The Hell Ya Beller Fun with hot, pointy, sharp, and caustic stuff.

13May/100

Not much to look at.

The screenshot below doesn't look like much but represents way too much work.

I recently finished my probe.  Here's a shot of it mounted on the router

After getting the probe to work.  I ran gridprobe.ngc from the example files that come with emc2.  The file can be edited to control the range of the scan and the size of each incremental step.   I set up the file to probe the surface of the router at 1 inch increments in both the X and Y direction.  The output of the scan is a list of XYZ coordinates in an ASCII file.

This Guy has a couple scripts for blender that are very handy.  One imports a CSV file and the other 'skins' the resulting point cloud by creating faces for the vertices.

The output from the scan had to be edited into a CSV but that was easy.  After experimenting with the settings for the skinning script I had a mesh which I exported to an .STL file and brought into HeeksCAD.  Voila.  A perfect scan of an almost flat surface.

Next up:  Try it with something more interesting.

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