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If your at all interested in DIY CNC (do it yourself computer numerical control), then Instructables is the place to be. We've got detailed step by step instructions on how you can build your own CNC lasers, CNC mills, CNC foam cutters, self-replicating CNC's and even a CNC chocolate 3D printer! Start building a CNC device for your shop today and make something awesome!

How to make a mini milling machine- manual or CNC! style
I think one of the best things about tools is that they can be used to make more tools! I decided to build a miniature milling machine for machining plastic parts, creating wax patterns and for drilli...
How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily) style
The idea behind this Instructable was to fulfill my desire for a desktop sized CNC machine. While it would have been nice to purchase an off the shelf unit the issue of price as well as size proved pr...
Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine style
Here is a way to make a computer controlled milling machine. That puts the real power of a computer control machining into the hands of the average human. Small enough to set on the desk but scalable ...
$20 CNC Machine style
I got inspired for this instructable when I viewed the Easy To Build Stepper Controller instructable .When I read the instructable I knew I could make a decent looking and functioning cnc machine for...
Use a Treadmill DC Drive Motor and PWM Speed Controller for powering tools style
Power tools such as Metal cutting mills and lathes, Drill presses, bandsaws, sanders and more may require .5HP to 2HP motors with the ability to fine tune the speed while maintaining torque.Coincident...
Easy to build CNC Mill Stepper Motor and Driver circuits style
This is a follow up to the Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine Once you get the machine all put together its time to make it go. So it's time to drive the motors. And here I've put to...
Fireball V90 CNC Router Assembly style
The Fireball V90 CNC Router is a CNC machine that comes in kit form requiring assembly. Currently the Fireball V90 is one of the cheapest CNC machines on the market and is a great way to get your feet...
Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars style
There are many out there that are making things to win a laser cutter. Here is a project for those 500 that don't win, but still want a laser cutter for simple stencil cutting needs.This project was c...
CO2 laser that cuts sheet metal style
PLEASE NOTE: I'm really not competing to win the laser, a t-shirt would be fine, thanks. I saw the competition and thought it would be fun to show off my system.INTRODUCTION. The general idea of this ...
CNC G-Code Interpreter using Processing style
Hi guys, for years I'm trying to make my own CNC router so I can make PCB easier. What I'm trying to make is a G code interpreter who can sends signals to an arduino board. So the arduino board can c...
3 Axis CNC Router - 60
This Instructable is the first in a series documenting the construction of a DIY 3 axis CNC router. This is also my entry for the Universal Laser Cutter Contest.The goal of this Instructable is not to...
Homebrew Laser Cutter made by Zach Radding style
Zach Radding and his daughter Taylor with some robots he built using his own CNC laser cutting machines.Check out to see more of his projects and info on the classes he...
3D chocolate printer made from LEGO style
Using lego and a few custom components a 3D printer for chocolate is possible. I did this project a long time ago so the documentation is incomplete, but hopefully it will inspire someone to rebuil...
Putting it all together style
Build your own CNC controller for next to nothing from rubbish You can build your own CNC controller for a HM30 or Junior mill. The CNC controller is able to move the table at a max rate of about 200-...
Dremel Carver/Duplicator like a Human Powered CNC Router style
For the last few years I have seen all these cool CNC projects from affordable rapid-prototyping machines, to laser cutters, to hacked together CNC routers. One of these days when I have the funds, I...
Make a CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter from parts available at your local hardware store style
Make a CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter from parts available at your local hardware store like HomeDepot . This machine can be used to cut wings for RC planes, surfboards, crown molding, packaging foam and lo...
Low Cost Hobby Servo XY Table style
For this project, we wanted to build a lower cost, lower precision XY table for an installation at TeleToyland. The goal is to allow web users to draw shapes in a sand box, so we wanted a simple XY t...


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