Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:00:29 PDT BLOX v1.01 Car Decal Sticker - made with a vinyl cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-decal-sticker-made-with-a-vinyl-cutter/
Car Decal Sticker - made with a vinyl cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SMALL.jpg drewSaysGoVeg In this guide we're making a vinyl car decal. Some background: Stephanie is the director of the San Francisco office of The Humane League, an animal protection organization. She gives presentations at schools and travels a lot for her outreach work. She came to a Hack for Animals night and we came...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:45:56 PDT
CNC basics (Building a cnc machine part 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-basics-Building-a-cnc-machine-part-1/
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 06:02:29 PDT
Making a Laser Cut "Get Well Soon" Card for a Co-worker http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Laser-Cut-Get-Well-Soon-Card-for-a-Co-wor/
Making a Laser Cut "Get Well Soon" Card for a Co-worker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/JG1N/HTHKERNB/F70JG1NHTHKERNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/JG1N/HTHKERNB/F70JG1NHTHKERNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/JG1N/HTHKERNB/F70JG1NHTHKERNB.SMALL.jpg reinventmdh One of my co-workers ending up in the hospital & had to have an appendectomy.  We wanted to send him some "Get well soon" love, & I suppose we could have just purchased a card at the store, But where's the fun in that?  We decided to create some custom laser cut cards instead. Prepare your art wor...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:32:16 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 make gears easily http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-gears-easily/
How to make gears easily - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/NCCF/GM9QK81S/F4YNCCFGM9QK81S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/NCCF/GM9QK81S/F4YNCCFGM9QK81S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/NCCF/GM9QK81S/F4YNCCFGM9QK81S.SMALL.jpg rickharris One of the most difficult and yet common mechanical systems is a gear train. A great way to transmit mechanical power from one place to another or to increase or decrease power (torque) or increase or decrease the speed of something. The problems are always that to make efficient gears needs quite...
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Sat, 9 Apr 2011 07:57:59 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
Arduino 3-axis Mini Lazer Paper-Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-3-axis-Mini-Lazer-Paper-Cutter/
Arduino 3-axis Mini Lazer Paper-Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/IVAQ/HSQ4CA5P/F81IVAQHSQ4CA5P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/IVAQ/HSQ4CA5P/F81IVAQHSQ4CA5P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/IVAQ/HSQ4CA5P/F81IVAQHSQ4CA5P.SMALL.jpg kokpat Updated : 16/3 Add step 4, about using the stage. Updated : 18/3 Add photos (cutting vinyl adhesive sheet) Updated : 19/3 Add step 5, acting as pen plotter Updated : 20/3 Add laser engraving video (Wood) and photo Updated : 22/3 Add 2 drawings to show the structures of machine, also visit this...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:39:38 PDT
Wood Inlay Ornament with the Othermill http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Inlay-Ornament-with-the-Othermill/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:40:51 PDT
Mechanical iris v2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-iris-v20/
Mechanical iris v2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/2CWF/HSICZYVH/FP92CWFHSICZYVH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/2CWF/HSICZYVH/FP92CWFHSICZYVH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/2CWF/HSICZYVH/FP92CWFHSICZYVH.SMALL.jpg NTT Before anything else, I would like to say that this Instructable is based on and inspired by carlbass and his Mechanical iris. Author: http://www.instructables.com/member/carlbass/ Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/mechanical-iris-1/ Inspired by his work I quickly put a piece of...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 07:43:49 PDT
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
Use a Treadmill DC Drive Motor and PWM Speed Controller for powering tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-a-Treadmill-DC-Drive-Motor-and-PWM-Speed-Contr/
Use a Treadmill DC Drive Motor and PWM Speed Controller for powering tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/S4CD/FJPYEVHM/FIVS4CDFJPYEVHM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/S4CD/FJPYEVHM/FIVS4CDFJPYEVHM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/S4CD/FJPYEVHM/FIVS4CDFJPYEVHM.SMALL.jpg rjeblogue Power tools such as Metal cutting mills and lathes, Drill presses, bandsaws, sanders and more may require .5HP to 2HP motors with the ability to fine tune the speed while maintaining torque.Coincidentally most Treadmills use a 80-260 VDC motor with a suitable HP rating and a PWM motor speed controll...
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Wed, 13 Aug 2008 04:35:34 PDT
CNC USB dual layer PCB milling http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-USB-dual-layer-PCB-milling/
CNC USB dual layer PCB milling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/Q01F/HQI580GL/FKZQ01FHQI580GL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/Q01F/HQI580GL/FKZQ01FHQI580GL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/Q01F/HQI580GL/FKZQ01FHQI580GL.SMALL.jpg tim23x I've recently built a CNC machine out of various pieces of high-quality salvage. With the money I saved in the construction of the system I bought a controller and software, the excellent MK2 CNC USB controller from Planet CNC. This forms the interface between the computer and stepper motor drivers ...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:19:18 PST
Making a Laser Cut Planetary Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Laser-Cut-Planetary-Gear/
Making a Laser Cut Planetary Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/8NP4/HQID0ARD/FY88NP4HQID0ARD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/8NP4/HQID0ARD/FY88NP4HQID0ARD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/8NP4/HQID0ARD/FY88NP4HQID0ARD.SMALL.jpg robives This project is originally from robives.com here. You can visit robives.com for a chance to win a ready made version of this planetary gear mechanism This tactile and delightful looking mechanism is a planetary gear. So named for the four planet gears orbiting the central sun gear. I've put this pr...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:19:44 PST
Piezoelectric Energy Harvester http://www.instructables.com/id/Piezoelectric-Energy-Harvester/
Piezoelectric Energy Harvester - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/7RKL/HHOFXHJD/FVX7RKLHHOFXHJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/7RKL/HHOFXHJD/FVX7RKLHHOFXHJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/7RKL/HHOFXHJD/FVX7RKLHHOFXHJD.SMALL.jpg rtingley **Patent Pending - United States 61928067** Introduction What is piezoelectric energy harvesting? Piezoelectricity translates to “electricity from pressure.”  The prefix piezo in Greek means to press or squeeze.  Piezoelectric materials exhibit the piezoelectric effect.  This allows a mechanical f...
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 21:20:08 PDT
Easy To Build Stepper Controller from Recycled Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-To-Build-Stepper-Controller-from-a-Recycled-M/
Easy To Build Stepper Controller from Recycled Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/3ROE/FROA0LXU/FM63ROEFROA0LXU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/3ROE/FROA0LXU/FM63ROEFROA0LXU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/3ROE/FROA0LXU/FM63ROEFROA0LXU.SMALL.jpg murray484 *****You can see more of my projects and updates to my current projects on my website: Colvins.ca***** ***For Support on this Project, Please use the forum on my website. Just go to http://colvins.ca and click the forum link on the side bar.*** I am 14 I have always wanted to build a cnc machine b...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2009 17:10:16 PST
CNC Wooden Magnifier with Extreme Battery Life http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Wooden-Magnifier-with-Extreme-Battery-Life/
CNC Wooden Magnifier with Extreme Battery Life - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/OYFL/HP6CRJXO/FQ1OYFLHP6CRJXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/OYFL/HP6CRJXO/FQ1OYFLHP6CRJXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/OYFL/HP6CRJXO/FQ1OYFLHP6CRJXO.SMALL.jpg nnewlon I have a commercially-made magnifying glass with LED illumination, but it's not bright enough and it eats batteries.  So I made a new magnifying glass that fixes those problems. This is sort of a sequel to my Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-Bright-24-LED-Lighted-Magnifier/  That...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:02:02 PST
S.A.M. Spring Aided Machining (CNC with adhesive remover) http://www.instructables.com/id/SAM-Spring-Aided-Machining-CNC-with-adhesive-remov/
S.A.M. Spring Aided Machining (CNC with adhesive remover) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/VDJM/HP8PLU91/FJ1VDJMHP8PLU91.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/VDJM/HP8PLU91/FJ1VDJMHP8PLU91.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/VDJM/HP8PLU91/FJ1VDJMHP8PLU91.SMALL.jpg mboeddiker S.A.M. Spring Aided Machining (CNC with solvent) is a school project designed by three architecture students at CCA, San Francisco: Matt Boeddiker, Abelino Robles, and Tim Henshaw-Plath. (www.cca.edu) The machine is capable of rapidly prototyping and creating subtractive formwork that can be used to...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 01:26:47 PST
Arduino Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Laser-Engraver/
Arduino Laser Engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/33MF/HO7X34R2/FZD33MFHO7X34R2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/33MF/HO7X34R2/FZD33MFHO7X34R2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/33MF/HO7X34R2/FZD33MFHO7X34R2.SMALL.jpg getburnt I started this project because I wanted to make something that had mechanical, electrical and software components. After looking around on Instructables, I figured that an Arduino based laser engraver would be an interesting machine to make, and that the machine itself could make interesting things....
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 02:32:47 PST
Make your own PCBs on an inexpensive desktop CNC mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-PCBs-on-an-inexpensive-desktop-CNC-m/
Make your own PCBs on an inexpensive desktop CNC mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/NRA0/HHMI4RPK/FY6NRA0HHMI4RPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/NRA0/HHMI4RPK/FY6NRA0HHMI4RPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/NRA0/HHMI4RPK/FY6NRA0HHMI4RPK.SMALL.jpg davr.org Traditionally, there are two ways of hobbyists making custom PCBs: 1. Using toner transfer and chemical etchant -- can be tricky to get the right materials, and the chemicals are nasty and messy 2. Paying a service like BatchPCB or OshPark -- fairly inexpensive, but usually have to wait a long time,...
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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:51:14 PDT
Triangulated Lamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Triangulated-Lamps/
Triangulated Lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/MDXF/HNTTF0II/FZZMDXFHNTTF0II.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/MDXF/HNTTF0II/FZZMDXFHNTTF0II.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/MDXF/HNTTF0II/FZZMDXFHNTTF0II.SMALL.jpg jftesser This instructable describes how to create triangulated lampshades (or, I suppose, any triangulated form) from a simple mesh. This is a little trickier than it might first appear, because while each triangle joins to its neighbors with no thickness in a digital mesh, any built version will need to ac...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:53:25 PST
Building a CNC router http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-CNC-router/
Building a CNC router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/G95S/HMVJDE8H/F8SG95SHMVJDE8H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/G95S/HMVJDE8H/F8SG95SHMVJDE8H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/G95S/HMVJDE8H/F8SG95SHMVJDE8H.SMALL.jpg Benne This instructable will show you how I built my CNC router. I hope you can draw some inspiration from my build and that this instructable will be helpful for your future projects. This instructable shows all the steps I went through in designing and building this CNC router. The main thing I like ab...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 04:51:57 PDT
TheMaker2 Homemade CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/TheMaker2-Homemade-CNC/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/QUR9/HLSH8VSF/F0YQUR9HLSH8VSF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/QUR9/HLSH8VSF/F0YQUR9HLSH8VSF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/QUR9/HLSH8VSF/F0YQUR9HLSH8VSF.SMALL.jpg msaleiro Hi! In this instructable I'm going to show you my second homemade CNC: TheMaker2. In order to build a more robust structure I decided not to build it with a moving gantry, but with a moving table on x axis and a fixed structure for y axis, which holds z axis. To make a CNC like this one I had to use...
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Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:12:21 PDT
DIY Skee Ball Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Skee-Ball-Machine/
DIY Skee Ball Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/XJ8H/HKM90W53/F5FXJ8HHKM90W53.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/XJ8H/HKM90W53/F5FXJ8HHKM90W53.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/XJ8H/HKM90W53/F5FXJ8HHKM90W53.SMALL.jpg fungus amungus The skee ball machine is a wonderful thing. The simple experience of rolling a ball into a target is so freakishly satisfying that I used to play as much as I could as a kid at the local amusement park/mini-golf course. The sound of the rolling ball on the ramp, the pop as it launched in the air, an...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:11:49 PDT
CNC Drip Coffee Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Drip-Coffee-Stand/
CNC Drip Coffee Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/HIGX/HLA1V2NG/FK5HIGXHLA1V2NG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/HIGX/HLA1V2NG/FK5HIGXHLA1V2NG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/HIGX/HLA1V2NG/FK5HIGXHLA1V2NG.SMALL.jpg indraastra This is a drip coffee stand I made using a Shopbot CNC Router. It was made specifically for a Hario V60 Ceramic Dripper, but should be easily customizable for any other dripper. The overall form is very a simple twist (literally) on other drip stands like this one, but I specifically wanted to meet...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 21:11:39 PDT
Sixty Foot Water Feature http://www.instructables.com/id/Sixty-Foot-Water-Feature/
Sixty Foot Water Feature - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/G6F9/HKJTATGG/FUGG6F9HKJTATGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/G6F9/HKJTATGG/FUGG6F9HKJTATGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/G6F9/HKJTATGG/FUGG6F9HKJTATGG.SMALL.jpg W1LL7 This is how I went about making foam molds for a water feature. At Oregon Institute of technology the Civil engineering department wanted to make a teaching sculpture. The sculpture was built first then when they got more money they expanded the project to include concrete walkways and the water fea...
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:08:34 PDT
Make a CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter from parts available at your local hardware store http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-CNC-Hot-Wire-Foam-Cutter-from-parts-availab/
Make a CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter from parts available at your local hardware store - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/V0VE/FIHVM74X/F98V0VEFIHVM74X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/V0VE/FIHVM74X/F98V0VEFIHVM74X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/V0VE/FIHVM74X/F98V0VEFIHVM74X.SMALL.jpg tbarnea Make a CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter from parts available at your local hardware store like HomeDepot . This machine can be used to cut wings for RC planes, surfboards, crown molding, packaging foam and lots more The original design was built in order to cut RC wings (even tapered wings - where one side...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:57:30 PDT
Carbon fiber handlebar with integrated LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-fiber-handlebar-for-bicycles-with-integrate/
Carbon fiber handlebar with integrated LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/G9ZS/HJGE1GEY/FWLG9ZSHJGE1GEY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/G9ZS/HJGE1GEY/FWLG9ZSHJGE1GEY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/G9ZS/HJGE1GEY/FWLG9ZSHJGE1GEY.SMALL.jpg ideas2cycles This instructable describes how to make a unique handlebar/stem combo using carbon fiber and aluminium. The design allows seamless integration of LEDs and batteries. A milling machine is needed for the stem and composite lay-up supplies for the handlebar. A 2,5 axis NC-milling machine and vacuum ba...
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:01:09 PDT
Physical Reconfiguration of Digital Anatomy http://www.instructables.com/id/Physical-Reconfiguration-of-Digital-Anatomy/
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Thu, 16 May 2013 22:53:32 PDT
Plastic injection molding and extruding http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-injection-molding-and-extruding/
Plastic injection molding and extruding - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/ULB1/GK3TOG3U/FY5ULB1GK3TOG3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/ULB1/GK3TOG3U/FY5ULB1GK3TOG3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/ULB1/GK3TOG3U/FY5ULB1GK3TOG3U.SMALL.jpg Random_Canadian Plastic Injection molding is simple with the right equipment. All that you need is a heater and some plastic. Recycled plastics will yield the best results if kept to their respective groupings. Refer to the recycle symbols and do not mix types. ABS is my plastic of choice, I used an old HP i...
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Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:38:22 PST
Wall Mountable Board Game Design for CNC Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Mountable-Board-Game-Design-for-CNC-Mill/
Wall Mountable Board Game Design for CNC Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/L9RU/HFPTH4XJ/FNRL9RUHFPTH4XJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/L9RU/HFPTH4XJ/FNRL9RUHFPTH4XJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/L9RU/HFPTH4XJ/FNRL9RUHFPTH4XJ.SMALL.jpg rchlebow Have you ever won an epic board game night? Have you wanted to showcase that victory on your living room wall? Well, with this instructable, you can build your very own wall mountable board game that will be the envy of your guests and the pride of your family. The Jist of it. I am a board game gee...
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 13:07:32 PDT
DIY CNC Router Plans : How to Build http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Router-Plans-How-to-Build/
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Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:39:50 PDT
Bubble Wall | Interactive, Inflatable Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Bubble-Wall-Interactive-Inflatable-Panel/
Bubble Wall | Interactive, Inflatable Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/8EY6/HET1B0AE/FZC8EY6HET1B0AE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/8EY6/HET1B0AE/FZC8EY6HET1B0AE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/8EY6/HET1B0AE/FZC8EY6HET1B0AE.SMALL.jpg kickice82003 Bubble Wall | Breathing Wall Panel System Interactive, Inflatable, Playable Wall Brief Project Description This was an artistic piece installed for a digital fabrication show at the University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design. While this brief is specific to this panel,...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:26:00 PDT
CNC Inlaid fretboard - made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Inlaid-fretboard-made-at-Techshop/
CNC Inlaid fretboard - made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/RSH5/HD4VNGWD/FC1RSH5HD4VNGWD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/RSH5/HD4VNGWD/FC1RSH5HD4VNGWD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/RSH5/HD4VNGWD/FC1RSH5HD4VNGWD.SMALL.jpg workislove This is the fretboard I made for my carbon fiber acoustic guitar project, part of a special event at Techshop. The fretboard is ebony inlaid with maple, and it was cut on the ShopBot CNC machine at Techshop. The swirls are placed where fret markers would normally be placed. The first picture is the ...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:26:57 PDT
CNC machined guitar bridge - made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-machined-guitar-bridge-made-at-Techshop/
CNC machined guitar bridge - made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/CVSD/HE7D9S9F/FDKCVSDHE7D9S9F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/CVSD/HE7D9S9F/FDKCVSDHE7D9S9F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/CVSD/HE7D9S9F/FDKCVSDHE7D9S9F.SMALL.jpg workislove In this instructable I will show you how I made the bridge base for my carbon fiber acoustic guitar using the ShopBot CNC machine and software available at Techshop. I designed the bridge based on the signature bridge of Bashkin Guitars, with some small modifications. I copied the bridge slot and p...
By: workislove

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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:22:40 PDT
CNC Eggbot http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Eggbot/
CNC Eggbot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/TVT3/GN4CZU8L/FWITVT3GN4CZU8L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/TVT3/GN4CZU8L/FWITVT3GN4CZU8L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/TVT3/GN4CZU8L/FWITVT3GN4CZU8L.SMALL.jpg derwassi When I discovered the cool eggbot art here on instructables and egg-bot.com i knew what my next gadget would be:-D But i can't spend 200 bucks for it at the moment. So i decided to build it on my own! In the following steps I will outline the basic design of the original egg-bot and show you my appr...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2011 12:03:00 PDT
DIY 3axis CNC plotter out of old printers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-3axis-CNC-plotter-out-of-old-printers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/DJ85/GP58IJGS/F9LDJ85GP58IJGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/DJ85/GP58IJGS/F9LDJ85GP58IJGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/DJ85/GP58IJGS/F9LDJ85GP58IJGS.SMALL.jpg mrworf CNC router is made from two old printers and old CD player. I used parts that I found in the basement, I collect a lot of electronic and mechanical things that I find out the garbage or on the internet. I made the electronic from passive components. I did not want to use microcontrollers because it ...
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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 05:38:30 PDT
Mug Plotter http://www.instructables.com/id/Mug-Plotter/
Mug Plotter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/ZIFL/HE7D9D24/FA7ZIFLHE7D9D24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/ZIFL/HE7D9D24/FA7ZIFLHE7D9D24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/ZIFL/HE7D9D24/FA7ZIFLHE7D9D24.SMALL.jpg teed No desk is complete without your own personal mug to insist on having your tea in. Oh sure, you can use a suitably obscure freebie mug that you picked up somewhere, or even buy your own, but do any of them really express the personality that you'd like your workmates to understand? No, you're going ...
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:12:24 PDT
Digital Manufacturing - project five printed toy car http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Manufacturing-project-five-printed-toy-c/
Digital Manufacturing - project five printed toy car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/BD9K/HD4VLYDL/FDABD9KHD4VLYDL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/BD9K/HD4VLYDL/FDABD9KHD4VLYDL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/BD9K/HD4VLYDL/FDABD9KHD4VLYDL.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash This is the fifth in a series of Instructables on how to use CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) and CAM (Computer Aided Machining) This time we are going to make a toy car which has five parts, but we only need to draw four of them. You can customize your car, change the wheels or put a crash helmet on t...
By: liquidhandwash

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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 23:17:25 PST
Wood Nut for a Wood Vice Screw http://www.instructables.com/id/Nut-for-a-Wood-Vice-Screw/
Wood Nut for a Wood Vice Screw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/1OX1/H8FYP141/FRU1OX1H8FYP141.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/1OX1/H8FYP141/FRU1OX1H8FYP141.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/1OX1/H8FYP141/FRU1OX1H8FYP141.SMALL.jpg Scotttland In the construction of my leg vice, by the grace of the cosmos I came into possession of this huge wood screw.  I estimate it to be about 100 years old; it looks like it's seen enough action to have earned a few purple hearts and a postgraduate degree.  But the requisite nut, that component needed t...
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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:28:03 PDT
Digital Manufacturing - project three 3D printed box http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Manufacturing-project-three-3D-printed-b/
Digital Manufacturing - project three 3D printed box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/XFGU/HCJOAZ3Y/FCKXFGUHCJOAZ3Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/XFGU/HCJOAZ3Y/FCKXFGUHCJOAZ3Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/XFGU/HCJOAZ3Y/FCKXFGUHCJOAZ3Y.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Designing a project to send to a 3d printer requires a different approach to a project that requires laser cutting, but is not to difficult as long as you remember few points 3D printing has limitations on size  cannot be too big or have parts that too small with no support. Projects with l...
By: liquidhandwash

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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 00:42:21 PST
CHEAP ARDUINO CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/CHEAP-ARDUINO-CNC/
CHEAP ARDUINO CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/ZIFT/HD4VM5Q5/FRDZIFTHD4VM5Q5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/ZIFT/HD4VM5Q5/FRDZIFTHD4VM5Q5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/ZIFT/HD4VM5Q5/FRDZIFTHD4VM5Q5.SMALL.jpg siemenwauters this is my first instructable. i show you updates on my cnc machine which will cost about 200 euro's for still decent quality. don't hate if you dont like this instructable, I'm just an 18 years old student from belguim sharing his ideas and creations whith other people. becous i think working toget...
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Sat, 2 Feb 2013 05:13:08 PST
Digital Manufacturing - project one Key tag http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Manufacturing-project-one-Key-tag/
Digital Manufacturing - project one Key tag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/AX3T/HCB8TMA1/FZJAX3THCB8TMA1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/AX3T/HCB8TMA1/FZJAX3THCB8TMA1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/AX3T/HCB8TMA1/FZJAX3THCB8TMA1.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Digital manufacturing doesn't have to be expensive or difficult,  with an old computer, free software and a hiring a machine for a few minutes you can make things that would not be possible in a home workshop! This is the first in a series of Instructables on how to use CAD (Computer Aided Drawing)...
By: liquidhandwash

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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 01:59:50 PST
DIWire Bender http://www.instructables.com/id/DIWire-Bender/
DIWire Bender - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/ANUK/HCAXRZ79/F4KANUKHCAXRZ79.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/ANUK/HCAXRZ79/F4KANUKHCAXRZ79.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/ANUK/HCAXRZ79/F4KANUKHCAXRZ79.SMALL.jpg pensa D.I.Wire Bender is a rapid prototype machine that bends metal wire to produce 2D and 3D shapes, pushing the limits of what can be produced in different materials, forms, and methods, anywhere from a model shop to your home. For the code, full bill of materials (parts list), and readme files, visit ...
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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:34:25 PST
Make Your Own GRBL CNC Pendant http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-GRBL-CNC-Pendant/
Make Your Own GRBL CNC Pendant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/ZJ08/HBNXVKXQ/F78ZJ08HBNXVKXQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/ZJ08/HBNXVKXQ/F78ZJ08HBNXVKXQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/ZJ08/HBNXVKXQ/F78ZJ08HBNXVKXQ.SMALL.jpg rawkstar320 So you just finished your DIY CNC machine, set up GRBL and even cut your first part.  Now what?  Well, did you know that as of GRBL v0.8 there are pinouts some really useful commands such as Cycle Start, Feed Hold and a Soft Reset?  Cycle Start and Feed Hold allow you to literally pause your machine...
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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:28:22 PST
Making a centipede fossile. http://www.instructables.com/id/Centipede-fossiles/
Making a centipede fossile. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/RUGN/HAQ380S4/FBGRUGNHAQ380S4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/RUGN/HAQ380S4/FBGRUGNHAQ380S4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/RUGN/HAQ380S4/FBGRUGNHAQ380S4.SMALL.jpg lievn_m Following instructable describes how to create a centipede-like fossile.  The graphic part was done in NodeBox 3, an open source application for generative design (and much more). The engraving part was done on a cnc cutter (Trotec - Speedy 100) at Fab Lab Genk (thx a lot Danny!). I tried out a fe...
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Tue, 8 Jan 2013 04:38:23 PST
How to make Machinable Wax at home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Machinable-Wax/
How to make Machinable Wax at home! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/MI6Z/HB58N7A4/F4JMI6ZHB58N7A4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/MI6Z/HB58N7A4/F4JMI6ZHB58N7A4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/MI6Z/HB58N7A4/F4JMI6ZHB58N7A4.SMALL.jpg rawkstar320 Featured on Hackaday.com!  Woohoo!  But for records sake, my name is Jake: http://hackaday.com/2012/12/29/make-your-own-machinable-wax ==================================================================================================== A major issue that I ran into when I first started working with ...
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 06:17:17 PST
CNC cut Paper Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-cut-Paper-Rack/
CNC cut Paper Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/3D0A/HA4MM3Z3/F3M3D0AHA4MM3Z3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/3D0A/HA4MM3Z3/F3M3D0AHA4MM3Z3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/3D0A/HA4MM3Z3/F3M3D0AHA4MM3Z3.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash This paper rack is designed to hold large amount of forms, letters or documents in a minimum of space and also design to be be easy to grab a form when needed. It was designed for A4 sheets 210 x 297mm but US letter should also fit 216 x 355mm as the openings are 220mm wide. The material  is 3mm cle...
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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 22:00:13 PST
cnc machine http://www.instructables.com/id/cnc-machine-2/
cnc machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/MKCQ/H9T4CHPK/F5QMKCQH9T4CHPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/MKCQ/H9T4CHPK/F5QMKCQH9T4CHPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/MKCQ/H9T4CHPK/F5QMKCQH9T4CHPK.SMALL.jpg speed_hack cnc machine  stuffydo.wordpress.com/ Drawing the machine I started by creating the design of the machine on SolidWorks. On the PDF i put all the measurements. start construction After seeing all the measurements, I calculated the amount of iron that I would need to build the machine. It wa...
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Sat, 24 Nov 2012 16:51:01 PST
Build Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Laser-Cutter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/04AE/GNVIFD8S/F7V04AEGNVIFD8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/04AE/GNVIFD8S/F7V04AEGNVIFD8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/04AE/GNVIFD8S/F7V04AEGNVIFD8S.SMALL.jpg fishy8082 This is a very fun project if you have a lot of time and love to build everything rather than just going to the store and buying it.  This guide will show you how to build a CO2 laser cutter with a cutting bed size of 38X17X10.  It costs about 1200-1500 to make at the time of writing. Video of ...
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Sat, 21 May 2011 22:56:35 PDT