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TORCAM CNC mill comes alive with Easel/GRBL

  For those not following along, I’m helping revive some long-unused CNC machine tools at our awesome local high school, Sir John A. MacDonald in Waterloo, Ontario Canada…

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Refitting a TORCAM CNC lathe controller

It’s been an interesting three weeks since Part 2 (and before that, Part 1) of this project to reverse engineer and make operational a twenty year old CNC lathe and mill at my favourite local high school. If you like … Continue reading

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Reverse engineering a TORCAM CNC lathe controller

About a month ago, I connected with Arden’s high school tech teacher to see if we could get the CNC lathe and mill going in SJAM’s shop. It had been inherited from another school and as far as we knew … Continue reading

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Doctorow talked digital freedom at UW

I first became aware of author/blogger/activist Cory Doctorow in the web comic xkcd some time in the previous decade. What a perfect way to learn about someone. I pulled on that thread which got me started reading (since lapsed) the … Continue reading

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High school hacking

A funny thing happened last week on the way to meet-the-teacher night at Sir John A. MacDonald high school (SJAM, as we call it). Speaking with Arden’s tech teacher, Dean Henderson, I asked if his shop had any CNC-enabled machining … Continue reading

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I reverse engineered this 20 year old LED sign fragment and reanimated it with an Arduino Nano. More here. (Jan 2016)   I reverse engineered this TORCAM CNC control box from Sir John A. MacDonald secondary school. Then I constructed … Continue reading

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