There is a useful Mach3 plug in that allows a usb microscope to be mounted on your spindle and through your pc screen view you could get a very precise point to set the xy zeros. Anybody figured out how to do this with Mach4?
USB cams are built into Mach4 and yes, that is exactly as bad as it sounds
Check this out:
@brettbond is the person behind this.
Yes yes, I’d be happy to have you guys try it out. More about it here:
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
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:
[Using the Bore Paper Tool]
You can print out paper tools, or even just write directly on your material. The vision software recognizes your handwriting, navigates your Avid machin…