Hello, it has been a long time since I read instructables and this is my second one. I assume that I will not enter in every details but if you need more, that would be a pleasure to add them :-) However, you will find every plans, STL files and main indications to build the machine.
Like every maker I enjoy create and develop new ideas that would help all of us in our everyday life. I don't have access to any workshop, that's why in addition to my 3D printer I started to develop an affordable CNC machine that everybody can easily build with very simple tools. This way I would be able to make the stuff I want!
When I started I had few aims :
- cost < 550$ all inclusive
- Simple design
- Good looking
- Dust protection
- Require only simple Tools : a drill, a dremel, jigsaw / handsaw
- Require 3D printer or at least beeing able to access one.
With that in mind, I started to draw some sketches and after a few days I came up with the main idea. The CNC would be closed on the side with the possibility to add a futur plexiglas Hood on the top. All the electronic would be on the back.
Note : some parts that should be 3D printed are in aluminium because I had the opportunity to make them during an internship in my studies.