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Max The Magnificent
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Re: 3D Cad vs "HDL"
Max The Magnificent   4/3/2014 10:07:15 AM
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@AlWilliams: OpenSCAD does a credible job. If you look at Thingiverse's customizer, for example, you can find designs that let you tweak key parameters and get a custom object out which is a great example of what I'm talking about.

Very interesting -- thanks for sharing -- I'll look into that

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Re: Looks Nice!
Max The Magnificent   4/3/2014 10:05:32 AM
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@Etmax: I have to say Willie did amazing work.

He's worth every penny I didn't pay him LOL

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Re: Looks Nice!
Max The Magnificent   4/3/2014 10:04:35 AM
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@Etmax: Now spare a thought for the amazing people that did all of this with a slide rule and some graph paper :-)

I agree. One thing that this projec has made me very aware of is just how difficult it is to pull an entire system together including the enclosure and HMI (in the form of switches and meters in my case :-)

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Re: Looks Nice!
Etmax   4/2/2014 8:54:00 PM
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I know the difficulty of modelling switches, I have to say Willie did amazing work. The whole thing looks fantastic.

Now spare a thought for the amazing people that did all of this with a slide rule and some graph paper :-)

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3D Cad vs "HDL"
AlWilliams   4/1/2014 7:51:20 AM
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You mentioned the learning curve with DesignSpark. When I first started doing FPGAs I thought "I don't need these silly HDLs, I'll just draw schematics!" Then I realized that 30 minutes drawing a 7 segment decoder in gates reduced to 2 minutes of writing Verilog and I switched.

I've gone the same way with 3D CAD. It is seductive to drag and drop graphically, but for things like I do (front panel layouts, etc.) describing it programatically is the way to go. OpenSCAD does a credible job. If you look at Thingiverse's customizer, for example, you can find designs that let you tweak key parameters and get a custom object out which is a great example of what I'm talking about.

 

http://www.openscad.org/

http://www.amazon.com/OpenSCAD-3D-Printing-Al-Williams-ebook/dp/B00I6K19OM

Think of it as the HDL of 3D CAD.

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Should I mention...
tom-ii   3/31/2014 1:59:38 PM
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...  that I've been busy learning Solidworks lately?  I even have a page on GrabCAD, now...

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Re: Inamorata Prognostication Engine
Max The Magnificent   3/30/2014 12:32:48 PM
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@sanjib: Hope to see it up and running soon

Me too! LOL

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Re: Looks Nice!
Max The Magnificent   3/30/2014 12:31:14 PM
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@aeroengineer: I love the look.

Thanks Adam -- it is looking rather cool -- I'll be showing more pics at EE Live!

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Inamorata Prognostication Engine
Sanjib.A   3/30/2014 3:24:24 AM
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@Max: Great progress!! :) Following your columns on your "Inamorata Prognostication Engine"; Hope to see it up and running soon!! All the best!!

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Re: fast shipping
Susan Rambo   3/29/2014 2:47:29 PM
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Just in time shipping, or something like that. Nice job, Max, on the project.

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