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Revision as of 16:20, 7 July 2013


We have forums set up here.

Most questions should be posted there. Hopefully the answers to your question will help someone in the future.

Google Group

Initially, a ShapeOko Google group was used for discussion. it has now been archived in favor of the forums.

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Web Sites

There is an effort to get a Fabrication & Manufacturing area going on StackExchange, but it needs another 132 people to commit as of 8 July 2013.

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Build logs are the open source equivalent of the research notebook. You basically document the progress of a project, but it can be so much more. You can collaborate with others, get feedback, have people review your work. Often feedback can save you from mistakes already made by others.

The site and forum are run by Barton Dring, whom we can thank for MakerSlide.

Dank Nice info on installing GRBL

cncprogramming.martinchick.com End Mill Speed & Feed Calculator
Search for ShapeOko on Thingiverse There's a wide variety of contributed files for upgrades, components and convenience items available.
Search for ShapeOko on Trimble 3D Warehouse There's a wide variety of contributed files for upgrades, components and a complete machine:
CNC Mentor Blog site with a variety of articles under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
DXF-Downloads.de (German) Site collecting free DXFs.
GrabCAD Large site w/ a vast collection of CAD files to download.
CNC milling guide from Melbourne hackerspace Concise overview of milling.
Online G-Code commenter Useful to learn G-code.
Guerrilla guide to CNC machining, mold making, and resin casting
http://www.craftsmanspace.com/free-software/free-cam-software.html List of software. Other pages are interesting, w/ an extensive list of books by topic from archive.org

http://www.cnc4free.org/ List of links and files

http://www.newport.com/Motion-Basics-and-Standards/140230/1033/content.aspx Motion Basics and Standards by the Newport Corporation.


GitHub is an opensource development collaboration site which is used to house the source files for the ShapeOko project.

Inventor's Links

YouTube Channel

Edward's channel on YouTube

Other ShapeOko YouTube videos.

Edward's Blog



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