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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 it has now been archived in favor of the forums.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 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.
Chestnut Pens: Downloads Collection of CNC utility and other programs. (German) Site collecting free DXFs.
50 Digital Wood Joints Creative Commons collection of joints suited for cutting w/ a CNC.
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
Wiki CNCDIY List of software. Other pages are interesting, w/ an extensive list of books by topic from List of links and files Motion Basics and Standards by the Newport Corporation. Computer Sculpture External Links Page --- company also sells software and hardware at a discount. ShapeOko Google Circle/Community.


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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