Tag Archives: emc2

Setting Up the micRo CNC Router for the First Time

This topic is specifically related to someone who used their own computer, but it applies also to any micRo bot as the setup is pretty much the same. If you bought the Syncro computer, you can skip the file copying part because Lumenlab already set this up.

You probably would have already opened the box and drooled over the awesomeness of your router before the delivery personnel drove off. The first step is taking everything out of the box and making sure there is no visual damage. Sadly, some damage may be “internal”, and you might not discover it until you’ve scratched your head in the next steps. :) Have no fear, Lumenlab will help you fix any problems.
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A Quick Image to Gcode Tutorial Using EMC2

Start with this document: EMC2 User Manual (PDF) – Check out chapter 22.

micRoWhen I say quick, I mean lightning fast quick. The video accompanying this is about 4 minutes long. I used GIMP in Ubuntu 8.04 to make some lettering. It simply says, “micRo”.  I used sans bold font and made it fit in a 1.5″ x 7″ area. I cropped the image and saved it under a .png file.
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