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OVERVIEW ======== This is a hacked version of Tim Gipson's awesome mid2cnc code to support the MakerBot Cupcake CNC 3D printer. The gcode file will voice the song in the Z axis only. mid2cnc requies a MIDI file, and I've found that this workflow is effective on OS X 10.5.8, YMMV: 1. Obtain the song you want as a PowerTab guitar tablature file. Search for .ptb or gp4 files using your favorite search engine 2. Use Tablatures or other application to convert tablature file to MIDI file 3. Use mid2cnc to convert MIDI file to gcode file. INSTRUCTIONS ============ Usage: python ./mid2cnc.py midifile gcodefile ppi Example: python ./mid2cnc.py ../man_on_the_silver_mountain/man_on_the_silver_mountain.mid ../man_on_the_silver_mountain/man_on_the_silver_mountain.gcode 800 You may have to experiment with the ppi value to get the song right; 600 is a good place to start. Larger numbers make the pitch lower and the song slower. RESOURCES ========= mid2cnc - http://tim.cexx.org/?p=633 (Also read the mid2cnc_readme.txt file) PowerTab files - http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/ MakerBot Music group - http://groups.google.com/group/makerbotmusic MakerBot Music - http://wiki.makerbot.com/makerbot-music THANKS ====== Slowhand (http://www.instantpowertabs.de.vu) for the "Man On The Silver Mountain" source PowerTab file Aladin for the "Tour de France" source guitar tab file And last, but not least, T. R. Gipson (drmn4ea at google mail) for the awesome mid2cnc code on which to hack.