Is anyone using a CNC mill to make PCBs? The video linked below shows someone doing this on a small mill with Mach 3. The PCB is certainly not high tech. The parts are all through hole with 0.1 inch lead pitch and it is one side only. Right out of the 1970's but it is exactly what I want to make. More complex PCBs can go to oshpark
Is there a Linux based tool chain? The part I don't see is how to convert Gerber files to g-code files. Then what tools work best? I think three are needed tiny end mill to route copper, Tiny spiral mill for cutting the PCB all the way through and a few micro side drill bits for the through holes. BTW it seems like the guy in the video could have saved a lot of time by using a (fake) ground plane that flooded all the empty space. No need to mill all that copper away. https://youtu.be/xM8sTEw3OLQ?t=5m41s -- Chris Albertson Redondo Beach, California -- website: http://www.machinekit.io blog: http://blog.machinekit.io github: https://github.com/machinekit --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Machinekit" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to machinekit+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/machinekit. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.