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Cricut Expressions 2 to ESP32 GRBL Control

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by MattR, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. MattR

    MattR New
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    MattR published a new build:

    Read more about this build...
     
  2. Anthony Bolgar

    Anthony Bolgar Journeyman
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    Well done!
     
  3. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
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    Great hack!
    You may want to take a look at the OpenBuilds CAM software and see if that helps with your drag knife. (attached a pic so you can see it in the menu)
    Thanks for the share and nice job brother :thumbsup:
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  4. MaryD

    MaryD OpenBuilds Team
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    Great hack. May try this on my Cricut!
     
  5. MattR

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    Thank you everyone! I will definitely try the OpenBuilds CAM software.
     
  6. Anthony Bolgar

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    And then you would have built you first project finally! :)
     
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    Good job my friend . I have 3 cricut expression , I´ll try to do the same, thank you so much for show us your project.
     
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    @MaryD sorry for being off topic. Wanted to ask you how happy are you with your cricut and would you recommend it for a newbie.

    I'm looking for a desktop cutting machine. And I'm clueless which would be the best for me.

    Maybe you can help me out a bit. So far what I got is this. Cricut has a horrible support is this true? I've read it on another forum. Secondly there's almost no decent review out there because it's just hype.

    I've managed to find a blog that seems to be legit. The blogger is almost doing a hatchet job with the machine but it's entertaining. Here's what put me on the fence cricut maker vs silhouette cameo 3. Is it this bad or she's exaggerating?

    Did cricut fix the online only issue? What about having access to 100+ materials would that help me or hinder me. Any tips are welcome.
     
  9. MaryD

    MaryD OpenBuilds Team
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    My cricut is older. Lacks the flexibility of creating your own designs. I have to buy cartridges for graphics. Looking at the link provided the Auto Blade would be a nice feature. I have wasted time and materials in the past trying to get the cut rate and depth correct.

    The downside to all of these is that they need constant care and feeding ie: replacement blades, mats. The results can be amazing.

    Let me know what you decide!
     
  10. MattR

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    If I were buying a machine that I expected to just work out of the box, is go for one of the us cutter models that include surecuts. The workflow I use now is fine for me but my spouse refuses to learn it... But when we used a different cutter and surecuts (or sure cuts a lot, I forget) it was super easy to use.

    I would never buy a cricut unless I was going to hack it due to their business decisions.
     

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