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Offline Darren

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Webcam tool
« on: November 12, 2008, 03:26:24 PM »
Has anyone seen this?

Can't decide if it's a useful  thing or not, it's pretty cool though all the same

This is the product
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lathe-Milling-Tool-Setup-Software_W0QQitemZ270301800445QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item270301800445&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A3|65%3A10|39%3A1|240%3A1318


This is what it does
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=richieT737&view=videos


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Re: Webcam tool
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 04:04:51 PM »
Darren,

This is my opinion only. I can't see wasting money on something like that. To me it's just another electronic thing that can break and cost an arm and leg to get repaired. As I said it's only my opinion and it don't count for much. :jaw:

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Re: Webcam tool
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 04:11:31 PM »
In truth I can't see that it does anything that you should be able to do manually? If you can't then you shouldn't be machining anyway.

I was just wondering if I was missing something about this little tool, but I guess not?

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Re: Webcam tool
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 12:06:28 AM »
If you want to build your own optical centering camera go here:
http://www.miketreth.mistral.co.uk/centrecam.htm

These are not uncommon in large CNC shops and can be rather handy in speeding up set ups where time is money. 

The shop built version looks to be interesting for the tinkerer in all of us. :dremel:
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Re: Webcam tool
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 12:22:22 AM »
I have thought about building on for giggles... That and they make it easier to remove those metal splinters!

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