New web store !

Today we launch SuperGerbil.com, a dedicated store for our range of laser and CNC controllers.  The store sells our laser and CNC controllers and accessories in a standard shopping cart format.  As with Awesome.Tech, local and international shipping is included in the product price. We’ll continue to blog and hold the K40 forum on Awesome.Tech

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Super Gerbil CNC Controller Accuracy Testing

We machined this simple acrylic disc to give us confidence that Super Gerbil was working accurately. It’s time to test the Super Gerbil CNC controller accuracy, so we designed some simple shapes in Fusion 360 and machined from some clear 4.4mm acrylic. First up, a disc with a design diameter of 25.00 mm in Fusion […]

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Super Gerbil CNC Controller Testing

A part of our upcoming toy truck, used as a demonstration of Super Gerbil CNC controller It’s time to put the Super Gerbil CNC Controller pre-production units through their paces with a testing regime that’s included a wide range of activities: Installation – technically correct and user-friendlyConfiguration – technically correct and user-friendlyAll the basic operations – jogging, […]

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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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