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Paper Tools: a visual system to CNC with Mach 4
« on: August 14, 2023, 12:38:33 PM »
I wrote about this project last April:

And now I’m ready to have a few more people try out the software which you can download from [www.papertools.ai](http://www.papertools.ai/)

Here’s a quick video to give you an idea of how with just a piece of paper, you can create holes in your material right where you show the video camera:

You can print out paper tools, or even just write directly on your material. The vision software recognizes your handwriting, navigates your Avid machine to determine the exact position of the visual targets and generates GCode for Slots, Bores, Pockets, Drills. You can also bring your own GCode to work with any CAD model you make.

Some “Paper Tools” I’ve created include a bowtie template, a hole saw kit, and coming soon a lettering cut-out and engraving package. Next up: a full interface to design Paper Tools in Fusion360 and place them directly on your material.

Lemme know what you think!!