better to say, how they program tool path?
do they use slicing software (cura, etc) , i do not believe so?? but who
knows maybe

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 1:28 PM, a k <> wrote:

> how they did that ?
> small cube is my.
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 7:42 PM, Gene Heskett <>
> wrote:
>> On Sunday 11 March 2018 15:57:59 Chris Albertson wrote:
>> > On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 12:28 PM, a k <> wrote:
>> > > I already talk about why I can not use slicing program .
>> >
>> > I missed.  Maybe you can re-post.
>> >
>> > > If one can do change to existing slicing software then I am
>> > > interesting to talk.
>> >
>> > Of course software can be changed.   It is just a text file you can
>> > edit.   The key is having EXACT testable requirements.  Software
>> > projects typically fail when the goal can't be clearly stated.
>> >
>> >
>> > One way to state the problem and a proposed solution is to make a most
>> > simple part possible.    If the machine is a 3D printer this simplest
>> > part might be to draw one line of plastic one nozzle width wide and 1
>> > mm long directly on the base place.  It would be a tiny part 1mm long
>> > by 0.4mm wide and 0.2mm tall.  The code file would have about 3 or 4
>> > lines after a standard "boiler plate".
>> >
>> > Don't do exactly that, but if you do start with a very trivial example
>> > the entire g-code fits in a short email.
>> >
>> > The other problem is a procedural.   Each email lacks the context of
>> > there discussion few people will remember details for days able if
>> > they read 100 emails a day.  For example I'm reading/wrinting about
>> > design of a human-like hand and the cost of linear actuators, about
>> > ball bearing design and a software project.  and a few other things.
>> > I suspect everyone has multiple projects that move slow.
>> >
>> > Maybe the best thing you can do is explain the machine you have and
>> > the problem to be solved and a method for determining of a proposed
>> > solution solves the problem.    Perhaps place this on a web page so
>> > you don't have to re-write this 100 times.
>> Along about now also seems to be a good place to explain how free
>> software works.
>> Suppose programer A has an itch, so he writes a piece of code that
>> scratches his itch, and is currently makeing 4000 of this itch scratcher
>> a day.  His itch has been scratched, but your itch isn't in the same
>> place, so while his solution is similar, he'll have to modify that code
>> in order to scratch your itch. But he is a working man, and to rewrite
>> his code to scratch your itch, he'll have to stop whatever he is doing,
>> which is buying his groceries and making the house payments. Generally
>> he is going to expect that this missed income will be replaced by
>> charging you for the time it takes to do this modification. You are not
>> paying for the code, but the coders time. This makes all the difference
>> in the GPL world. This modified code is also subject to the GPL in that
>> if you pass it on to your brother-in-law, the complete src file kit must
>> be made available to anyone who has a copy of the executable that came
>> from you.
>> There are probably 20+ people on this list who could handle this, (and
>> I'm not one of them by any means,) but they would want a per diem, all
>> expenses paid and in person access to the machine at X dollars, Dinar,
>> Sheckles, whatever the local monetary unit is called, per hour while
>> they are doing this work if as you claim you aren't able to do it.
>> Thats rather harshly stated. But its as often as not, how free (GPL)
>> software works.
>> Too often I have observed that there are folks with plenty of smarts, but
>> because the code "forest" is not familiar, cannot look and see what its
>> doing, and without that, haven't the comprehension to look at the
>> existing code and follow what its doing. And reaching that understanding
>> will get you to easily seeing a variable that needs changed to get it
>> closer to scratching "your" itch.
>> Often referred to as the TANSTAAFL principle. :)
>> --
>> Cheers, Gene Heskett
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