Bantam Tools Blog

Otherplan Public Beta 0.26: Double-Sided PCBs Now Available on Mac and Windows

Posted by Ezra Spier on Mar 31, 2016 8:25:06 AM

It’s here! This month’s Otherplan Public Beta release includes one of the top feature requests from Windows users: support for milling double-sided circuit boards. Download version 0.26 now, or read on for all the details.

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Topics: Windows, Circuit Boards, Otherplan

Otherplan Public Beta 0.22.2

Posted by Sarah Tappon on Nov 19, 2015 3:49:00 PM

It’s been a few weeks since we unveiled the Otherplan Public Beta, and the response has been fantastic. We appreciate all of the feedback and bug reports we’ve received, and we are excited to release our first update today. Otherplan Public Beta 0.22.2 contains a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. Read on for details or download now from the Otherplan Public Beta page.

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Topics: Windows, Software, Announcements, Otherplan

Video: Use FlatCAM to Convert Gerber Files to G-Code

Posted by Owen Smithyman on Oct 16, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Prototyping circuit boards is an important part of product development. Ordering prototypes from a PCB manufacturer is either very slow or very expensive (and still kind of slow). To speed up the process, many people etch boards themselves, which is much faster than ordering them but requires toxic chemicals.

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Topics: How-To, Gerbers, CAM, Tutorials, Windows, Circuit Boards, Videos

Othermill on Windows: Introducing the Otherplan Public Beta

Posted by Ezra Spier on Oct 6, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Ever since we launched the Othermill, there’s been one question we get asked more than any other: How do I use Othermill with Windows? We’ve heard loud and clear that Windows users want a simple, visual, and easy-to-use interface to control the Othermill. And we’re excited to announce that the wait is finally over!

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Topics: Windows, Software, Announcements, Otherplan

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