Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:05:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
CNC - PCB Creation http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Creation/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/95DQ/HTVMP9ZR/FHO95DQHTVMP9ZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/95DQ/HTVMP9ZR/FHO95DQHTVMP9ZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/95DQ/HTVMP9ZR/FHO95DQHTVMP9ZR.SMALL.jpg FS2010 The PCB prototypes can be easily made on CNC machine. For this task I created a schematics in the OrCAD (Cadence product for  PCB design), and then transferred the layout to the DXF file. For engraving process I used ROLAND EGX-350 CNC machine. Due to I used a few ​through hole components, the PCB s...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:50:47 PDT
CNC basics (Building a cnc machine part 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-basics-Building-a-cnc-machine-part-1/
CNC basics (Building a cnc machine part 1) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/DU8V/HTOUEE05/FGEDU8VHTOUEE05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/DU8V/HTOUEE05/FGEDU8VHTOUEE05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/DU8V/HTOUEE05/FGEDU8VHTOUEE05.SMALL.jpg The-engineer So you want to know more about how to make a CNC machine? Whether it is a 3D printer or a mil of some sort, this will take you through the basics a give you a nice idea of how they work, operate and what parts you will need or can choose from. Fist of I have built my own CNC router with a pret...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 06:02:29 PDT
CNC Gear Coaster http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Gear-Coaster/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/4ISV/HTHKFVGU/FTA4ISVHTHKFVGU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/4ISV/HTHKFVGU/FTA4ISVHTHKFVGU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/4ISV/HTHKFVGU/FTA4ISVHTHKFVGU.SMALL.jpg CalebPeters This is a very simple project that I made to hone my CAD and CAM skills. The result is a very functional coaster that has a pretty cool design. What else is there to say? It's a coaster... shaped like a gear... I used Inkscape to CAD the design, and makerCAM to generate the toolpaths.   - 1/8" 2 F...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:27:53 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
How to Setup Tabs in MakerCAM http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Setup-Tabs-in-MakerCAM/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/4JJH/HTG5GYJS/FYG4JJHHTG5GYJS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/4JJH/HTG5GYJS/FYG4JJHHTG5GYJS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/4JJH/HTG5GYJS/FYG4JJHHTG5GYJS.SMALL.jpg SongEmu One of the first things you’ll learn as a budding machinist is how important it is to keep control of your workpiece at all times. If you’re cutting a project out of a larger piece of stock, it can be useful to employ tabs. They work just like perforations in paper, allowing you to easily remove you...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:29:27 PDT
Laser Controller for my Arduino CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Controller-for-my-Arduino-CNC-Machine/
Laser Controller for my Arduino CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SAII/HT2U1356/FWZSAIIHT2U1356.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SAII/HT2U1356/FWZSAIIHT2U1356.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SAII/HT2U1356/FWZSAIIHT2U1356.SMALL.jpg rjkorn ​When using Linux EMC I could easily drive a laser from the direction pin of the Z axis on the parallel port.The pin held it last state so if the last movement commend was down it stayed that way even as the other axis' were moving. All I had to do was wire that to the laser enable lead. When I swi...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:42:29 PDT
Easy edge finding +/-0.001'' (25um) on the Othermill http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-edge-finding-0001-0025um-on-the-Othermill/
Easy edge finding +/-0.001'' (25um) on the Othermill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/0JQW/HT5YKRBQ/F900JQWHT5YKRBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/0JQW/HT5YKRBQ/F900JQWHT5YKRBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/0JQW/HT5YKRBQ/F900JQWHT5YKRBQ.SMALL.jpg joachimp Edge finding is one of the most important steps in any complex milling project. Edge finding allows you to very accurately locate the position of your workpiece after it's been mounted on the stage. This is absolutely essential if you need to accurately mill features between re-homing, for locating ...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:45:08 PDT
Detachable Dust Shoe for DW660 and Shapeoko CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Dust-Shoe-for-DW660-and-Shapeoko-CNC/
Detachable Dust Shoe for DW660 and Shapeoko CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/MZ9R/HT0U483D/FWFMZ9RHT0U483D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/MZ9R/HT0U483D/FWFMZ9RHT0U483D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/MZ9R/HT0U483D/FWFMZ9RHT0U483D.SMALL.jpg JasonTKW Intro: This is a simple easy detachable dust shoe (made out of tennis ball can) for my new Shapeoko 2 which use a Dewalt DW660 cut out tool as the spindle. Notice, enable to use this dust shoe, the "Tool Free Collar" on the DW660 needs to be removed. (The rotation of the Spindle Lock is not r...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:11:25 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
Vector etch anodized aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Vector-etch-anodized-aluminum/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/3ALQ/HSVH1DKO/FI43ALQHSVH1DKO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/3ALQ/HSVH1DKO/FI43ALQHSVH1DKO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/3ALQ/HSVH1DKO/FI43ALQHSVH1DKO.SMALL.jpg wavehawk42 This instructable goes over how I laser etched black anodized aluminum using vector graphics.   I made it at Techshop using their 60watt Epilog Helix CO2 laser.  Check them out at Techshop.ws, they have a lot of great machines there.  There are a lot of instructables showing the steps to etch anodi...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:45:39 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
DIY CNC Sign - A Little Project http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Sign-A-Little-Project/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/R72Q/HSL29EJK/FMAR72QHSL29EJK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/R72Q/HSL29EJK/FMAR72QHSL29EJK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/R72Q/HSL29EJK/FMAR72QHSL29EJK.SMALL.jpg stangtime This was just a little CNC project using some free online clip art, an old version of Adobe Illustrator, and F-Engrave.  The CNC machine was a homebuilt project constructed without plans; it was just sort of winged.  Works pretty well. Thanks for taking a look.
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 19:46:21 PDT
CrossFit Style Plyo Box (ShopBot!) http://www.instructables.com/id/CrossFit-Style-Plyo-Box-ShopBot/
CrossFit Style Plyo Box (ShopBot!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/NH7V/HSHQQNUZ/F4HNH7VHSHQQNUZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/NH7V/HSHQQNUZ/F4HNH7VHSHQQNUZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/NH7V/HSHQQNUZ/F4HNH7VHSHQQNUZ.SMALL.jpg chrisgrames This is my second attempt at a plyo box. This time in technicolor! I took a ShopBot class at TechShop and decided it would work better than the inaccuracies of the table saw and band saw. Materials: 3/4" sheet of plywood (I chose a birch variety) Two-flute end mill (I chose 1/4") Sandpaper Sc...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:59:58 PST
How to program arcs and linear movement in G-Code manually http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-program-arcs-and-linear-movement-in-G-Code-/
How to program arcs and linear movement in G-Code manually - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZCNS/HS8FUQYS/FMPZCNSHS8FUQYS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZCNS/HS8FUQYS/FMPZCNSHS8FUQYS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZCNS/HS8FUQYS/FMPZCNSHS8FUQYS.SMALL.jpg alo0994 Introduction G-code is used in a lot of automated manufacturing processes. For example, CNC machines and 3D printers use G-code to make parts. Programming arcs and linear movement in G-code can be a little tricky. I've noticed that there aren't many sources on the internet that address this top...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 14:28:10 PST
My sec CNC. http://www.instructables.com/id/My-sec-CNC/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/P4U8/HSE94A7U/FDZP4U8HSE94A7U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/P4U8/HSE94A7U/FDZP4U8HSE94A7U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/P4U8/HSE94A7U/FDZP4U8HSE94A7U.SMALL.jpg Nazir Naseer Aslam o alykum and hi friends.. here is my sec CNC still in progress soon i am going to finish it.. here is my blog for more details and pics.. http://myhomemadecnc.blogspot.com/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:47:09 PST
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
Homebuilt CNC - Coke Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Homebuilt-CNC-Coke-Sign/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/N7LO/HSAOJQTJ/FBVN7LOHSAOJQTJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/N7LO/HSAOJQTJ/FBVN7LOHSAOJQTJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/N7LO/HSAOJQTJ/FBVN7LOHSAOJQTJ.SMALL.jpg stangtime This was just a little personal project I was tinkering with.  I wanted to make an old-time looking sign.  So with a little tinkering around to create some g-code and then a run through a homebuilt CNC machine this was the result.  Be aware of all copyrights though.  This is not for commercial re-sa...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 12:27:15 PST
CNC Horse http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Horse/
CNC Horse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/K3XG/HRTKKB3S/F89K3XGHRTKKB3S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/K3XG/HRTKKB3S/F89K3XGHRTKKB3S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/K3XG/HRTKKB3S/F89K3XGHRTKKB3S.SMALL.jpg амакриденков The day before the birthday! Horse is not a bad gift))) further - a short description Design & mill Designing performed in ArtCAM & Corel Cut out mill ))) Assembly Assembly: Hourse - solid sprucePlexiglas 4mmStand - solid spruceTying it all elimenty glue. Results - Horse Results - Ho...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:45:42 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
Pier 9 CNC Tool Library http://www.instructables.com/id/Pier-9-Tool-Library-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/YC10/HRI8UEIF/FTJYC10HRI8UEIF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/YC10/HRI8UEIF/FTJYC10HRI8UEIF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/YC10/HRI8UEIF/FTJYC10HRI8UEIF.SMALL.jpg DAN2002 A tool library with proven feeds, speeds, and depth of cut greatly simplifies the machining process.  Import the tool library into Autodesk CAM 360, Autodesk Inventor HSM or FeatureCAM and you are ready to use the amazing CNC machines at Pier 9.  I wish I had something like this when I was learning ...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:52:17 PST
3D Milling a Hawaiian Island on my Shapeoko 2 CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Milling-a-Hawaiian-Island-on-my-Shapeoko-2-CNC/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/LO7A/HRI8RD13/FUXLO7AHRI8RD13.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/LO7A/HRI8RD13/FUXLO7AHRI8RD13.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/LO7A/HRI8RD13/FUXLO7AHRI8RD13.SMALL.jpg SongEmu I wanted to try out some 3D milling to see what the Shapeoko 2 was capable of (even though I'd seen examples). This was really just for my own learning, but the outcome was pretty cool.
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:40:24 PST
Fire-polish your laser cut project items http://www.instructables.com/id/Fire-polish-your-laser-cut-project-items/
Fire-polish your laser cut project items - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/KC7D/HRCK4G8S/FO2KC7DHRCK4G8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/KC7D/HRCK4G8S/FO2KC7DHRCK4G8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/KC7D/HRCK4G8S/FO2KC7DHRCK4G8S.SMALL.jpg babylonfive There are lots of great projects you can build with laser-cut and hand-cut PMMA plexiglas (acrylic) projects. Sometimes these projects don't look great because of the ends - cut, broken, sanded; these ends aren't completely transparent and professional. This Instructable describes fire-polishing...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:00:21 PST
Align a non-rectangular object on a Trotec Laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Align-a-non-rectangular-object-on-a-Trotec-Laser-c/
Align a non-rectangular object on a Trotec Laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/PFVS/HO233QLR/FCAPFVSHO233QLR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/PFVS/HO233QLR/FCAPFVSHO233QLR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/PFVS/HO233QLR/FCAPFVSHO233QLR.SMALL.jpg golond There is no one-step method to align a non-rectangular workpiece on a laser cutter bed. When lots of similarly shaped objects are going to be engraved, a custom-cut jig is often employed to ensure that the alignment is consistent, but for a one-off job that can be overkill, and requires a fair amoun...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:55:16 PST
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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/VB8V/HR0AT2WP/FDGVB8VHR0AT2WP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/VB8V/HR0AT2WP/FDGVB8VHR0AT2WP.SQUARE.jpg http://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
Installing Threaded Inserts on my Shapeoko 2 CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-Threaded-Inserts-on-my-Shapeoko-2-CNC/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/LFCA/HR0APNDL/FSWLFCAHR0APNDL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/LFCA/HR0APNDL/FSWLFCAHR0APNDL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/LFCA/HR0APNDL/FSWLFCAHR0APNDL.SMALL.jpg SongEmu Need to clamp down some material in your CNC mill? This is one of several methods available that I chose to implement. I bought a pack of threaded inserts to sink into the wasteboard of my Shapeoko that will let me bolt down workpieces without damaging the MDF.
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:52:11 PST
Generating GCode with Inkscape and MakerCAM [My DIY CNC Adventure pt. 3] http://www.instructables.com/id/Generating-GCode-with-Inkscape-and-MakerCAM-My-DIY/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/C6IM/HQQLMXF5/FO2C6IMHQQLMXF5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/C6IM/HQQLMXF5/FO2C6IMHQQLMXF5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/C6IM/HQQLMXF5/FO2C6IMHQQLMXF5.SMALL.jpg SongEmu Going over one method of engraving a 2D design with a CNC. This is my third video as I learn to use my Shapeoko 2 DIY CNC from Inventables.
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:32:45 PST
How to make Fab Table http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Fab-Table/
How to make Fab Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/HKFJ/HQP01IYB/FEBHKFJHQP01IYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/HKFJ/HQP01IYB/FEBHKFJHQP01IYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/HKFJ/HQP01IYB/FEBHKFJHQP01IYB.SMALL.jpg shinkiba0103 Fab Table is a new type of table. You can record and project handworks on a table which iPhone or iPad is installed. You put your iPad/iPhone on the top when you record your handworks. Movie will appear 1:1 scale on the table. By copying the handworks projected on the table, you can share technologi...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:53:45 PST
Wood iPhone Case Made at TechShop Chandler With No 3-D Software http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-iPhone-Case-Made-at-TechShop-Chandler-With-No/
Wood iPhone Case Made at TechShop Chandler With No 3-D Software - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/XR2C/HQPQX6X4/FWWXR2CHQPQX6X4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/XR2C/HQPQX6X4/FWWXR2CHQPQX6X4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/XR2C/HQPQX6X4/FWWXR2CHQPQX6X4.SMALL.jpg bmkenned Wood iPhone case made with just Adobe Illustrator, Vcarve, and a Shopbot/CNC router made at TechShop Chandler, www.techshop.ws Making the Vectors Go onto the Apple website and find the technical drawing to which model you want to design your iPhone case forhttps://developer.apple.com/resources/c...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:03:56 PST
How to go from Autodesk Inventor to CorelDRAW for laser cutting. I made it at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-go-from-Autodesk-Inventor-to-CorelDRAW-for-/
How to go from Autodesk Inventor to CorelDRAW for laser cutting. I made it at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/13SQ/HQOJ9A70/FOR13SQHQOJ9A70.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/13SQ/HQOJ9A70/FOR13SQHQOJ9A70.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/13SQ/HQOJ9A70/FOR13SQHQOJ9A70.SMALL.jpg misailor28 This instructable is to explain how to go from something you made a drawing off on Autodesk Inventor to CorelDRAW so you can laser cut it.  I found the first time I did this, it was not at all straight forward.  I still have not found a file format that will go straight from Inventor to CorelDRAW wi...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:16:07 PST
cnc http://www.instructables.com/id/cnc-3-4-5-6-7/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/UDO2/HQP84AVS/FUEUDO2HQP84AVS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/UDO2/HQP84AVS/FUEUDO2HQP84AVS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/UDO2/HQP84AVS/FUEUDO2HQP84AVS.SMALL.jpg dogmun null null null null null null null
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:21:15 PST
Model Making – From Foam to Faux Stone http://www.instructables.com/id/Model-Making-From-Foam-to-Faux-Stone/
Model Making – From Foam to Faux Stone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/IMWO/HSM51YB6/FFTIMWOHSM51YB6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/IMWO/HSM51YB6/FFTIMWOHSM51YB6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/IMWO/HSM51YB6/FFTIMWOHSM51YB6.SMALL.jpg sitnova Foam is an amazing prototyping tool - you don’t have to go far out of your way to create models with realistic-looking finishes to convey a concept. For this project, a foam CNC router was used to cut out a shape of a candleholder which was coated with filler, Gesso primer, and spray paint. (This wa...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 18:25:18 PST
Router CNC Nylon http://www.instructables.com/id/Router-CNC-Nylon/
Router CNC Nylon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/RC89/HQKXFYLP/F8FRC89HQKXFYLP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/RC89/HQKXFYLP/F8FRC89HQKXFYLP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/RC89/HQKXFYLP/F8FRC89HQKXFYLP.SMALL.jpg Macinblack20 Hi everybody, i had build on router CNC in Nylon, and i will give you my photos, drawings and my help to you build one too. This machine is a few expensive, around 500 euros, but is very helpful. Chareteristics: -Small footprint (~26cmx22cmx10cm) -Ability to cut ply-wood -velocity cut rate (20mm/s...
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:28:59 PST
Shapeoko 2 DIY CNC Kit: Electrical Sys. Test & Hello World http://www.instructables.com/id/Shapeoko-2-DIY-CNC-Kit-Electrical-Sys-Test-Hello-W/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/2WDT/HQJIZ715/F3W2WDTHQJIZ715.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/2WDT/HQJIZ715/F3W2WDTHQJIZ715.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/2WDT/HQJIZ715/F3W2WDTHQJIZ715.SMALL.jpg SongEmu Part 2 of my Grand DIY CNC Adventure, this time wiring up the stepper motors to the Arduino, calibrating and leveling the machine, and running Hello World. Not necessarily in that order.
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:07:47 PST
Corian Baby Chequer Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Corian-Baby-Chequer-Ball/
Corian Baby Chequer Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/MXTT/HQJEBVST/FRGMXTTHQJEBVST.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/MXTT/HQJEBVST/FRGMXTTHQJEBVST.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/MXTT/HQJEBVST/FRGMXTTHQJEBVST.SMALL.jpg customsj Cutting Your Strips The first step of the quest is to decide how you will achieve your chequered pieces.The simplest way of doing this is to start by taking 2 Seperate colours of Corian and cut them into strips the same width. My Corian pieces are 13mm thick and I am wanting to achieve a 50mm di...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:48:03 PST
Sculpture Robot (Part 1 of 9): Robotic Arm Made From Recycled Bicycle Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Sculpture-Robot-Part-1-of-9-Robotic-Arm-Made-From-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/IH06/HQJDT14J/FYPIH06HQJDT14J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/IH06/HQJDT14J/FYPIH06HQJDT14J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/IH06/HQJDT14J/FYPIH06HQJDT14J.SMALL.jpg morganrauscher ​ I have been building sculpture for over ten years and I have watched the evolution of machining technology go from CNC milling to 3D desktop object printing. These ‘making machines’ have formed a physical gap between my hands and the materials I sculpt, and I see this as a problem. As a contempora...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:46:13 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
CNC Projects and Inspiration http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Projects-and-Inspiration/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/BFYH/HQI6ZU85/FWRBFYHHQI6ZU85.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/BFYH/HQI6ZU85/FWRBFYHHQI6ZU85.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/BFYH/HQI6ZU85/FWRBFYHHQI6ZU85.SMALL.jpg gmtanner This collection includes projects that could be made on a CNC or demonstrate useful techniques for CNC. I just finished building a CNC router, now I am looking for ways to use it. I was especially looking for projects that demonstrate how to use CAD/CAM/image software to design projects for CNC. n...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:41:18 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
Shapeoko 2 CNC Kit: Assembly Overview http://www.instructables.com/id/Shapeoko-2-CNC-Kit-Assembly-Overview/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/W4YW/HQGHM61Q/F9XW4YWHQGHM61Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/W4YW/HQGHM61Q/F9XW4YWHQGHM61Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/W4YW/HQGHM61Q/F9XW4YWHQGHM61Q.SMALL.jpg SongEmu The beginning of my Great CNC Adventure, I assemble the mechanical components of my recently-acquired DIY CNC machine kit from Inventables: The Shapeoko 2.
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:39:31 PST
Cnc http://www.instructables.com/id/Cnc-3-4-5-6/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/IROY/HQ6DKN1Z/FZ9IROYHQ6DKN1Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/IROY/HQ6DKN1Z/FZ9IROYHQ6DKN1Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/IROY/HQ6DKN1Z/FZ9IROYHQ6DKN1Z.SMALL.jpg magicco null null null null null
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 05:46:38 PST
Boomerang, I made it at Techshop, Chandler http://www.instructables.com/id/Boomerang-I-made-it-at-Techshop-Chandler/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/Q8D1/HQ69KZ1H/FU4Q8D1HQ69KZ1H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/Q8D1/HQ69KZ1H/FU4Q8D1HQ69KZ1H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/Q8D1/HQ69KZ1H/FU4Q8D1HQ69KZ1H.SMALL.jpg dlayton Boomerangs are some old school fun. They take a little skill to shape and throw them so they come back but they are a lot of fun. Every friend I take out to throw them ends up with a sore arm because they just can't stop until they get it right. I made several boomerangs at Techshop, Chandler...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 01:04:38 PST
CNC circuit made easy!! http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-circuit-made-easy/
CNC circuit made easy!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/O6XT/HQ5MHOLK/F20O6XTHQ5MHOLK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/O6XT/HQ5MHOLK/F20O6XTHQ5MHOLK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/O6XT/HQ5MHOLK/F20O6XTHQ5MHOLK.SMALL.jpg AustinCrane This Circuit can be used to control two stepper motors or more depending on how many easy stepper drivers you use. I made this as a Arduino Uno shield but can also be put together on a breadboard. I am using this circuit to make a whiteboard drawing machine. You can keep informed on my project on th...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 13:48:04 PST