New products: Mini Gerbil and Super Gerbil

Mini Gerbil – The Pocket Rocket for the K40-laser Lead time is approximately Mid December –  January This is our replacement product for the Gerbil we sold over the last year. Customers wanted more speed but also wanted to keep the small foot print and ease of connectivity for a an affordable small price that […]

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XT computers for CNC machining…. really ?

XT computers for CNC machining…. really ? This morning I read an email from the HME, the Home model engine website promoting their member recent posts and I read this: “After completing the Quarter Scale Merlin, I took several months off to work on a number of projects that had piled up around the home […]

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What did we learn during our One day build?

What we learnt during our One day build Today I will share some insights into our adventure while upgrading the cheap Chinese eBay CNC mill “3020”. If you haven’t watched the YouTube video then you can watch it here https://youtu.be/G_9dc0BAf0M The morning started for me at 7am and I was quiet nervous about the challenge. It […]

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Basic steps to debug a k40 controller set up

Debugging the K40 controller set up consists of a few steps which are easy to follow. Comms Motion Limit stops Laser power You probably need: a small Philips screw driver for the screw terminals, a simple multi-meter and some gummy bears. First we need to test whether the board communicates with your computer. Best way […]

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Programming the PWM registers explained

Introduction The biggest advantage of the GBRL controller based on the 328PB chip is it’s ability to produce 16 bits PWM at various frequencies. However to harness that feature you need to understand how to program it. The problem of understanding and programming the 328PB lays in it’s multiplexed structure. There are not enough registers […]

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The Kickstarter funds are in!

Hi Backers, Having now received your pledges from Kickstarter, we’re all stations go ! We’ve already placed orders with the various suppliers for Gerbil components, and some of the first pro-pack reward components have already express shipped to our fulfillment centre at Skyzer Technologies Australia. Planning is underway with Skyzer to integrate, test and ship the rewards […]

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