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  1. Thread: F1 in Schools

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    Those came with the setup CD at one point, but...

    Those came with the setup CD at one point, but when we got our machine those files where no longer on the USB. I contacted support and they found the files and sent them to me. If you have trouble...
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    Wow... that sounds amazing! And what a cool...

    Wow... that sounds amazing! And what a cool project.
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    Would love to see this. F.360 is the official 'go...

    Would love to see this. F.360 is the official 'go to' program for PLTW-CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) - we're adding that next year. Would be nice to see you perspective!
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    Missed this part - sorry. We are using the...

    Missed this part - sorry.

    We are using the Flashforge Creator Pro 3D printer for the airfoil (wings) and the wheels. To get the best performance you'll want to use some form of plastic - either...
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    That is exactly what we are doing this week and...

    That is exactly what we are doing this week and next! We are running our school-level races the second week of May - so we are doing most of the milling now.

    I've in MAD love with my Shopbot...
  6. Thread: New to Shopbot

    by Savoy
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    Nice tip on OpenDesk... very cool. We're using...

    Nice tip on OpenDesk... very cool.

    We're using Aspire 8 for about a year now - love'n it. For modeling, we are using AutoDesk Inventor.

    Good luck with your projects!
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    Thanks for all the tips... I've learned a lot...

    Thanks for all the tips... I've learned a lot about the indexer and have thought of a lot of cool future projects to use with it, but I'm going to go with two-sided milling for this project. I've...
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    Thanks for the tips Gary. I'm going to have to...

    Thanks for the tips Gary.

    I'm going to have to use 2-sided through Aspire. I have what comes with the shopbot and a full copy of Aspire 8 so I'm going to try and pull it off with that.

    An...
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    Yep... have the body modeled in AutoDesk Inventor...

    Yep... have the body modeled in AutoDesk Inventor which I can bring into Aspire as a model. I'll see if I can fine a way to upload the files here so you can see it the actual model. Here is a screen...
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    That is what I'm hoping (having the indexer do...

    That is what I'm hoping (having the indexer do most of the work) - I'm using Aspire 8.
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    ... Humm, its been a few days, not looking too...

    ... Humm, its been a few days, not looking too good for us to use the indexer.
    I'm still researching though - any tips are appreciated!

    - Savoy/Les
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    F1 In School and Indexer

    I'm a teacher (Project Lead the Way - Intro to Engineering) using F1 in Schools - CO2 cars - projects in my course.

    I have the Shobot Desktop use use for TONS of different projects but I haven't...
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    Quick start - Engineering and Robotics!

    We'll thanks for the help here (and on the Aspire forums)... we had NO CNC experience at all, and got our Shopbot Desktop arrive a few months ago after this year's robotics season. We decided in...
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    Thanks for the tips - going to use them! I...

    Thanks for the tips - going to use them!

    I found these to websites really helpful, one for explaining types and kinds of hardwoods, the other for plastics and the like....
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    Materials "quick start" guide? :)

    We've been having a great time getting started with our SP desktop, and have finished a couple of projects now. Great fun! and not hear as scary a learning process as we first thought - bty Thanks TJ...
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