Re: 77th Birthday Present
I'd like to wish you a belated Happy Birthday!
Similar story - my wife bought me a 3D printer for my 80th birthday. I will warn you - it becomes addictive. My first print was a power-pole adapter for my FT-817, next a case for the raspberry PI doing fldigi duty.
Mine is only a printer so I have just had to learn solid design/ 3d cad stuff and the slicers to make the printer go. You will probably be looking at several varieties of software for design and control of the engraver and CNC as well.
Then, if you are like me, you start lusting after bigger, faster, multi extruder, multi-color etc. You have just started an interesting journey - enjoy!
Ray W9EUM (former W0PFO)
On 4/8/19 3:28 PM, Jim Sheldon wrote:
Some of you that attended OzarkCon this year and spoke with me may have heard the story of my wonderful wife getting me a 3D printer for my birthday which was a day before OzarkCon started (April 4th). It was supposed to be delivered today, but thanks to FedEx disregarding the specific delivery date, it was delivered Saturday while we were away. Thanks to my neighbor who intercepted the FedEx driver and picked up the package for me, it was all safe and sound when we got home yesterday (Sunday) afternoon.