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7th grade project


That is so cool to hear. What an amazing thing the community has created…and what a cool school project. Way to help him along, but also let him do his own thing and learn. Totally awesome! Thanks for keeping us in the loop about how it is going.


of course. that would be great!


When I am uploading the arduino code I keep on getting.

avrdude: stk500v2_ReceiveMessage(): timeout
avrdude: stk500v2_getsync(): timeout communicating with programmer
the selected serial port avrdude: stk500v2_getsync(): timeout communicating with programmer does not exist or your board is not connected

This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
option enabled in File -> Preferences.


never mind it is working


Hmm that means it cant find the board…are you sure that the right COM port is selected? Try plugging in and unplugging the board to see if the COM port appears and disappears in the Arduino IDE


After the Maslow cut the all of the sled except for the holes on the sled it stopped started over. When I looked in the g-code noticed that the holes there were non-existent in the g-code. I went back to maker cam and added it back in but when I cut it this morning It was not aligned with the countersink for the holes that the Maslow had cut last night. Should I just drill the holes manuly? Does anyone have any suggestions?


That’s annoying that the drill ops didn’t show in the G-code. You can lay out your hole locations and drill them out in the correct location. I did this myself when I first ran my machine. I would use my cutter to mark the centerpoint of the hole. I only got more comfortable with drill operations recently.


I would just drill them by hand. Getting something perfectly aligned to an earlier cut can be really tricky.

GC should load new files in the same position as the old one so if you still have MakerCAM open you can make changes to the file and load it in the exact same spot, but once MakerCAM is closed it’s tough to get the alignment right.


I had maker cam open and already did that but it was still misalighned. I will just drill by hand.



I have been trying to re calibrate my cnc but when I do the sample cut to find measurements the gears keep on slipping is there any way to make it not slip?


please see the other topic that you posted this question in


How long should it take to cut the first sled?


Hi Onif,

I think mine took around 30 min.

Thank you


I can’t select the port for my arduino.


The windows store version is not currently working with the serial ports, you will have to use either the windows installer or the zip file that can be downloaded on this site.


Sorry I was using my school account before. This is my thread. I installed from the windows installer but it’s still grayed out. Am I supposed to use Arduino or Arduino IDE?


arduino ide.
did you uninstall the windows store version first?


no. I will try that know


if that still doesn’t work, try using a different usb port


It did not work. I only have one usb 2.0 port on my laptop the rest are 3.0.