Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:49:11 PST BLOX v1.01 Make an Acme Tap http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Acme-Tap/
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Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:52:31 PDT
Data Clock (Cloud + Amazon Echo + LED's = Artistic Data!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Data-Clock-Cloud-Amazon-Echo-LEDs-Artistic-Data/
Data Clock (Cloud + Amazon Echo + LED's = Artistic Data!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/MRL3/IYYT9XEH/F6AMRL3IYYT9XEH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/MRL3/IYYT9XEH/F6AMRL3IYYT9XEH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/MRL3/IYYT9XEH/F6AMRL3IYYT9XEH.SMALL.jpg jwolin For years I've wanted to find ways of artistically expressing data that I check every day. Most of my job is spent on the computer or phone - and yes, there is an app or webpage that can do all of this and more. But I'm fatigued collecting my data from screens. Here's an interesting, artistic and...
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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 19:20:48 PST
CNC Made From Garbage http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Made-From-Garbage/
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Mon, 6 Feb 2017 07:45:40 PST
Low Budget CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Budget-CNC/
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Sat, 4 Feb 2017 20:58:08 PST
Build your own "Weasley" Location Clock! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Weasley-Location-Clock/
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Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:05:22 PST
Homemade CNC Router build http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Custom-CNC-Router/
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Thu, 5 Jan 2017 06:56:25 PST
Make awesome 3D geometry by programming CNC-code http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Awesome-3D-Geometry-by-Programming-CNC-code/
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Sat, 7 Jan 2017 09:26:02 PST
$100 Mural drawing robot (also works as a giant etch-a-sketch) http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Mural-drawing-robot-also-works-as-a-giant-et/
$100 Mural drawing robot (also works as a giant etch-a-sketch) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/CBZ5/GZUASFBE/FJ0CBZ5GZUASFBE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/CBZ5/GZUASFBE/FJ0CBZ5GZUASFBE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/CBZ5/GZUASFBE/FJ0CBZ5GZUASFBE.SMALL.jpg aggrav8d Featured on Hack-a-day! What I love about robots is that you can make a thing that makes other things.  So meta!  It uses gcode draw any picture you like, or you can drive it around like an etch-a-sketch.  You can scale this robot up to almost any size.  The version in the photograph is my smallest...
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:34:39 PDT
PC Controlled Bluetooth Robot (With a GUI !) http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-Controlled-Wireless-Bluetooth-Robot-With-a-GUI/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:16:20 PDT
Custom Mouse Wheel As PocketNC Jog Wheel (or volume control dial) http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Mouse-Wheel-As-PocketNC-Jog-Wheel/
Custom Mouse Wheel As PocketNC Jog Wheel (or volume control dial) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/WFLH/IXLA9ZPP/FMHWFLHIXLA9ZPP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/WFLH/IXLA9ZPP/FMHWFLHIXLA9ZPP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/WFLH/IXLA9ZPP/FMHWFLHIXLA9ZPP.SMALL.jpg allwinedesigns This Instructable explains how to use an Arduino and a rotary encoder to make your own mouse wheel and how to design an enclosure for it using Fusion 360. It also explains how to use your mouse wheel as a jog wheel for the Pocket NC. If you don't have a Pocket NC, the design and Arduino portions can...
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Fri, 6 Jan 2017 12:55:45 PST
DIY CNC for less of 160€ with arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-for-Less-of-160-With-Arduino/
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Mon, 2 Jan 2017 02:27:17 PST
Animated Star Wars CNC LED lamp Arduino Controlled http://www.instructables.com/id/Animated-Star-Wars-CNC-LED-Lamp-Arduino-Controlled/
Animated Star Wars CNC LED lamp Arduino Controlled - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/YJUX/IYYTG0VG/F2NYJUXIYYTG0VG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/YJUX/IYYTG0VG/F2NYJUXIYYTG0VG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/YJUX/IYYTG0VG/F2NYJUXIYYTG0VG.SMALL.jpg joshuarw I'm really excited because this is my first ever Instructable! Before I get started I just want you to know that I am solely using the dictation option on an iPhone in the Instructables app. (So don't criticize me for my punctuation and grammar) :)Secondly I want you to be encouraged that even if yo...
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Sun, 8 Jan 2017 20:50:10 PST
Build a CNC router http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-CNC-Router/
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Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:07:56 PST
CNC Robot Plotter http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Robot-Plotter/
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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 23:03:51 PDT
CNC out of a scanner (cheap) http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-out-of-a-scanner-cheap/
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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:41:23 PST
USB Volume knob http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Volume-Knob/
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Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:45:04 PST
CNC Table & Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Table-Storage/
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Fri, 9 Dec 2016 08:36:47 PST
How to use a CNC Mill with Google SketchUp http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-CNC-Mill-with-Google-SketchUp/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2009 07:28:05 PDT
How to get started with CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Get-Started-With-CNC/
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Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:42:29 PST
Drawing Plotter http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawing-Plotter/
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Sun, 4 Dec 2016 08:00:45 PST
Making Dimensional Recycled HDPE Stock for Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Dimensional-Recycled-HDPE-Stock-for-Project/
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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:33:30 PST
Using a Single-Axis TB6560 Stepper Driver with GRBL/RAMPS http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-Single-Axis-TB6560-Stepper-Driver-With-GRB/
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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:12:37 PST
5 Axis Desktop CNC Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Axis-Desktop-CNC-Mill/
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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:52:24 PDT
Wifi Dot Matrix Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Wifi-Dot-Matrix-Sign/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:08:58 PST
Mini arduino Plotter without a servo motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Arduino-Plotter-Without-a-Servo-Motor/
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By: TunMaker

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Tue, 8 Mar 2016 04:16:50 PST
A Smarter Way to Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Smarter-Way-to-Mill/
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:57:12 PST
DIY CNC Graphics cutter hack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Graphics-cutter-hack/
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 10:04:09 PDT
DIY Plotter with Stepper Motors http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Plotter-with-Stepper-Motors/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:49:53 PDT
DIY Anti Backlash Nuts - Super Cheap and Simple http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Anti-Backlash-Nuts-Super-Cheap-and-Simple/
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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:09:35 PDT
CNC Drum Plotter http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Drum-Plotter/
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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:50:23 PDT
CNC Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Laser-Engraver/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 12:36:06 PDT
Arduino: CNC Machine / Part 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-CNC-Machine-Part-2/
Arduino: CNC Machine / Part 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/2PN0/IU36KELA/FMD2PN0IU36KELA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/2PN0/IU36KELA/FMD2PN0IU36KELA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/2PN0/IU36KELA/FMD2PN0IU36KELA.SMALL.jpg Kester1 Hey guys this is part 2 of my Arduino CNC machine! Thanks to you guys you motivated me to make my next part into building this! This is me building the y-axis on the CNC machine. Hope you guys enjoy! Patreon As you may or may not know, I am Kester. I have a YouTube channel that is based on making...
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Sun, 9 Oct 2016 16:03:32 PDT
Usby. Hdd Connector for Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Usby-Hdd-Connector-for-Raspberry-Pi/
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Mon, 3 Oct 2016 16:34:24 PDT
4xiDraw http://www.instructables.com/id/4xiDraw/
4xiDraw - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/GP1R/INF9ILI7/FEUGP1RINF9ILI7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/GP1R/INF9ILI7/FEUGP1RINF9ILI7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/GP1R/INF9ILI7/FEUGP1RINF9ILI7.SMALL.jpg misan This project was inspired by a commercial product called AxiDraw that I saw a video of recently from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories. It was a combination of reasons that made me consider to do it myself, cost, availability and customs playing a role in the equation (that, and having a 3D printer a...
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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:01:07 PDT
How to make mini CNC 2D plotter using scrap DVD drive, l293d motor shield & arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Mini-CNC-2D-Plotter-Using-Scrap-DVD-Dr/
How to make mini CNC 2D plotter using scrap DVD drive, l293d motor shield & arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/RLTT/IW6POOKH/FKTRLTTIW6POOKH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/RLTT/IW6POOKH/FKTRLTTIW6POOKH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/RLTT/IW6POOKH/FKTRLTTIW6POOKH.SMALL.jpg Mr innovative this a mini CNC 2D plotter made from old DVD drive and L293D motor shield very cheap but intrestinglet see how to make in Video Material need for this project 1) 2 X SCRAP DVD DRIVE2) 1 X ARDUINO 3) 1 X L293D MOTOR SHIELD4) 1 X SERVO MOTOR (TOWER PRO 9G)5) JUMPER WIRES6) SOME HARDWARE NUT ...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 07:08:14 PDT
Home built CNC Machine Part 1 - Supported Linear Rails http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-built-CNC-Machine-Part-1-Supported-Linear-R/
Home built CNC Machine Part 1 - Supported Linear Rails - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/YLWF/GZ0JIHDT/FF7YLWFGZ0JIHDT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/YLWF/GZ0JIHDT/FF7YLWFGZ0JIHDT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/YLWF/GZ0JIHDT/FF7YLWFGZ0JIHDT.SMALL.jpg Pader This instructable is part of an on-going project to build a home CNC machine.  In this part of the project, I will show you how to build a supported linear rail which can be adapted for the desired length (X-Axis) of your own CNC project.   Most people are put off from building a useful sized CNC m...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:42:43 PST
DIY X Y Z Axis Slide CNC for Homemade Wood Metal Mini Mill Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-X-Y-Z-Axis-Slide-CNC-for-Homemade-Wood-Metal-M/
DIY X Y Z Axis Slide CNC for Homemade Wood Metal Mini Mill Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/L2S8/IFPONI2U/F6PL2S8IFPONI2U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/L2S8/IFPONI2U/F6PL2S8IFPONI2U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/L2S8/IFPONI2U/F6PL2S8IFPONI2U.SMALL.jpg joulethief669 DIY X Y Z Axis Slide CNC for Homemade Wood Metal Mini Mill LatheMore Step by Step Homemade Mini Lathe DIY Wood Milling CNC Router here:I tried to upgrade to X axis but wasn't happy with the results, so I decided to make a new X axis with aluminium alloy and Linear Motion Guide RailX axis raw materia...
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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:03:25 PDT
Creating A Simple 3D Model on Fusion 360 and Creating a Toolpath MYDIYCNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-A-Simple-3D-Model-on-Fusion-360-and-Creat/
Creating A Simple 3D Model on Fusion 360 and Creating a Toolpath MYDIYCNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/MD5N/I5BSAPD4/FN5MD5NI5BSAPD4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/MD5N/I5BSAPD4/FN5MD5NI5BSAPD4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/MD5N/I5BSAPD4/FN5MD5NI5BSAPD4.SMALL.jpg Tory MYDIYCNC Hello there,Tory at MyDIYCNC here. Today I want to show you how to use a very useful piece of software from Autodesk called: Fusion 360. With this software you can create simple 3D Models, to elaborate and complex 3D models.What I hope to teach you today is how to create a simple model on Fusion 360...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:54:03 PST
High Precision Cardboard CNC Drawing Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Precision-Cardboard-CNC-Drawing-Machine/
High Precision Cardboard CNC Drawing Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/OHA1/IRC6XNXN/FH5OHA1IRC6XNXN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/OHA1/IRC6XNXN/FH5OHA1IRC6XNXN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/OHA1/IRC6XNXN/FH5OHA1IRC6XNXN.SMALL.jpg Dan Chen fter achieving decent accuracy with the 2-Axis Cardboard CNC machine, it gave me the confidence to make the 3-Axis CNC machine with the cardboard. Here are some of my design considerations when designing this machine. No Glue Modular design elements / cut outs Reconfigurable, you can make th...
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Tue, 2 Aug 2016 02:55:43 PDT
XMEN LED EDGE LIT MIRROR SIGN http://www.instructables.com/id/XMEN-LED-EDGE-LIT-MIRROR-SIGN/
XMEN LED EDGE LIT MIRROR SIGN - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/4B9C/IR810LWO/F5S4B9CIR810LWO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/4B9C/IR810LWO/F5S4B9CIR810LWO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/4B9C/IR810LWO/F5S4B9CIR810LWO.SMALL.jpg techydiy In this instructable I am going to describe how you can make an led edge lit mirror. I have used an XMEN theme because this sign was made for my daughter who is an XMEN film fan but the design can be anything you wish.The sign is engraved on an acrylic mirror sheet. I have used an A4 sized 3mm thic...
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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:46:06 PDT
CNC machine for shaping large pieces of polystyrene foam http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-machine-for-shaping-large-pieces-of-polystyren/
CNC machine for shaping large pieces of polystyrene foam - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/MY5A/H2WEVZXX/FQQMY5AH2WEVZXX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/MY5A/H2WEVZXX/FQQMY5AH2WEVZXX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/MY5A/H2WEVZXX/FQQMY5AH2WEVZXX.SMALL.jpg RTegelbeckers Summary This instructable shows how to shape polystyrene foam, using a CNC machine. Starting with a brief introduction, design software necessary for creating an STL file is discussed. This is followed by a method for creating G-code, using an STL file as input. After this comes the introduction to...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 23:54:12 PDT
DIY CNC For 60$ (Large Work Area) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-for-50-Large-Work-Area/
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Sat, 2 Jul 2016 09:01:02 PDT
DIY CPU Waterblock http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CPU-Waterblock/
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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 22:27:21 PST
DIY 5500mW Laser Engraver / Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-5500mW-Laser-Engraver-Cutter/
DIY 5500mW Laser Engraver / Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/BWB9/IPBXS1VS/FV4BWB9IPBXS1VS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/BWB9/IPBXS1VS/FV4BWB9IPBXS1VS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/BWB9/IPBXS1VS/FV4BWB9IPBXS1VS.SMALL.jpg deba168 [ Play Video ]If you ask any DIY hobby ist like me, what’s on top of their wish-list, chances are pretty high that they’ll say a 3D printer or laser cutter/engraver. Laser Engraver/Cutter are incredibly cool, and much like 3D printers.Two years back, I was looking through a magazine and came across ...
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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:56:03 PDT
Making spiral wire wrap tube for cable organizing http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Spiral-Wire-Wrap-Tube-for-Cable-Organizing/
Making spiral wire wrap tube for cable organizing - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/PAW6/IP094ZMR/FOMPAW6IP094ZMR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/PAW6/IP094ZMR/FOMPAW6IP094ZMR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/PAW6/IP094ZMR/FOMPAW6IP094ZMR.SMALL.jpg TheKitMurkit. Hello there!If you have something ended in your bathroom that was stored in a bottle with a push dispenser like that on the photo, that means you have some free nice parts for your projects! This is my first instructable and it is very simple! All you need is a knife, the sharper - the better! :) ...
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Mon, 6 Jun 2016 04:57:10 PDT
cnc Grbl with Adafruit Motot Shield v2 http://www.instructables.com/id/cnc-Grbl-with-Adafruit-Motot-Shield-v2/
cnc Grbl with Adafruit Motot Shield v2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/3NIK/IDECYI43/FQH3NIKIDECYI43.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/3NIK/IDECYI43/FQH3NIKIDECYI43.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/3NIK/IDECYI43/FQH3NIKIDECYI43.SMALL.jpg vasiliuc This is not an instructables is most for sharing the grbl software that I modified to work with Adafruit Motor Shied V2.I had some Adafruit motor shield v2 and some stepper motors saved from some old printers and i sad i can make cnc or 3d printer. For the mechanical part it was quite easy , is a si...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 23:58:00 PDT
How to Prepare an Adobe Illustrator File for a CNC Embroidery Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Prepare-an-Adobe-Illustrator-File-for-a-CNC/
How to Prepare an Adobe Illustrator File for a CNC Embroidery Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/L9RM/H3NNEYV2/FVUL9RMH3NNEYV2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/L9RM/H3NNEYV2/FVUL9RMH3NNEYV2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/L9RM/H3NNEYV2/FVUL9RMH3NNEYV2.SMALL.jpg violet.sun This Instructable you will learn how to convert an Adobe Illustrator file to a file readable by a CNC embroidery machine using the DIgitizer Pro software. Create an Adobe Illustrator File and Save As an EPS File Once you have finished your Illustrator file, go to the File tab and select Save As. ...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:45:50 PDT
Desktop Gardening, Plantbot Beta http://www.instructables.com/id/Plantbot-Beta/
Desktop Gardening, Plantbot Beta - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/O59P/INDGK01T/FIYO59PINDGK01T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/O59P/INDGK01T/FIYO59PINDGK01T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/O59P/INDGK01T/FIYO59PINDGK01T.SMALL.jpg mikeghen This project is a continuation of Plantbot Alpha.The goal here was to build a desktop garden similar to the AeroGarden that MiracleGrow markets but with more compute power and light power. Using a laser cut wood structure, LED lights, and Raspberry Pi, I created this system to take care of my plants...
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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:43:02 PDT
CNC G-Code Interpreter using Processing http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-G-Code-Interpreter-using-Processing/
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Wed, 16 Sep 2009 23:17:56 PDT
Raspberry Pi CNC case http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-CNC-Case/
Raspberry Pi CNC case - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/I7CI/II21RV3J/FI0I7CIII21RV3J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/I7CI/II21RV3J/FI0I7CIII21RV3J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/I7CI/II21RV3J/FI0I7CIII21RV3J.SMALL.jpg Christian Sonntag I will show you how i made my first woodworking project on my diy cnc machine. It is a wood case (8mm ply wood) with wood joints for a Raspberry Pi equipped with an Protoneer CNC shield (arduino nano, power supply, stepper drivers). Generate a basic box shape with wood joints First of all i used ...
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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:09:45 PST