I’m a big believer in the value of digital fabrication, not only in empowering Makers, but also educating. CNC is a perfect trojan horse for learning fundamentals of material science, physics, and programming. Why CNC is such a niche market compared to 3D printing is beyond me. Well… actually, I have ideas why. Learning to use a CNC can be a daunting process filled with new terms and techniques. But like 3D printing, CNC milling systems are maturing, and the barriers to entry are falling. People ARE interested, but don’t know where to start.
And so, I felt compelled to put together some basic knowledge in a rapidly digestible format. Because I know if I were know if I were in your shoes, I wouldn’t want to sit around and listen to some bloke drone on and on about basic skills for 20 minutes. I’m hoping that not only will this video series cut through peoples short attention spans, but also push them over the “hump of hesitation” about getting started with CNC.
I’ve put together 4 episodes that I hope will address the core of peoples’ uncertainties about CNC:
1) Why CNC? What makes it awesome?
2) What exactly is a CNC?
3) How do you use a CNC (software)?
4) How do you use a CNC (hardware)?
If you’re on the fence about CNC-ownership, I hope you’ll give me a couple minutes of your time to try and convince you that it’s a technique that’s well within your grasp.