Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - cnc - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:13:02 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
DIY Skee Ball Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/XJ8H/HKM90W53/F5FXJ8HHKM90W53.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/XJ8H/HKM90W53/F5FXJ8HHKM90W53.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/XJ8H/HKM90W53/F5FXJ8HHKM90W53.SMALL.jpg fungus amungus The skee ball machine is a wonderful thing. The simple experience of rolling a ball into a target is so freakishly satisfying that I used to play as much as I could as a kid at the local amusement park/mini-golf course. The sound of the rolling ball on the ramp, the pop as it launched in the air, an...
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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/
Sixty Foot Water Feature - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/G6F9/HKJTATGG/FUGG6F9HKJTATGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/G6F9/HKJTATGG/FUGG6F9HKJTATGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/G6F9/HKJTATGG/FUGG6F9HKJTATGG.SMALL.jpg W1LL7 This is how I went about making foam molds for a water feature. At Oregon Institute of technology the Civil engineering department wanted to make a teaching sculpture. The sculpture was built first then when they got more money they expanded the project to include concrete walkways and the water fea...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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)...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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
Simple Guide to Making Sprockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Guide-to-Making-Sprockets/
Simple Guide to Making Sprockets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/8ALR/H2WEVBB4/F1L8ALRH2WEVBB4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/8ALR/H2WEVBB4/F1L8ALRH2WEVBB4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/8ALR/H2WEVBB4/F1L8ALRH2WEVBB4.SMALL.jpg ajrenzetti Sprockets are one of the most important parts of many mechanical devices such as automotive and automation technologies. They aren’t expensive to buy from; in fact, Mcmaster-Carr sells them at a reasonable price. But for those of you who love building things from scratch, or who need a specific spro...
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 21:17:37 PDT
The Coaster-Lid. Machined with a 3-axis Mill. Designed in 3ds MAX. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Coaster-Lid-Machined-with-a-3-axis-Mill-Desi/
The Coaster-Lid. Machined with a 3-axis Mill. Designed in 3ds MAX. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/IFPO/H2MYKBPS/FBEIFPOH2MYKBPS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/IFPO/H2MYKBPS/FBEIFPOH2MYKBPS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/IFPO/H2MYKBPS/FBEIFPOH2MYKBPS.SMALL.jpg yukamars The Coaster-Lid. It began it's life as a slab of acrylic. Using a 3-axis CNC mill, it was machined into the perfect piece for office desktops. Use it as a coaster to keep rings off of desks and utilize the spoon sill to catch drips. It is also used as a lid to keep dust and pathogens as you transpo...
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Tue, 29 May 2012 06:44:58 PDT
Simple CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-CNC-Machine/
Simple CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/XB81/GYVDJ2KA/FV7XB81GYVDJ2KA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/XB81/GYVDJ2KA/FV7XB81GYVDJ2KA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/XB81/GYVDJ2KA/FV7XB81GYVDJ2KA.SMALL.jpg hackitbuildit What I'm going to try and show you in this instructable is how to build a simple CNC machine. Now when I say Simple I mean you only require basic tools & materials to build the machine. The machine is made out of Sawn Timber, drawer sliders, nema 17 Stepper motors, a TB6560 Driver Controller Board...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:51:21 PST
Free-form curved furniture without molds / Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-form-curved-furniture-without-molds-Part-1/
Free-form curved furniture without molds / Part 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/IBFZ/H2MYJY3F/F5VIBFZH2MYJY3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/IBFZ/H2MYJY3F/F5VIBFZH2MYJY3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/IBFZ/H2MYJY3F/F5VIBFZH2MYJY3F.SMALL.jpg pseaton Ever heard of Zipshape? It's a technique developed by Schindler Salmeron which lets you to draw a free-form profile curve for (say) a piece of furniture, and then cut a series of teeth into two sheets of thick material like MDF. Those custom-cut teeth are very specifically shaped and matched to each...
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Sat, 26 May 2012 19:20:45 PDT
Build your own superhero http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-superhero/
Build your own superhero - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/8LBA/H0OJ1BXI/FXT8LBAH0OJ1BXI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/8LBA/H0OJ1BXI/FXT8LBAH0OJ1BXI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/8LBA/H0OJ1BXI/FXT8LBAH0OJ1BXI.SMALL.jpg snowgrains One of my favorite films is the 1991 movie titled "The Rocketeer."  Seeing the hero arc across the sky wearing a rocket pack just makes me wish for the day that such things really exist.  Until then, perhaps the next best thing is to create my own life-size superhero to inspire my creative efforts. ...
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Wed, 23 May 2012 14:30:34 PDT
Custom records for a 70's toy record player http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-records-for-a-70s-toy-record-player/
Custom records for a 70's toy record player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN4/ZKYD/H267LBHZ/FN4ZKYDH267LBHZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN4/ZKYD/H267LBHZ/FN4ZKYDH267LBHZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN4/ZKYD/H267LBHZ/FN4ZKYDH267LBHZ.SMALL.jpg fred27 I recently stumbled across and old toy record player made by Fisher Price in the 1970s. I'm sure many of you will recognise this iconic toy and some of the older Instructables visitors may well have had one. As with many 40-year old toys, it was in a bit of a sad state and a couple of the records ha...
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Sun, 20 May 2012 11:30:08 PDT
Apple Mac Mini Cooler (Made with Drawer Slide CNC) http://www.instructables.com/id/Apple-Mac-Mini-Cooler-Made-with-Drawer-Slide-CNC/
Apple Mac Mini Cooler (Made with Drawer Slide CNC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/AOSO/H1ZG7G4O/F4VAOSOH1ZG7G4O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/AOSO/H1ZG7G4O/F4VAOSOH1ZG7G4O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/AOSO/H1ZG7G4O/F4VAOSOH1ZG7G4O.SMALL.jpg CopperDropDesigns My first Intructable (http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-drawer-slide-CNC-machine-for-under-200/) was building my Drawer Slide CNC Machine. And Ironically, the first part I cut on it was this, my second Instructable! It all started when I was designing a few parts on my Apple Mac Mini. It s...
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Fri, 18 May 2012 16:10:28 PDT
How to CNC a skull http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-CNC-a-skull/
How to CNC a skull - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/W20D/H1YOBBFR/FTJW20DH1YOBBFR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/W20D/H1YOBBFR/FTJW20DH1YOBBFR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/W20D/H1YOBBFR/FTJW20DH1YOBBFR.SMALL.jpg surfwizz Really, everyone should have a skull on their desk.  It's an age-old symbol, a memento mori that reminds us that we are not long for this world.  So I set out to make one out of aluminum.  This was my process.   CAD/CAM I designed the skull in Solidworks.  I don't have a ton of images from this p...
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Sun, 13 May 2012 11:13:22 PDT
Giant Clicker Pen! http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Clicker-Pen/
Giant Clicker Pen! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/0IED/H1QMLC7G/FON0IEDH1QMLC7G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/0IED/H1QMLC7G/FON0IEDH1QMLC7G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/0IED/H1QMLC7G/FON0IEDH1QMLC7G.SMALL.jpg W_world We built this enormous retractable pen as part of our Kinematics class at BYU. The goal was to build a mechanism big enough to teach and be handled by fourth-graders. Collaborators: Ryan Anderson, Scott Taysom, Steve White, Brettany Rupert, Clifton Dudley, Wyatt Felt Here's a look at the mater...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 18:55:02 PDT
Make Your Own DIY CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-DIY-CNC/
Make Your Own DIY CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/HBLF/H0OJ0R1K/FC7HBLFH0OJ0R1K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/HBLF/H0OJ0R1K/FC7HBLFH0OJ0R1K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/HBLF/H0OJ0R1K/FC7HBLFH0OJ0R1K.SMALL.jpg nick2334 This instructable outlines the assembly process of my 2nd generation CNC machine which I designed to be simple to build and quiet enough to be apartment friendly. I have included example projects that I have made in the first two weeks of using the machine to demonstrate its capabilities. This is t...
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 23:10:14 PDT
How to make a woodcut from... a photo of a woodcut using your CNC mill http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-woodcut-from-a-photo-of-a-woodcut/
How to make a woodcut from... a photo of a woodcut using your CNC mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/0QDQ/H0FLRO1E/FFY0QDQH0FLRO1E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/0QDQ/H0FLRO1E/FFY0QDQH0FLRO1E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/0QDQ/H0FLRO1E/FFY0QDQH0FLRO1E.SMALL.jpg ccrome My dad was just visiting, and he asked me if I could use my new CNC router to make a woodcut.  That got me to thinking... sure, why not?   He sent me a photo of a woodcut hanging in my sister's house, and in a few hours I was able to make this woodcut!  Very neat.  Unfortunately, this instructabl...
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:11:48 PDT
Make an M.C. Escher Reptile puzzle on your CNC router/mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-MC-Escher-Reptile-puzzle-on-your-CNC-rou/
Make an M.C. Escher Reptile puzzle on your CNC router/mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/XN39/H01NA9RC/FDIXN39H01NA9RC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/XN39/H01NA9RC/FDIXN39H01NA9RC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/XN39/H01NA9RC/FDIXN39H01NA9RC.SMALL.jpg ccrome So, you've just finished your CNC router/mill build, and you need something to make.  Try the hand bowl, which is extremely cool. For your next project, try this one.  I always had a fondness for the works of M. C. Escher, so i decided to make the reptiles out of wood. I started with a dxf from he...
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Tue, 27 Mar 2012 23:42:17 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
CNC Paddle Maze http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Paddle-Maze/
CNC Paddle Maze - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/KRU4/GZ5NTP17/FG8KRU4GZ5NTP17.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/KRU4/GZ5NTP17/FG8KRU4GZ5NTP17.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/KRU4/GZ5NTP17/FG8KRU4GZ5NTP17.SMALL.jpg n314pc One day I was at the toy store looking for presents for my children and I came across some small plastic mazes, you know, the type with the little ball that you try to get from the start to the finish without going crazy. Bingo, here was a project for the CNC router we have in our Maker Space. The d...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:31:41 PST
CNC Spirograph http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Spirograph/
CNC Spirograph - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/C4NN/GZ38JFUZ/FXMC4NNGZ38JFUZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/C4NN/GZ38JFUZ/FXMC4NNGZ38JFUZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/C4NN/GZ38JFUZ/FXMC4NNGZ38JFUZ.SMALL.jpg n314pc Some months ago I remembered a drawing tool I played with as a child, the Spirograph.  Searching local stores only resulted in a small, poor substitute in plastic, of the ones I remember. Thus the inspiration and the idea for this project grew. I have a background in fabricating Museum, Zoo and Natu...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:59:46 PST
Vacuum Clamping Table for Homebrew CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Clamping-Table-for-Homebrew-CNC/
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Sat, 25 Feb 2012 13:45:06 PST
Homemade 2'x4' Wood CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Homemade-2x4-Wood-CNC-Router/
Homemade 2'x4' Wood CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/0HDD/GYN8ZAIU/FTC0HDDGYN8ZAIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/0HDD/GYN8ZAIU/FTC0HDDGYN8ZAIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/0HDD/GYN8ZAIU/FTC0HDDGYN8ZAIU.SMALL.jpg Kyles Woodworking Here I am going to show how I made my CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) router. The table measures 24"x48" and the cutting envelope is about 19”x38.” I made this CNC when I was 17 and if you would like to see more on this CNC, visit my website at www.KylesWoodworking.com NOTICE: THE PLANS AND DES...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:01:15 PST
Building a drawer slide CNC machine for under $200! http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-drawer-slide-CNC-machine-for-under-200/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/1Y88/GUKAROPQ/FE61Y88GUKAROPQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/1Y88/GUKAROPQ/FE61Y88GUKAROPQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/1Y88/GUKAROPQ/FE61Y88GUKAROPQ.SMALL.jpg CopperDropDesigns <br> Drawer Slide CNC Machine for under $200   Like many of us interested in this hobby, I wanted my own machine. B...
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