Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 28 May 2016 17:19:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Router-1/
DIY CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/FLIZ/INUV8WUB/FUTFLIZINUV8WUB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/FLIZ/INUV8WUB/FUTFLIZINUV8WUB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/FLIZ/INUV8WUB/FUTFLIZINUV8WUB.SMALL.jpg brian_HobbyCNC Building your own 3-Axis CNC router is both fun and educational. This Instructable shows all the steps I followed to make my DIY CNC Router. This is the second one I made, after learning a lot from building the first version.This is a very good router that can be built at a reasonable price using...
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Fri, 6 May 2016 23:01:01 PDT
Raspberry Pi CNC case http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-CNC-Case/
Raspberry Pi CNC case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/I7CI/II21RV3J/FI0I7CIII21RV3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/I7CI/II21RV3J/FI0I7CIII21RV3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/I7CI/II21RV3J/FI0I7CIII21RV3J.SMALL.jpg Christian Sonntag I will show you how i made my first woodworking project on my diy cnc machine. It is a wood case (8mm ply wood) with wood joints for a Raspberry Pi equipped with an Protoneer CNC shield (arduino nano, power supply, stepper drivers). Generate a basic box shape with wood joints First of all i used ...
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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:09:45 PST
Raspberry Pi CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-CNC-Machine/
Raspberry Pi CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/NJBC/IN35XLOS/FDKNJBCIN35XLOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/NJBC/IN35XLOS/FDKNJBCIN35XLOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/NJBC/IN35XLOS/FDKNJBCIN35XLOS.SMALL.jpg may_colin145 My friend and I thought about building a CNC Machine for a while. But we didn't want it to be just an ordinary CNC Machine. We wanted to make a very unique machine that could have very unique attributes. We set out to make a CNC Machine that could do different types of Machining. For example, routin...
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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 20:13:18 PDT
Mini CNC machine Arduino Based & Adafruit Driver Motor L293D v1 & 2*Mini Stepper CD/DVD player #1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-CNC-Machine-Arduino-Based-Adafruit-Driver-Mot/
Mini CNC machine Arduino Based & Adafruit Driver Motor L293D v1 & 2*Mini Stepper CD/DVD player #1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/I5V4/IN88N66D/FJ7I5V4IN88N66D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/I5V4/IN88N66D/FJ7I5V4IN88N66D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/I5V4/IN88N66D/FJ7I5V4IN88N66D.SMALL.jpg insructAbdo In this project I will show you how to easily build your own low-cost Arduino Mini CNC Plotter!For X and Y axis we will use stepper motors and rails from two dvd/cd roms! Printing area will be max 4x4cm. The Video In youtube : Parts For this project you will need:- Part list for beginners:-...
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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:52:56 PDT
How to Mill a circuit board with a Stepcraft Mill and EagleCAD http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Mill-a-circuit-board-with-a-Stepcraft-Mill-/
How to Mill a circuit board with a Stepcraft Mill and EagleCAD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/90N6/IF6NN3O2/FKC90N6IF6NN3O2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/90N6/IF6NN3O2/FKC90N6IF6NN3O2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/90N6/IF6NN3O2/FKC90N6IF6NN3O2.SMALL.jpg kinasmith In this tutorial, we are going to be using EagleCAD, a PCB design tool, to generate toolpaths for fabricating circuit boards using a Stepcraft CNC Mill (or any other CNC mill that accepts standard G-code). Through this tutorial, I am going to assume a familiarity with EagleCAD and with basic CNC ope...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:16:54 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 If you are interested in 3D printing, you might also want to check out my other instructable for a revolutionarily cheap DIY SLS 3D printerCreating 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 ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 07:23:30 PDT
The Fantastic Plastic CNC Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Fantastic-Plastic-CNC-Mill/
The Fantastic Plastic CNC Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/OJS8/IMM9592M/F1GOJS8IMM9592M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/OJS8/IMM9592M/F1GOJS8IMM9592M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/OJS8/IMM9592M/F1GOJS8IMM9592M.SMALL.jpg tsi1952 Being a woodworker all my life I welcome the opportunity to explore new materials especially ones machineable with most woodworking tools.I have a friend in the plastics fabrication business that has an endless supply of plastic cutoffs all I needed was a project and yet another opportunity to use m...
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Mon, 4 Apr 2016 18:41:03 PDT
Build Your Own CNC Machine. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-CNC-Machine-1/
Build Your Own CNC Machine. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/XBDI/IMJED9BX/FIUXBDIIMJED9BX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/XBDI/IMJED9BX/FIUXBDIIMJED9BX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/XBDI/IMJED9BX/FIUXBDIIMJED9BX.SMALL.jpg dankozi713 When I first moved to Pittsburgh, I had a serendipitous moment when I walked by a place called TechShop. Many of you may have heard of it but I didn't and the staff was kind enough to give me tour. The place blew my mind and to sweeten the pot, they told me veterans receive a year membership for fre...
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Sun, 3 Apr 2016 15:27:40 PDT
TB6560 Microstepping Bipolar Chopper Stepper Motor Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/TB6560-Microstepping-Bipolar-Chopper-Stepper-Motor/
TB6560 Microstepping Bipolar Chopper Stepper Motor Driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/OPKS/GT19NE3T/FBKOPKSGT19NE3T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/OPKS/GT19NE3T/FBKOPKSGT19NE3T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/OPKS/GT19NE3T/FBKOPKSGT19NE3T.SMALL.jpg pfred2 In this article I will describe how I built stepper motor drivers for about $10USD a piece. Included will be a complete schematic, a sample board layout, and links to YouTube videos of the driver running under clock and computer control. A few specs for the device: 2.5 amps per phase 24V o...
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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:59:10 PDT
Convert STL to DXF using Open Source tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-STL-to-DXF-using-Open-Source-tools/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:51:16 PDT
Setting Soft Limits for your Industrial CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-Soft-Limits-for-your-Industrial-CNC-Router/
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:44:24 PST
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
How to Draw a Sprocket Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Draw-a-Sprocket-Gear/
How to Draw a Sprocket Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/PEE1/H320HJI0/F7IPEE1H320HJI0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/PEE1/H320HJI0/F7IPEE1H320HJI0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/PEE1/H320HJI0/F7IPEE1H320HJI0.SMALL.jpg EV Builder When it comes to power transmission in DYI project sprocket gears, sometimes called chain gears, offer several advantages over other types of methods of power transmission such as belts/pulleys and meshing gears.       1. Unlike belts they can transmits large amounts of torque       2. Unlike meshi...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 00:58:09 PDT
Hobby cnc http://www.instructables.com/id/Hobby-cnc/
Hobby cnc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/RZ2B/GFDX0IUW/FAHRZ2BGFDX0IUW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/RZ2B/GFDX0IUW/FAHRZ2BGFDX0IUW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/RZ2B/GFDX0IUW/FAHRZ2BGFDX0IUW.SMALL.jpg mraspotcnc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMCLChKNmAI  First I realy thanks to instructables and Mr:  Tom McWire the author of Easy to build desk top 3 axis CNC milling machine. i am wondering when i was see this instructables .I made this 3axis cnc machine and i have to share this hobby cnc by instructables...
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Tue, 19 Oct 2010 00:05:14 PDT
End Stop / Limit Switch Problems http://www.instructables.com/id/End-Stop-Limit-Switch-Problems/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 00:59:16 PDT
Building a drawer slide CNC machine for under $200! http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-drawer-slide-CNC-machine-for-under-200/
Building a drawer slide CNC machine for under $200! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
CNC Laser Cutter Journey http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Laser-Cutter-Journey/
CNC Laser Cutter Journey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/AZXJ/IKCXAMZ6/FYRAZXJIKCXAMZ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/AZXJ/IKCXAMZ6/FYRAZXJIKCXAMZ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/AZXJ/IKCXAMZ6/FYRAZXJIKCXAMZ6.SMALL.jpg Arno1978 I want to share with you the journey had had , creating my very own CNC laser cutter.This projects is about 2 years in the making, due to research and development, and spending allot of time on www.instructables.com it took me a bit longer than anticipated , but I finally decided to start buildin...
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 04:53:26 PST
Internet Arduino Controlled T-Slot XY Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Arduino-Controlled-T-Slot-XY-Table/
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 22:25:17 PDT
CNC FROM SCRAP http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-FROM-SCRAP/
CNC FROM SCRAP - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SMALL.jpg zainm2 "DO IGNORE SOME SPELLING MISTAKES IF YOU SEE ANY "FOR MORE DETAILS DO CONTACT ME HERE ZAIN. Any one can create a CNC it easy and the possibility of changing it to a different machine are tremendous, by this I mean that you can change the machines tool to perform a different task for example LASER CU...
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Sun, 3 Jan 2016 09:12:49 PST
Mach3 Zero Probe Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Mach3-Zero-Probe-Tool/
Mach3 Zero Probe Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
ZelosLaser Cutter 2.0 : Open Source, Sturdy & Versatile http://www.instructables.com/id/ZelosLaser-Engraver/
ZelosLaser Cutter 2.0 : Open Source, Sturdy & Versatile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/E87E/ICPP3S57/F5RE87EICPP3S57.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/E87E/ICPP3S57/F5RE87EICPP3S57.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/E87E/ICPP3S57/F5RE87EICPP3S57.SMALL.jpg zelos11 I start to plan the ZelosLaser Engraver with the goal of a well-built, Open Soft and Hardware Machine.The ZelosLaser Engraver is affordable, with a compact design and the perfect entry for the Daily Hobbyist. It is easy to build. even for the non Hobbyist.Please never forget that the laser can cause...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:47:23 PDT
Arduino Laser Engraver Wood Design! http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Laser-Engraver-Wood-Design/
Arduino Laser Engraver Wood Design! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/A3JV/IJIX6U15/FD8A3JVIJIX6U15.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/A3JV/IJIX6U15/FD8A3JVIJIX6U15.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/A3JV/IJIX6U15/FD8A3JVIJIX6U15.SMALL.jpg MichielD99 Hi everybody, my name is Michiel and I am going to show you how to make an awesome looking laser engraver!A couple of months ago, there was a CNC challenge here at instructables, while checking out the entries of that contest, I saw some pretty cool engraving machines and I thought: "Why shouldn't I...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 08:26:40 PST
DIY MDF CNC Machine 36x22 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Machine-36x22/
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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 13:13:42 PDT
Easy CNC conversion of a small mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-CNC-conversion-of-a-small-mill/
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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 13:08:00 PDT
Vinyl Cutting for begginers http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Cutting-for-begginers/
Vinyl Cutting for begginers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/ECSE/G9NH0I2Q/FUOECSEG9NH0I2Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/ECSE/G9NH0I2Q/FUOECSEG9NH0I2Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/ECSE/G9NH0I2Q/FUOECSEG9NH0I2Q.SMALL.jpg nicboy92 The Camm1 vinyl cutter is made by Roland. They also make a small 3dimensional mill, and they are very well known for their musical instruments.   The vinyl cutter uses a small knife to precisely cut the outline of a picture into a sheet or piece of vinyl. The knife moves side to side and turns, whil...
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Wed, 26 May 2010 13:54:38 PDT
Homebuilt (DIY) CNC router - Arduino based (GRBL) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homebuilt-DIY-CNC-Router-Arduino-Based-GRBL/
Homebuilt (DIY) CNC router - Arduino based (GRBL) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/BVO5/IJHHLUFP/FWIBVO5IJHHLUFP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/BVO5/IJHHLUFP/FWIBVO5IJHHLUFP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/BVO5/IJHHLUFP/FWIBVO5IJHHLUFP.SMALL.jpg Azielaan015 Already for a few months or even years, I was planning to build my own CNC milling machine. Now I decided it was time to do it! I read a lot about other DIY projects and in the end I liked the design from the Arduino CNC intstructable that I found here. Although the dimensions were unclear and the p...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 12:01:37 PST
Cutting Acrylic With Your Industrial CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Acrylic-With-Your-Industrial-CNC-Router/
Cutting Acrylic With Your Industrial CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/C0KX/HO7XJ9MW/FHDC0KXHO7XJ9MW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/C0KX/HO7XJ9MW/FHDC0KXHO7XJ9MW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/C0KX/HO7XJ9MW/FHDC0KXHO7XJ9MW.SMALL.jpg INDBrent Many of our customers are cutting or planning to cut Acrylic with their Industrial CNC Router. You can get a smooth finish when cutting this material, however as with most plastics, you do have to pay attention to a few factors, as it requires a little more care than cutting wood. Here are the most ...
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:22:38 PST
Sable 2015 CNC + Arduino + GRBL = LunchBox CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Sable-2015-CNC-Arduino-GRBL-LunchBox-CNC/
Sable 2015 CNC + Arduino + GRBL = LunchBox CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/Z06L/IEQB3GIM/FZ7Z06LIEQB3GIM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/Z06L/IEQB3GIM/FZ7Z06LIEQB3GIM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/Z06L/IEQB3GIM/FZ7Z06LIEQB3GIM.SMALL.jpg EricAusome This is my 2nd Instructable and my 2nd Arduino powered CNC, this time around I up the difficulty level by deciding to make a self contained CNC unit by design my own electronics enclosures and placements. The steps of this Instructable are more descriptive than instructive, the videos are the best w...
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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:03:38 PDT
Mr.Engraver : The Desktop Laser Engraving Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/MrEngraver-the-Desktop-Laser-Engraving-Machine/
Mr.Engraver : The Desktop Laser Engraving Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/WPXI/IHZ4T46L/FVSWPXIIHZ4T46L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/WPXI/IHZ4T46L/FVSWPXIIHZ4T46L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/WPXI/IHZ4T46L/FVSWPXIIHZ4T46L.SMALL.jpg Chitlange Sahas Meet "Mr.Engraver" ! The DIY portable desktop laser engraving machine. The Engraver can engrave on wood and plastic, Cut through foam sheets and paper. The machine can be used to do tons of creative work, the only limit is Imagination (besides the work area).The work area of Mr-Engraver is 38mm x 38...
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:01:17 PST
cut any arbitrary complex design with a craft cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/cut-any-arbitrary-complex-design-with-a-cricut/
cut any arbitrary complex design with a craft cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/6E2U/GI0TCL23/F4P6E2UGI0TCL23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/6E2U/GI0TCL23/F4P6E2UGI0TCL23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/6E2U/GI0TCL23/F4P6E2UGI0TCL23.SMALL.jpg foobear Update:  wow, bummer.  Turns out ProvoCraft (the makers of the Cricut)  sued "Make the Cut" and "Sure Cuts A Lot" so that they can no longer sell their products to work with the Cricut. Here are some competing products which can be used with Make the Cut software though I have not tried these produ...
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Thu, 23 Dec 2010 23:04:35 PST
How to Create A .DXF File in AutoDesk Inventor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-A-DXF-File-in-AutoDesk-Inventor/
How to Create A .DXF File in AutoDesk Inventor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/DOGX/H3Z3UIBR/F6TDOGXH3Z3UIBR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/DOGX/H3Z3UIBR/F6TDOGXH3Z3UIBR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/DOGX/H3Z3UIBR/F6TDOGXH3Z3UIBR.SMALL.jpg scott.bridgman.ts In this instructable I will teach you how to draw a simple object in Autodesk Inventor and save it as a .dxf file for use with a CNC Plasma Cutter. You will need: 1) Access to Autodesk Inventor Software (Available on all computers at any TECHSHOP location!) Let's Begin So first your going to op...
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Fri, 29 Jun 2012 18:33:32 PDT
Cymatic water tank visualizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Cymatic-water-tank-visualizer/
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:17:18 PST
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
From SketchUp to CNC Fabrication http://www.instructables.com/id/From-SketchUp-to-CNC-Fabrication/
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:35:19 PST
How to write G code (basics) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-write-G-code-basics/
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:05:20 PDT
3020 CNC + Arduino + GRBL + CNC Shield V3 http://www.instructables.com/id/3020-CNC-Arduino-GRBL-CNC-Shield-V3/
3020 CNC + Arduino + GRBL + CNC Shield V3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/5S4Z/IEAB4BRY/FN25S4ZIEAB4BRY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/5S4Z/IEAB4BRY/FN25S4ZIEAB4BRY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/5S4Z/IEAB4BRY/FN25S4ZIEAB4BRY.SMALL.jpg EricAusome Let's convert an inexpensive Chinese CNC machine from Parallel Port to Arduino and GRBL. Alright guys, this is a culmination of weeks of reading, researching and determination. It's my first instructable so hope this helps get you where you need to go. A little bit of background, before we start:The...
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Mon, 7 Sep 2015 19:53:32 PDT
Custom Aluminum and Brass Rings http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Aluminum-and-Brass-Rings/
Custom Aluminum and Brass Rings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/P78F/IDK2MP29/FMEP78FIDK2MP29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/P78F/IDK2MP29/FMEP78FIDK2MP29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/P78F/IDK2MP29/FMEP78FIDK2MP29.SMALL.jpg othermachine Hi folks! My name is Owen Smithyman, and I'm a content developer at Other Machine Co. I just got married three weeks ago, and to mark the occasion and what it represents, I now wear a gold ring on my finger. I did not make this ring on the Othermill, but it inspired me to try milling rings myself, s...
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:00:34 PDT
Mini CNC Foam Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-CNC-Foam-Cutter/
Mini CNC Foam Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/N5A2/IDCHVU7K/FZ5N5A2IDCHVU7K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/N5A2/IDCHVU7K/FZ5N5A2IDCHVU7K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/N5A2/IDCHVU7K/FZ5N5A2IDCHVU7K.SMALL.jpg jonah marrs This instructable explains how to make a mini CNC foamcutter from recycled e-waste.Here are the core things you will need:X1 Compact Photo Printer X2 Desktop DVD-romX1 Hairdryer X1 Arduino and USB connection to computerX3 Easy Stepper Motor DriversX1 Grbl softwarex1 Supply of Recycled Polystyrene Sm...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 00:04:30 PDT
Compact CNC/3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-CNC3D-Printer/
Compact CNC/3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/B83J/ID0PPIM6/FI4B83JID0PPIM6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/B83J/ID0PPIM6/FI4B83JID0PPIM6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/B83J/ID0PPIM6/FI4B83JID0PPIM6.SMALL.jpg Brijesh Sondarva Hi friend’s I'm coming with new project was A Compact CNC/3Dprinter that was build using waste parts.First of all personally thanks to Gelstronic who help me for technical support . This printer totally open source and made using waste parts from CD/DVD writer, Arduino, L293D motor shield and some ...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 15:32:40 PDT
Homemade Aluminium Alloy Mini Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Aluminium-Alloy-Mini-Lathe/
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 01:44:41 PDT
Casting Coal With Epoxy Resin and Silicone Molds http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-Coal-With-Epoxy-Resin-and-Silicone-Molds/
Casting Coal With Epoxy Resin and Silicone Molds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/IGGD/IATHUB37/FU2IGGDIATHUB37.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/IGGD/IATHUB37/FU2IGGDIATHUB37.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/IGGD/IATHUB37/FU2IGGDIATHUB37.SMALL.jpg pdelorey Epoxy is amazing stuff. Since it bonds to practically anything, you can mix it with granules of almost any material and end up with a substance that can be formed or cast into whatever shape you desire. With this in mind, I was interested in forming a relief panel from a material that wouldn't seem ...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 05:44:29 PDT
CNC Milling a Pink Himalayan Salt Block http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Milling-a-Pink-Himalayan-Salt-Block/
CNC Milling a Pink Himalayan Salt Block - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/WQFI/IATHUBIH/F7CWQFIIATHUBIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/WQFI/IATHUBIH/F7CWQFIIATHUBIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/WQFI/IATHUBIH/F7CWQFIIATHUBIH.SMALL.jpg pdelorey Continuing with the series I've been working on in aluminum, marble, and coal, I decided to create a panel in salt as well. This piece was directly machined on the ShopBot at Pier 9 during my residency there. Because there are already so many resources about ShopBot projects, for this Instructable I...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 07:57:13 PDT
Creating Vinyl Stickers http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Vinyl-Stickers/
Creating Vinyl Stickers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/GRWF/IAQMKCGG/FQ0GRWFIAQMKCGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/GRWF/IAQMKCGG/FQ0GRWFIAQMKCGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/GRWF/IAQMKCGG/FQ0GRWFIAQMKCGG.SMALL.jpg spyclub My hackspace has a Silhouette Portrait and I thought it would be nice to make a big sticker to put up on our hackspace door. For the supplies I stumbled across MDP Supplies who do a variety of different vinyl by the roll.http://www.mdpsupplies.co.uk/categories/cameo.asp Preparing the cutting mat ...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:13:50 PDT
Star Wars Chocolate Mould with X Carve CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Chocolate-Mold-with-X-Carve-CNC/
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Thu, 7 May 2015 16:19:36 PDT
PRINTED CNC Z AXIS for ARDUINO projects or small router, printer. http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Z-AXIS-for-ARDUINO-projects-or-small-router-pr/
PRINTED CNC Z AXIS for ARDUINO projects or small router, printer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/6R4T/I8UV0M0A/FZ26R4TI8UV0M0A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/6R4T/I8UV0M0A/FZ26R4TI8UV0M0A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/6R4T/I8UV0M0A/FZ26R4TI8UV0M0A.SMALL.jpg cnc4newbie A small Z axis slider for small your small projects.It use a nema 14 stepper and simple components.You can buy the mechanical kit here: http://www.cnc4newbie.comOr you can buy from your local hardware store.Download the STL files from my thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:760793Material...
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:07:42 PDT
3D Printing and CNCing Weird Freeform Lenses http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Custom-Lenses/
3D Printing and CNCing Weird Freeform Lenses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FR1/MLGK/IGWQ63N6/FR1MLGKIGWQ63N6.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FR1/MLGK/IGWQ63N6/FR1MLGKIGWQ63N6.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FR1/MLGK/IGWQ63N6/FR1MLGKIGWQ63N6.SMALL.gif Robb The world of optics and lens manufacturing has traditionally been closed off to non-experts. It doesn't have to be that way. Using rapid prototyping tools like 3D printers and CNC routers, making a lens is easier than you might think.You can use the technique outlined in this Instructable to make ve...
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 20:18:07 PDT
Mini Arduino CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Arduino-CNC/
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:24:48 PDT
DIY Conveyor belt http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Conveyor-belt/
DIY Conveyor belt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/4QZ3/I7MY3VQ1/FT04QZ3I7MY3VQ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/4QZ3/I7MY3VQ1/FT04QZ3I7MY3VQ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/4QZ3/I7MY3VQ1/FT04QZ3I7MY3VQ1.SMALL.jpg ChrisK13 A cheap DIY conveyor for moving small loads with precision, all made from common hardware shop parts.MotivationI was doing a pick n place type machine, but became tired of the time needed in a xyz style of machine to travel back and forth. It seemed to make more sense for the part to move close to t...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:36:26 PDT
3D Printed Desktop CNC mill http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Desktop-CNC-mill/
3D Printed Desktop CNC mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/DTK0/I7KBD40V/FPIDTK0I7KBD40V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/DTK0/I7KBD40V/FPIDTK0I7KBD40V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/DTK0/I7KBD40V/FPIDTK0I7KBD40V.SMALL.jpg Elektron8 Welcome to this project. The CNC UNO is a small desktop CNC Mill that can be used for hobby engraving and routing, PCB milling and education. It is mainly made with 3D Printed ABS plastic parts and plywood. Before starting this project, please observe that this machine is not intended for precision ...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:46:45 PDT
Cookie CNC Spirograph from Trash http://www.instructables.com/id/Cookie-CNC-Spirograph-from-Trash/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:56:50 PDT