Welcome to the Raising Awesome Website. We are a 10+ year father and son Maker team. Here you can find
all our projects from various contests, magazines, and Youtube channels. Check out our daily tips
and highlights just below.
A CNC User Interface for Arduino Uno GRBL controllers and 3018 CNC machines.
There are a lot of options out there for a CNC User Interface. Most are crazy expensive. One thing they all have in common: they are all uber conservative on what they let you do at the steering wheel. You can only jog your CNC in fixed increments. GRBL alarms need manually cleared
even when its the obvious only choice. They can scratch your stock when you forget and leave the bit. I want a smart digital 3D twin of my grid with WASD gamer controls. I really don't even
want to touch the mouse. I just want to steer it in and hit a button and out carves a shape of choice - or a canned gcode block from the side bar for fast placement
So, we are making one. It's a Unity C# driven digital twin designed for GRBL. Your input is sent to GRBL and the position is fed back to the digital twin to stay visually in sync. If you have a CNC Laser or Wood Engraver, stay tuned. If not, check out our Laser GRBL project to build one.
Click here to read more and get the download.
These are general blogs to help you do what we do - and help us remember what we did to do it again.
Sometimes you need to see the stuff that is being sent behind the scenes in the Request Headers. These are text variables passed as part of the header of the hyper text transfer protocol (aka HTTP).
This is a head-to-toe instructions on how to set up your own free web server hosted on Amazon Web Services running on .Net Core 5.
After miles of research we finally found the one-liner it takes to stream one's Raspberry Pi to YouTube.
People love their phones. So, if you can have the user interface (UI) of your Maker project be their phone, do it. It also makes your project less expensive and with less parts to troubleshoot and maintain. This guide takes you through setting up the Pi as an ad hoc Wi Fi module so one can connecct. It then provides a simple web server example to serve as the interface.
Now that ASP.Net Core can run on Linux - often it is running under a reverse proxy from a web server like Apache. So, the default references to a users IP return the local IP of the Apache server. This makes for a very hard Google to figure out. Luckily, we nailed it, finally.
If you are having trouble getting PC games to consistently work with Microsoft Game Pass Ultimate, this might be the trick.