Learning to Run a CNC Is A Valuable Lesson in Life
Many consumers expect their fast food meals to be "happy" ones. They expect their vitamins and medicines to be chewable and taste like candy. They expect to be able to choose between at least five different kinds of the same thing whether cornflakes or paper towels.
They have been conditioned by retailers to believe they are always right when in human experience no one is always right, some are never right, and most are usually wrong. As a result, when confronted with a reality that does not conform to their expectations, they melt into thermonuclear puddles of fussing and complaining.
Is there hope? Is there a cure for this cultural malaise? Yes, it’s as simple as buying a CNC Router Kit from BobsCNC.
"You’ve got to be kidding?"
No, I’m not and I’ll tell you why.
Assembling your own CNC Router and then learning how to make it run teaches and reinforces important life lessons.
Lesson One: Read and Follow the Directions in the Assembly Manual. When a machine is properly assembled it will cut and carve consistently and accurately to within .002 to .004 inch of a design. If the machine does not function correctly the problem can usually be traced to an oversight in the assembly process, a reinforcement of lesson one.
Lesson Two: Complex Tasks are Generally Difficult and Require Hard Work. A CNC is not a machine you pop out of a box, plug in, and with a push of a button begin creating masterpieces. The abbreviation, CNC, stands for Computer Numeric Control. Without delving into the evolution of CNC technology, suffice it to say CNCs require an understanding of number lines, axes (as in X, Y, and Z), and 2D and 3D geometry along with a fundamental grasp of Computer-Aided Design and Machining (CAD/CAM).
Lesson Three: In the world of computer technology there’s a concept abbreviated, G.I.G.O. which stands for “garbage-in, garbage-out”. Amazingly, life works the same way, you only get out of life what you are willing to put into it. This requires a healthy measure of stick-to-itiveness (sometimes mistaken for stubbornness).These are the lessons that great minds throughout the ages have understood and practiced. Buy a CNC Router from BobsCNC and “Unleash Your Creativity.”