Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:25:59 PST BLOX v1.01 Machine Inscriptions http://www.instructables.com/id/Machine-Inscriptions/
Machine Inscriptions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/PA6J/IICCX1RZ/F9MPA6JIICCX1RZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/PA6J/IICCX1RZ/F9MPA6JIICCX1RZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/PA6J/IICCX1RZ/F9MPA6JIICCX1RZ.SMALL.jpg PATHfab Typically, CNC programmed toolpathing is aimed at removing material in the quickest or most efficient manner - aspects which are essential when trying to streamline workflow and produce parts for production. CNC machining also allows for extremely high levels of finish - on a range of complicated pa...
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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:58:06 PST
LINEA Waterjet Studies http://www.instructables.com/id/LINEA-Waterjet-Studies/
LINEA Waterjet Studies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/CSER/IIGC2UVH/FP5CSERIIGC2UVH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/CSER/IIGC2UVH/FP5CSERIIGC2UVH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/CSER/IIGC2UVH/FP5CSERIIGC2UVH.SMALL.jpg PATHfab Materials come together all around us; on the furniture we sit in, in the products we use, and within the spaces we inhabit - interacting by way of joints, overlaps, reveals and so forth. In their simplest form, these intersections are revealed as single lines. These studies use the interface, betwe...
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Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:57:45 PST
CNC Laser Cutter Journey http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Laser-Cutter-Journey/
CNC Laser Cutter Journey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/AZXJ/IKCXAMZ6/FYRAZXJIKCXAMZ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/AZXJ/IKCXAMZ6/FYRAZXJIKCXAMZ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/AZXJ/IKCXAMZ6/FYRAZXJIKCXAMZ6.SMALL.jpg Arno1978 I want to share with you the journey had had , creating my very own CNC laser cutter.This projects is about 2 years in the making, due to research and development, and spending allot of time on www.instructables.com it took me a bit longer than anticipated , but I finally decided to start buildin...
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 04:53:26 PST
CNC Egg Shell Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Egg-Shell-Engraving/
CNC Egg Shell Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/0EHW/IK7BZYNF/F4W0EHWIK7BZYNF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/0EHW/IK7BZYNF/F4W0EHWIK7BZYNF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/0EHW/IK7BZYNF/F4W0EHWIK7BZYNF.SMALL.jpg uvvvvw This is a CNC egg shell hollow out engraving procedure. ​​Prepare a pic Get a image from the net or create your own image. Compress the height of the pic to about 77% of original The aim is to compensate the image distortion from flat surface to curve surface. Sort out the sharp corners from...
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Sun, 7 Feb 2016 02:53:21 PST
1:10 stop motion Ice cream van http://www.instructables.com/id/110-Stop-Motion-Ice-Cream-Van/
1:10 stop motion Ice cream van - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/KBM0/IKA2F4I4/FSMKBM0IKA2F4I4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/KBM0/IKA2F4I4/FSMKBM0IKA2F4I4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/KBM0/IKA2F4I4/FSMKBM0IKA2F4I4.SMALL.jpg abmodelmaking Are you making a very specific stop motion film that revolves around an ice cream van? Well good news! Here's how to make one! I made this at university for a project which meant I had access to a great deal of machines and facilities making for a particularly interesting and varied build. CAD des...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 08:58:39 PST
Custom Wooden Train Track X-crossing http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Wooden-Train-Track-X-crossing/
Custom Wooden Train Track X-crossing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/MJOB/IK5PUPJD/FLAMJOBIK5PUPJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/MJOB/IK5PUPJD/FLAMJOBIK5PUPJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/MJOB/IK5PUPJD/FLAMJOBIK5PUPJD.SMALL.jpg ewilhelm Our wood train set from Ikea, the Lillabo, doesn't come with any x-crossing pieces. Other sets with x-crossing pieces are probably compatible, but I choose to make an x-crossing piece myself. I did this both to familiarize myself with the workflow of design in Fusion to making on the Othermill, and ...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:08:11 PST
Photography Light Box Tent http://www.instructables.com/id/Photography-Light-Box-Tent/
Photography Light Box Tent - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/2KUP/IJSV0BYH/FXG2KUPIJSV0BYH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/2KUP/IJSV0BYH/FXG2KUPIJSV0BYH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/2KUP/IJSV0BYH/FXG2KUPIJSV0BYH.SMALL.jpg FABLAB Dhahran If you are an enthusiast photographer, you probably havetried couple of lightning techniques before. One of the most common tools that product photographers use is the photography tent which we will make in this project. For the 2D-design we will be using Inkscape because it’s free and easy to use s...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 03:02:14 PST
DIY TV LIFT: Mechanics http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-TV-LIFT-Mechanics/
DIY TV LIFT: Mechanics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/CDGY/IJKCIJMA/FW1CDGYIJKCIJMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/CDGY/IJKCIJMA/FW1CDGYIJKCIJMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/CDGY/IJKCIJMA/FW1CDGYIJKCIJMA.SMALL.jpg SharinganSilos This TV lift was made out of materials that I happened to have on hand. The mischief that follows would not have happened had it been planned. The lift uses Makerslide, Shapeoko V1 End Plates, an Arduino Uno, a 425oz stepper and a 4.5A Stepper Driver. It currently runs using GRBL on an Arduino Uno f...
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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 15:38:47 PST
Arduino Laser Engraver Wood Design! http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Laser-Engraver-Wood-Design/
Arduino Laser Engraver Wood Design! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/A3JV/IJIX6U15/FD8A3JVIJIX6U15.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/A3JV/IJIX6U15/FD8A3JVIJIX6U15.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/A3JV/IJIX6U15/FD8A3JVIJIX6U15.SMALL.jpg MichielD99 Hi everybody, my name is Michiel and I am going to show you how to make an awesome looking laser engraver!A couple of months ago, there was a CNC challenge here at instructables, while checking out the entries of that contest, I saw some pretty cool engraving machines and I thought: "Why shouldn't I...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 08:26:40 PST
A Smarter Way to Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Smarter-Way-to-Mill/
A Smarter Way to Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/VRDP/IJEKKJUZ/F6LVRDPIJEKKJUZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/VRDP/IJEKKJUZ/F6LVRDPIJEKKJUZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/VRDP/IJEKKJUZ/F6LVRDPIJEKKJUZ.SMALL.jpg JenniferBerry Just because you have the best, most expensive state of the art tools doesn't make you rockstar. And just because you don't have access to the most expensive state of the art tools doesn't mean you can't be a rockstar. Standard Milling is Stupid Standard milling in a router takes too long and i...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:57:12 PST
Intel Galileo controlled cnc plotter http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-Galileo-Controlled-Cnc-Plotter/
Intel Galileo controlled cnc plotter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/6ZIA/IJBPMP7D/F2B6ZIAIJBPMP7D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/6ZIA/IJBPMP7D/F2B6ZIAIJBPMP7D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/6ZIA/IJBPMP7D/F2B6ZIAIJBPMP7D.SMALL.jpg bscullion This is just a short intro as to how I went about building CNC plotter. most of this is built using old printer and scanner parts or parts that can be easily found at a hardware store.If I left anything out just leave a comment. I built this for my final year project in college and looking back i re...
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:15:16 PST
CNC FROM SCRAP http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-FROM-SCRAP/
CNC FROM SCRAP - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SMALL.jpg zainm2 "DO IGNORE SOME SPELLING MISTAKES IF YOU SEE ANY "FOR MORE DETAILS DO CONTACT ME HERE ZAIN. Any one can create a CNC it easy and the possibility of changing it to a different machine are tremendous, by this I mean that you can change the machines tool to perform a different task for example LASER CU...
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Sun, 3 Jan 2016 09:12:49 PST
Homebuilt (DIY) CNC router - Arduino based (GRBL) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homebuilt-DIY-CNC-Router-Arduino-Based-GRBL/
Homebuilt (DIY) CNC router - Arduino based (GRBL) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/BVO5/IJHHLUFP/FWIBVO5IJHHLUFP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/BVO5/IJHHLUFP/FWIBVO5IJHHLUFP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/BVO5/IJHHLUFP/FWIBVO5IJHHLUFP.SMALL.jpg Azielaan015 Already for a few months or even years, I was planning to build my own CNC milling machine. Now I decided it was time to do it! I read a lot about other DIY projects and in the end I liked the design from the Arduino CNC intstructable that I found here. Although the dimensions were unclear and the p...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 12:01:37 PST
Origami Furniture Case Study: A Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-Furniture-Case-Study-a-Table/
Origami Furniture Case Study: A Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/02HR/II4WNF7R/FBO02HRII4WNF7R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/02HR/II4WNF7R/FBO02HRII4WNF7R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/02HR/II4WNF7R/FBO02HRII4WNF7R.SMALL.jpg michael.cobb.1610092 This "Origami Table" represents further refinements on the fabrication techniques developed for the preceding folded plate chair Instructable. Unlike the preceding chair design, this table needed to be stiff enough to comfortably seat a glass of water or write a letter. I tried a couple physical pr...
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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 18:25:59 PST
Raspberry Pi CNC case http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-CNC-Case/
Raspberry Pi CNC case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/I7CI/II21RV3J/FI0I7CIII21RV3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/I7CI/II21RV3J/FI0I7CIII21RV3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/I7CI/II21RV3J/FI0I7CIII21RV3J.SMALL.jpg Christian Sonntag I will show you how i made my first woodworking project on my diy cnc machine. It is a wood case (8mm ply wood) with wood joints for a Raspberry Pi equipped with an Protoneer CNC shield (arduino nano, power supply, stepper drivers). Generate a basic box shape with wood joints First of all i used ...
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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:09:45 PST
Mr.Engraver : The Desktop Laser Engraving Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/MrEngraver-the-Desktop-Laser-Engraving-Machine/
Mr.Engraver : The Desktop Laser Engraving Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/WPXI/IHZ4T46L/FVSWPXIIHZ4T46L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/WPXI/IHZ4T46L/FVSWPXIIHZ4T46L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/WPXI/IHZ4T46L/FVSWPXIIHZ4T46L.SMALL.jpg Chitlange Sahas Meet "Mr.Engraver" ! The DIY portable desktop laser engraving machine. The Engraver can engrave on wood and plastic, Cut through foam sheets and paper. The machine can be used to do tons of creative work, the only limit is Imagination (besides the work area).The work area of Mr-Engraver is 38mm x 38...
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:01:17 PST
Cymatic water tank visualizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Cymatic-water-tank-visualizer/
Cymatic water tank visualizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/X2AH/IHAYF8D3/F01X2AHIHAYF8D3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/X2AH/IHAYF8D3/F01X2AHIHAYF8D3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/X2AH/IHAYF8D3/F01X2AHIHAYF8D3.SMALL.jpg space13 The cymatic water tank visualizer takes any sound or data in the form of sound files, and plays them through deep bass "Buttkicker" speakers to vibrate a tank full of water. Different frequencies excite different modes of vibration of the tank and cause different kinds of patterns in the water.Highe...
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:17:18 PST
CNC Strategies for Machining Helical Shapes http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Strategies-for-Machining-Helical-Shapes/
CNC Strategies for Machining Helical Shapes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/HLM0/IHF8R98Z/FPYHLM0IHF8R98Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/HLM0/IHF8R98Z/FPYHLM0IHF8R98Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/HLM0/IHF8R98Z/FPYHLM0IHF8R98Z.SMALL.jpg 000jeremy Helical shapes pose a particularly intense challenge for CNC machining. Revolving undercuts and issues fixturing irregular curved volumes test the mettle of even the most experienced of machinists. Small scale CNC machined helical parts are typically fabricated with machines offering a continuousl...
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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:23:43 PST
Definity Collection and DMS One tool One setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Definity-Collection-and-DMS-One-tool-One-setup/
Definity Collection and DMS One tool One setup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/5ZFF/IGS9JCMD/FAO5ZFFIGS9JCMD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/5ZFF/IGS9JCMD/FAO5ZFFIGS9JCMD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/5ZFF/IGS9JCMD/FAO5ZFFIGS9JCMD.SMALL.jpg Aminimal We used this setup to make your Definity CollectionIn this tutorial for the DMS 5 axis CNC, We wanted to explore the possible way to setup the machine for one tool and one setup, so that 5/6 sides of a cube can be approached by the bit. Measure the tools and clearance of dust collector To get a f...
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Mon, 9 Nov 2015 17:49:22 PST
Quick n fast press brake http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-n-fast-press-brake/
Quick n fast press brake - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/K1BG/IGQFZGPB/F63K1BGIGQFZGPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/K1BG/IGQFZGPB/F63K1BGIGQFZGPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/K1BG/IGQFZGPB/F63K1BGIGQFZGPB.SMALL.jpg tkamsker Because of bad luck with our china press brake We decided to do an fast hack. Because we do CNC Mill and Lathes we are well equipped. So you need A Mill, Lathe, Welding tool drills gear cutter and youre done but it was great fun Make a plan and collect needed items We do CNC Mill housing using...
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Sun, 8 Nov 2015 12:34:44 PST
Halloween Tombstones http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Tombstones-1/
Halloween Tombstones - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/0K71/IGM5MJ8I/F2M0K71IGM5MJ8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/0K71/IGM5MJ8I/F2M0K71IGM5MJ8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/0K71/IGM5MJ8I/F2M0K71IGM5MJ8I.SMALL.jpg MonoLoco Workshop Need some tombstones for Halloween but don't want to have the same ones as your neighbors? Make your own by following this tutorial and be the talk of the neighborhood. Get & Prepare Your Tools and Materials For my materials, I used one inch thick foam hardboard insulation that I picked up from t...
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Thu, 5 Nov 2015 09:27:21 PST
Frankenstein Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Frankenstein-Laser-Engraver/
Frankenstein Laser Engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/CIBP/HGG4HOP0/F3UCIBPHGG4HOP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/CIBP/HGG4HOP0/F3UCIBPHGG4HOP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/CIBP/HGG4HOP0/F3UCIBPHGG4HOP0.SMALL.jpg ianmcmill This Frankenstein Laser Cutter was built out of an old scanner and printer. The whole thing evolved around the instructable of Groover and his 'Pocket Laser Engraver'. This is a Making-Of. Although a lot, if not everything, of the mechnical construction requires ingenuity I tried to document the ...
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 06:47:17 PDT
DIY X Y Z Axis Slide CNC for Homemade Wood Metal Mini Mill Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-X-Y-Z-Axis-Slide-CNC-for-Homemade-Wood-Metal-M/
DIY X Y Z Axis Slide CNC for Homemade Wood Metal Mini Mill Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/L2S8/IFPONI2U/F6PL2S8IFPONI2U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/L2S8/IFPONI2U/F6PL2S8IFPONI2U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/L2S8/IFPONI2U/F6PL2S8IFPONI2U.SMALL.jpg joulethief669 DIY X Y Z Axis Slide CNC for Homemade Wood Metal Mini Mill LatheMore Step by Step Homemade Mini Lathe DIY Wood Milling CNC Router here:I tried to upgrade to X axis but wasn't happy with the results, so I decided to make a new X axis with aluminium alloy and Linear Motion Guide RailX axis raw materia...
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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:03:25 PDT
VOX Amp (Inspired) Keychain Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/VOX-Amp-Inspired-Keychain-Holder/
VOX Amp (Inspired) Keychain Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/PAX3/IFBCRM65/FXMPAX3IFBCRM65.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/PAX3/IFBCRM65/FXMPAX3IFBCRM65.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/PAX3/IFBCRM65/FXMPAX3IFBCRM65.SMALL.jpg stangtime This was a fun little project using a small 3040 CNC, some pine shelving, and a few jacks and plugs ordered online. The design for the vintage VOX amp was prepared in Inkscape. The actually toolpaths were defined within a free program called Jscut at Jscut.org. Finishing of the wood was super sim...
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Sat, 3 Oct 2015 12:24:40 PDT
How to Mill a circuit board with a Stepcraft Mill and EagleCAD http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Mill-a-circuit-board-with-a-Stepcraft-Mill-/
How to Mill a circuit board with a Stepcraft Mill and EagleCAD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/90N6/IF6NN3O2/FKC90N6IF6NN3O2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/90N6/IF6NN3O2/FKC90N6IF6NN3O2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/90N6/IF6NN3O2/FKC90N6IF6NN3O2.SMALL.jpg kinasmith In this tutorial, we are going to be using EagleCAD, a PCB design tool, to generate toolpaths for fabricating circuit boards using a Stepcraft CNC Mill (or any other CNC mill that accepts standard G-code). Through this tutorial, I am going to assume a familiarity with EagleCAD and with basic CNC ope...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:16:54 PDT
Sable 2015 CNC + Arduino + GRBL = LunchBox CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Sable-2015-CNC-Arduino-GRBL-LunchBox-CNC/
Sable 2015 CNC + Arduino + GRBL = LunchBox CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/Z06L/IEQB3GIM/FZ7Z06LIEQB3GIM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/Z06L/IEQB3GIM/FZ7Z06LIEQB3GIM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/Z06L/IEQB3GIM/FZ7Z06LIEQB3GIM.SMALL.jpg EricAusome This is my 2nd Instructable and my 2nd Arduino powered CNC, this time around I up the difficulty level by deciding to make a self contained CNC unit by design my own electronics enclosures and placements. The steps of this Instructable are more descriptive than instructive, the videos are the best w...
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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:03:38 PDT
OtherYo http://www.instructables.com/id/OtherYo/
OtherYo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/NG1R/IEFIA84P/FQ0NG1RIEFIA84P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/NG1R/IEFIA84P/FQ0NG1RIEFIA84P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/NG1R/IEFIA84P/FQ0NG1RIEFIA84P.SMALL.jpg othermachine A yo-yo may seem like a fun toy (and it is) but it’s also a perfectly concentrically machined part (or at least that’s what yo-yo makers aim for). This project puts your Othermill and your perseverance to the test in order to make the truest spinning yo-yo. We’ll focus on two things: making a jig fo...
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:08:45 PDT
Breakfast Heroes http://www.instructables.com/id/Breakfast-Heroes/
Breakfast Heroes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/KXC2/IEB7Y3PQ/F1LKXC2IEB7Y3PQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/KXC2/IEB7Y3PQ/F1LKXC2IEB7Y3PQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/KXC2/IEB7Y3PQ/F1LKXC2IEB7Y3PQ.SMALL.jpg othermachine Here at Other Machine Co., we love breakfast just as much as everyone else. We’ve decided to share our love in miniature form with long-lasting materials: the Mid-Century Modern Morning Meal, if you will. The Breakfast Heroes series is made on the Othermill and consists of a wooden piece of toast wi...
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Tue, 8 Sep 2015 09:37:35 PDT
3020 CNC + Arduino + GRBL + CNC Shield V3 http://www.instructables.com/id/3020-CNC-Arduino-GRBL-CNC-Shield-V3/
3020 CNC + Arduino + GRBL + CNC Shield V3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/5S4Z/IEAB4BRY/FN25S4ZIEAB4BRY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/5S4Z/IEAB4BRY/FN25S4ZIEAB4BRY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/5S4Z/IEAB4BRY/FN25S4ZIEAB4BRY.SMALL.jpg EricAusome Let's convert an inexpensive Chinese CNC machine from Parallel Port to Arduino and GRBL. Alright guys, this is a culmination of weeks of reading, researching and determination. It's my first instructable so hope this helps get you where you need to go. A little bit of background, before we start:The...
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Mon, 7 Sep 2015 19:53:32 PDT
Fabchair http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabchair/
Fabchair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/6ZSQ/IE1855E6/FZN6ZSQIE1855E6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/6ZSQ/IE1855E6/FZN6ZSQIE1855E6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/6ZSQ/IE1855E6/FZN6ZSQIE1855E6.SMALL.jpg Yaroslava CNC chair. We made it for our fablab. It seems nice and comfortable. Enjoy! Step1_Make it colourful Paint both sides of a plywood sheet with different colours to make it double sided. Step 2_Cut it out Use 18 mm plywood and these files Step 3_Enjoy! It is blue on the other side
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Thu, 3 Sep 2015 01:02:21 PDT
PCB milling bed for Modela MDX-20 http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-milling-bed-for-Modela-MDX-20/
PCB milling bed for Modela MDX-20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/1K0R/IDUR6ARE/FXB1K0RIDUR6ARE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/1K0R/IDUR6ARE/FXB1K0RIDUR6ARE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/1K0R/IDUR6ARE/FXB1K0RIDUR6ARE.SMALL.jpg MosabWadea The modela MDX-20 is very widely spread in many fablabs as many and compact CNC for different uses..This machine is used to make PCBs for digital fabrication. The problem is that most people are using the double sided tape to fix the board in place, and it is so obvious why I don't want to use this ...
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:37:31 PDT
Wooden tin with threaded lid http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-tin-with-threaded-lid/
Wooden tin with threaded lid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/N0K9/IDMXICGC/FZBN0K9IDMXICGC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/N0K9/IDMXICGC/FZBN0K9IDMXICGC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/N0K9/IDMXICGC/FZBN0K9IDMXICGC.SMALL.jpg Christian Knuell A few days ago I came across a slot cutter with 30mm diameter and 4mm blade height and asked myself whether this would be suitable to cut threads in wood? So I decided to give it a try and make a small wooden box with a 120 x 8mm thead. Material The tin is made of 2 blocks 160 x 160 x 45mm beech ...
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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:59:02 PDT
Custom Aluminum and Brass Rings http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Aluminum-and-Brass-Rings/
Custom Aluminum and Brass Rings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/P78F/IDK2MP29/FMEP78FIDK2MP29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/P78F/IDK2MP29/FMEP78FIDK2MP29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/P78F/IDK2MP29/FMEP78FIDK2MP29.SMALL.jpg othermachine Hi folks! My name is Owen Smithyman, and I'm a content developer at Other Machine Co. I just got married three weeks ago, and to mark the occasion and what it represents, I now wear a gold ring on my finger. I did not make this ring on the Othermill, but it inspired me to try milling rings myself, s...
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:00:34 PDT
Mini CNC Foam Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-CNC-Foam-Cutter/
Mini CNC Foam Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/N5A2/IDCHVU7K/FZ5N5A2IDCHVU7K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/N5A2/IDCHVU7K/FZ5N5A2IDCHVU7K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/N5A2/IDCHVU7K/FZ5N5A2IDCHVU7K.SMALL.jpg jonah marrs This instructable explains how to make a mini CNC foamcutter from recycled e-waste.Here are the core things you will need:X1 Compact Photo Printer X2 Desktop DVD-romX1 Hairdryer X1 Arduino and USB connection to computerX3 Easy Stepper Motor DriversX1 Grbl softwarex1 Supply of Recycled Polystyrene Sm...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 00:04:30 PDT
Compact CNC/3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-CNC3D-Printer/
Compact CNC/3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/B83J/ID0PPIM6/FI4B83JID0PPIM6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/B83J/ID0PPIM6/FI4B83JID0PPIM6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/B83J/ID0PPIM6/FI4B83JID0PPIM6.SMALL.jpg Brijesh Sondarva Hi friend’s I'm coming with new project was A Compact CNC/3Dprinter that was build using waste parts.First of all personally thanks to Gelstronic who help me for technical support . This printer totally open source and made using waste parts from CD/DVD writer, Arduino, L293D motor shield and some ...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 15:32:40 PDT
DIY Camera Selfie Stick w/ Wind Screen http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Selfie-Stick-Wind-Screen/
DIY Camera Selfie Stick w/ Wind Screen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/KSBD/ICMHI79M/FPOKSBDICMHI79M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/KSBD/ICMHI79M/FPOKSBDICMHI79M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/KSBD/ICMHI79M/FPOKSBDICMHI79M.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Sometimes wind can be a real issue when filming as it can disrupt the sound considerably. I wanted to build a wind protector for a small point and shoot camera, that also could swivel and attach to a monopod or a tripod, basically making it a selfie stick. Using this device makes a big difference wh...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:32:42 PDT
CNC Milling a Pink Himalayan Salt Block http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Milling-a-Pink-Himalayan-Salt-Block/
CNC Milling a Pink Himalayan Salt Block - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/WQFI/IATHUBIH/F7CWQFIIATHUBIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/WQFI/IATHUBIH/F7CWQFIIATHUBIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/WQFI/IATHUBIH/F7CWQFIIATHUBIH.SMALL.jpg pdelorey Continuing with the series I've been working on in aluminum, marble, and coal, I decided to create a panel in salt as well. This piece was directly machined on the ShopBot at Pier 9 during my residency there. Because there are already so many resources about ShopBot projects, for this Instructable I...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 07:57:13 PDT
Casting Coal With Epoxy Resin and Silicone Molds http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-Coal-With-Epoxy-Resin-and-Silicone-Molds/
Casting Coal With Epoxy Resin and Silicone Molds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/IGGD/IATHUB37/FU2IGGDIATHUB37.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/IGGD/IATHUB37/FU2IGGDIATHUB37.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/IGGD/IATHUB37/FU2IGGDIATHUB37.SMALL.jpg pdelorey Epoxy is amazing stuff. Since it bonds to practically anything, you can mix it with granules of almost any material and end up with a substance that can be formed or cast into whatever shape you desire. With this in mind, I was interested in forming a relief panel from a material that wouldn't seem ...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 05:44:29 PDT
Creating Vinyl Stickers http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Vinyl-Stickers/
Creating Vinyl Stickers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/GRWF/IAQMKCGG/FQ0GRWFIAQMKCGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/GRWF/IAQMKCGG/FQ0GRWFIAQMKCGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/GRWF/IAQMKCGG/FQ0GRWFIAQMKCGG.SMALL.jpg spyclub My hackspace has a Silhouette Portrait and I thought it would be nice to make a big sticker to put up on our hackspace door. For the supplies I stumbled across MDP Supplies who do a variety of different vinyl by the roll.http://www.mdpsupplies.co.uk/categories/cameo.asp Preparing the cutting mat ...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:13:50 PDT
Etching Marble With a Waterjet http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-Marble-With-a-Waterjet/
Etching Marble With a Waterjet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/G39J/IAQMF8YB/FX9G39JIAQMF8YB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/G39J/IAQMF8YB/FX9G39JIAQMF8YB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/G39J/IAQMF8YB/FX9G39JIAQMF8YB.SMALL.jpg pdelorey It can often be interesting to compare the results of two very similar operations with only small changes made between them. In my case, I had been experimenting with etching on the waterjet as part of my residency at Pier 9, and was interested in seeing how different materials responded to the proc...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:35:51 PDT
Etching Aluminum With a Waterjet http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-Aluminum-With-a-Waterjet/
Etching Aluminum With a Waterjet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/KT31/IAQMF532/FZ5KT31IAQMF532.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/KT31/IAQMF532/FZ5KT31IAQMF532.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/KT31/IAQMF532/FZ5KT31IAQMF532.SMALL.jpg pdelorey The OMAX Waterjet at Pier 9 is capable of cutting through several inches of just about any material you can imagine at a high level of precision. But it's also capable of generating remarkable effects by etching various materials as opposed to cutting through them. In particular, metals and stones p...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:27:55 PDT
Wire Mask http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Mask/
Wire Mask - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/830H/IAEK8I4G/FVR830HIAEK8I4G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/830H/IAEK8I4G/FVR830HIAEK8I4G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/830H/IAEK8I4G/FVR830HIAEK8I4G.SMALL.jpg pensa This wire mask consists of many 2D bends clipped together. Bend the Parts Clip Together Assemble the mask with parallel clips. You can print your own or buy them from our site.
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 12:47:27 PDT
CNC it however it lays: adjusting CAM toolpaths for skewed or hard-to-align stock. http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-it-however-it-lays-adjusting-CAM-toolpaths-for/
CNC it however it lays: adjusting CAM toolpaths for skewed or hard-to-align stock. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/08HU/I9WYXPAP/FYG08HUI9WYXPAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/08HU/I9WYXPAP/FYG08HUI9WYXPAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/08HU/I9WYXPAP/FYG08HUI9WYXPAP.SMALL.jpg GordonKirkwood note: this instructable presumes familiarity with CNC machines and terminology, especially work coordinate systems. If you're not familiar, I suggest reading the extremely comprehensive "learning CNC the hard way" instructable.Wouldn't it be nice if you could just clamp down a part on the CNC mil...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 03:11:56 PDT
MANIKIN HEAD http://www.instructables.com/id/MANIKIN-HEAD/
MANIKIN HEAD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/6VNA/I9FGU6L0/F946VNAI9FGU6L0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/6VNA/I9FGU6L0/F946VNAI9FGU6L0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/6VNA/I9FGU6L0/F946VNAI9FGU6L0.SMALL.jpg pensa When was the last time you needed a manikin head? Probably yesterday. Here's your fix! We used Autodesk's 123D Make to turn a solid CAD model into cross-sectional lines for the DIWire to bend. For our joinery, we used some 3D printed clips to assemble the sections into a functional volume. Scroll...
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Fri, 8 May 2015 13:42:51 PDT
Star Wars Chocolate Mould with X Carve CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Chocolate-Mold-with-X-Carve-CNC/
Star Wars Chocolate Mould with X Carve CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/5LUB/I9EOU5KS/FLN5LUBI9EOU5KS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/5LUB/I9EOU5KS/FLN5LUBI9EOU5KS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/5LUB/I9EOU5KS/FLN5LUBI9EOU5KS.SMALL.jpg Warren Downes - One Wood Make Stars Wars Chocolate Silicone Moulds with X-Carve CNCWoodworking project video of making a silicone mould for chocolate using X Carve CNC from Inventables. Star Wars collaboration project in honor of Star Wars Day 2015Using multiple techniques including Inventables X-Carve CNC, Silicone Moulds ...
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Thu, 7 May 2015 16:19:36 PDT
PRINTED CNC Z AXIS for ARDUINO projects or small router, printer. http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Z-AXIS-for-ARDUINO-projects-or-small-router-pr/
PRINTED CNC Z AXIS for ARDUINO projects or small router, printer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/6R4T/I8UV0M0A/FZ26R4TI8UV0M0A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/6R4T/I8UV0M0A/FZ26R4TI8UV0M0A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/6R4T/I8UV0M0A/FZ26R4TI8UV0M0A.SMALL.jpg cnc4newbie A small Z axis slider for small your small projects.It use a nema 14 stepper and simple components.You can buy the mechanical kit here: http://www.cnc4newbie.comOr you can buy from your local hardware store.Download the STL files from my thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:760793Material...
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:07:42 PDT
3D Printing and CNCing Weird Freeform Lenses http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Custom-Lenses/
3D Printing and CNCing Weird Freeform Lenses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FR1/MLGK/IGWQ63N6/FR1MLGKIGWQ63N6.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FR1/MLGK/IGWQ63N6/FR1MLGKIGWQ63N6.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FR1/MLGK/IGWQ63N6/FR1MLGKIGWQ63N6.SMALL.gif Robb The world of optics and lens manufacturing has traditionally been closed off to non-experts. It doesn't have to be that way. Using rapid prototyping tools like 3D printers and CNC routers, making a lens is easier than you might think.You can use the technique outlined in this Instructable to make ve...
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 20:18:07 PDT
Mini Arduino CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Arduino-CNC/
Mini Arduino CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Z/VS5Q/I7YLIG9L/F5ZVS5QI7YLIG9L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Z/VS5Q/I7YLIG9L/F5ZVS5QI7YLIG9L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Z/VS5Q/I7YLIG9L/F5ZVS5QI7YLIG9L.SMALL.jpg me_zain This instructable shows you how to build a cheap and easy, but very small CNC using Arduino UNO. You can use it to mill thin wood, different foams or you can use it for plotting different sketches and also can be used for engraving and etching purposes.Inspired by the Small Arduino CNC (thank you ve...
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:24:48 PDT
DIY Conveyor belt http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Conveyor-belt/
DIY Conveyor belt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/4QZ3/I7MY3VQ1/FT04QZ3I7MY3VQ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/4QZ3/I7MY3VQ1/FT04QZ3I7MY3VQ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/4QZ3/I7MY3VQ1/FT04QZ3I7MY3VQ1.SMALL.jpg ChrisK13 A cheap DIY conveyor for moving small loads with precision, all made from common hardware shop parts.MotivationI was doing a pick n place type machine, but became tired of the time needed in a xyz style of machine to travel back and forth. It seemed to make more sense for the part to move close to t...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:36:26 PDT
3D Printed Desktop CNC mill http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Desktop-CNC-mill/
3D Printed Desktop CNC mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/DTK0/I7KBD40V/FPIDTK0I7KBD40V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/DTK0/I7KBD40V/FPIDTK0I7KBD40V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/DTK0/I7KBD40V/FPIDTK0I7KBD40V.SMALL.jpg Elektron8 Welcome to this project. The CNC UNO is a small desktop CNC Mill that can be used for hobby engraving and routing, PCB milling and education. It is mainly made with 3D Printed ABS plastic parts and plywood. Before starting this project, please observe that this machine is not intended for precision ...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:46:45 PDT