Published: 23-08-2016
(Not quite finished) A quick look at what the prototype design and workshop apps are currently able to do. Discusses problems and improvements.
Published: 14-07-2016
A recap on makeit's architecture and layout. Just a reference for any confusion. Also looks and how to simplify the modular layout for home use.
Published: 13-07-2016
Figuring out how to store data for the makeit project. Looks at how to use git programmatically with libgit2 and nodegit.
Published: 05-07-2016
Get started with a bit of testing. Goes over setting up and using Mocha + Chai for some in-browser tests.
Published: 04-07-2016
Here the functionality of the full blown design app is discussed. It now includes javascript panels and the makeit-processor library.
Published: 15-06-2016
Updating the design app interface so javascript can be used directly to generate code, rather than in a separate program.
Published: 10-06-2016
Programatically milling profiles. Looking at: Geometry generation of profiles, which consist of arcs and lines. An offsetting algorithm for transforming the profiles. Generating G-code and rendering it to SVG.
Published: 06-06-2016
Programatically milling holes. Takes a look at generating hole geometry and converting it to G-code for milling. This method uses helical ramping and a spiralling motion.
Published: 26-04-2016
Very rough start on the Design App prototype. The general stack and layout are described. Goes on to create a simple G-code renderer.
Published: 10-04-2016
Very rough start on the Workshop App. Looks at handling communication as well as the layout. A prototype is produced.
Published: 02-04-2016
Some more in detail thoughts on the architecture. How to run shared code safely and control the CNC machine.