So first some news- today I’ve received a reprap pro ormerod 2 3d printer kit! I will be assembling it over the coming few days or weeks, and it is not something I will rush! As for the cnc - until I sort out a better dust control system for milling foam and MDF it is currently not doing a lot.
While following the assembly instructions for this kit, at the earliest part, it has a click through to the stl file in github. What I did not know is that github has a built in STL view! Absolutely awesome. Github continues to surprise and delight me. Perhaps I should (if I ever have time) try to contribute a Lego LDraw viewer to github.
What is also awesome is that with not a lot of code - it can be embedded right into a page - incuding a github hosted jekyll page - as shown below.