Gerber PCB File Merge Multiple File Items Together Using Text Editor – KiCad

First set the data you want to append to an unused layer in KiCad so it is easy to tell apart. Then export with the “Plot” function and open both gerber files. Copy the data area shown in the below image into the file you want as the master. The aperture will most likely conflict… Continue reading Gerber PCB File Merge Multiple File Items Together Using Text Editor – KiCad

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Samsung 960 Evo 1TB SSD Review and testing results on X99 MB with 6800K CPU

These new NVME PCIe SSDs have some amazing speeds (3,200MB/s!!!), the interface is x4 standard PCIe lanes. The Samsung 960 EVO 1TB seems to be the best price/performance point right now for NVME SSDs, with $0.48 per GB as of 12/2016 basically on release day… Keep in mind that if you want to use this… Continue reading Samsung 960 Evo 1TB SSD Review and testing results on X99 MB with 6800K CPU

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Corel Draw Offset Line from Object for Laser Cutting

>Effects > Contour Tool Choose Outside or Inside depending on where you want the offset Choose Offset distance Choose one step Select the existing vector line you want the offset from Click Apply Right click on created contour object > Break Contour Group Apart Delete the interior filled object if desired Remove fill by selecting… Continue reading Corel Draw Offset Line from Object for Laser Cutting

Official Amazon Fire ADB Driver Download – from amazon directly

This text explains the driver and contains the link I re-posted lower down: https://developer.amazon.com/public/resources/development-tools/ide-tools/tech-docs/05-setting-up-your-kindle-fire-tablet-for-testing   Direct link to driver provided by Amazon: https://s3.amazonaws.com/android-sdk-manager/redist/kindle_fire_usb_driver.zip

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Micropython IDE options

uPyIDE http://pythontutor.com/ – not an IDE but great tools to visualize how code is executed http://espcut.com/ – IDE for ESP8266 NodeMCU, Lua and MicropythonIDE for ESP8266 NodeMCU, Lua and Micropython Windows Only 🙁 but provides a file structure viewer of the MicroPython file system through the serial port.     

LaserCAD does not bind to correct network interface

LaserCAD using the network interface is a great way to communicate with your laser cutter. Unfortunately the program seems to choose the wrong interface card on my desktop and there appears to be no way to change this besides disabling all other network adapters and running the program again. https://r1ch.net/projects/forcebindip Download the Zip file install… Continue reading LaserCAD does not bind to correct network interface

Really nice touch enabled image carousel with pinch to zoom

https://github.com/SunboX/ST2_ImageViewer Demo: http://sunbox.github.io/ST2_ImageViewer/demo/ImageCarousel/ Edit – May only work in Chrome – no extensive testing done – but does not start properly in IE or Firefox on windows. Desktop and Android mobile version of Chrome seem to work perfectly.

Apache server-status – Allow localhost only

To prevent wordpress from trying to serve the server-status page local .htaccess file : # BEGIN WordPress RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d # rewrite rule for server-status to prevent 404 error RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/server-status RewriteRule . /index.php [L] # END WordPress To enable local access in… Continue reading Apache server-status – Allow localhost only

STL to 2D SVG file

import STL in FreeCad From the dropdown middle menu select “part” Part – create shape from mesh Select the new shape in the file browser on left Part – Cross section – XY 1.5mm for mine Select the cross section in file browser on left Export – Flattened SVG If your cad file is in STEP… Continue reading STL to 2D SVG file

Autodesk Inventor Subtracting parts

Use the “Combine” tool under the Modify section to subtract or add solid bodies together. If you want to re-orient “derived” parts you must do it by creating an assembly and orienting the part in there, then deriving the assembly, not the original part.