Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:11:27 PST BLOX v1.01 3D to 2D to 3D Fabrication Techniques http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-to-2D-to-3D-Fabrication-Techniques/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:34:33 PST
Autodesk Pier 9 5-Axis DMS - How to Use the DMS Dust Collector http://www.instructables.com/id/DMS-Dust-Collector/
Autodesk Pier 9 5-Axis DMS - How to Use the DMS Dust Collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/C7LK/I2GJ2RY1/F80C7LKI2GJ2RY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/C7LK/I2GJ2RY1/F80C7LKI2GJ2RY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/C7LK/I2GJ2RY1/F80C7LKI2GJ2RY1.SMALL.jpg danvida Use the installed spindle dust collector whenever possible. This system prevents, and enthusiastically inhales, small airborne dust particles. It consists of two pneumatic spindle-mounted fiberglass intakes connected to the Woodshop dust collector. How it WorksTwo intakes pneumatically open and cl...
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:19:46 PST
How to Carve the Lunar Surface with CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Carve-the-Lunar-Surface-with-CNC/
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 17:00:27 PST
Black / White Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Black-White-Sculpture/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:47:27 PDT
Chocolate Batarang http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Batarang/
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:07:35 PDT
From Model to Mill (using HSM to get your design from the computer to the machine bed) http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Model-to-Mill-using-HSM-to-get-your-design-fr/
From Model to Mill (using HSM to get your design from the computer to the machine bed) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SMALL.jpg PATHfab Many of you reading this probably have access to and experience with some sort of 3D design software whether it’s professional or free. Out of those people, there are probably fewer who happen to have access to some sort of CNC machine (a ShopBot or other CNC router or mill). Of those, I’d be willi...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:17:06 PDT
Light Up Necklace Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-Hummingbird-Necklace-Kit/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:49:07 PDT
Chocolate Millennium Falcon http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Millennium-Falcon/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:49:45 PDT
3D printed CNC mill http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-CNC-mill/
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:59:50 PDT
Small Arduino CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Arduino-CNC/
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 05:16:10 PDT
CNC Router Bar Stool http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Router-Bar-Stool/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:12:02 PDT
Dragon Shell Pavilion Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Dragon-Shell-Pavilion-Prototype/
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:48:01 PDT
LED + CNC Fractal Headboard http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-CNC-Fractal-Headboard/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:32:55 PDT
Learn CNC The Hard Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-CNC-The-Hard-Way/
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:12:58 PDT
Zip Tie Lounge Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Zip-Tie-Lounge-Chair/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:32:30 PDT
Machining a PCB Using an Inexpensive CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Machining-a-PCB-Using-an-Inexpensive-CNC-Machine/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:06:52 PDT
Knife Block http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Block/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:18:48 PDT
Using Zen Toolworks CNC with Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Zen-Toolworks-CNC-with-Laser-Engraver/
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:10:42 PDT
Cutting large items on the Handibot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-large-items-on-the-Handibot/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:24:18 PDT
Yet Another DIY Diode Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-DIY-Diode-Laser-Engraver/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:29:24 PDT
Arduino Controlled CNC / 3D Printer Hybrid http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-CNC-3D-Printer/
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:43:30 PDT
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
Raspberry Pi Alamode CNC Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Alamode-CNC-Controller/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 15:36:19 PDT
Escape Pod: Full-Scale Mockup http://www.instructables.com/id/Escape-Pod-Full-Scale-Mockup/
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Thu, 15 May 2014 09:27:35 PDT
Give your mother something to really enjoy for mothers day ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Give-your-mother-something-to-really-enjoy-for-mot/
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Sun, 4 May 2014 00:25:11 PDT
Make a CNC mill with a laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-CNC-mill-with-a-laser-cutter/
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Sat, 3 May 2014 09:13:47 PDT
Laser Cut Lego Briefcase http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Lego-Briefcase/
Laser Cut Lego Briefcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/GLDP/HUEEM1TP/FJNGLDPHUEEM1TP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/GLDP/HUEEM1TP/FJNGLDPHUEEM1TP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/GLDP/HUEEM1TP/FJNGLDPHUEEM1TP.SMALL.gif SLOMakerSpace As Lego fans, one of my 5 year old's biggest problems is transporting them!  Although the Millenium Falcon zipper Lego case is great, it's fairly small and doesn't allow for a build platform.  So, the Lego Briefcase was born. The design is adapted from nikoala3's awesome "Secret Compartment Chess S...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 02:14:29 PDT
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 basics (Building a cnc machine part 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-basics-Building-a-cnc-machine-part-1/
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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
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
Aluminum cnc router http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-cnc-router/
Aluminum cnc router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/3OSL/HS9Y8FXV/FD13OSLHS9Y8FXV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/3OSL/HS9Y8FXV/FD13OSLHS9Y8FXV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/3OSL/HS9Y8FXV/FD13OSLHS9Y8FXV.SMALL.jpg cdroster This Instructable is not going to be a step by step build log of my machine, but an overview of my design and what I learned over the course of this build. Hopefully I can share a few things to help with your CNC build. My frame design was based on various moving gantry CNC routers from around t...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:54:23 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
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 ...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:19:18 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
Easy To Build Stepper Controller from Recycled Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-To-Build-Stepper-Controller-from-a-Recycled-M/
Easy To Build Stepper Controller from Recycled Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/3ROE/FROA0LXU/FM63ROEFROA0LXU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/3ROE/FROA0LXU/FM63ROEFROA0LXU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/3ROE/FROA0LXU/FM63ROEFROA0LXU.SMALL.jpg murray484 *****You can see more of my projects and updates to my current projects on my website: Colvins.ca***** ***For Support on this Project, Please use the forum on my website. Just go to http://colvins.ca and click the forum link on the side bar.*** I am 14 I have always wanted to build a cnc machine b...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2009 17:10:16 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,...
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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:51:14 PDT
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...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:53:25 PST
How to Stencil a T-Shirt using Bleach and a Vinyl Sticker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Stencil-a-T-Shirt-using-Bleach-and-a-Vinyl-/
How to Stencil a T-Shirt using Bleach and a Vinyl Sticker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/2XW3/HKJRZI7X/FCZ2XW3HKJRZI7X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/2XW3/HKJRZI7X/FCZ2XW3HKJRZI7X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/2XW3/HKJRZI7X/FCZ2XW3HKJRZI7X.SMALL.gif TheLaughingCat There are lots of different ways to create a custom T-shirt. If you're looking to achieve a gritty, distressed look, a bleach stencil is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to get it. You can create a stencil for this method out of cardboard or heavy craft paper (cheaper) but for this Instructabl...
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:59:12 PDT
$400 DIY Drawer Slide CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/400-DIY-Drawer-Slide-CNC-Machine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/G6MH/HBNXUZR8/FKXG6MHHBNXUZR8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/G6MH/HBNXUZR8/FKXG6MHHBNXUZR8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/G6MH/HBNXUZR8/FKXG6MHHBNXUZR8.SMALL.jpg stangtime This is just a quick follow up video of my completed drawer slide CNC machine.  The total cost for this was around $400.  It took a couple months just working on it when I had the time.  The stepper motors and driver board (TB6560) were ordered through eBay for $175.   I would imagine that this gen...
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Tue, 8 Jan 2013 18:35:45 PST
Building a CNC router http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-CNC-router/
Building a CNC router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/G95S/HMVJDE8H/F8SG95SHMVJDE8H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/G95S/HMVJDE8H/F8SG95SHMVJDE8H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/G95S/HMVJDE8H/F8SG95SHMVJDE8H.SMALL.jpg 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
TheMaker2 Homemade CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/TheMaker2-Homemade-CNC/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/QUR9/HLSH8VSF/F0YQUR9HLSH8VSF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/QUR9/HLSH8VSF/F0YQUR9HLSH8VSF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/QUR9/HLSH8VSF/F0YQUR9HLSH8VSF.SMALL.jpg msaleiro Hi! In this instructable I'm going to show you my second homemade CNC: TheMaker2. In order to build a more robust structure I decided not to build it with a moving gantry, but with a moving table on x axis and a fixed structure for y axis, which holds z axis. To make a CNC like this one I had to use...
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Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:12:21 PDT
DIY Skee Ball Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Skee-Ball-Machine/
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:11:49 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
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
Laser-etched and Cut Rubber Stamps - Made at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-etched-and-Cut-Rubber-Stamps-Made-at-TechS/
Laser-etched and Cut Rubber Stamps - Made at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/KXHS/HJW8WL4X/FX2KXHSHJW8WL4X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/KXHS/HJW8WL4X/FX2KXHSHJW8WL4X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/KXHS/HJW8WL4X/FX2KXHSHJW8WL4X.SMALL.jpg biomorphics Made at TechShop SF - http://www.techshop.ws - TechShop is a shop space where one pays a monthly membership fee, like a gym. After taking Safety & Basic Use Classes, one can check out equipment which ranges from Laser Cutters to 3D Printers to CNC mills and more! It is a great resource for professio...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 15:39:13 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
Log Clamping Jaws for Black & Decker Workmate - Cut with CNC Plasma http://www.instructables.com/id/Log-Clamping-Jaws-for-Black-Decker-Workmate-Cu/
Log Clamping Jaws for Black & Decker Workmate - Cut with CNC Plasma - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/VLMM/HJ1WWMXC/FN2VLMMHJ1WWMXC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/VLMM/HJ1WWMXC/FN2VLMMHJ1WWMXC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/VLMM/HJ1WWMXC/FN2VLMMHJ1WWMXC.SMALL.jpg Scarface Claw This particular Instructable isn't so much a step-by-step guide - it's really an overview of the steps I went through to design and manufacture this prototype.  I hope some of you find this useful.  The Brief I try to scrounge logs for my woodburning stove whenever I can, and frequently end up wi...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:18:17 PDT