12/23). A few of my items were on back order and I have been slowly getting them as the come into stock. Currently I have my XC completed with the exception of the NEMA 23 motors and doing some fine tuning. Talked to someone at Inventables this morning and the motors should be shipping out next week…geez this timeline is killing my patience lol.
I have enjoyed reading the forums and seeing a community of people who are very much interested in helping others. I look forward to chatting with folks on here and seeing this community build. Looking forward to posting my first carve!
Hello, Brad! I think we’ve met online before through the GIS world. To jog your memory, I’m a programmer doing GIS without using ESRI software – I work for the county.
I have an old Shapeoko II that I assembled when they were the latest thing! Now I am using it to modify an old autoharp. The Shapeoko is doing what I ask, but it will be a few more days before I know whether the autoharp will!
welcome brad… and I find it interesting to meet some folks doing GIS in here. I’m not really a GIS guy, but I do lots of programming at work for a 3d graphics product and we utilitze GIS data, so I find myself doing programming with GIS but not really using the tools (similar to what @RonPhillips was saying - Ron… I’m using FWTools / GDAL in my GIS programming… how about you?)
Welcome again. It’s fun to come up with new ideas of things cut and engrave and then share them with a community of folks that appreciate them!
Hello @RonPhillips ! That would be me? How are you? Sounds like a cool project! I bought the X Carve to expand on my woodworking.
Thanks again for your help on that web app! That’s been a few years huh? I have since been using a lot more python and have been using a web application called Geocortex to consume and present my web services as well as building GIS workflows.
@FrankGraffagnino have you tried to transform any terrain data into a cnc toolpath? If read a lot about it online and seen an example in these forums I believe.
That looks awesome! This is definitely something I would like to explore doing! I have a few ideas of how to bring in public data to a GIS program and manipulate it for use on the CNC. Can’t wait! Still waiting on those stepper motors to ship lol.