From: Mike Harrison 

What really has e impressed is the parts listing..
I also have a bunch of 6'+ sections of the framing materials
this things is made from, and I'm wondering
if, one I got it working as is.. it would be possibly to
reframe it into a much larger machine fairly easily.

I gotta admit Jason Brown put this bug back in me yesterday..
my mind wandering is all his fault..

To be on kinda of on topic:

  Of course I'd be dedicating a Linux machine to be the 

My stupid question is: Can a piece of crap system run it
separately from what you do design work on easily?
ie: copy file, run process, leave it be?

Mike Harrison  cell: 423.605.6943

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Hmmm, I really want a 3D printer now....oh the racing parts I can prototype....

=============================================================== From: DaWorm ------------------------------------------------------ If it can really produce 0.07mm layers, then I could probably justify buying one for work. The ones we've been looking at are closer to 0.2mm, and for some of the things we do, that's not fine enough. Worm.

=============================================================== From: Jason Brown ------------------------------------------------------ Actually running the gcode on things like this is pretty easy, most 3d printers use an arduino based board for managing all the motors and such. Mine can (or will be able to soon) print on it's own with gcode files from an SD card. Currently I have my eee-pc sending the gcode to the arduino (RAMBO Board) and controlled via VNC. Ordering a webcam next week to record and stream the print process. --Jason

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ I'm cleaning out the garage as soon as it is warm enough (I really really hate cold hands) and have a couple of projects in mind that might turn one of these it a real asset. And if I can run it from a little Atom based netbook running Linux, it'll be an easy thing to get dedicated to that. I've got to fix my lathe, I ate a drive cog and belt by being impatient, but it's time to either get everything back online, or sell it all. It's 2013, I just created a C Corp to do some things and it needs some expenses/losses... Oh yeah, it has to MAKE money first.. But hey... it gives me incentive. Laughing. Wish I had never sold to a local polyurethane company... Oh well..