Support for OpenSCAD

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jkeegan
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Support for OpenSCAD

Post by jkeegan » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:42 am

OpenSCAD is an open source tool that allows for programmatic creation of 3D shapes for 3D printing, using constructive solid geometry and a variety of primitive types.

It is exactly the kind of application that your product was designed for. Since it's open source and built by hobbiests, there won't be any companies coming along to fund any development, but OpenSCAD support would absolutely without question sell more 3DConnexion products..

http://www.openscad.org/

In the 3D printing world, OpenSCAD is now far more popular than Blender.

Please add support. Low hanging fruit that will bring you a tsunami of new customers.

..Jeff Keegan
jkeegan@keegan.org
(who just bought a space mouse pro, but still remembers the old SpaceTec / SpaceBall days in Wannalancit Mills in Lowell)

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Re: Support for OpenSCAD

Post by jwick » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:49 am

jkeegan wrote:(who just bought a space mouse pro, but still remembers the old SpaceTec / SpaceBall days in Wannalancit Mills in Lowell)
You were next door at Carberry? You guys had the BEST furniture!

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Re: Support for OpenSCAD

Post by jkeegan » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:18 am

I was! Yeah I remember Pat had bought the partitions at some yard sale in Canada or something but we didn't have the hardware to connect the panels, so we used twist-ties and boxes to keep it all together. :) Those ancient Wannalancit floors from didn't help much either. :)

Glad to see there are still people around from back then!

donbright
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Re: Support for OpenSCAD

Post by donbright » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:46 pm

Hello

I am a volunteer programmer on OpenSCAD ( https://github.com/openscad/openscad/gr ... ntributors )

If someone wants to donate a device to me, I will write support for OpenSCAD.

stefanharjes
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Re: Support for OpenSCAD

Post by stefanharjes » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:07 pm

@donbright are you using linux?

jkeegan
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Re: Support for OpenSCAD

Post by jkeegan » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:50 am

Ping..

OpenSCAD has been accepted into Google Summer of Code 2014:

http://www.openscad.org/news.html#20140224

I just suggested that they entice someone to offer to create a SpaceMouse Pro driver:

http://rocklinux.net/pipermail/openscad ... 06770.html

If there was ever a time to jump on this, now is it. Please consider either making it possible for someone to write a driver for OpenSCAD, or do it yourselves.

..Jeff Keegan
jkeegan@ll.mit.edu
jkeegan@keegan.org

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Re: Support for OpenSCAD

Post by donbright » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:56 pm

stefanharjes wrote:@donbright are you using linux?
i am using linux and windows 7.

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Re: Support for OpenSCAD

Post by 3dglasses » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:51 am

someone please donate a device to donbright so he can make this happen and write support for OpenSCAD!! I am just a beginner in openscad, but if this doesn't happen soon I will attempt to do this myself!

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Re: Support for OpenSCAD

Post by greyltc » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:25 am

Hi @donbright, I don't have a mouse to donate, but I do have one. I'd be happy to test any efforts you might make to add support.
FreeCAD includes 3Dconnexion mouse support.
Maybe it wouldn't be a lot of effort to borrow from them?: https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/blob ... tAware.cpp

ceri
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Re: Support for OpenSCAD

Post by ceri » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:23 am

Hi all,
I have just published a reasonably crude, but working OpenSCAD driver for the space mouse.

check out:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1759635

Hope you enjoy

Ceri

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Re: Support for OpenSCAD

Post by jkeegan » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:39 am

Excellent! Any chance of getting source code?
I'd love to run this on MacOSX.
Also, work frowns on downloading random .EXEs from the internet and just running them.

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Re: Support for OpenSCAD

Post by ceri » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:07 pm

I have added the functional block to thingyvers...
Enjoy

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