I am always trying to listen to hear when my router is done cutting. Can CM trigger a chime or some type of audible notification to signal when the operation is finished?
Carbide Motion does not have that feature at this time, but it’s a frequent request.
@CNCInspiration I love that your enclosure is so soundproof that you can’t hear that the cutting has ended, well done!
My washing machine chimes, my stove, the fridge, dishwasher, etc… Why not my Shapeoko?
Maybe hang a doorbell at the top of the Z ?
Maybe I should wear the bell to warn the Shapeoko when I am coming… I prefer a Cowbell though. More Cowbell…
This is where the BitRunner is a plus. It will turn the Router off when complete. (audible notification)
I don’t actually think this is so great an idea (I know many will disagree) - don’t let your machine run unattended. You need to be able to intervene immediately if something goes sideways.
I have seen those videos, yikes!
Office is about 10 feet from my workshop. Currently installing cameras on everything plus I have smoke detectors in all the enclosures and throughout the workshop. Also fire extinguishers on hand. Also have Bit runners, I never hooked them up yet. Did not realize they had audible notifications.
Just got done with a 35 hour carve, which is very common for me. I could never hover over the machines the whole time.
I do use bolt down clamps, and do my best to make sure my work pieces are rock solid secure.
Often when I am finishing up projects with low pressure relatively quiet finishing toolpaths, it is hard to tell when the router is idle or in operation, which is where a chime would help me out.
I’d really like to see what a 35 hour carve looks like. Please post?
I feel like I am being baited here lol. these pieces are really not ready to be shown but…
2 sided operation 20x6x1/2 with 1/2 dowels, and a 14x8x3/8 single sided cut from 6061 on deck at the same time.
Holy Moly! That is very careful work Max. Of course, I would not be expecting anything else from your good self but it really looks superb. A real inspiration to us noobs and giving us a real target to aim for.
Thank you Jeff, I really enjoy creating unique items especially out of aluminum. I learn something new every project, and refining my methods is very rewarding. The Pro really does a great job with consistent carves, and I can not wait for the HDZ!