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Let's take a trip down memory lane, and go through some Commodore history, with the visual aid of my personal collection of Commodore computers. VIC20, C64, C128, Plus/4, Amiga and more is on the menu - enjoy.

Christian Fracassi of Isinnova has stepped up and helped Italian hospitals as they started running out of essentials supplies for respirators / ventilators during the current Corona virus / COVID-19 crisis. He helped reverse engineer and 3D print replacement valves for the equipment, and later Lonati SpA helped out as well with more advanced 3D printing techniques.

https://www.3dprintingmedia.network/covid-19-3d-printed-valve-for-reanimation-device/

I missed the train on The C64 from Retrogames due to it arriving late from Amazon, but here are my thoughts on it anyway.

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I have been toying around adding WiFi to my CNC 3018 Pro with the help of an ESP8266 since my last video. This is merely a proof of concept, but it show it's definently possible for cheap! And this could be expanded to pretty much anything that has a serial connection, such as CNCs, 3D printers, anything Arduino controlled, etc.

You can get the ESP-Link software from Jeelabs here: https://github.com/jeelabs/esp-link

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I wanted to take a closer look at the mainboard and controller for the CNC 3018 Pro. It's running a standard Mega328P chip, and seems to just take gcode commands via serial from the controller board - but what if we replaced the controller with an ESP8266 and controlled it over WiFi?

Here is the one I bought - "Vogvigo CNC Machine Kit CNC 3018 Upgraded Pro Grbl Control Router Kit Wood Router Engraver 3 Axis Plastic Acrylic PVC Wood Carving Milling Engraving Machine"
https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07MCTLW7V

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So I got myself a new toy for my birthday - the CNC 3018 Pro - CNC engraver/router/milling machine. I consider it the next logical step ip from 3D printing, and will make a fun project for the home lab.

Here is the one I bought - "Vogvigo CNC Machine Kit CNC 3018 Upgraded Pro Grbl Control Router Kit Wood Router Engraver 3 Axis Plastic Acrylic PVC Wood Carving Milling Engraving Machine"

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