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Converting an STL file to Gcode to drive a CNC mill or lathe

As mentioned in my blog, "Multipurpose Mini Machine" DAGU wants to develop a low cost CNC machine kit. The models shown here will not be the final product, they are simply what I used for testing the quality of the components.

Part of the kit will be an Arduino compatible controller. Ok, I know, nothing new so far.

This is my first experiment with artificial inteligence using a simple Doodle Bot with a RTC and SD card for extra memory. When I say artificial inteligence I am … Read more
 I recently read two great tutorials from gadget gangster on how to write to and read from SD card. Now this is great if you want to write pre-set text. But … Read more

External Memory Reader

Oi all,

I was finally going to get my RFID chips (I hope... maybe) and I was thinking that I wanted a way to store a database for RFID tags and actions like a database storring the ID number and if they are level 1 allowance or level 2 allaowance, etc. that way I can not only select what I can allow the person to do in a situation, but I can also easilly add people from my computer or phone (if I use Micro SD). 

Basically I want a way to read a txt file from the root of a data storage device - I'd prefer SD but Thumb drive is my next preference.