Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - cnc http://www.instructables.com Tue, 2 Sep 2014 19:10:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 Repurposing my Laser CNC into a multi-mount CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Repurposing-my-Laser-CNC-into-a-multi-mount-CNC/
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:11:28 PDT
Military Challenge Coin Showcase http://www.instructables.com/id/Military-Challenge-Coin-Showcase/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:35:28 PDT
Small wood case http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-wood-case/
Small wood case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/SEOW/HYWT484W/FS8SEOWHYWT484W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/SEOW/HYWT484W/FS8SEOWHYWT484W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/SEOW/HYWT484W/FS8SEOWHYWT484W.SMALL.jpg 영수김 Before you create a table cleanup caseMade this for design verification.What is needed is as follows.Equipment1. PC2. 2030 DIY CNC 3. 3 diameter flat endmill Program1. AUTOCAD2. MASTERCAM3. MACH3Materials 1. 19mm spruce wood. Step1 : AUTOCAD Create drawings using AutoCAD.For 2D drawing, you can d...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:11:43 PDT
Solidoodle 2 (2nd Gen) to CNC Mill Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Solidoodle-2-2nd-Gen-to-CNC-Mill-Conversion/
Solidoodle 2 (2nd Gen) to CNC Mill Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/XV51/HZB3SRH6/FJWXV51HZB3SRH6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/XV51/HZB3SRH6/FJWXV51HZB3SRH6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/XV51/HZB3SRH6/FJWXV51HZB3SRH6.SMALL.jpg andrew.moody.315 This Instructable is to demonstrate the procedure I used to convert my Solidoodle 2 (or 2nd Gen Solidoodle) to a desktop CNC mill. I took the minimalist approach and changed only those things necessary to complete the expected outcome. As a consequence, there is no additional hardware required. T...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:00:47 PDT
MYDIYCNC Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/MYDIYCNC-Engraving/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:03:59 PDT
Machining a PCB Using an Inexpensive CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Machining-a-PCB-Using-an-Inexpensive-CNC-Machine/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:06:52 PDT
Making a Dollhouse Door with Zen Toolworks CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Dollhouse-Door-with-Zen-Toolworks-CNC-1/
Making a Dollhouse Door with Zen Toolworks CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/89WW/HZ5RNOWI/F3589WWHZ5RNOWI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/89WW/HZ5RNOWI/F3589WWHZ5RNOWI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/89WW/HZ5RNOWI/F3589WWHZ5RNOWI.SMALL.jpg zentoolworks During the lifetime of a dollhouse, it is the doors that get the most use and are prone to getting damaged. But what are you going to do when the door finally breaks, you can’t glue it back together, and none of the doors you can find will fit properly?You can simply make your own by milling one on ...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:35:59 PDT
Learn CNC The Hard Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-CNC-The-Hard-Way/
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:12:58 PDT
[PartroCNC] My diy 2030 cnc 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/PartroCNC-My-diy-2030-cnc-1/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:47:02 PDT
Knife Block http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Block/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:18:48 PDT
Stargate Coverstone center http://www.instructables.com/id/Stargate-Coverstone-center/
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 04:20:38 PDT
Flexible CNC leadscrew nut http://www.instructables.com/id/Flexible-CNC-leadscrew-nut/
Flexible CNC leadscrew nut - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/BU4R/HY7T1MXU/F3JBU4RHY7T1MXU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/BU4R/HY7T1MXU/F3JBU4RHY7T1MXU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/BU4R/HY7T1MXU/F3JBU4RHY7T1MXU.SMALL.jpg getoffmylawn08 This is my first 'structible so I decided to do something very simple yet helpful to the right people. I followed several very good Instructables on making your own CNC machine however, I ran into some trouble moving my tables using NEMA-17 stepper motors. These motors don't have a lot of torque and...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:27:28 PDT
Spider Hydrolics http://www.instructables.com/id/Spider-Hydrolics/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:03:18 PDT
Simple Tension Catapult Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Tension-Catapult-Tutorial/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:01:31 PDT
Whale-a-pult http://www.instructables.com/id/Whale-a-pult/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:01:30 PDT
My GBRL cnc controller with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/My-GBRL-cnc-controller-with-Arduino/
My GBRL cnc controller with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/Y03Z/HXUC16K7/FONY03ZHXUC16K7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/Y03Z/HXUC16K7/FONY03ZHXUC16K7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/Y03Z/HXUC16K7/FONY03ZHXUC16K7.SMALL.jpg nikola501 Here, i show you my finished GBRL- Arduino CNC controller. For packaging i used old lunchbox Wiring I wired it as it shown on Github, and upload GBRL 8.0 with x loader Its all packadged in old lunchbox. I cutted top with dremel, and mount acryl board with cooling fan and switch. I like to see...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:52:27 PDT
8-bit Synth Awesomeness with the Othermill http://www.instructables.com/id/8-bit-Synth-Awesomeness-with-the-Othermill/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:22:12 PDT
Spring loaded CNC Penholder for Rapidograph technical pens http://www.instructables.com/id/Spring-loaded-CNC-Penholder-for-Rapidograph-techni/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:33:43 PDT
Turn and Stack!- this stool is made for your workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-and-Stack-this-stool-is-made-for-your-worksho/
Turn and Stack!- this stool is made for your workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/RYCE/HWVAW8Q1/FO2RYCEHWVAW8Q1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/RYCE/HWVAW8Q1/FO2RYCEHWVAW8Q1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/RYCE/HWVAW8Q1/FO2RYCEHWVAW8Q1.SMALL.jpg barbbasia all the files are needed to visualise the model in Solid Works. Choosing the material Milling on CNC router Working with elements Assembly! Turn and stack! Dimensions [ overall and detailed ] Stress test Info project was born in School Of Form, Poznan, Polandauthor: Ba...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:39:39 PDT
Cutting large items on the Handibot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-large-items-on-the-Handibot/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:24:18 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
Light-up CNC Name Tag http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-CNC-Name-Tag/
Light-up CNC Name Tag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/SMHZ/HWJQD0SP/FAJSMHZHWJQD0SP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/SMHZ/HWJQD0SP/FAJSMHZHWJQD0SP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/SMHZ/HWJQD0SP/FAJSMHZHWJQD0SP.SMALL.jpg othermachine Are you tired of boring name tags?! Do you want to make something awesome and fun with the Othermill? Look no further! In this Instructable, we will show you how to use the Othermill to make a circuit board and an aluminum faceplate with your name cut out of the center. An auto-color-changing RGB LE...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:57:20 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
Using Zen Toolworks CNC with Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Zen-Toolworks-CNC-with-Laser-Engraver/
Using Zen Toolworks CNC with Laser Engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/A4K7/HW8T6S1H/FBXA4K7HW8T6S1H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/A4K7/HW8T6S1H/FBXA4K7HW8T6S1H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/A4K7/HW8T6S1H/FBXA4K7HW8T6S1H.SMALL.jpg zentoolworks This Instructable from Zen Toolworks is going to cover how to use your Zen Toolworks CNC machine with a laser engraver kit from Jtech Photonics.Equipment needed: Zen Toolworks CNC machine. Our complete kits can be found on our WEBSITE Jtech Photonics Laser Kit. We are using this one: LASER-KIT Prope...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:10:42 PDT
Make your first circuit with Eagle on the Othermill! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-first-circuit-with-Eagle-on-the-Othermil/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:56:04 PDT
Frezarka cnc http://www.instructables.com/id/Frezarka-cnc/
Frezarka cnc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/JG9Y/HWAAXKT8/FSUJG9YHWAAXKT8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/JG9Y/HWAAXKT8/FSUJG9YHWAAXKT8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/JG9Y/HWAAXKT8/FSUJG9YHWAAXKT8.SMALL.jpg Artur Zawadzki Mała frezarko-grawerka sterowana komputerowo Idealna dla modelarzy i zastosowań w domowym warsztacie.
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:26:52 PDT
Low cost linear actuator for cnc xy table and alike! http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-linear-actuator/
Low cost linear actuator for cnc xy table and alike! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/VW5F/HW8SWOHU/F5AVW5FHW8SWOHU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/VW5F/HW8SWOHU/F5AVW5FHW8SWOHU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/VW5F/HW8SWOHU/F5AVW5FHW8SWOHU.SMALL.jpg Lukas Hoppe Creating a good linear actuator for your personal 3D printer or cnc machine is never easy. Either you try to incorporate lucky eBay finds in your design, which isn’t very dependable as a source for your parts. Or you come up with a solution that works in your case, but may be complex and yet is not ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 07:23:30 PDT
[Darth Vader] 5-axis CNC ART http://www.instructables.com/id/Darth-Vader-5-axis-CNC-ART/
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 17:27:49 PDT
Building your own CNC router/milling machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-own-CNC-milling-machine/
Building your own CNC router/milling machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/6XC5/HVS1FLCG/F3S6XC5HVS1FLCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/6XC5/HVS1FLCG/F3S6XC5HVS1FLCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/6XC5/HVS1FLCG/F3S6XC5HVS1FLCG.SMALL.jpg Trochilidesign Already at the age of 12 I was dreaming of making a machine which could make things! A machine which would give me the opportunity to create products for in and around the house. Two years later I stumbled ont the words 'Computer Numerical Control' or more specifically the CNC milling machine. Aft...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 17:50:35 PDT
Intro to Free 3D CAM Options (pt. 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-Free-3D-CAM-Options-pt-1/
Intro to Free 3D CAM Options (pt. 1) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/BNY6/HVC1JZTE/FT8BNY6HVC1JZTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/BNY6/HVC1JZTE/FT8BNY6HVC1JZTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/BNY6/HVC1JZTE/FT8BNY6HVC1JZTE.SMALL.jpg SongEmu If you're looking to get started in CNC (or even if you've already begun), chances are you've faced this choice: Do I spend money on a CAM program or not?I'm currently using MeshCAM, which is a $250 piece of software that lets you do some pretty amazing stuff at the consumer-level. But in the intere...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 16:58:24 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
Make bitmap image into a vector http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-bitmap-image-into-a-vector/
Make bitmap image into a vector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/J59B/HV9HOL5P/FKKJ59BHV9HOL5P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/J59B/HV9HOL5P/FKKJ59BHV9HOL5P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/J59B/HV9HOL5P/FKKJ59BHV9HOL5P.SMALL.jpg emilyshore The vinyl cutter and laser cutting machines at Techshop require that your artwork is a vector image. However, often what you have to base your CNC project off of is a bitmap file (also called a "raster", made of up of lots of little pixels, and commonly saved as .jpg files). For instance, you can ...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 14:30:58 PDT
Escape Pod: Full-Scale Mockup http://www.instructables.com/id/Escape-Pod-Full-Scale-Mockup/
Escape Pod: Full-Scale Mockup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/G1LB/HV8500L7/FKRG1LBHV8500L7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/G1LB/HV8500L7/FKRG1LBHV8500L7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/G1LB/HV8500L7/FKRG1LBHV8500L7.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON I'm doing quite a few things here I've never done before: kerf bending plywood, waterjet cutting, making a large-scale moving structure... In order to work out as many kinks as possible early on, I 3D printed a scale model. This was particularly useful in figuring out big picture things like range o...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 09:27:35 PDT
Escape Pod: Project Proposal http://www.instructables.com/id/Escape-Pod-Project/
Escape Pod: Project Proposal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/8KE1/HV85O04M/FSK8KE1HV85O04M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/8KE1/HV85O04M/FSK8KE1HV85O04M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/8KE1/HV85O04M/FSK8KE1HV85O04M.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON The Escape Pod (that's a working title, please post suggestions!) is a portable, off-grid cabin for extended use on any site: the singular project for my stay as an Instructables/Autodesk Artist In Residence. The proposal I came to The Pier with was based on a project I did for High Desert Test Sit...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 11:56:11 PDT
CNC Art http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Art/
CNC Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/D5Y5/HV3ZOV07/FIMD5Y5HV3ZOV07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/D5Y5/HV3ZOV07/FIMD5Y5HV3ZOV07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/D5Y5/HV3ZOV07/FIMD5Y5HV3ZOV07.SMALL.jpg alepalan I really wanted to make a few drawing on the CNC router (Shopbot Buddy). I did a few experiments using different techniques and mediums.I started using simply pen and paper, then refined that technique using a pen with a spring attached, later tried over canvas and finally using different markers. I...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 17:42:03 PDT
Electric car concept http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-car-concept/
Electric car concept - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/WYFX/HURHPL27/FXKWYFXHURHPL27.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/WYFX/HURHPL27/FXKWYFXHURHPL27.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/WYFX/HURHPL27/FXKWYFXHURHPL27.SMALL.jpg амакриденков Task - the day the layout electric cars Sketch get ready, knife + pencil + blunt force = achieves resultsGraphic Tablet? No. It does not give a feel for the sketch))) Digitization 1. Draw vector 2. 3d Modeling3. Cutting Generate g-code Created by cuts create a movement for milling Embody...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 10:30:25 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
Air Assist / Vacuum Port for small engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Assist-Vacuum-Port-for-small-engraver/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:33:06 PDT
How to Make an Acrylic Smartphone Stand (CNC and Thermoforming) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Acrylic-Smartphone-Stand-CNC-and-Th/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/8IID/HUEEMK4H/FX08IIDHUEEMK4H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/8IID/HUEEMK4H/FX08IIDHUEEMK4H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/8IID/HUEEMK4H/FX08IIDHUEEMK4H.SMALL.jpg SongEmu This past weekend, I decided to make a basic smartphone stand for my desk at work. There are plenty of ways you can make a phone stand like that, but I wanted something simple with very little, if any, assembly required. I remembered a method of thermoforming acrylic that I thought might be useful, ...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:59:55 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
CNC - Electronic Board Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Board-Tester/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/QXBP/HTZ40IGI/FIGQXBPHTZ40IGI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/QXBP/HTZ40IGI/FIGQXBPHTZ40IGI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/QXBP/HTZ40IGI/FIGQXBPHTZ40IGI.SMALL.jpg FS2010 In the electronics industry sometimes is necessary to test a small quantity of prototype boards. I made this jig as electronic board functionality tester. The top plate composed of black delrin sheet, 6mm thickness. The delrin was used as insulation plate for an electronic board. The surface was don...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:42:26 PDT
CNC - Cutters Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Cutters-Stand/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/HDK7/HTZ40FUM/F2EHDK7HTZ40FUM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/HDK7/HTZ40FUM/F2EHDK7HTZ40FUM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/HDK7/HTZ40FUM/F2EHDK7HTZ40FUM.SMALL.jpg FS2010 This stand was made as a holder for cutters of CNC machine. The stand composed of white polycarbonate sheet, 4mm thickness. Two top plates with the through holes, as per cutters width, and the bottom plate with 2mm depth cells (not through holes). The shapes of all parts were drawn in Dr.Engrave S/W...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:33:08 PDT
CNC - Tester Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Surge-Arrester-Tester/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/O931/HTVIE89Z/FBGO931HTVIE89Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/O931/HTVIE89Z/FBGO931HTVIE89Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/O931/HTVIE89Z/FBGO931HTVIE89Z.SMALL.jpg FS2010 This jig was created for testing of lightning protection module - an electronic board which used as surge arrester. For this project I used aluminum plate to provide the fixity of the jig - 16mm thickness, was found in junk :) . The jig composed of polycarbonate sheet (4mm thickness), white for body...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:36:21 PDT
CNC - RF Shield for Electronic Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/RF-Shield-for-Electronic-Tester/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/8Y81/HTWIDFWN/FRB8Y81HTWIDFWN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/8Y81/HTWIDFWN/FRB8Y81HTWIDFWN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/8Y81/HTWIDFWN/FRB8Y81HTWIDFWN.SMALL.jpg FS2010 This cover was created as RF shield for electronic board,  which is being tested on "Bed of Nails" jig. For this work was used aluminum plate 2mm thickness. The shape was drawn in Dr.Engrave S/W (provided by Roland), as per an original polycarbonate cover of Jig. The folding was easily done with the...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 01:57:36 PDT
CNC - Unitronics Controller Assembly http://www.instructables.com/id/Unitronics-V120-22-R34-Controller-Assembly/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/2YE6/HTWIDPPD/FHN2YE6HTWIDPPD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/2YE6/HTWIDPPD/FHN2YE6HTWIDPPD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/2YE6/HTWIDPPD/FHN2YE6HTWIDPPD.SMALL.jpg FS2010 This controller was made as a final project of my electrical studying. There are 10 D/I and 10 D/O that allow switch electrical devices (like motors, heaters, etc.) with continuous current up to 8A (230VAC). Main parts: Controller - Unitronics V120-22-R34. VIP – Voltage/Current/Power metter. PS – TD...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:24:36 PDT
CNC - Punched Plastic Nut Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Punched-Plastic-Nut/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/TNUJ/HTZY5D4E/FWSTNUJHTZY5D4E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/TNUJ/HTZY5D4E/FWSTNUJHTZY5D4E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/TNUJ/HTZY5D4E/FWSTNUJHTZY5D4E.SMALL.jpg FS2010 This jig was implemented after some mistake that have place in harness connector size.  The connector was wider than the gland nut (PG16) because of this, it was impossible to thread it through the nut. To resolve this problem I used Roland EGX-350 CNC machine and office hole puncher. The concept wa...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:36:52 PDT
CNC - PCB Creation http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Creation/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/95DQ/HTVMP9ZR/FHO95DQHTVMP9ZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/95DQ/HTVMP9ZR/FHO95DQHTVMP9ZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/95DQ/HTVMP9ZR/FHO95DQHTVMP9ZR.SMALL.jpg FS2010 The PCB prototypes can be easily made on CNC machine. For this task I created a schematics in the OrCAD (Cadence product for  PCB design), and then transferred the layout to the DXF file. For engraving process I used ROLAND EGX-350 CNC machine. Due to I used a few ​through hole components, the PCB s...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:50:47 PDT
CNC basics (Building a cnc machine part 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-basics-Building-a-cnc-machine-part-1/
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 06:02:29 PDT
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
How to Setup Tabs in MakerCAM http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Setup-Tabs-in-MakerCAM/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/4JJH/HTG5GYJS/FYG4JJHHTG5GYJS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/4JJH/HTG5GYJS/FYG4JJHHTG5GYJS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/4JJH/HTG5GYJS/FYG4JJHHTG5GYJS.SMALL.jpg SongEmu One of the first things you’ll learn as a budding machinist is how important it is to keep control of your workpiece at all times. If you’re cutting a project out of a larger piece of stock, it can be useful to employ tabs. They work just like perforations in paper, allowing you to easily remove you...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:29:27 PDT