Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc http://www.instructables.com Sat, 2 Aug 2014 00:31:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 Homemade Mini Lale DIY Cheap Easy CNC Homebrew Wood Slide Mini Lathe Machine Motor Lead Screw http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Mini-Lale-DIY-Cheap-Easy-CNC-Homebrew-Woo/
Homemade Mini Lale DIY Cheap Easy CNC Homebrew Wood Slide Mini Lathe Machine Motor Lead Screw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/ZP0A/HY9Y6BMG/FEJZP0AHY9Y6BMG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/ZP0A/HY9Y6BMG/FEJZP0AHY9Y6BMG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/ZP0A/HY9Y6BMG/FEJZP0AHY9Y6BMG.SMALL.jpg doitbymyhand This is a simple min lathe i make several months ago it is not perfect it need a lot to improve to be desired i was in need of a wood mini lathe machine and I can do it with wood, metal, old drill, old sew motor, old mini lathe 3 chuck from Ebay, mini slide from cnc broken and everything from any...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:25:43 PDT
Homemade Coupler Coupling DIY Cheap Easy CNC Homebrew Wood Slide Mini Lathe Machine Motor Lead Screw http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Coupler-Coupling-DIY-Cheap-Easy-CNC-Homeb/
Homemade Coupler Coupling DIY Cheap Easy CNC Homebrew Wood Slide Mini Lathe Machine Motor Lead Screw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/TVIK/HY9Y6AQM/FV5TVIKHY9Y6AQM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/TVIK/HY9Y6AQM/FV5TVIKHY9Y6AQM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/TVIK/HY9Y6AQM/FV5TVIKHY9Y6AQM.SMALL.jpg doitbymyhand Coupler or Coupling for DIY lathe, CNC .... Now Let's Make Coupler very cheap and easyI am always do it everything and trying to design cheap alternatives tostore bought or specialty parts. While CNC couplers are not all that expensive (if materials secondhand) I wanted to build a cheaper one. By us...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 02:26:09 PDT
Flexible CNC leadscrew nut http://www.instructables.com/id/Flexible-CNC-leadscrew-nut/
Flexible CNC leadscrew nut - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/BU4R/HY7T1MXU/F3JBU4RHY7T1MXU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/BU4R/HY7T1MXU/F3JBU4RHY7T1MXU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/BU4R/HY7T1MXU/F3JBU4RHY7T1MXU.SMALL.jpg getoffmylawn08 This is my first 'structible so I decided to do something very simple yet helpful to the right people. I followed several very good Instructables on making your own CNC machine however, I ran into some trouble moving my tables using NEMA-17 stepper motors. These motors don't have a lot of torque and...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:27:28 PDT
Spider Hydrolics http://www.instructables.com/id/Spider-Hydrolics/
Spider Hydrolics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/LKVT/HY12BGCJ/FPTLKVTHY12BGCJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/LKVT/HY12BGCJ/FPTLKVTHY12BGCJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/LKVT/HY12BGCJ/FPTLKVTHY12BGCJ.SMALL.jpg spiderhydrolics Our catapult has a simple lever throwing arm. The stoping arm is adjustable: more blocks can be added to its length which in turn changes the angle at which the throwing arm releases the projectile. The arm's forward thrust comes from the torsion of the rope as well as from the stretch cord around t...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:03:18 PDT
Simple Tension Catapult Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Tension-Catapult-Tutorial/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:01:31 PDT
Whale-a-pult http://www.instructables.com/id/Whale-a-pult/
Whale-a-pult - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/ZL06/HY12F05T/FJTZL06HY12F05T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/ZL06/HY12F05T/FJTZL06HY12F05T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/ZL06/HY12F05T/FJTZL06HY12F05T.SMALL.jpg Anil Justin This was the catapult we made for our biomechanics camp. James designed the whale walls and most of the intricate designs while I made and replicated the supports and lever. We used the Sketchup program as well as DFX files converters and V-Carve in order to cut the design into a 4X8 piece of plywoo...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:01:30 PDT
Fly Catapult http://www.instructables.com/id/Fly-Catapult/
Fly Catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE4/8A3S/HXYVFWHA/FE48A3SHXYVFWHA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE4/8A3S/HXYVFWHA/FE48A3SHXYVFWHA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE4/8A3S/HXYVFWHA/FE48A3SHXYVFWHA.SMALL.jpg Prince0bg This is a why to create a simple and fun wood catapult just by using a CNC machine and SketchUp.Heres what you would need:-4'x4' sheet .75in thick plywood-Sketch Up-Illustrator (optional)-V-carve-Shop Bot CNC-Drill-Screws-Saw-Plastic cup-String-Wood Glue Sketch Up First step is to design the layo...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:32:14 PDT
My GBRL cnc controller with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/My-GBRL-cnc-controller-with-Arduino/
My GBRL cnc controller with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/Y03Z/HXUC16K7/FONY03ZHXUC16K7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/Y03Z/HXUC16K7/FONY03ZHXUC16K7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/Y03Z/HXUC16K7/FONY03ZHXUC16K7.SMALL.jpg nikola501 Here, i show you my finished GBRL- Arduino CNC controller. For packaging i used old lunchbox Wiring I wired it as it shown on Github, and upload GBRL 8.0 with x loader Its all packadged in old lunchbox. I cutted top with dremel, and mount acryl board with cooling fan and switch. I like to see...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:52:27 PDT
8-bit Synth Awesomeness with the Othermill http://www.instructables.com/id/8-bit-Synth-Awesomeness-with-the-Othermill/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:22:12 PDT
Nintendo DS and 3DS game + SD card case/holder. http://www.instructables.com/id/Nintendo-DS-and-3DS-game-SD-card-caseholder/
Nintendo DS and 3DS game + SD card case/holder. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/N8BA/HXDOM3UY/F6NN8BAHXDOM3UY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/N8BA/HXDOM3UY/F6NN8BAHXDOM3UY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/N8BA/HXDOM3UY/F6NN8BAHXDOM3UY.SMALL.jpg rbates4 Store your loose DS and 3DS games with an old CD jewel case, and some CNC know-how! Back in the day, third-party PS1 memory cards were sold in a CD jewel case with a custom molded insert. I still store my memory cards like this (but I lost the insert). I've never been able to find a case similar to...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 17:20:35 PDT
Spring loaded CNC Penholder for Rapidograph technical pens http://www.instructables.com/id/Spring-loaded-CNC-Penholder-for-Rapidograph-techni/
Spring loaded CNC Penholder for Rapidograph technical pens - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/SQ2T/HXG6O1LM/FLOSQ2THXG6O1LM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/SQ2T/HXG6O1LM/FLOSQ2THXG6O1LM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/SQ2T/HXG6O1LM/FLOSQ2THXG6O1LM.SMALL.jpg ähöüokul Here's my first Instructable for a CNC Penholder. It features a very simple setup, yet safe for your precious pen tips, especially if you want to use a Rapidograph technical pen with its tips priced at about 20€.Rapidographs are excellent for use in CNC plotter as they work best when the tip is set ...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:33:43 PDT
Turn and Stack!- this stool is made for your workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-and-Stack-this-stool-is-made-for-your-worksho/
Turn and Stack!- this stool is made for your workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/RYCE/HWVAW8Q1/FO2RYCEHWVAW8Q1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/RYCE/HWVAW8Q1/FO2RYCEHWVAW8Q1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/RYCE/HWVAW8Q1/FO2RYCEHWVAW8Q1.SMALL.jpg barbbasia all the files are needed to visualise the model in Solid Works. Choosing the material Milling on CNC router Working with elements Assembly! Turn and stack! Dimensions [ overall and detailed ] Stress test Info project was born in School Of Form, Poznan, Polandauthor: Ba...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:39:39 PDT
Cutting large items on the Handibot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-large-items-on-the-Handibot/
Cutting large items on the Handibot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/XJF8/HWQF3ULG/FMVXJF8HWQF3ULG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/XJF8/HWQF3ULG/FMVXJF8HWQF3ULG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/XJF8/HWQF3ULG/FMVXJF8HWQF3ULG.SMALL.jpg mevans12 As the Handibot community grows there is a need for quick tutorials and tips and tricks. This is my first instructable and should not be my last. This instructable will be on how to use the new large area jig for the Handibot to cut things larger than 6"x8". I will not be covering the installation o...
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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/
Yet Another DIY Diode Laser Engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/FYPK/HUK2DPVI/FCBFYPKHUK2DPVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/FYPK/HUK2DPVI/FCBFYPKHUK2DPVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/FYPK/HUK2DPVI/FCBFYPKHUK2DPVI.SMALL.jpg john1a I always loved CNC machines! They are the future since they were first invented! I still believe that CADing and CNCing are miracles. When the first printer arrived to my home (I was about 10) I got really fascinated by the fact that I could print a paper about a hundred times by writing it just o...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:29:24 PDT
DIY CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/SF6H/HWNGGCUD/FT1SF6HHWNGGCUD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/SF6H/HWNGGCUD/FT1SF6HHWNGGCUD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/SF6H/HWNGGCUD/FT1SF6HHWNGGCUD.SMALL.jpg Instructables Guides If your at all interested in DIY CNC (do it yourself computer numerical control), then Instructables is the place to be. We've got detailed step by step instructions on how you can build your own CNC lasers, CNC mills, CNC foam cutters, self-replicating CNC's and even a CNC chocolate 3D printer! Sta...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:26:57 PDT
Light-up CNC Name Tag http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-CNC-Name-Tag/
Light-up CNC Name Tag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/SMHZ/HWJQD0SP/FAJSMHZHWJQD0SP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/SMHZ/HWJQD0SP/FAJSMHZHWJQD0SP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/SMHZ/HWJQD0SP/FAJSMHZHWJQD0SP.SMALL.jpg othermachine Are you tired of boring name tags?! Do you want to make something awesome and fun with the Othermill? Look no further! In this Instructable, we will show you how to use the Othermill to make a circuit board and an aluminum faceplate with your name cut out of the center. An auto-color-changing RGB LE...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:57:20 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
DIY CNC Nardu http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-3/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/UMC5/HWDFDZ6K/FZ0UMC5HWDFDZ6K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/UMC5/HWDFDZ6K/FZ0UMC5HWDFDZ6K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/UMC5/HWDFDZ6K/FZ0UMC5HWDFDZ6K.SMALL.jpg Nardu DIY CNC How to make a mini milling machine- manual or CNC! Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine Combination CNC Machine and 3D Printer Dremel Carver/Duplicator like a Human Powered CNC Router Mug Plotter Axis Dust Cover for the CNC Mini Milling Machine Min...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:55:18 PDT
Using Zen Toolworks CNC with Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Zen-Toolworks-CNC-with-Laser-Engraver/
Using Zen Toolworks CNC with Laser Engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/A4K7/HW8T6S1H/FBXA4K7HW8T6S1H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/A4K7/HW8T6S1H/FBXA4K7HW8T6S1H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/A4K7/HW8T6S1H/FBXA4K7HW8T6S1H.SMALL.jpg zentoolworks This Instructable from Zen Toolworks is going to cover how to use your Zen Toolworks CNC machine with a laser engraver kit from Jtech Photonics.Equipment needed: Zen Toolworks CNC machine. Our complete kits can be found on our WEBSITE Jtech Photonics Laser Kit. We are using this one: LASER-KIT Prope...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:10:42 PDT
Pierwsza frezarka cnc z MDF http://www.instructables.com/id/Pierwsza-frezarka-cnc-z-MDF/
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:39:02 PDT
Make your first circuit with Eagle on the Othermill! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-first-circuit-with-Eagle-on-the-Othermil/
Make your first circuit with Eagle on the Othermill! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/69M8/HW7QAVZB/F6I69M8HW7QAVZB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/69M8/HW7QAVZB/F6I69M8HW7QAVZB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/69M8/HW7QAVZB/F6I69M8HW7QAVZB.SMALL.jpg othermachine Ok, so you've got your Othermill, or you're using an Othermill at a makerspace, a friend's house, your school, or somewhere else. You want to make circuit boards! However, an obstacle remains between your ideas and cutting out those traces on the mill: learning Eagle. Eagle is a powerful piece of so...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:56:04 PDT
Frezarka cnc http://www.instructables.com/id/Frezarka-cnc/
Frezarka cnc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/JG9Y/HWAAXKT8/FSUJG9YHWAAXKT8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/JG9Y/HWAAXKT8/FSUJG9YHWAAXKT8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/JG9Y/HWAAXKT8/FSUJG9YHWAAXKT8.SMALL.jpg Artur Zawadzki Mała frezarko-grawerka sterowana komputerowo Idealna dla modelarzy i zastosowań w domowym warsztacie.
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:26:52 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 Creating 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 isn’t very dependable as a source for your parts. Or you come up with a solution that works in your case, but may be complex and yet is not ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 07:23:30 PDT
[Darth Vader] 5-axis CNC ART http://www.instructables.com/id/Darth-Vader-5-axis-CNC-ART/
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 17:27:49 PDT
Building your own CNC router/milling machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-own-CNC-milling-machine/
Building your own CNC router/milling machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/6XC5/HVS1FLCG/F3S6XC5HVS1FLCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/6XC5/HVS1FLCG/F3S6XC5HVS1FLCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/6XC5/HVS1FLCG/F3S6XC5HVS1FLCG.SMALL.jpg Trochilidesign Already at the age of 12 I was dreaming of making a machine which could make things! A machine which would give me the opportunity to create products for in and around the house. Two years later I stumbled ont the words 'Computer Numerical Control' or more specifically the CNC milling machine. Aft...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 17:50:35 PDT
Intro to Free 3D CAM Options (pt. 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-Free-3D-CAM-Options-pt-1/
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Sun, 18 May 2014 16:58:24 PDT
Raspberry Pi Alamode CNC Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Alamode-CNC-Controller/
Raspberry Pi Alamode CNC Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/7OFS/HV9HRJRR/FWN7OFSHV9HRJRR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/7OFS/HV9HRJRR/FWN7OFSHV9HRJRR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/7OFS/HV9HRJRR/FWN7OFSHV9HRJRR.SMALL.jpg cdtaylor51 This is my first attempt at an instructable. I hope it helps someone else.Switches and Lights and fans, oh my...I bought a CNC machine some time ago and I was never happy with it. It used a traditional parallel port controller and of course no modern computers have those. So it was always a point...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 15:36:19 PDT
Make bitmap image into a vector http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-bitmap-image-into-a-vector/
Make bitmap image into a vector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/J59B/HV9HOL5P/FKKJ59BHV9HOL5P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/J59B/HV9HOL5P/FKKJ59BHV9HOL5P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/J59B/HV9HOL5P/FKKJ59BHV9HOL5P.SMALL.jpg emilyshore The vinyl cutter and laser cutting machines at Techshop require that your artwork is a vector image. However, often what you have to base your CNC project off of is a bitmap file (also called a "raster", made of up of lots of little pixels, and commonly saved as .jpg files). For instance, you can ...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 14:30:58 PDT
Escape Pod: Full-Scale Mockup http://www.instructables.com/id/Escape-Pod-Full-Scale-Mockup/
Escape Pod: Full-Scale Mockup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/G1LB/HV8500L7/FKRG1LBHV8500L7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/G1LB/HV8500L7/FKRG1LBHV8500L7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/G1LB/HV8500L7/FKRG1LBHV8500L7.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON I'm doing quite a few things here I've never done before: kerf bending plywood, waterjet cutting, making a large-scale moving structure... In order to work out as many kinks as possible early on, I 3D printed a scale model. This was particularly useful in figuring out big picture things like range o...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 09:27:35 PDT
Escape Pod: Project Proposal http://www.instructables.com/id/Escape-Pod-Project/
Escape Pod: Project Proposal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/8KE1/HV85O04M/FSK8KE1HV85O04M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/8KE1/HV85O04M/FSK8KE1HV85O04M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/8KE1/HV85O04M/FSK8KE1HV85O04M.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON The Escape Pod (that's a working title, please post suggestions!) is a portable, off-grid cabin for extended use on any site: the singular project for my stay as an Instructables/Autodesk Artist In Residence. The proposal I came to The Pier with was based on a project I did for High Desert Test Sit...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 11:56:11 PDT
CNC Art http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Art/
CNC Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/D5Y5/HV3ZOV07/FIMD5Y5HV3ZOV07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/D5Y5/HV3ZOV07/FIMD5Y5HV3ZOV07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/D5Y5/HV3ZOV07/FIMD5Y5HV3ZOV07.SMALL.jpg alepalan I really wanted to make a few drawing on the CNC router (Shopbot Buddy). I did a few experiments using different techniques and mediums.I started using simply pen and paper, then refined that technique using a pen with a spring attached, later tried over canvas and finally using different markers. I...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 17:42:03 PDT
How to make a CNC Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-CNC-Mill/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/FSV3/HURHX4D4/F30FSV3HURHX4D4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/FSV3/HURHX4D4/F30FSV3HURHX4D4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/FSV3/HURHX4D4/F30FSV3HURHX4D4.SMALL.jpg bricabracwizard These require a lot of work but are worth the effort! It's not an exhaustive list...these are the ones that get my juices flowing and have inspired me to create a CNC mill. The MicroSlice | A tiny Arduino laser cutter This had to be added..it's amazing! Make a CNC mill with a laser cutter Thi...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 23:39:13 PDT
Electric car concept http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-car-concept/
Electric car concept - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/WYFX/HURHPL27/FXKWYFXHURHPL27.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/WYFX/HURHPL27/FXKWYFXHURHPL27.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/WYFX/HURHPL27/FXKWYFXHURHPL27.SMALL.jpg амакриденков Task - the day the layout electric cars Sketch get ready, knife + pencil + blunt force = achieves resultsGraphic Tablet? No. It does not give a feel for the sketch))) Digitization 1. Draw vector 2. 3d Modeling3. Cutting Generate g-code Created by cuts create a movement for milling Embody...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 10:30:25 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/
Give your mother something to really enjoy for mothers day ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/IGVG/HURHR9II/F02IGVGHURHR9II.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/IGVG/HURHR9II/F02IGVGHURHR9II.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/IGVG/HURHR9II/F02IGVGHURHR9II.SMALL.jpg bobyo134 With mothers day right around the corner, my laser class just passed, and some spare time I thought I would make my mother something she would really love. We all know that mom's really like something homemade rather than something bought. So I made this at Techshop In the new San Carlos location. I...
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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/
Make a CNC mill with a laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/JQ1H/HUQARXUW/FF8JQ1HHUQARXUW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/JQ1H/HUQARXUW/FF8JQ1HHUQARXUW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/JQ1H/HUQARXUW/FF8JQ1HHUQARXUW.SMALL.jpg joebell So, you have a CNC laser cutter but you want a CNC mill? Problem solved. This project is a small CNC mill that can be assembled from store-bought and laser-cut parts for about $800 without machine tools. (If you have access to a shop with a chop saw and a drill press that'll be helpful, but you ca...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 09:13:47 PDT
Custom made Sharpie holder for a CNC router http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-made-Sharpie-holder-for-a-CNC-router/
Custom made Sharpie holder for a CNC router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/YZX3/HUMRWXCW/F0PYZX3HUMRWXCW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/YZX3/HUMRWXCW/F0PYZX3HUMRWXCW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/YZX3/HUMRWXCW/F0PYZX3HUMRWXCW.SMALL.jpg trev25 The first time I saw a CNC router, my mind started racing with all the possibilities of things you could do with it. Putting a pen plotter onto a CNC machine is nothing new, but I wanted to make one that was compatible with the ShopBot at TechShop.With a Sharpie plotter like this, you can draw on ma...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:16:36 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
Air Assist / Vacuum Port for small engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Assist-Vacuum-Port-for-small-engraver/
Air Assist / Vacuum Port for small engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/U890/HUM3I27C/FSWU890HUM3I27C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/U890/HUM3I27C/FSWU890HUM3I27C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/U890/HUM3I27C/FSWU890HUM3I27C.SMALL.jpg CWKr I'm starting to work with machinable wax.  This carving is approximately 1" in diameter and 1/8" thick. It was cut using a 0.005" tapered ball end mill.  The bit is so fine, the tip of it is smaller than a pin. It makes very fine dust that needs to be blown out of the cracks, or it is a real pain ...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:33:06 PDT
Lasercut and engraved wedding table plan http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-and-engraved-wedding-table-plan/
Lasercut and engraved wedding table plan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/KWXT/HUJ98OGB/FYHKWXTHUJ98OGB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/KWXT/HUJ98OGB/FYHKWXTHUJ98OGB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/KWXT/HUJ98OGB/FYHKWXTHUJ98OGB.SMALL.jpg Paulbacca This instructable will provide you with the files you can use to create your own lasercut and engraved table plan. This would be ideal for  weddings, Barmitzvahs, anniversaries and other social events. The table plan in the photo is one that I did for my brother and sister in law about 3 years ago. ...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:53:38 PDT
How to Make an Acrylic Smartphone Stand (CNC and Thermoforming) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Acrylic-Smartphone-Stand-CNC-and-Th/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/8IID/HUEEMK4H/FX08IIDHUEEMK4H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/8IID/HUEEMK4H/FX08IIDHUEEMK4H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/8IID/HUEEMK4H/FX08IIDHUEEMK4H.SMALL.jpg SongEmu This past weekend, I decided to make a basic smartphone stand for my desk at work. There are plenty of ways you can make a phone stand like that, but I wanted something simple with very little, if any, assembly required. I remembered a method of thermoforming acrylic that I thought might be useful, ...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:59:55 PDT
How to export an Autodesk Inventor part for a ShopBot CNC router http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-export-an-Autodesk-Inventor-part-for-a-Shop/
How to export an Autodesk Inventor part for a ShopBot CNC router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/A6DE/HUBJBT5U/FZHA6DEHUBJBT5U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/A6DE/HUBJBT5U/FZHA6DEHUBJBT5U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/A6DE/HUBJBT5U/FZHA6DEHUBJBT5U.SMALL.jpg trev25 In this Instructable, I'm going to show you how you can take your 2D part, designed in Autodesk Inventor, and export it for use with a CNC router. The first time I tried to do this I kept running into issues. There are a couple of tricks that you need to do to export your part correctly so that ...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:12:39 PDT
ShopBot CNC Hold-down Jig with repeatable registration http://www.instructables.com/id/ShopBot-CNC-Hold-down-Jig-with-repeatable-registra/
ShopBot CNC Hold-down Jig with repeatable registration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/DSMZ/HU4V463Q/F77DSMZHU4V463Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/DSMZ/HU4V463Q/F77DSMZHU4V463Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/DSMZ/HU4V463Q/F77DSMZHU4V463Q.SMALL.jpg CWKr I had the opportunity to participate in Camp ShoBot at Techshop a couple of weeks ago and learned about a great way to hold material on a ShopBot. Not only does it allow you securely hold your material, but it also allows for 100% dead-on repeatable registration for your part. This only takes abou...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:12:25 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 Shopbot Geneva Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Shopbot-Geneva-Wheel/
CNC Shopbot Geneva Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/0725/HTZ84GM3/FBJ0725HTZ84GM3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/0725/HTZ84GM3/FBJ0725HTZ84GM3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/0725/HTZ84GM3/FBJ0725HTZ84GM3.SMALL.gif CWKr I'm working on some demonstrations to teach mechanical engineering concepts to 11 - 17 year olds.   The first item that I decided to build was a Geneva Wheel. I made mine using a Shopbot. The Geneva Wheel or Maltese cross is a gear mechanism that translates a continuous rotation into an intermitte...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:57:03 PDT
CNC - Electronic Board Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Board-Tester/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/QXBP/HTZ40IGI/FIGQXBPHTZ40IGI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/QXBP/HTZ40IGI/FIGQXBPHTZ40IGI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/QXBP/HTZ40IGI/FIGQXBPHTZ40IGI.SMALL.jpg FS2010 In the electronics industry sometimes is necessary to test a small quantity of prototype boards. I made this jig as electronic board functionality tester. The top plate composed of black delrin sheet, 6mm thickness. The delrin was used as insulation plate for an electronic board. The surface was don...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:42:26 PDT
CNC - Cutters Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Cutters-Stand/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/HDK7/HTZ40FUM/F2EHDK7HTZ40FUM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/HDK7/HTZ40FUM/F2EHDK7HTZ40FUM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/HDK7/HTZ40FUM/F2EHDK7HTZ40FUM.SMALL.jpg FS2010 This stand was made as a holder for cutters of CNC machine. The stand composed of white polycarbonate sheet, 4mm thickness. Two top plates with the through holes, as per cutters width, and the bottom plate with 2mm depth cells (not through holes). The shapes of all parts were drawn in Dr.Engrave S/W...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:33:08 PDT
CNC - Tester Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Surge-Arrester-Tester/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/O931/HTVIE89Z/FBGO931HTVIE89Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/O931/HTVIE89Z/FBGO931HTVIE89Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/O931/HTVIE89Z/FBGO931HTVIE89Z.SMALL.jpg FS2010 This jig was created for testing of lightning protection module - an electronic board which used as surge arrester. For this project I used aluminum plate to provide the fixity of the jig - 16mm thickness, was found in junk :) . The jig composed of polycarbonate sheet (4mm thickness), white for body...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:36:21 PDT
CNC - RF Shield for Electronic Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/RF-Shield-for-Electronic-Tester/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/8Y81/HTWIDFWN/FRB8Y81HTWIDFWN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/8Y81/HTWIDFWN/FRB8Y81HTWIDFWN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/8Y81/HTWIDFWN/FRB8Y81HTWIDFWN.SMALL.jpg FS2010 This cover was created as RF shield for electronic board,  which is being tested on "Bed of Nails" jig. For this work was used aluminum plate 2mm thickness. The shape was drawn in Dr.Engrave S/W (provided by Roland), as per an original polycarbonate cover of Jig. The folding was easily done with the...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 01:57:36 PDT
CNC - Unitronics Controller Assembly http://www.instructables.com/id/Unitronics-V120-22-R34-Controller-Assembly/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/2YE6/HTWIDPPD/FHN2YE6HTWIDPPD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/2YE6/HTWIDPPD/FHN2YE6HTWIDPPD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/2YE6/HTWIDPPD/FHN2YE6HTWIDPPD.SMALL.jpg FS2010 This controller was made as a final project of my electrical studying. There are 10 D/I and 10 D/O that allow switch electrical devices (like motors, heaters, etc.) with continuous current up to 8A (230VAC). Main parts: Controller - Unitronics V120-22-R34. VIP – Voltage/Current/Power metter. PS – TD...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:24:36 PDT
CNC - Punched Plastic Nut Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Punched-Plastic-Nut/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/TNUJ/HTZY5D4E/FWSTNUJHTZY5D4E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/TNUJ/HTZY5D4E/FWSTNUJHTZY5D4E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/TNUJ/HTZY5D4E/FWSTNUJHTZY5D4E.SMALL.jpg FS2010 This jig was implemented after some mistake that have place in harness connector size.  The connector was wider than the gland nut (PG16) because of this, it was impossible to thread it through the nut. To resolve this problem I used Roland EGX-350 CNC machine and office hole puncher. The concept wa...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:36:52 PDT