Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - cnc - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:25:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 From Model to Mill (using HSM to get your design from the computer to the machine bed) http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Model-to-Mill-using-HSM-to-get-your-design-fr/
From Model to Mill (using HSM to get your design from the computer to the machine bed) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SMALL.jpg PATHfab Many of you reading this probably have access to and experience with some sort of 3D design software whether it’s professional or free. Out of those people, there are probably fewer who happen to have access to some sort of CNC machine (a ShopBot or other CNC router or mill). Of those, I’d be willi...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:17:06 PDT
Chocolate Millennium Falcon http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Millennium-Falcon/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:49:45 PDT
Light Up Necklace Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-Hummingbird-Necklace-Kit/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:49:07 PDT
3D printed CNC mill http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-CNC-mill/
3D printed CNC mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/CAE2/I0TVGWVX/FXUCAE2I0TVGWVX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/CAE2/I0TVGWVX/FXUCAE2I0TVGWVX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/CAE2/I0TVGWVX/FXUCAE2I0TVGWVX.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Ive designed this mill so that most of the parts that are hard to get or make can be 3D printed. Its design to be modular so you can easily change the size of the machine by changing either the sides or the front and back plates. Its accurate enough to cut and drill circuit boards, and small enoug...
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:59:50 PDT
Small Arduino CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Arduino-CNC/
Small Arduino CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/4FNR/I0VONLM4/F9N4FNRI0VONLM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/4FNR/I0VONLM4/F9N4FNRI0VONLM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/4FNR/I0VONLM4/F9N4FNRI0VONLM4.SMALL.jpg Make it BIG This instructable shows you how to build a cheap and easy, but very small CNC. You can use it to mill thin balsa wood and different foams. Everything you need, can be found in old PC's or can be bought quite cheap (I paid ~30$). It was inspired by the Pocket laser engraver, but i added a third axis ...
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 05:16:10 PDT
Dragon Shell Pavilion Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Dragon-Shell-Pavilion-Prototype/
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:48:01 PDT
CNC Router Bar Stool http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Router-Bar-Stool/
CNC Router Bar Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/S6QR/I0LDRCC8/FE6S6QRI0LDRCC8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/S6QR/I0LDRCC8/FE6S6QRI0LDRCC8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/S6QR/I0LDRCC8/FE6S6QRI0LDRCC8.SMALL.jpg SLOMakerSpace In this Instructable you will: Setup the CNC RouterLoad a DXF file and generate the G-CODE the machine will use to cut out the stoolCut out a bar stool using the CNC Router Gather the Supplies You will need: CNC Router and controlling computer with Cut 2D and Mach 3Stool DXF file0.25-inch End mil...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:12:02 PDT
LED + CNC Fractal Headboard http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-CNC-Fractal-Headboard/
LED + CNC Fractal Headboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SNYD/I05F0USC/FWZSNYDI05F0USC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SNYD/I05F0USC/FWZSNYDI05F0USC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SNYD/I05F0USC/FWZSNYDI05F0USC.SMALL.jpg dmvaldman Here's how to make a headboard based on the Pythagorean tree fractal and backlight it with LEDs. This instructable can be modded to make similar CNC lightbox silhouette effects. If you don't have access to a CNC machine, you can also do something similar - albeit smaller scale - on a laser cutter.My...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:32:55 PDT
Learn CNC The Hard Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-CNC-The-Hard-Way/
Learn CNC The Hard Way - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/HPL3/HYVDQ48M/FGTHPL3HYVDQ48M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/HPL3/HYVDQ48M/FGTHPL3HYVDQ48M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/HPL3/HYVDQ48M/FGTHPL3HYVDQ48M.SMALL.jpg danvida Operating a CNC machine will make you a better designer and engineer.I wrote this guide to provide a clear path for using CNC machines. Machining requires a lot of effort and study on your part and one person can't explain the entire process to you - the knowledge you gain comes from lessons learned...
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:12:58 PDT
Zip Tie Lounge Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Zip-Tie-Lounge-Chair/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:32:30 PDT
Knife Block http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Block/
Knife Block - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/Z1C0/HYTI3YQL/FNBZ1C0HYTI3YQL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/Z1C0/HYTI3YQL/FNBZ1C0HYTI3YQL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/Z1C0/HYTI3YQL/FNBZ1C0HYTI3YQL.SMALL.jpg Christian Knuell This quite unusual but practical knife block is a relatively fast and simple project for your CNC machine...There is some manual work involved (edge rounding, glueing and sanding) but with the right tools it won't take too much time... Things you'll need: Bill of materials: (Beech) plywood:700 x...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:18:48 PDT
Yet Another DIY Diode Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-DIY-Diode-Laser-Engraver/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:29:24 PDT
Arduino Controlled CNC / 3D Printer Hybrid http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-CNC-3D-Printer/
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:43:30 PDT
Building your own CNC router/milling machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-own-CNC-milling-machine/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 17:50:35 PDT
CNC Art http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Art/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 17:42:03 PDT
Raspberry Pi Alamode CNC Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Alamode-CNC-Controller/
Raspberry Pi Alamode CNC Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/7OFS/HV9HRJRR/FWN7OFSHV9HRJRR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/7OFS/HV9HRJRR/FWN7OFSHV9HRJRR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/7OFS/HV9HRJRR/FWN7OFSHV9HRJRR.SMALL.jpg cdtaylor51 This is my first attempt at an instructable. I hope it helps someone else.Switches and Lights and fans, oh my...I bought a CNC machine some time ago and I was never happy with it. It used a traditional parallel port controller and of course no modern computers have those. So it was always a point...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 15:36:19 PDT
3 Axis Arduino Based CNC Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Axis-Arduino-Based-CNC-Controller/
3 Axis Arduino Based CNC Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/ID91/HT2U2KUN/F4TID91HT2U2KUN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/ID91/HT2U2KUN/F4TID91HT2U2KUN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/ID91/HT2U2KUN/F4TID91HT2U2KUN.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I've been playing with different CNC designs and Stepper controllers for many years now. I started building CNC machines long ago. My first inspiration came from Bruce Shapiro’s eggbot. I tried a few variations of it and even the board from evil mad scientist. Recently a project named GRBL came alon...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:11:17 PDT
Make a CNC mill with a laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-CNC-mill-with-a-laser-cutter/
Make a CNC mill with a laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/JQ1H/HUQARXUW/FF8JQ1HHUQARXUW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/JQ1H/HUQARXUW/FF8JQ1HHUQARXUW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/JQ1H/HUQARXUW/FF8JQ1HHUQARXUW.SMALL.jpg joebell So, you have a CNC laser cutter but you want a CNC mill? Problem solved. This project is a small CNC mill that can be assembled from store-bought and laser-cut parts for about $800 without machine tools. (If you have access to a shop with a chop saw and a drill press that'll be helpful, but you ca...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 09:13:47 PDT
Car Decal Sticker - made with a vinyl cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-decal-sticker-made-with-a-vinyl-cutter/
Car Decal Sticker - made with a vinyl cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SMALL.jpg drewSaysGoVeg In this guide we're making a vinyl car decal. Some background: Stephanie is the director of the San Francisco office of The Humane League, an animal protection organization. She gives presentations at schools and travels a lot for her outreach work. She came to a Hack for Animals night and we came...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:45:56 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
Game of Thrones Beer Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-of-Thrones-Beer-Coasters/
Game of Thrones Beer Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/VGPZ/HTGFCTJ0/FC2VGPZHTGFCTJ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/VGPZ/HTGFCTJ0/FC2VGPZHTGFCTJ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/VGPZ/HTGFCTJ0/FC2VGPZHTGFCTJ0.SMALL.jpg JeppeMikkelsen To celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones coming out on monday the 7th of april(airs the 6th in the US, but I live in Denmark), me and some friends are going to have a Game of Thrones night, with beer, food and of course Game of Thrones, therefor I made these Game of Thrones coasters! In t...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:09:38 PDT
Designing Vectors for CNC & Digital Fabrication http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-Vectors-for-CNC-Digital-Fabrication/
Designing Vectors for CNC & Digital Fabrication - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/92H7/HSVGFI9W/FKI92H7HSVGFI9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/92H7/HSVGFI9W/FKI92H7HSVGFI9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/92H7/HSVGFI9W/FKI92H7HSVGFI9W.SMALL.jpg reinventmdh Creating designs and artwork with an eye towards digital and CNC fabrication is different from producing work that will be printed or posted online. This checklist can help you prepare designs you’ve downloaded or received from other designers. It can also help you develop a clean workflow that wi...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:29:07 PDT
Wood Inlay Ornament with the Othermill http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Inlay-Ornament-with-the-Othermill/
Wood Inlay Ornament with the Othermill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/Y0ZS/HSM52QI9/F7VY0ZSHSM52QI9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/Y0ZS/HSM52QI9/F7VY0ZSHSM52QI9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/Y0ZS/HSM52QI9/F7VY0ZSHSM52QI9.SMALL.jpg othermachine Hi, It's Danielle from Other Machine Co. This Instructable is for a wooden holiday ornament that I made for my new Grandmother in-law, Polly. I love the feel of wood and the beauty of inlaid patterns, so I wanted to see how our machine would measure up. This is my first project in wood using our...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:40:51 PDT
Recolector de piezas con una aspiradora / Vacuum Collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Recolector-de-piezas-con-una-aspiradora-Vacuum-Col/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/1QL8/HRI8VCHG/FNQ1QL8HRI8VCHG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/1QL8/HRI8VCHG/FNQ1QL8HRI8VCHG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/1QL8/HRI8VCHG/FNQ1QL8HRI8VCHG.SMALL.jpg manacho ESPAÑOL Este recolector lo fabrique por la necesidad de limpiar la plataforma de mi cortadora láser CNC peo al mismo tiempo recolectar las piezas útiles. Tambien puede ulilizarse para recoger pequeñas piezas como merceria, dulces, legos etc. de una manera facil y rapida. Materiales: 1 Botella de So...
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:42:17 PST
Making a Laser Cut Planetary Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Laser-Cut-Planetary-Gear/
Making a Laser Cut Planetary Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/8NP4/HQID0ARD/FY88NP4HQID0ARD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/8NP4/HQID0ARD/FY88NP4HQID0ARD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/8NP4/HQID0ARD/FY88NP4HQID0ARD.SMALL.jpg robives This project is originally from robives.com here. You can visit robives.com for a chance to win a ready made version of this planetary gear mechanism This tactile and delightful looking mechanism is a planetary gear. So named for the four planet gears orbiting the central sun gear. I've put this pr...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:19:44 PST
Triangulated Lamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Triangulated-Lamps/
Triangulated Lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/MDXF/HNTTF0II/FZZMDXFHNTTF0II.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/MDXF/HNTTF0II/FZZMDXFHNTTF0II.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/MDXF/HNTTF0II/FZZMDXFHNTTF0II.SMALL.jpg jftesser This instructable describes how to create triangulated lampshades (or, I suppose, any triangulated form) from a simple mesh. This is a little trickier than it might first appear, because while each triangle joins to its neighbors with no thickness in a digital mesh, any built version will need to ac...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:53:25 PST
Building a CNC router http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-CNC-router/
Building a CNC router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/G95S/HMVJDE8H/F8SG95SHMVJDE8H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/G95S/HMVJDE8H/F8SG95SHMVJDE8H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/G95S/HMVJDE8H/F8SG95SHMVJDE8H.SMALL.jpg Benne This instructable will show you how I built my CNC router. I hope you can draw some inspiration from my build and that this instructable will be helpful for your future projects. This instructable shows all the steps I went through in designing and building this CNC router. The main thing I like ab...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 04:51:57 PDT
DIY Skee Ball Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Skee-Ball-Machine/
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:11:49 PDT
CNC Drip Coffee Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Drip-Coffee-Stand/
CNC Drip Coffee Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/HIGX/HLA1V2NG/FK5HIGXHLA1V2NG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/HIGX/HLA1V2NG/FK5HIGXHLA1V2NG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/HIGX/HLA1V2NG/FK5HIGXHLA1V2NG.SMALL.jpg indraastra This is a drip coffee stand I made using a Shopbot CNC Router. It was made specifically for a Hario V60 Ceramic Dripper, but should be easily customizable for any other dripper. The overall form is very a simple twist (literally) on other drip stands like this one, but I specifically wanted to meet...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 21:11:39 PDT
Sixty Foot Water Feature http://www.instructables.com/id/Sixty-Foot-Water-Feature/
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:08:34 PDT
Carbon fiber handlebar with integrated LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-fiber-handlebar-for-bicycles-with-integrate/
Carbon fiber handlebar with integrated LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/G9ZS/HJGE1GEY/FWLG9ZSHJGE1GEY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/G9ZS/HJGE1GEY/FWLG9ZSHJGE1GEY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/G9ZS/HJGE1GEY/FWLG9ZSHJGE1GEY.SMALL.jpg ideas2cycles This instructable describes how to make a unique handlebar/stem combo using carbon fiber and aluminium. The design allows seamless integration of LEDs and batteries. A milling machine is needed for the stem and composite lay-up supplies for the handlebar. A 2,5 axis NC-milling machine and vacuum ba...
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:01:09 PDT
AIR-QUARIUM http://www.instructables.com/id/AIR-QUARIUM/
AIR-QUARIUM - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/O7YY/HJ39R5YP/FV5O7YYHJ39R5YP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/O7YY/HJ39R5YP/FV5O7YYHJ39R5YP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/O7YY/HJ39R5YP/FV5O7YYHJ39R5YP.SMALL.jpg tsi1952    A water feature being out of my price range and always looking for an excuse to use my home built cnc I came up with this garden decorating idea.    First I came up with a simple fish design I created in sketchup mostly using the arc tool.I then converted the design to a DXF file using a free...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:07:41 PDT
Wall Mountable Board Game Design for CNC Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Mountable-Board-Game-Design-for-CNC-Mill/
Wall Mountable Board Game Design for CNC Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/L9RU/HFPTH4XJ/FNRL9RUHFPTH4XJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/L9RU/HFPTH4XJ/FNRL9RUHFPTH4XJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/L9RU/HFPTH4XJ/FNRL9RUHFPTH4XJ.SMALL.jpg rchlebow Have you ever won an epic board game night? Have you wanted to showcase that victory on your living room wall? Well, with this instructable, you can build your very own wall mountable board game that will be the envy of your guests and the pride of your family. The Jist of it. I am a board game gee...
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 13:07:32 PDT
CNC Inlaid fretboard - made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Inlaid-fretboard-made-at-Techshop/
CNC Inlaid fretboard - made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/RSH5/HD4VNGWD/FC1RSH5HD4VNGWD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/RSH5/HD4VNGWD/FC1RSH5HD4VNGWD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/RSH5/HD4VNGWD/FC1RSH5HD4VNGWD.SMALL.jpg workislove This is the fretboard I made for my carbon fiber acoustic guitar project, part of a special event at Techshop. The fretboard is ebony inlaid with maple, and it was cut on the ShopBot CNC machine at Techshop. The swirls are placed where fret markers would normally be placed. The first picture is the ...
By: workislove

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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:26:57 PDT
CNC machined guitar bridge - made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-machined-guitar-bridge-made-at-Techshop/
CNC machined guitar bridge - made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/CVSD/HE7D9S9F/FDKCVSDHE7D9S9F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/CVSD/HE7D9S9F/FDKCVSDHE7D9S9F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/CVSD/HE7D9S9F/FDKCVSDHE7D9S9F.SMALL.jpg workislove In this instructable I will show you how I made the bridge base for my carbon fiber acoustic guitar using the ShopBot CNC machine and software available at Techshop. I designed the bridge based on the signature bridge of Bashkin Guitars, with some small modifications. I copied the bridge slot and p...
By: workislove

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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:22:40 PDT
Mug Plotter http://www.instructables.com/id/Mug-Plotter/
Mug Plotter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/ZIFL/HE7D9D24/FA7ZIFLHE7D9D24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/ZIFL/HE7D9D24/FA7ZIFLHE7D9D24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/ZIFL/HE7D9D24/FA7ZIFLHE7D9D24.SMALL.jpg teed No desk is complete without your own personal mug to insist on having your tea in. Oh sure, you can use a suitably obscure freebie mug that you picked up somewhere, or even buy your own, but do any of them really express the personality that you'd like your workmates to understand? No, you're going ...
By: teed

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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:12:24 PDT
Digital Manufacturing - project one Key tag http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Manufacturing-project-one-Key-tag/
Digital Manufacturing - project one Key tag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/AX3T/HCB8TMA1/FZJAX3THCB8TMA1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/AX3T/HCB8TMA1/FZJAX3THCB8TMA1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/AX3T/HCB8TMA1/FZJAX3THCB8TMA1.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Digital manufacturing doesn't have to be expensive or difficult,  with an old computer, free software and a hiring a machine for a few minutes you can make things that would not be possible in a home workshop! This is the first in a series of Instructables on how to use CAD (Computer Aided Drawing)...
By: liquidhandwash

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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 01:59:50 PST
Make Your Own GRBL CNC Pendant http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-GRBL-CNC-Pendant/
Make Your Own GRBL CNC Pendant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/ZJ08/HBNXVKXQ/F78ZJ08HBNXVKXQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/ZJ08/HBNXVKXQ/F78ZJ08HBNXVKXQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/ZJ08/HBNXVKXQ/F78ZJ08HBNXVKXQ.SMALL.jpg rawkstar320 So you just finished your DIY CNC machine, set up GRBL and even cut your first part.  Now what?  Well, did you know that as of GRBL v0.8 there are pinouts some really useful commands such as Cycle Start, Feed Hold and a Soft Reset?  Cycle Start and Feed Hold allow you to literally pause your machine...
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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:28:22 PST
Making a centipede fossile. http://www.instructables.com/id/Centipede-fossiles/
Making a centipede fossile. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/RUGN/HAQ380S4/FBGRUGNHAQ380S4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/RUGN/HAQ380S4/FBGRUGNHAQ380S4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/RUGN/HAQ380S4/FBGRUGNHAQ380S4.SMALL.jpg lievn_m Following instructable describes how to create a centipede-like fossile.  The graphic part was done in NodeBox 3, an open source application for generative design (and much more). The engraving part was done on a cnc cutter (Trotec - Speedy 100) at Fab Lab Genk (thx a lot Danny!). I tried out a fe...
By: lievn_m

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Tue, 8 Jan 2013 04:38:23 PST
How to make Machinable Wax at home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Machinable-Wax/
How to make Machinable Wax at home! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/MI6Z/HB58N7A4/F4JMI6ZHB58N7A4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/MI6Z/HB58N7A4/F4JMI6ZHB58N7A4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/MI6Z/HB58N7A4/F4JMI6ZHB58N7A4.SMALL.jpg rawkstar320 Featured on Hackaday.com!  Woohoo!  But for records sake, my name is Jake: http://hackaday.com/2012/12/29/make-your-own-machinable-wax ==================================================================================================== A major issue that I ran into when I first started working with ...
By: rawkstar320

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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 06:17:17 PST
CNC cut Paper Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-cut-Paper-Rack/
CNC cut Paper Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/3D0A/HA4MM3Z3/F3M3D0AHA4MM3Z3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/3D0A/HA4MM3Z3/F3M3D0AHA4MM3Z3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/3D0A/HA4MM3Z3/F3M3D0AHA4MM3Z3.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash This paper rack is designed to hold large amount of forms, letters or documents in a minimum of space and also design to be be easy to grab a form when needed. It was designed for A4 sheets 210 x 297mm but US letter should also fit 216 x 355mm as the openings are 220mm wide. The material  is 3mm cle...
By: liquidhandwash

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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 22:00:13 PST
Desktop CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Desktop-CNC-Machine/
Desktop CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/HVTC/H91A2OR2/FUTHVTCH91A2OR2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/HVTC/H91A2OR2/FUTHVTCH91A2OR2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/HVTC/H91A2OR2/FUTHVTCH91A2OR2.SMALL.jpg jacobsbr This is a CNC machine made out of left over parts from my schools robot build.  The only thing we paid for was the circuit board to run it.  Grand total of about $70.  This was made with no directions, all of it was trial and error.  This should get you started if you want to build one. 1.  I st...
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:01:01 PST
DIY Aluminum 3-AXIS CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Aluminum-3-AXIS-CNC-Router/
DIY Aluminum 3-AXIS CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/1N8P/HJ602W27/FGS1N8PHJ602W27.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/1N8P/HJ602W27/FGS1N8PHJ602W27.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/1N8P/HJ602W27/FGS1N8PHJ602W27.SMALL.jpg schou This is a CNC I built from scratch using mostly 3/4" x 3/4" x1/16" aluminum square tubing. I got the design by looking around for ideas on Google and mostly just improvised as I got to each phase. The total cutting area is about 12" x 8" x 3" (X by Y by Z). The rails and bearings required over 100...
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Fri, 7 Sep 2012 20:52:40 PDT
Maze using CNC M &G Code http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-CNC-M-G-Code/
Maze using CNC M &G Code - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/3AWF/H82UNGDP/FS53AWFH82UNGDP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/3AWF/H82UNGDP/FS53AWFH82UNGDP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/3AWF/H82UNGDP/FS53AWFH82UNGDP.SMALL.jpg W1LL7 There are 2 ways to use a CNC machine. Model your design, and have the computer magically convert it to code that the CNC Machine can read but you can't, or learn the basics to CNC M & G code so that you know whats going on and can troubleshoot problems. It's like coding anything on the computer if ...
By: W1LL7

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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 23:48:35 PDT
How to CNC machine a pumpkin (or a random object) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-CNC-machine-a-pumpkin-or-a-random-object/
How to CNC machine a pumpkin (or a random object) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/OMGQ/H94ZAOJK/FILOMGQH94ZAOJK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/OMGQ/H94ZAOJK/FILOMGQH94ZAOJK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/OMGQ/H94ZAOJK/FILOMGQH94ZAOJK.SMALL.jpg RTegelbeckers This year (2012) I decided to carve a pumpkin for the first time in my life. I did want to use my big CNC machine (see http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-machine-for-shaping-large-pieces-of-polystyren/) for doing the actual cutting. I also did want to design the shapes for cutting, by using a 3D de...
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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 19:58:34 PST
6x6x6 3D print: Delta CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/6x6x6-3D-print-Delta-CNC/
6x6x6 3D print: Delta CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/605A/H82UI4OD/FP1605AH82UI4OD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/605A/H82UI4OD/FP1605AH82UI4OD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/605A/H82UI4OD/FP1605AH82UI4OD.SMALL.jpg RTegelbeckers As a runner up winner in the recent 'Real Challenge', I have been awarded with a custom 6x6x6 inch 3D print for my 'CNC machine for machining large pieces of polystyrene foam'. I realised what an opportunity this presented and thought of many things to do with it. Make a 3D print for something at wo...
By: RTegelbeckers

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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:59:09 PDT
DIY AlUMINUM LEGO BLOCKS http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LEGO/
DIY AlUMINUM LEGO BLOCKS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/9CC8/H5TUB61Y/FZU9CC8H5TUB61Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/9CC8/H5TUB61Y/FZU9CC8H5TUB61Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/9CC8/H5TUB61Y/FZU9CC8H5TUB61Y.SMALL.jpg cold_steel Hello world! Ever since I was very very small I love Lego. Those sweet memories of me and my mom sitting together on the floor surrounded by Lego's, following instructions and building our Lego city together. I have been playing with Lego since my first memories. As I grew older I promised myself, l...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:58:51 PDT
How to Prepare an Adobe Illustrator File for a CNC Embroidery Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Prepare-an-Adobe-Illustrator-File-for-a-CNC/
How to Prepare an Adobe Illustrator File for a CNC Embroidery Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/L9RM/H3NNEYV2/FVUL9RMH3NNEYV2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/L9RM/H3NNEYV2/FVUL9RMH3NNEYV2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/L9RM/H3NNEYV2/FVUL9RMH3NNEYV2.SMALL.jpg violet.sun This Instructable you will learn how to convert an Adobe Illustrator file to a file readable by a CNC embroidery machine using the DIgitizer Pro software. Create an Adobe Illustrator File and Save As an EPS File Once you have finished your Illustrator file, go to the File tab and select Save As. ...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:45:50 PDT
CNC machine for shaping large pieces of polystyrene foam http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-machine-for-shaping-large-pieces-of-polystyren/
CNC machine for shaping large pieces of polystyrene foam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/MY5A/H2WEVZXX/FQQMY5AH2WEVZXX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/MY5A/H2WEVZXX/FQQMY5AH2WEVZXX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/MY5A/H2WEVZXX/FQQMY5AH2WEVZXX.SMALL.jpg RTegelbeckers Summary This instructable shows how to shape polystyrene foam, using a CNC machine. Starting with a brief introduction, design software necessary for creating an STL file is discussed. This is followed by a method for creating G-code, using an STL file as input. After this comes the introduction to...
By: RTegelbeckers

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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 23:54:12 PDT
Plasma Sprockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Plasma-Sprockets/
Plasma Sprockets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/HAY9/H2WEJNYD/FYOHAY9H2WEJNYD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/HAY9/H2WEJNYD/FYOHAY9H2WEJNYD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/HAY9/H2WEJNYD/FYOHAY9H2WEJNYD.SMALL.jpg EV Builder When it comes to power transmission in drivable DYI projects such as go-karts and ATVs sprocket gears, sometimes called chain gears, offer several advantages over other types of power transmission such as belts/pulleys and meshing gears.       1. Unlike belts they can transmits large amounts of tor...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 04:54:25 PDT