Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - cam http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:41:18 PST BLOX v1.01 Getting Started with HSMXpress http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-with-HSMXpress/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:01:09 PDT
Intro to Free 3D CAM Options (pt. 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-Free-3D-CAM-Options-pt-1/
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Sun, 18 May 2014 16:58:24 PDT
How to export an Autodesk Inventor part for a ShopBot CNC router http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-export-an-Autodesk-Inventor-part-for-a-Shop/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:12:39 PDT
From SketchUp to CNC Fabrication http://www.instructables.com/id/From-SketchUp-to-CNC-Fabrication/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SMALL.jpg phooddaniel This video series shows how to get from CAD, to CAM, to a CNC fabricated product.  The tools we will be using are SketchUp for CAD,  CamBam for CAM, Mach3 for gcode reading/CNC control, and a CNC router (greenBull from BuildYourCNC.com) for part fabrication.  Keep in mind during this tutorial that ...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:35:19 PST
How to CNC a skull http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-CNC-a-skull/
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Sun, 13 May 2012 11:13:22 PDT
Simulating Water Drops on Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Simulating-Water-Drops-on-Wood/
Simulating Water Drops on Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/11VS/GZ6I5RXM/FS611VSGZ6I5RXM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/11VS/GZ6I5RXM/FS611VSGZ6I5RXM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/11VS/GZ6I5RXM/FS611VSGZ6I5RXM.SMALL.jpg Grunblau When I designed and built my own CNC, this is exactly the type of project I had in mind.  A chance to play with forms and test ideas, bringing things to life that would otherwise just live in my sketchbook. In this Instructable I am going to show you how I simulated water drops in Photoshop for sha...
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 20:58:24 PST
Open Source CNC Toolpathing Workflow http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Source-CNC-Toolpathing-Workflow/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/JOFX/GP7IG592/F62JOFXGP7IG592.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/JOFX/GP7IG592/F62JOFXGP7IG592.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/JOFX/GP7IG592/F62JOFXGP7IG592.SMALL.jpg DIYLILCNC An overview of free & open-source toolpathing for the DIYLILCNC (or any 3-axis CNC). Turn a raster image into a G-Code engraving pattern with GIMP, Inkscape, Pycam and EMC2 in Ubuntu.
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Sat, 2 Jul 2011 09:19:01 PDT
OPENSOURCE NEMA 17 MOTOR MOUNT http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Software/
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Sun, 10 Apr 2011 20:40:34 PDT
DIY CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/PAXJ/GJ2838IA/F90PAXJGJ2838IA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/PAXJ/GJ2838IA/F90PAXJGJ2838IA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/PAXJ/GJ2838IA/F90PAXJGJ2838IA.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo "DIY CNC" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 12 different CNC projects.  Check out these great projects and learn how to make your own CNC mill on a budget. All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by CNC experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily ma...
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:39:37 PST
CNC Stomp Pad Project | CNC Programming | G-Code Programming | CNC Plasma Cutting http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Stomp-Pad-Project--CNC-Programming--G-Code-P/
CNC Stomp Pad Project | CNC Programming | G-Code Programming | CNC Plasma Cutting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/3GAV/FA0CVGU4/FWJ3GAVFA0CVGU4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/3GAV/FA0CVGU4/FWJ3GAVFA0CVGU4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/3GAV/FA0CVGU4/FWJ3GAVFA0CVGU4.SMALL.jpg ivanirons This Instructable is about making a custom stomp pad for a snowboard. It uses CNC Design, CNC Programming and CNC Plasma Cutting to get the entire job done. It first starts out on the computer side of CNC, then moves on to the Machining side of CNC.You can also view the project at:http://www.cncin...
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