Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:42:39 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mini Traceur Arduino - Mini CNC Plotter http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Traceur-Arduino-Mini-CNC-Plotter/
Mini Traceur Arduino - Mini CNC Plotter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F05/EY9G/IL2640T5/F05EY9GIL2640T5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F05/EY9G/IL2640T5/F05EY9GIL2640T5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F05/EY9G/IL2640T5/F05EY9GIL2640T5.SMALL.jpg projetsdiy Now, you can read the English version of this tutorial here http://www.projetsdiy.fr/mini-cnc-plotter-arduino-...Ce projet est basé sur le projet d'ardumotive. L'objectif est de proposer un kit d'éléments de structure permettant un assemblage plus facile d'un Mini Traceur (CNC Plotter) à base d'Ardu...
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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 18:27:42 PST
Home built CNC Machine Part 1 - Supported Linear Rails http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-built-CNC-Machine-Part-1-Supported-Linear-R/
Home built CNC Machine Part 1 - Supported Linear Rails - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/YLWF/GZ0JIHDT/FF7YLWFGZ0JIHDT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/YLWF/GZ0JIHDT/FF7YLWFGZ0JIHDT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/YLWF/GZ0JIHDT/FF7YLWFGZ0JIHDT.SMALL.jpg Pader This instructable is part of an on-going project to build a home CNC machine.  In this part of the project, I will show you how to build a supported linear rail which can be adapted for the desired length (X-Axis) of your own CNC project.   Most people are put off from building a useful sized CNC m...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:42:43 PST
Low cost reliable & powerfull laser engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Reliable-Powerfull-Laser-Engraver/
Low cost reliable & powerfull laser engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/83WI/ISCB0WSR/F3M83WIISCB0WSR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/83WI/ISCB0WSR/F3M83WIISCB0WSR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/83WI/ISCB0WSR/F3M83WIISCB0WSR.SMALL.jpg mdeudon I've seen many Laser Engraver models on Instructables. I wanted to build my own style, inspired by what I've seen.Especially this one :http://www.instructables.com/id/3W-4x4-Arduino-Las...After many time and efforts, I've came to something pleasant to use and reliable.The maximum POWER is 3W. But us...
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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:41:28 PDT
DIY X Y Z Axis Slide CNC for Homemade Wood Metal Mini Mill Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-X-Y-Z-Axis-Slide-CNC-for-Homemade-Wood-Metal-M/
DIY X Y Z Axis Slide CNC for Homemade Wood Metal Mini Mill Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/L2S8/IFPONI2U/F6PL2S8IFPONI2U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/L2S8/IFPONI2U/F6PL2S8IFPONI2U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/L2S8/IFPONI2U/F6PL2S8IFPONI2U.SMALL.jpg joulethief669 DIY X Y Z Axis Slide CNC for Homemade Wood Metal Mini Mill LatheMore Step by Step Homemade Mini Lathe DIY Wood Milling CNC Router here:I tried to upgrade to X axis but wasn't happy with the results, so I decided to make a new X axis with aluminium alloy and Linear Motion Guide RailX axis raw materia...
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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:03:25 PDT
128 laser cut boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/128-laser-cut-boxes/
128 laser cut boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F36/UXMI/HJZ86JUI/F36UXMIHJZ86JUI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F36/UXMI/HJZ86JUI/F36UXMIHJZ86JUI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F36/UXMI/HJZ86JUI/F36UXMIHJZ86JUI.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash As part of my schools recruitment drive for new students, we have a day that grade 6 kids can come to high school for a few hours and try different subjects. I was asked to motivate kids to choose engineering, which sounds all good but, then you read the fine print...... 128 kids,... two and a half ...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:17:20 PDT
Creating A Simple 3D Model on Fusion 360 and Creating a Toolpath MYDIYCNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-A-Simple-3D-Model-on-Fusion-360-and-Creat/
Creating A Simple 3D Model on Fusion 360 and Creating a Toolpath MYDIYCNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/MD5N/I5BSAPD4/FN5MD5NI5BSAPD4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/MD5N/I5BSAPD4/FN5MD5NI5BSAPD4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/MD5N/I5BSAPD4/FN5MD5NI5BSAPD4.SMALL.jpg Tory MYDIYCNC Hello there,Tory at MyDIYCNC here. Today I want to show you how to use a very useful piece of software from Autodesk called: Fusion 360. With this software you can create simple 3D Models, to elaborate and complex 3D models.What I hope to teach you today is how to create a simple model on Fusion 360...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:54:03 PST
High Precision Cardboard CNC Drawing Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Precision-Cardboard-CNC-Drawing-Machine/
High Precision Cardboard CNC Drawing Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/OHA1/IRC6XNXN/FH5OHA1IRC6XNXN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/OHA1/IRC6XNXN/FH5OHA1IRC6XNXN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/OHA1/IRC6XNXN/FH5OHA1IRC6XNXN.SMALL.jpg Dan Chen fter achieving decent accuracy with the 2-Axis Cardboard CNC machine, it gave me the confidence to make the 3-Axis CNC machine with the cardboard. Here are some of my design considerations when designing this machine. No Glue Modular design elements / cut outs Reconfigurable, you can make th...
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Tue, 2 Aug 2016 02:55:43 PDT
Automatic Axis Calibration Using Mach 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Axis-Calibration-Using-Mach-3/
Automatic Axis Calibration Using Mach 3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/OY7W/HMMFDPWG/FP6OY7WHMMFDPWG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/OY7W/HMMFDPWG/FP6OY7WHMMFDPWG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/OY7W/HMMFDPWG/FP6OY7WHMMFDPWG.SMALL.jpg INDBrent For your Industrial CNC Router to cut accurately, the motors need to be tuned. Basically this means that every pulse sent from the computer to the machine needs to translate correctly to produce the units you measure with (inches or millimeters.) When motors are tuned properly the machine will cut t...
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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:31:52 PDT
CNC machine for shaping large pieces of polystyrene foam http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-machine-for-shaping-large-pieces-of-polystyren/
CNC machine for shaping large pieces of polystyrene foam - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/MY5A/H2WEVZXX/FQQMY5AH2WEVZXX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/MY5A/H2WEVZXX/FQQMY5AH2WEVZXX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/MY5A/H2WEVZXX/FQQMY5AH2WEVZXX.SMALL.jpg RTegelbeckers Summary This instructable shows how to shape polystyrene foam, using a CNC machine. Starting with a brief introduction, design software necessary for creating an STL file is discussed. This is followed by a method for creating G-code, using an STL file as input. After this comes the introduction to...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 23:54:12 PDT
DIY 5500mW Laser Engraver / Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-5500mW-Laser-Engraver-Cutter/
DIY 5500mW Laser Engraver / Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/BWB9/IPBXS1VS/FV4BWB9IPBXS1VS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/BWB9/IPBXS1VS/FV4BWB9IPBXS1VS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/BWB9/IPBXS1VS/FV4BWB9IPBXS1VS.SMALL.jpg deba168 [ Play Video ]If you ask any DIY hobby ist like me, what’s on top of their wish-list, chances are pretty high that they’ll say a 3D printer or laser cutter/engraver. Laser Engraver/Cutter are incredibly cool, and much like 3D printers.Two years back, I was looking through a magazine and came across ...
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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:56:03 PDT
cnc Grbl with Adafruit Motot Shield v2 http://www.instructables.com/id/cnc-Grbl-with-Adafruit-Motot-Shield-v2/
cnc Grbl with Adafruit Motot Shield v2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/3NIK/IDECYI43/FQH3NIKIDECYI43.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/3NIK/IDECYI43/FQH3NIKIDECYI43.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/3NIK/IDECYI43/FQH3NIKIDECYI43.SMALL.jpg vasiliuc This is not an instructables is most for sharing the grbl software that I modified to work with Adafruit Motor Shied V2.I had some Adafruit motor shield v2 and some stepper motors saved from some old printers and i sad i can make cnc or 3d printer. For the mechanical part it was quite easy , is a si...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 23:58:00 PDT
How to Prepare an Adobe Illustrator File for a CNC Embroidery Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Prepare-an-Adobe-Illustrator-File-for-a-CNC/
How to Prepare an Adobe Illustrator File for a CNC Embroidery Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/L9RM/H3NNEYV2/FVUL9RMH3NNEYV2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/L9RM/H3NNEYV2/FVUL9RMH3NNEYV2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/L9RM/H3NNEYV2/FVUL9RMH3NNEYV2.SMALL.jpg violet.sun This Instructable you will learn how to convert an Adobe Illustrator file to a file readable by a CNC embroidery machine using the DIgitizer Pro software. Create an Adobe Illustrator File and Save As an EPS File Once you have finished your Illustrator file, go to the File tab and select Save As. ...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:45:50 PDT
Mini CNC Plotter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-Plotter/
Mini CNC Plotter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/YHBD/IOLRAAY2/FFYYHBDIOLRAAY2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/YHBD/IOLRAAY2/FFYYHBDIOLRAAY2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/YHBD/IOLRAAY2/FFYYHBDIOLRAAY2.SMALL.jpg jonah marrs This is a miniature desktop vector plotter made from a compact photo printer and a DVD drive. Here is the Bill of Materials:Hardware:-Rotring Rapidograph Pen (or any other pen)-DVD Drive-Compact Photo Printer like the Canon Selphy (http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Wireless-Portable-Disc...-Card Stock-x3 ...
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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:37:49 PDT
DIY CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Router-1/
DIY CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/FLIZ/INUV8WUB/FUTFLIZINUV8WUB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/FLIZ/INUV8WUB/FUTFLIZINUV8WUB.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/I7CI/II21RV3J/FI0I7CIII21RV3J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/I7CI/II21RV3J/FI0I7CIII21RV3J.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/NJBC/IN35XLOS/FDKNJBCIN35XLOS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/NJBC/IN35XLOS/FDKNJBCIN35XLOS.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/I5V4/IN88N66D/FJ7I5V4IN88N66D.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/I5V4/IN88N66D/FJ7I5V4IN88N66D.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/90N6/IF6NN3O2/FKC90N6IF6NN3O2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/90N6/IF6NN3O2/FKC90N6IF6NN3O2.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/VW5F/HW8SWOHU/F5AVW5FHW8SWOHU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/VW5F/HW8SWOHU/F5AVW5FHW8SWOHU.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/OJS8/IMM9592M/F1GOJS8IMM9592M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/OJS8/IMM9592M/F1GOJS8IMM9592M.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/XBDI/IMJED9BX/FIUXBDIIMJED9BX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/XBDI/IMJED9BX/FIUXBDIIMJED9BX.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/OPKS/GT19NE3T/FBKOPKSGT19NE3T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/OPKS/GT19NE3T/FBKOPKSGT19NE3T.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Convert STL to DXF using Open Source tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/4H5X/I12KEMMH/FJO4H5XI12KEMMH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/4H5X/I12KEMMH/FJO4H5XI12KEMMH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/4H5X/I12KEMMH/FJO4H5XI12KEMMH.SMALL.jpg hemalchevli BackgroundI recently did an arduino workshop at Makers Asylum, I also took my DSO nano v3 to show how PWM works. Came back home and found the stand for the DSO was missing. Also the one that came with the DSO was not good. So I decided to make one. I thought of designing it my self from scratch, but...
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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/
Setting Soft Limits for your Industrial CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/VB8V/HR0AT2WP/FDGVB8VHR0AT2WP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/VB8V/HR0AT2WP/FDGVB8VHR0AT2WP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/VB8V/HR0AT2WP/FDGVB8VHR0AT2WP.SMALL.jpg INDBrent When you're getting started, in order to make sure that your Industrial CNC Router doesn't run into the side of the table, it can be a good idea to set up limits in your Mach 3 software for safety. In this post, I'll you how to set your soft-limits, which means that the software will stop the table ...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZCNS/HS8FUQYS/FMPZCNSHS8FUQYS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZCNS/HS8FUQYS/FMPZCNSHS8FUQYS.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/PEE1/H320HJI0/F7IPEE1H320HJI0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/PEE1/H320HJI0/F7IPEE1H320HJI0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/PEE1/H320HJI0/F7IPEE1H320HJI0.SMALL.jpg Mechtechnal 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/RZ2B/GFDX0IUW/FAHRZ2BGFDX0IUW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/RZ2B/GFDX0IUW/FAHRZ2BGFDX0IUW.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
End Stop / Limit Switch Problems - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F14/SCT8/I10JLFQ0/F14SCT8I10JLFQ0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F14/SCT8/I10JLFQ0/F14SCT8I10JLFQ0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F14/SCT8/I10JLFQ0/F14SCT8I10JLFQ0.SMALL.jpg BenHarper UPDATE: There are now several easier alternatives than the G-shield and CNC shield which have built in filters amongst other features. a) GRBL AIO (Arduino + Drivers + Filters + more on one board)b) GRBL Breakout (Needs Carrier Boards + Arduino)c) CNC Shield (Needs Carrier Boards + Arduino, + Make s...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/1Y88/GUKAROPQ/FE61Y88GUKAROPQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/1Y88/GUKAROPQ/FE61Y88GUKAROPQ.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/AZXJ/IKCXAMZ6/FYRAZXJIKCXAMZ6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/AZXJ/IKCXAMZ6/FYRAZXJIKCXAMZ6.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Internet Arduino Controlled T-Slot XY Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/0U1D/GJQEGWB3/FHR0U1DGJQEGWB3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/0U1D/GJQEGWB3/FHR0U1DGJQEGWB3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/0U1D/GJQEGWB3/FHR0U1DGJQEGWB3.SMALL.jpg CarlS This is a ridiculously easy (in terms of power tool use - see below) way to make a lower precision XY Table.  With the wide availability of T-Slot extrusions on Amazon and Ebay, and using simple home improvement store hardware, this is a great way to build these kinds of projects.  Using patio door ...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/EBHP/HL946T87/FJLEBHPHL946T87.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/EBHP/HL946T87/FJLEBHPHL946T87.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/E87E/ICPP3S57/F5RE87EICPP3S57.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/E87E/ICPP3S57/F5RE87EICPP3S57.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/A3JV/IJIX6U15/FD8A3JVIJIX6U15.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/A3JV/IJIX6U15/FD8A3JVIJIX6U15.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
DIY MDF CNC Machine 36x22 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/AKHB/GPBDFI4C/FUGAKHBGPBDFI4C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/AKHB/GPBDFI4C/FUGAKHBGPBDFI4C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/AKHB/GPBDFI4C/FUGAKHBGPBDFI4C.SMALL.jpg 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
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/ZG16/H2CE6O0F/FNCZG16H2CE6O0F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/ZG16/H2CE6O0F/FNCZG16H2CE6O0F.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/ECSE/G9NH0I2Q/FUOECSEG9NH0I2Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/ECSE/G9NH0I2Q/FUOECSEG9NH0I2Q.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/BVO5/IJHHLUFP/FWIBVO5IJHHLUFP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/BVO5/IJHHLUFP/FWIBVO5IJHHLUFP.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/C0KX/HO7XJ9MW/FHDC0KXHO7XJ9MW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/C0KX/HO7XJ9MW/FHDC0KXHO7XJ9MW.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/Z06L/IEQB3GIM/FZ7Z06LIEQB3GIM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/Z06L/IEQB3GIM/FZ7Z06LIEQB3GIM.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/WPXI/IHZ4T46L/FVSWPXIIHZ4T46L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/WPXI/IHZ4T46L/FVSWPXIIHZ4T46L.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/6E2U/GI0TCL23/F4P6E2UGI0TCL23.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/6E2U/GI0TCL23/F4P6E2UGI0TCL23.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/DOGX/H3Z3UIBR/F6TDOGXH3Z3UIBR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/DOGX/H3Z3UIBR/F6TDOGXH3Z3UIBR.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Cymatic water tank visualizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F01/X2AH/IHAYF8D3/F01X2AHIHAYF8D3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F01/X2AH/IHAYF8D3/F01X2AHIHAYF8D3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F01/X2AH/IHAYF8D3/F01X2AHIHAYF8D3.SMALL.jpg space13 The cymatic water tank visualizer takes any sound or data in the form of sound files, and plays them through deep bass "Buttkicker" speakers to vibrate a tank full of water. Different frequencies excite different modes of vibration of the tank and cause different kinds of patterns in the water.Highe...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/TAB2/HIT3GEV8/FELTAB2HIT3GEV8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/TAB2/HIT3GEV8/FELTAB2HIT3GEV8.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
From SketchUp to CNC Fabrication - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SQUARE.jpg https://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
How to write G code (basics) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-write-G-code-basics/
How to write G code (basics) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/XJ8O/I1C3WG33/F4MXJ8OI1C3WG33.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/XJ8O/I1C3WG33/F4MXJ8OI1C3WG33.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/XJ8O/I1C3WG33/F4MXJ8OI1C3WG33.SMALL.jpg Mach95 The basics of writing G code and some M code Write the Introduction Start the first line with a '%' then press enter. The next line should start with a capital 'o'. If the character there is a zero the machine will throw an error code. After the capital O and with no spaces there should be 4 or 5...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/5S4Z/IEAB4BRY/FN25S4ZIEAB4BRY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/5S4Z/IEAB4BRY/FN25S4ZIEAB4BRY.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FME/P78F/IDK2MP29/FMEP78FIDK2MP29.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FME/P78F/IDK2MP29/FMEP78FIDK2MP29.SQUARE.jpg https://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