Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - cnc http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:56:11 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
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/
CNC basics (Building a cnc machine part 1) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/DU8V/HTOUEE05/FGEDU8VHTOUEE05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/DU8V/HTOUEE05/FGEDU8VHTOUEE05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/DU8V/HTOUEE05/FGEDU8VHTOUEE05.SMALL.jpg The-engineer So you want to know more about how to make a CNC machine? Whether it is a 3D printer or a mil of some sort, this will take you through the basics a give you a nice idea of how they work, operate and what parts you will need or can choose from. Fist of I have built my own CNC router with a pret...
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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
Laser Controller for my Arduino CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Controller-for-my-Arduino-CNC-Machine/
Laser Controller for my Arduino CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SAII/HT2U1356/FWZSAIIHT2U1356.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SAII/HT2U1356/FWZSAIIHT2U1356.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SAII/HT2U1356/FWZSAIIHT2U1356.SMALL.jpg rjkorn ​When using Linux EMC I could easily drive a laser from the direction pin of the Z axis on the parallel port.The pin held it last state so if the last movement commend was down it stayed that way even as the other axis' were moving. All I had to do was wire that to the laser enable lead. When I swi...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:42:29 PDT
Detachable Dust Shoe for DW660 and Shapeoko CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Dust-Shoe-for-DW660-and-Shapeoko-CNC/
Detachable Dust Shoe for DW660 and Shapeoko CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/MZ9R/HT0U483D/FWFMZ9RHT0U483D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/MZ9R/HT0U483D/FWFMZ9RHT0U483D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/MZ9R/HT0U483D/FWFMZ9RHT0U483D.SMALL.jpg JasonTKW Intro: This is a simple easy detachable dust shoe (made out of tennis ball can) for my new Shapeoko 2 which use a Dewalt DW660 cut out tool as the spindle. Notice, enable to use this dust shoe, the "Tool Free Collar" on the DW660 needs to be removed. (The rotation of the Spindle Lock is not r...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:11:25 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
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
DIY CNC Sign - A Little Project http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Sign-A-Little-Project/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/R72Q/HSL29EJK/FMAR72QHSL29EJK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/R72Q/HSL29EJK/FMAR72QHSL29EJK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/R72Q/HSL29EJK/FMAR72QHSL29EJK.SMALL.jpg stangtime This was just a little CNC project using some free online clip art, an old version of Adobe Illustrator, and F-Engrave.  The CNC machine was a homebuilt project constructed without plans; it was just sort of winged.  Works pretty well. Thanks for taking a look.
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 19:46:21 PDT
How to program arcs and linear movement in G-Code manually http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-program-arcs-and-linear-movement-in-G-Code-/
How to program arcs and linear movement in G-Code manually - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZCNS/HS8FUQYS/FMPZCNSHS8FUQYS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZCNS/HS8FUQYS/FMPZCNSHS8FUQYS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZCNS/HS8FUQYS/FMPZCNSHS8FUQYS.SMALL.jpg alo0994 Introduction G-code is used in a lot of automated manufacturing processes. For example, CNC machines and 3D printers use G-code to make parts. Programming arcs and linear movement in G-code can be a little tricky. I've noticed that there aren't many sources on the internet that address this top...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 14:28:10 PST
My sec CNC. http://www.instructables.com/id/My-sec-CNC/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/P4U8/HSE94A7U/FDZP4U8HSE94A7U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/P4U8/HSE94A7U/FDZP4U8HSE94A7U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/P4U8/HSE94A7U/FDZP4U8HSE94A7U.SMALL.jpg Nazir Naseer Aslam o alykum and hi friends.. here is my sec CNC still in progress soon i am going to finish it.. here is my blog for more details and pics.. http://myhomemadecnc.blogspot.com/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:47:09 PST
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
3D Milling a Hawaiian Island on my Shapeoko 2 CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Milling-a-Hawaiian-Island-on-my-Shapeoko-2-CNC/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/LO7A/HRI8RD13/FUXLO7AHRI8RD13.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/LO7A/HRI8RD13/FUXLO7AHRI8RD13.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/LO7A/HRI8RD13/FUXLO7AHRI8RD13.SMALL.jpg SongEmu I wanted to try out some 3D milling to see what the Shapeoko 2 was capable of (even though I'd seen examples). This was really just for my own learning, but the outcome was pretty cool.
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:40:24 PST
Installing Threaded Inserts on my Shapeoko 2 CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-Threaded-Inserts-on-my-Shapeoko-2-CNC/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/LFCA/HR0APNDL/FSWLFCAHR0APNDL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/LFCA/HR0APNDL/FSWLFCAHR0APNDL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/LFCA/HR0APNDL/FSWLFCAHR0APNDL.SMALL.jpg SongEmu Need to clamp down some material in your CNC mill? This is one of several methods available that I chose to implement. I bought a pack of threaded inserts to sink into the wasteboard of my Shapeoko that will let me bolt down workpieces without damaging the MDF.
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:52:11 PST
Generating GCode with Inkscape and MakerCAM [My DIY CNC Adventure pt. 3] http://www.instructables.com/id/Generating-GCode-with-Inkscape-and-MakerCAM-My-DIY/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/C6IM/HQQLMXF5/FO2C6IMHQQLMXF5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/C6IM/HQQLMXF5/FO2C6IMHQQLMXF5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/C6IM/HQQLMXF5/FO2C6IMHQQLMXF5.SMALL.jpg SongEmu Going over one method of engraving a 2D design with a CNC. This is my third video as I learn to use my Shapeoko 2 DIY CNC from Inventables.
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:32:45 PST
Router CNC Nylon http://www.instructables.com/id/Router-CNC-Nylon/
Router CNC Nylon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/RC89/HQKXFYLP/F8FRC89HQKXFYLP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/RC89/HQKXFYLP/F8FRC89HQKXFYLP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/RC89/HQKXFYLP/F8FRC89HQKXFYLP.SMALL.jpg Macinblack20 Hi everybody, i had build on router CNC in Nylon, and i will give you my photos, drawings and my help to you build one too. This machine is a few expensive, around 500 euros, but is very helpful. Chareteristics: -Small footprint (~26cmx22cmx10cm) -Ability to cut ply-wood -velocity cut rate (20mm/s...
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:28:59 PST
Shapeoko 2 DIY CNC Kit: Electrical Sys. Test & Hello World http://www.instructables.com/id/Shapeoko-2-DIY-CNC-Kit-Electrical-Sys-Test-Hello-W/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/2WDT/HQJIZ715/F3W2WDTHQJIZ715.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/2WDT/HQJIZ715/F3W2WDTHQJIZ715.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/2WDT/HQJIZ715/F3W2WDTHQJIZ715.SMALL.jpg SongEmu Part 2 of my Grand DIY CNC Adventure, this time wiring up the stepper motors to the Arduino, calibrating and leveling the machine, and running Hello World. Not necessarily in that order.
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:07:47 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
CNC USB dual layer PCB milling http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-USB-dual-layer-PCB-milling/
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:19:18 PST
Shapeoko 2 CNC Kit: Assembly Overview http://www.instructables.com/id/Shapeoko-2-CNC-Kit-Assembly-Overview/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/W4YW/HQGHM61Q/F9XW4YWHQGHM61Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/W4YW/HQGHM61Q/F9XW4YWHQGHM61Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/W4YW/HQGHM61Q/F9XW4YWHQGHM61Q.SMALL.jpg SongEmu The beginning of my Great CNC Adventure, I assemble the mechanical components of my recently-acquired DIY CNC machine kit from Inventables: The Shapeoko 2.
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:39:31 PST
CNC Arduino Shield (PCB) http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Arduino-Shield-PCB/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FHL/T9H7/HQ5G86PC/FHLT9H7HQ5G86PC.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FHL/T9H7/HQ5G86PC/FHLT9H7HQ5G86PC.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FHL/T9H7/HQ5G86PC/FHLT9H7HQ5G86PC.SMALL.jpg AustinCrane This circuit has been built with a home made PCB board CNC Machine and will work to make a double axis CNC Machine. I used two of the Easy Stepper motor drivers from spakfun.com . In order to create an easier way to program this shield i used an arduino library called AccelStepper which allowed easy...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:15:03 PST
Using a CNC to reduce your workload with non-cnc projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-CNC-to-reduce-your-workload-with-non-cnc-p/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/6HZS/HQ1DROJD/FA56HZSHQ1DROJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/6HZS/HQ1DROJD/FA56HZSHQ1DROJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/6HZS/HQ1DROJD/FA56HZSHQ1DROJD.SMALL.jpg rmcinally Often when we're working on projects that don't seem to require the level of precision or ornate carving that a CNC can provide, we overlook their ability to save substantial amounts of work. This video is intended to show how you can use a CNC with minimal drafting skill to substantially reduce the...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 08:27:48 PST
Understanding the machining process from draw to CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Understanding-the-machining-process-from-draw-to-C/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/5YP3/HPXOVUCO/FLF5YP3HPXOVUCO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/5YP3/HPXOVUCO/FLF5YP3HPXOVUCO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/5YP3/HPXOVUCO/FLF5YP3HPXOVUCO.SMALL.jpg rmcinally Before you start using a CNC machine you need to understand the flow of the model development and machining process. This video provides a somewhat brief overview of what the CAD software, CAM software and GCode each due in the process of machining your part/piece/etc.
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:13:03 PST
Arduino UNO 2-Axis Stepper Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-UNO-2-Axis-Stepper-Control/
Arduino UNO 2-Axis Stepper Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/LJ8R/HPWMM1QB/FGBLJ8RHPWMM1QB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/LJ8R/HPWMM1QB/FGBLJ8RHPWMM1QB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/LJ8R/HPWMM1QB/FGBLJ8RHPWMM1QB.SMALL.jpg OnceADrog This Instructable explains how to set up a 2-axis stepper control system using:- Arduino UNO (~US$30)- Sparkfun Quadstepper (~US$65)- A couple of stripped down old scanners ($5 each)I bought these in NZ from www.NiceGear.co.nz and they arrived the next morning.If you get the UNO with the starter kit...
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 19:38:54 PST
CNC foam board mask http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-foam-board-mask/
CNC foam board mask - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/XLAP/HNXRQ926/FLOXLAPHNXRQ926.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/XLAP/HNXRQ926/FLOXLAPHNXRQ926.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/XLAP/HNXRQ926/FLOXLAPHNXRQ926.SMALL.jpg JZ411 This polygon mask was made on a Shopbot CNC router. THIS INSTRUCTABLE WAS MADE @ TechShop Detroit techshop.ws TAKE FACIAL MEASUREMENTS TAKE MEASUREMENTS, do some crazy CAD sweeps or make it manually with extrusions. If you want this polygon shape with three planes: I used 2 datum planes an inch...
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:53:04 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...
By: jftesser

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:53:25 PST
MiniCNC work in progress http://www.instructables.com/id/MiniCNC-work-in-progress/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/0EJR/HNICW58I/FJA0EJRHNICW58I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/0EJR/HNICW58I/FJA0EJRHNICW58I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/0EJR/HNICW58I/FJA0EJRHNICW58I.SMALL.jpg aprokopov MiniCNC from old computer parts (Work in progress) I disassembled a lot of old computer hardware mostly cd-roms and floppies. 3 floppies as a controller 3 cd-roms as axies LinuxCNC to control them all Inspirational video: http://qr.ee/minicncpart1 I will add more description later as I continue...
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 03:02:57 PDT
Building a CNC router http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-CNC-router/
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 04:51:57 PDT
Creating a case for a CNC controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-case-for-a-CNC-controller/
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:24:57 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
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 2 (CNC Mill) http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Ring-on-Underwater-Robot-Part-2-CNC-Mill/
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 2 (CNC Mill) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/KK0G/HLFUZE8W/FIWKK0GHLFUZE8W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/KK0G/HLFUZE8W/FIWKK0GHLFUZE8W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/KK0G/HLFUZE8W/FIWKK0GHLFUZE8W.SMALL.jpg pycepidu Hi. In this instructable, we are making a light ring. It's a part that goes on the front of an underwater robot (Picture 2). You can read up more on the context in Part 1 of the instructable, but here's the short version: our research robot's current lighting system has some issues, so this redesig...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:40:25 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
Mach3 Zero Probe Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Mach3-Zero-Probe-Tool/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/EBHP/HL946T87/FJLEBHPHL946T87.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/EBHP/HL946T87/FJLEBHPHL946T87.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/EBHP/HL946T87/FJLEBHPHL946T87.SMALL.jpg centauri_dk This is a Simple Guide on how to use a Probe Tool in Mach 3 to find the exact top of a material. You can use an input on your CNC Controller, but if you don’t have free inputs because they are used for Limit Switches like in my case. You can just get another CNC Controller when you have an Additiona...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 12:32:47 PDT
Mach3 Camera Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Mach3-Camera-Control/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/MPMB/HL946RJU/FJOMPMBHL946RJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/MPMB/HL946RJU/FJOMPMBHL946RJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/MPMB/HL946RJU/FJOMPMBHL946RJU.SMALL.jpg centauri_dk This is a small video Guide on how to use a Camera to set the Oregon Position in Mach3. What you will need. A Web Camera. I got a 2MP USB Handheld Digital Pen Microscope from eBay for about 40$, it had a small round mounting so would be easy to make a mounting bracket for it. Mach 3 from:  http:/...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 07:02:26 PDT
CNC Embroidery Printing SF and SFlettering With Only The Menu http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Embroidery-Printing-SF-and-SFlettering-With-On/
CNC Embroidery Printing SF and SFlettering With Only The Menu - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/QQG4/HIYWMM4J/FNEQQG4HIYWMM4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/QQG4/HIYWMM4J/FNEQQG4HIYWMM4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/QQG4/HIYWMM4J/FNEQQG4HIYWMM4J.SMALL.jpg sflettering In this instructable I am using the CNC Embroidery machine at the Techshop in SF which is a medium end machine made for beginners and intermediate users. It has a great range of settings and even includes the ability to print text directly from the menu without using the proprietary software.  In t...
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:46:44 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
DIY CNC Safety guide http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Safety-guide/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/F9SE/HK6XAYWN/FT4F9SEHK6XAYWN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/F9SE/HK6XAYWN/FT4F9SEHK6XAYWN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/F9SE/HK6XAYWN/FT4F9SEHK6XAYWN.SMALL.jpg tactless_tati I worked with RS Components to highlight some things to look out for when building your own CNC machine. Most of it is common sense but it’s always worth discussing and mentioning safety guidelines. I present to you the DIY CNC safety guide in Instructables form. You can find the original guide here...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:35:50 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
DIY CNC Graphics cutter hack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Graphics-cutter-hack/
DIY CNC Graphics cutter hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/RE6I/HIPIPXT6/FK0RE6IHIPIPXT6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/RE6I/HIPIPXT6/FK0RE6IHIPIPXT6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/RE6I/HIPIPXT6/FK0RE6IHIPIPXT6.SMALL.jpg tsi1952    After 40 years of using old school ways to make things I finally took the plunge into high tech and built a router cnc machine.All I can say is wow,I'm loving it.In the spirit of making it more versatile I came up with a vinyl cutter hack to create stickers graphics etc. DIY CNC Graphics cutter...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 10:04:09 PDT
How to Convert and Mill your PCB Layouts on your CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Convert-and-Mill-your-PCB-Layouts-on-your-C/
How to Convert and Mill your PCB Layouts on your CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/TAB2/HIT3GEV8/FELTAB2HIT3GEV8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/TAB2/HIT3GEV8/FELTAB2HIT3GEV8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/TAB2/HIT3GEV8/FELTAB2HIT3GEV8.SMALL.jpg centauri_dk This is a small tutorial showing how to deal with the problems converting your PCB Schematics to G-Code to be able to Mill it. Used Software. DipTrace : http://www.diptrace.com/ CopperCAM : http://www.galaad.net/coppercam-eng.html Mach3 : http://www.machsupport.com/ I used DipTrace form y PCB Layo...
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Sun, 7 Jul 2013 07:31:42 PDT
Slice Up Your Face (Again) http://www.instructables.com/id/Slice-Up-Your-Face-Again/
Slice Up Your Face (Again) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/860Q/HIGILZLZ/FJ0860QHIGILZLZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/860Q/HIGILZLZ/FJ0860QHIGILZLZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/860Q/HIGILZLZ/FJ0860QHIGILZLZ.SMALL.jpg davemenc This one is related to http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Out-Your-Face/ The idea is you have a picture of a face (or any image) and you want to cut it into metal or wood using a CNC tool or paint it on something or carve it into something. You need some way to turn this really complex pictur...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 11:17:32 PDT