Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - diy Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:43:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 Small Arduino CNC
Small Arduino CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> Make it BIG This instructable shows you how to build a cheap and easy, but very small CNC. You can use it to mill thin balsa wood and different foams. Everything you need, can be found in old PC's or can be bought quite cheap (I paid ~30$). It was inspired by the Pocket laser engraver, but i added a third axis ...
By: Make it BIG

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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 05:16:10 PDT
Small wood case
Small wood case - More DIY How To Projects]]> ์˜์ˆ˜๊น€ 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...
By: 영수김

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:11:43 PDT
Building your own CNC router/milling machine
Building your own CNC router/milling machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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)
Intro to Free 3D CAM Options (pt. 1) - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to Make an Acrylic Smartphone Stand (CNC and Thermoforming) 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
How to Setup Tabs in MakerCAM 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
Laser Controller for my Arduino CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> rjkorn โ€‹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
3D Milling a Hawaiian Island on my Shapeoko 2 CNC 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 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] 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
Shapeoko 2 DIY CNC Kit: Electrical Sys. Test & Hello World 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
Shapeoko 2 CNC Kit: Assembly Overview 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
Triangulated Lamps
Triangulated Lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Building a CNC router - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 CNC Safety guide 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
CHEAP DIY CNC ! siemenwauters HI there reader... My name is Siemen and i am from belguim. In this second instructable ill show you how i make my CNC 2.0. This will be a step by step guide which you can follow complete with plans. At the moment i write this only the designing and ordering of the parts is done. more steps will be...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 14:39:03 PDT
DIY Aluminum 3-AXIS CNC Router
DIY Aluminum 3-AXIS CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
DIY LED ALUMINUM LEGO - More DIY How To Projects]]> cold_steel Home made aluminum lego with integrated LEDs. Since a lot of people liked my DIY Lego in which I made some Aluminum Lego Blocks. I decided to kick it up a notch in preparation to an Arduino Lego project. Or better, a form of open source mindstorms. So it will be tiney but I will go workshop all out ...
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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 07:58:49 PDT
DIY AlUMINUM LEGO BLOCKS - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Make Your Own DIY CNC
Make Your Own DIY CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
The AnniRouter v0.2(body only)
The AnniRouter v0.2(body only) - More DIY How To Projects]]> sbenjamin AnniRouter v0.2 is the upgrade version of the 0.1. With all the basic parts you can get on the market you can make your own usb desktop cnc machine. And the machine can cut all the wooden parts by it self, or if you want you can change the parts into other materials. The upgrade version is stronger...
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Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:54:13 PDT
Build a CNC machine (A DIY project documented via video) by Jason Welsh cannedmushrooms My project is to create a CNC machine from stuff found at your local hardware store. I am a teacher / artist / programmer / electronic junky that loves to work with real world materials to invent.  So in my DIY building adventures I decided to document creating a CNC machine via video. So I will be ...
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Fri, 13 Apr 2012 16:52:57 PDT
Coil-over Pen for CNC Plotting Grunblau I made this pen holder for my DIY CNC when I was at the Detroit Maker Faire.  I plotted mazes and invited kids to solve them by using a Playstation controller to drive the machine.  This pen design allows for the machine to adjust to small variations in the paper surface and maintains a consistent f...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 11:17:01 PST
Simulating Water Drops on Wood
Simulating Water Drops on Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
DIY CNC Router
DIY CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> dbc1218 If you have any interest in purchasing a kit version of this machine please click the above button and complete the form so that I can gauge the level of interest. This instructable will show you how to construct a CNC Router that will allow you to cut 3-D shapes out of wood, plastic and aluminum...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:45:38 PST
INDEXER Rotary table DIY gearbox, stepper motor, and PLC controller.
INDEXER Rotary table DIY gearbox, stepper motor, and PLC controller. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Constructer INDEXER Rotary table  One of difficult things in constructing things is cutting or making circles. Hopefully this will help some of you to invent some new ways of doing things. Adding circles, arcs, or curves to your next project may make it a winner. This in...
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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 20:51:50 PST
cheap, super-sensitive digitizing probe for cnc... harkman's probe harkman it's so simple, and sensitive... i named it after myself... harkman's probe if you want to scan, or digitize a model in a cnc program, it requires a digitizer probe.. unfortunately they are expensive, or, hard to make yourself.. lots of examples use ball bearings, 3 contacts, for sideway forces, a ...
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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:48:04 PDT
DIY MDF CNC Machine 36x22
DIY MDF CNC Machine 36x22 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Spiky1987 The design I'm gonna present is a DIY CNC machine made with MDF board. This design has been made by one of my friend and I have built one exactly like his. So we currently have 2 machines like this one. This is my first instructable so maybe there will be a couple of things missing, please feel fre...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 13:13:42 PDT
DIY 3axis CNC plotter out of old printers mrworf CNC router is made from two old printers and old CD player. I used parts that I found in the basement, I collect a lot of electronic and mechanical things that I find out the garbage or on the internet. I made the electronic from passive components. I did not want to use microcontrollers because it ...
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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 05:38:30 PDT
DIY CNC & Constructing an affordable CNC kit
DIY CNC & Constructing an affordable CNC kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> CNCSnap I have always dreamed of having a CNC and window shopped all the time on the internet. Finally, I discovered Instructables and made my own to share with others. Ninety percent of my parts were acquired from junk or unused stuff. It doesn't look pretty but it works. The first CNC was posted on "I Mad...
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Sat, 9 Apr 2011 23:58:54 PDT
The DIYLILCNC: Open-Source Plans For a Low-Cost, Easy-to-Build CNC Mill. (v1.0.2)
The DIYLILCNC: Open-Source Plans For a Low-Cost, Easy-to-Build CNC Mill. (v1.0.2) - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIYLILCNC The DIYLILCNC project is a set of plans for an inexpensive, fully functional 3-axis CNC mill that can be built by an individual with basic shop skills and tool access. CNC devices are used to fabricate physical objects with a high degree of precision. Some CNC devices, including the DIYLILCNC, feat...

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Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:47:57 PST
Cheap DIY dremel-compatible router
Cheap DIY dremel-compatible router - More DIY How To Projects]]> psymansays  I am currently working on building myself a small CNC router, to be able to manufacture my own solid parts designed on my PC. Well, looking around online, there are lots of projects that are great inspiration, but many of these rely on expensive components. One of the most commonly incorporated pa...
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Sat, 9 Jan 2010 23:27:39 PST
How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily)
How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily) - More DIY How To Projects]]> oomlout The idea behind this Instructable was to fulfill my desire for a desktop sized CNC machine. While it would have been nice to purchase an off the shelf unit the issue of price as well as size proved prohibitive. With this in mind I endeavored to design and build a three axis CNC machine with the foll...
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Fri, 29 Jun 2007 03:31:49 PDT