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What to do with 2 Vintage Printer Plotters.?

Hello,
I recently received a pair of printer plotters, one is 42in., and the other one is only 18in.  I always wanted to do a CNC machine, but wouldn't know how/where to start.

Any Help will be tremendously apreciated.

Thank you,
Jesse M.

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canucksgirl5 years ago
Hi Jesse,

There's an instructable that explains how to make a 3 axis CNC machine. I haven't read it yet to know the materials, but the claim is it can be built cheaply and easily

There's a good website about building your own CNC machine that has a ton of links to others who have done the same, the links should give you some inspiration for using your printer plotters.

Also, someone here at Instructables has made a CNC plotter out of old printers (if you're interested).

Good Luck with the project. (Can't wait to see it as an Instructable). ;)
Oh and I almost forgot... there is a whole Guide to DIY CNC Machines here at Instructables. So don't forget to check that out as well... There's 12 instructables on DIY CNC machines from this link.
mrlunna13 (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
Sorry I replied so late. I just want to say thank you for your input. I decided that they are a little bit too expensive to modiy them, so I will jus use them for their intented purpose and make signs for stores.
Thank you very much,
Jesse
MrLunnaXIII
No problem. It happens. Have a good one! :)
Liisa (canucksgirl)
mrlunna13 (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
Nice name! Liisa with a double "i". Kewl!
Thanks. :D (I see better that way). :P lol...