Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - milling http://www.instructables.com Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:52:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 8-bit Synth Awesomeness with the Othermill http://www.instructables.com/id/8-bit-Synth-Awesomeness-with-the-Othermill/
8-bit Synth Awesomeness with the Othermill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/XFNS/HXLD6BI2/FOSXFNSHXLD6BI2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/XFNS/HXLD6BI2/FOSXFNSHXLD6BI2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/XFNS/HXLD6BI2/FOSXFNSHXLD6BI2.SMALL.jpg othermachine Would you like to make your own 8-bit music, or give someone else the gift of doing so? Would you like to do it in a really novel way, using a capacitive touch synthesizer made using computer-aided manufacturing on the Othermill? You've come to the right place! This Instructable will teach you how t...
By: othermachine

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:22:12 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...
By: Trochilidesign

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 29 May 2014 17:50:35 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...
By: alo0994

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 6 Mar 2014 14:28:10 PST
CNC USB dual layer PCB milling http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-USB-dual-layer-PCB-milling/
CNC USB dual layer PCB milling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/Q01F/HQI580GL/FKZQ01FHQI580GL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/Q01F/HQI580GL/FKZQ01FHQI580GL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/Q01F/HQI580GL/FKZQ01FHQI580GL.SMALL.jpg tim23x I've recently built a CNC machine out of various pieces of high-quality salvage. With the money I saved in the construction of the system I bought a controller and software, the excellent MK2 CNC USB controller from Planet CNC. This forms the interface between the computer and stepper motor drivers ...
By: tim23x

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:19:18 PST
Make your own PCBs on an inexpensive desktop CNC mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-PCBs-on-an-inexpensive-desktop-CNC-m/
Make your own PCBs on an inexpensive desktop CNC mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/NRA0/HHMI4RPK/FY6NRA0HHMI4RPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/NRA0/HHMI4RPK/FY6NRA0HHMI4RPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/NRA0/HHMI4RPK/FY6NRA0HHMI4RPK.SMALL.jpg davr.org Traditionally, there are two ways of hobbyists making custom PCBs: 1. Using toner transfer and chemical etchant -- can be tricky to get the right materials, and the chemicals are nasty and messy 2. Paying a service like BatchPCB or OshPark -- fairly inexpensive, but usually have to wait a long time,...
By: davr.org

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:51:14 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...
By: ray1976

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 05:14:44 PDT
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 ...
By: rawkstar320

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 06:17:17 PST
cnc machine http://www.instructables.com/id/cnc-machine-2/
cnc machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/MKCQ/H9T4CHPK/F5QMKCQH9T4CHPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/MKCQ/H9T4CHPK/F5QMKCQH9T4CHPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/MKCQ/H9T4CHPK/F5QMKCQH9T4CHPK.SMALL.jpg speed_hack cnc machine  stuffydo.wordpress.com/ Drawing the machine I started by creating the design of the machine on SolidWorks. On the PDF i put all the measurements. start construction After seeing all the measurements, I calculated the amount of iron that I would need to build the machine. It wa...
By: speed_hack

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 24 Nov 2012 16:51:01 PST
Cutting 1 inch Acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-1-inch-Acrylic/
Cutting 1 inch Acrylic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/E82B/H672T8Z4/FTZE82BH672T8Z4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/E82B/H672T8Z4/FTZE82BH672T8Z4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/E82B/H672T8Z4/FTZE82BH672T8Z4.SMALL.jpg guyflagg In this instructable I'm going to be explaining how to cut out 1 inch thick acrylic pieces on the shopbot.  It sounds simple but there are some things that can be done to aid in the finishing process and make your life a lot easier. Tools needed: - ShopBot - 1/2 in single flute bit - A design - CA...
By: guyflagg

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 1 Sep 2012 13:38:58 PDT
Easy CNC conversion of a small mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-CNC-conversion-of-a-small-mill/
Easy CNC conversion of a small mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/ZG16/H2CE6O0F/FNCZG16H2CE6O0F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/ZG16/H2CE6O0F/FNCZG16H2CE6O0F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/ZG16/H2CE6O0F/FNCZG16H2CE6O0F.SMALL.jpg fred27 My first Instructable made use of a small CNC milling machine. I've found this machine really useful so I thought I'd document getting it up and running. You may read this Instructable and think "Well, he just bought a few thing on eBay and plugged them together" and you'd be right. This isn't a com...
By: fred27

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 17 Jun 2012 13:08:00 PDT
INDEXER Rotary table DIY gearbox, stepper motor, and PLC controller. http://www.instructables.com/id/INDEXER-Rotary-table-DIY-gearbox-stepper-motor-/
INDEXER Rotary table DIY gearbox, stepper motor, and PLC controller. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/GL65/GZ0BVUT6/FA3GL65GZ0BVUT6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/GL65/GZ0BVUT6/FA3GL65GZ0BVUT6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/GL65/GZ0BVUT6/FA3GL65GZ0BVUT6.SMALL.jpg Constructer http://youtu.be/lIQm55aLXsI 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...
By: Constructer

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 20:51:50 PST
DIY CNC & Constructing an affordable CNC kit http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-1-2/
DIY CNC & Constructing an affordable CNC kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/D0ZX/GM9QLB3Y/FJHD0ZXGM9QLB3Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/D0ZX/GM9QLB3Y/FJHD0ZXGM9QLB3Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/D0ZX/GM9QLB3Y/FJHD0ZXGM9QLB3Y.SMALL.jpg 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...
By: CNCSnap

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 9 Apr 2011 23:58:54 PDT
Vacuum Table for Mini CNC Milling Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Vaccum-Table-for-Mini-CNC-Milling-Machine/
Vacuum Table for Mini CNC Milling Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/7VC2/GLGCJVQN/FCM7VC2GLGCJVQN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/7VC2/GLGCJVQN/FCM7VC2GLGCJVQN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/7VC2/GLGCJVQN/FCM7VC2GLGCJVQN.SMALL.jpg Flying_MashedPotatoes Tired of having to drill into your Milling Machine's Table? Tired of having to plot out where supports and clamps are located? Look no furthur, because you have found the right place. I will show you how to make an effective Vacuum Table for you CNC Machine. Materials Materials: - 6" X 6" X 3...
By: Flying_MashedPotatoes

Continue Reading »]]>
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/
Axis Dust Cover for the CNC Mini Milling Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/1ZRR/GLFU64Y7/FDY1ZRRGLFU64Y7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/1ZRR/GLFU64Y7/FDY1ZRRGLFU64Y7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/1ZRR/GLFU64Y7/FDY1ZRRGLFU64Y7.SMALL.jpg Flying_MashedPotatoes After being on this site for quite some time, and using other people's tutorials, I thought that I should contribute something that could help many people. If this design doesn't work for your machine, you can always change it so that it WILL work. This is a neat way to protect the axis of your min...
By: Flying_MashedPotatoes

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:08:32 PDT
How to wire an arduino-based 3-axis CNC machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-wire-an-arduino-based-3-axis-CNC-machine/
How to wire an arduino-based 3-axis CNC machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/D74W/GAA12UL4/FA2D74WGAA12UL4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/D74W/GAA12UL4/FA2D74WGAA12UL4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/D74W/GAA12UL4/FA2D74WGAA12UL4.SMALL.jpg aggrav8d I've seen a number of tutorials about how to build the platform for a 3-axis CNC milling machine.  I have not seen anyone tackle the tricky subject of the electronics. Here now is my attempt to do so. parts You'll need: - an arduino. I chose duemilanova. (depends on the board you get) - 3 st...
By: aggrav8d

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:50:13 PDT
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/
Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/QHG3/F54HJ7SB/F0FQHG3F54HJ7SB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/QHG3/F54HJ7SB/F0FQHG3F54HJ7SB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/QHG3/F54HJ7SB/F0FQHG3F54HJ7SB.SMALL.jpg Tom McGuire Here is a way to make a computer controlled milling machine. That puts the real power of a computer control machining into the hands of the average human. Small enough to set on the desk but scalable to any size. As inexpensive as possible without sacraficing accuracy (too much). All most all the pa...
By: Tom McGuire

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 17 Aug 2007 09:50:04 PDT
Send an NC file to your HURCO mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Send-an-NC-file-to-your-HURCO-mill/
Send an NC file to your HURCO mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif geo This details preparing a HURCO NC mill for receiving an NC file from a computer, and sending the file to the mill make sure the hurco editor is set to NC press "auxiliary" verify "editor type" on screen if not valid, press softkey "change editor" and follow prompts verify hurco serial p...
By: geo

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 18 Dec 2005 21:21:15 PST