Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - machine http://www.instructables.com Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:40:46 PST BLOX v1.01 Building your own CNC router/milling machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-own-CNC-milling-machine/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 17:50:35 PDT
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
Sculpture Robot (Part 1 of 9): Robotic Arm Made From Recycled Bicycle Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Sculpture-Robot-Part-1-of-9-Robotic-Arm-Made-From-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/IH06/HQJDT14J/FYPIH06HQJDT14J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/IH06/HQJDT14J/FYPIH06HQJDT14J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/IH06/HQJDT14J/FYPIH06HQJDT14J.SMALL.jpg morganrauscher ‚Äč I have been building sculpture for over ten years and I have watched the evolution of machining technology go from CNC milling to 3D desktop object printing. These ‘making machines’ have formed a physical gap between my hands and the materials I sculpt, and I see this as a problem. As a contempora...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:46:13 PST
CNC Arduino Shield (PCB) http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Arduino-Shield-PCB/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/T9H7/HQ5G86PC/FHLT9H7HQ5G86PC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/T9H7/HQ5G86PC/FHLT9H7HQ5G86PC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/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
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
From drawer to CNC Milling Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/From-drawer-to-CNC-Milling-Machine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/B21Y/HE7CSIA0/F6RB21YHE7CSIA0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/B21Y/HE7CSIA0/F6RB21YHE7CSIA0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/B21Y/HE7CSIA0/F6RB21YHE7CSIA0.SMALL.jpg ray1976 I was searching  on instructables to make a cheap CNC machine. I've found several examples and have decided to make one myself with only the parts of a office drawer (Excl. Electronics and Drive). My old home desk has one I never use so it can't be cheaper by that. With this drawer I've got enough w...
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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 05:14:44 PDT
The Vandals Broke the Handle - Gearhart Knitting Machine Repair with Lasers http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Vandals-Borke-the-Handle-Gearhart-Knitting-M/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/BJJD/HDYZIDWN/FXHBJJDHDYZIDWN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/BJJD/HDYZIDWN/FXHBJJDHDYZIDWN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/BJJD/HDYZIDWN/FXHBJJDHDYZIDWN.SMALL.jpg Mixed Media Engineering Using a CNC laser to repair a 1908 Gearheart knitting machine. I bought an old Gearhart Knitting machine for $100 that says 1908 on the casting and 1914 on the instructions.  This thing is the coolest machine I own. It inspires me to observe how things were so carefully and skillfully designed and ...
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 20:34:41 PST
From SketchUp to CNC Fabrication http://www.instructables.com/id/From-SketchUp-to-CNC-Fabrication/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SMALL.jpg phooddaniel This video series shows how to get from CAD, to CAM, to a CNC fabricated product.  The tools we will be using are SketchUp for CAD,  CamBam for CAM, Mach3 for gcode reading/CNC control, and a CNC router (greenBull from BuildYourCNC.com) for part fabrication.  Keep in mind during this tutorial that ...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:35:19 PST
cnc machine http://www.instructables.com/id/cnc-machine-2/
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Sat, 24 Nov 2012 16:51:01 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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Wed, 9 Nov 2011 20:48:38 PST
Vacuum Table for Mini CNC Milling Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Vaccum-Table-for-Mini-CNC-Milling-Machine/
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 18:09:10 PDT
Axis Dust Cover for the CNC Mini Milling Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Axis-Dust-Cover-for-the-CNC-Mini-Milling-Machine/
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Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:08:32 PDT
Hobby cnc http://www.instructables.com/id/Hobby-cnc/
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Tue, 19 Oct 2010 00:05:14 PDT
The Geek Group - CNC Revolution http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Geek-Group-CNC-Revolution/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/NLZD/G5X4MFEE/F7ENLZDG5X4MFEE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/NLZD/G5X4MFEE/F7ENLZDG5X4MFEE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/NLZD/G5X4MFEE/F7ENLZDG5X4MFEE.SMALL.jpg thermoelectric The Geek Group is bringing a manufacturing revolution to the United States by helping share the incredible power of CNC Engineering with the general public. The Geek Group has many other videos that you can view on their YouTube channel here. You can also check out their website here. There are for...
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Mon, 22 Feb 2010 02:00:08 PST
$20 CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/20-CNC-Machine/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:38:03 PDT
How to make a mini milling machine- manual or CNC! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-mini-milling-machine/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 22:52:27 PST
Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-Build-Desk-Top-3-Axis-CNC-Milling-Machine/
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