Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:32:52 PST BLOX v1.01 Flip Machining on the DMS CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-Machining-on-the-DMS-CNC-Router/
Flip Machining on the DMS CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/UCGM/I6SO11ZM/FA1UCGMI6SO11ZM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/UCGM/I6SO11ZM/FA1UCGMI6SO11ZM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/UCGM/I6SO11ZM/FA1UCGMI6SO11ZM.SMALL.jpg Julie Kumar After thinking about the potential of 3-axis flip machining, I decided to construct a three-dimensional relief painting out of laminated plywood. This piece would be viewable from either side, and though the two sides would be related to one another, they wouldn't necessarily align. In this Instruct...
By: Julie Kumar

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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:38:50 PST
My First CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/My-First-CNC-Machine/
My First CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/MUVS/I6NICOED/FV3MUVSI6NICOED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/MUVS/I6NICOED/FV3MUVSI6NICOED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/MUVS/I6NICOED/FV3MUVSI6NICOED.SMALL.jpg madguernseyboy This CNC was created using parts bought though the Kickstarter project www.aquickcnc.com.Here is the Ended Kickstarted Project https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ajquick/cnc-b...The Design was built using Aluminium profiles and 3rd printed parts. The great part of the design of this is that the Ac...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:06:43 PST
Build your own cnc machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-cnc-machine/
Build your own cnc machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/HXHT/I6C2KART/FM8HXHTI6C2KART.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/HXHT/I6C2KART/FM8HXHTI6C2KART.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/HXHT/I6C2KART/FM8HXHTI6C2KART.SMALL.jpg gaby35b2 in this tutorial i'm going to show you how to make your own CNC machine. For this you can buy all the materials in local dealers, and electronic shops. CNC is a computer controled machine,and can cut, engrave and carve, in all kind of materials. Materials for the estructure we need a lot of mater...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:49:36 PST
Arduino CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-CNC/
Arduino CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/HYC8/I6AVPJF5/FTWHYC8I6AVPJF5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/HYC8/I6AVPJF5/FTWHYC8I6AVPJF5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/HYC8/I6AVPJF5/FTWHYC8I6AVPJF5.SMALL.jpg JohnnieT Hi, this is my first instructable and I hope to do more.This project was for 'Creative Electronics', a Beng Electronics Engineering 4th year module at the University of Málaga, School of Telecommunications.http://www.etsit.uma.es/ It's a cnc using Arduino UNO R3 , GCode Sender and GRBL. The cnc is m...
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:33:32 PST
Pewter Cast Coins From Laser Cut Molds http://www.instructables.com/id/Pewter-Cast-Coins-From-Laser-Cut-Molds/
Pewter Cast Coins From Laser Cut Molds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/NND8/I66CUU0T/FYYNND8I66CUU0T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/NND8/I66CUU0T/FYYNND8I66CUU0T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/NND8/I66CUU0T/FYYNND8I66CUU0T.SMALL.jpg johngomm This is inspired by the TomCloss instructable Wood Molds for Pewter CastingWood makes a decent pewter casting material, but getting it the shape you want is the hard part. That's where laser-cutters come in. I've tried a bunch of woods, but the grain pattern comes through once you cut to any depth, ...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:34:19 PST
Othermill: Magnetic CNC Knit Textile http://www.instructables.com/id/Othemill-Magnetic-CNC-Knit-Textile/
Othermill: Magnetic CNC Knit Textile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/QWSE/I5THU2LD/FO6QWSEI5THU2LD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/QWSE/I5THU2LD/FO6QWSEI5THU2LD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/QWSE/I5THU2LD/FO6QWSEI5THU2LD.SMALL.jpg MaddyMaxey Othermill was kind of enough to let me swing by and try some experimentation on their fantastically small and powerful desktop CNC machine. Traditionally, this machine has trouble cutting rubber. As described in house, "cutting rubber on a small CNC machine is like slicing really soft cheese with a ...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 10:37:34 PST
PCB Isolation Track Milling with MyDIYCNC Desktop CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Isolation-Track-Milling-with-MyDIYCNC/
PCB Isolation Track Milling with MyDIYCNC Desktop CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/GEKY/I5F7IUOU/FHEGEKYI5F7IUOU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/GEKY/I5F7IUOU/FHEGEKYI5F7IUOU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/GEKY/I5F7IUOU/FHEGEKYI5F7IUOU.SMALL.jpg Tory MYDIYCNC Hey there,Tory @ MyDIYCNC here again to show you another cool project that is very easy on your Desktop CNC machine. We are going to be milling out isolation tracks into blank PCB material to male rapid-prototyping printed circuit boards. With all the right tools, its fun, cool, useful, and easy! So...
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:33:49 PST
Glowing metal space fossil http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-metal-space-fossil/
Glowing metal space fossil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/8XTE/I55MYPH6/FOM8XTEI55MYPH6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/8XTE/I55MYPH6/FOM8XTEI55MYPH6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/8XTE/I55MYPH6/FOM8XTEI55MYPH6.SMALL.jpg waywardengineer This is CNC cut art piece that was inspired by fossils I saw on a trip to the Jurassic coast in England, but taken in a more ancient-robotic-life-form direction. It takes power from a USB micro-b cable. There's lots of variations on this that could be fun: different shapes, more layers, making the L...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:12:57 PST
Hyper Terra http://www.instructables.com/id/Hyper-Terra/
Hyper Terra - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/62VL/I504VH02/FA162VLI504VH02.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/62VL/I504VH02/FA162VLI504VH02.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/62VL/I504VH02/FA162VLI504VH02.SMALL.jpg gabrieldunne "Hyper Terra" is a projection-mapped sculpture with an integrated projector, computer, and power supply. The sculpture is a mountain with simulated solar and lunar lighting that can be set up with any lat/long on Earth and a point in time. The graphics software has controls for time advancement towa...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:33:09 PST
CNC Padded Jewelry Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Padded-Jewelry-Boxes/
CNC Padded Jewelry Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/XDBL/I4SCON5Z/F8JXDBLI4SCON5Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/XDBL/I4SCON5Z/F8JXDBLI4SCON5Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/XDBL/I4SCON5Z/F8JXDBLI4SCON5Z.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker The frantic activity around the the holiday season (you would think that with a full 12 months notice it would be less so!) leaves very little time for making gifts. This year I managed to find the time and made jewelry boxes from wood boards. The boxes have an inlaid brass plate which are personall...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:38:44 PST
Extremely Low Cost 3D Printable 3D Printer / Plotter / CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Extremely-Low-Cost-3D-Printable-3D-Printer-Plotter/
Extremely Low Cost 3D Printable 3D Printer / Plotter / CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/B5SH/I4SCRBT2/FJKB5SHI4SCRBT2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/B5SH/I4SCRBT2/FJKB5SHI4SCRBT2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/B5SH/I4SCRBT2/FJKB5SHI4SCRBT2.SMALL.jpg wootin24 In this Instructable I will talk about how to build a basic three axis CNC machine. the machine itself relies on easy to find parts and the mechanical parts are all 3D printed. all of the 3D printed parts are designed by me and the files are provided, though they may need to be slightly modified de...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:38:08 PST
Your Brain on Pier 9: CNC Milled Corian http://www.instructables.com/id/Your-Brain-on-Pier-9-CNC-Milled-Corian/
Your Brain on Pier 9: CNC Milled Corian - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/16UE/I4T1ZM1V/F7616UEI4T1ZM1V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/16UE/I4T1ZM1V/F7616UEI4T1ZM1V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/16UE/I4T1ZM1V/F7616UEI4T1ZM1V.SMALL.jpg syedrezaali Towards the end of my residency at Autodesk / Instructables @ Pier 9 I got inspired to create a piece about the residency at the pier and how it affected me. If you haven't heard of the Artist-Rn-Residency Program at Pier 9, check out this video that summarizes what it's all about! When I started th...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:06:49 PST
CNC Solid Wood Universal Alarm Clock Dock http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Solid-Wood-Universal-Alarm-Clock-Dock/
CNC Solid Wood Universal Alarm Clock Dock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/DPRV/I4J7DDFY/FS9DPRVI4J7DDFY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/DPRV/I4J7DDFY/FS9DPRVI4J7DDFY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/DPRV/I4J7DDFY/FS9DPRVI4J7DDFY.SMALL.jpg Just4Fun Media This idea started as a joke from my uncle about using my phone as an alarm clock, that it could not be loud enough to wake me, and looked ridiculous. The final prototype was solid burnt cherry with an inline amplifier and 3.5mm output as well as sinusoidal shaped amplification channels to amplify th...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 17:48:35 PST
Polyscape http://www.instructables.com/id/Polyscape/
Polyscape - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/75B2/I4J6UO5P/FZA75B2I4J6UO5P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/75B2/I4J6UO5P/FZA75B2I4J6UO5P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/75B2/I4J6UO5P/FZA75B2I4J6UO5P.SMALL.jpg Ypink I set off to design a kinetic sculpture titled Polyscape as a "floating island" made out of recycled polypropylene plastic, which is the same material used in making disposable plastic bottles and bags. I was interested in investigating the natural properties of recycled plastic as well as the injec...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:45:48 PST
Build A Cheap Handcrafted CNC Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Cheap-Handcrafted-CNC-Mill-Unfinished-Prototype/
Build A Cheap Handcrafted CNC Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/N155/I3VH9UKW/F2LN155I3VH9UKW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/N155/I3VH9UKW/F2LN155I3VH9UKW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/N155/I3VH9UKW/F2LN155I3VH9UKW.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Ever since I knew what a CNC was, I've dreamed of having one. As a kid, my parents didn't take it seriously. They said it was too impractical to buy one, specially for my age. CNC and 3D printing services in our country were absent at that time. I was very eager of building a DIY version so dreamed ...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:42:43 PST
CNC milling stone http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-milling-stone/
CNC milling stone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/DKM7/I3PJRI63/FSTDKM7I3PJRI63.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/DKM7/I3PJRI63/FSTDKM7I3PJRI63.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/DKM7/I3PJRI63/FSTDKM7I3PJRI63.SMALL.jpg Christian Knuell Cutting stone with a CNC machine is surprisingly simple with the right tools and a few tricks.I've brought back a nice stone from my last hiking trip in Switzerland and christmas is getting closer and closer - so let's make a tealight holder... Tools Most stones are hard enough to dull and burn e...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:19:24 PST
Infinity Mirror Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Table/
Infinity Mirror Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/U5HB/I3PK2ZU5/FEDU5HBI3PK2ZU5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/U5HB/I3PK2ZU5/FEDU5HBI3PK2ZU5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/U5HB/I3PK2ZU5/FEDU5HBI3PK2ZU5.SMALL.jpg Lou VTR This tutorial will teach you how to make an Infinity Mirror Table. This table will light up objects that are placed on it, giving you a beautiful backdrop for your objects, but also force you to clean everything up before you leave the room, because the light will only goes off ones there is nothing...
By: Lou VTR

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:57 PST
Laser Glow Writer http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Glow-Writer-Introduction/
Laser Glow Writer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/62VQ/I3R706IJ/FD462VQI3R706IJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/62VQ/I3R706IJ/FD462VQI3R706IJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/62VQ/I3R706IJ/FD462VQI3R706IJ.SMALL.jpg ril3y UPDATE 1/3/2015:I committed a python program that now lets your laser your tweets on the wall with your laser writer! Check it out here. https://github.com/ril3y/Glow-Writer/blob/master/G... UPDATE 12/21/2014:I have created a gcode font that allows for dynamic gcode creation. What does that mean...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:21:57 PST
Space Weaver: A Seven Foot Tall 3D Weaving Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Weaver-A-Seven-Foot-Tall-3D-Weaving-Machine/
Space Weaver: A Seven Foot Tall 3D Weaving Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/ETHO/I3PRHTHR/FC7ETHOI3PRHTHR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/ETHO/I3PRHTHR/FC7ETHOI3PRHTHR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/ETHO/I3PRHTHR/FC7ETHOI3PRHTHR.SMALL.jpg EvanBowman Space Weaver is a student-designed 3D weaving machine created by Prerna Auplish, Evan Bowman, and Ryan Chen at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The machine was created in the Digital Craft Lab (http://digitalcraft.cca.edu/) Creative Architecture Machines Advanced Studio with ins...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:13:26 PST
DIY 40W CNC Laser cutter, from bad to better with 3D printing http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-40W-CNC-Laser-cutter-from-bad-to-better-with-3/
DIY 40W CNC Laser cutter, from bad to better with 3D printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/H51R/I3TH93XC/F52H51RI3TH93XC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/H51R/I3TH93XC/F52H51RI3TH93XC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/H51R/I3TH93XC/F52H51RI3TH93XC.SMALL.jpg Zilver This project turns a bad functioning Chinese K40III laser-cutter into a footprint to workspace ratio optimized DIY laser-cutter. I will try my best to cover what one could do differently to save money or optimize parts if you're building from scratch.These sites/lasers had great impact on my decisi...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:13:58 PST
Simple Cooling System http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Cooling-System/
Simple Cooling System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/3EZM/I3OFOAK2/FVV3EZMI3OFOAK2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/3EZM/I3OFOAK2/FVV3EZMI3OFOAK2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/3EZM/I3OFOAK2/FVV3EZMI3OFOAK2.SMALL.jpg Stefan Gales I wanted to make a system as simple as possible. And especially to have a decanter reservoir.Can be used on: cnc milling machine , manual milling machine , boring machine , band saw and so on. Materials I used recycled parts : a former fountain pump and reservoirs made from plastic drums. Using...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:13:28 PST
CNC Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Bottle-Opener/
CNC Bottle Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/E8Z8/I3GX9D2J/FKXE8Z8I3GX9D2J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/E8Z8/I3GX9D2J/FKXE8Z8I3GX9D2J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/E8Z8/I3GX9D2J/FKXE8Z8I3GX9D2J.SMALL.jpg TimG1 I made these bottle openers for the members of my Movember team. They were a thank you gift for growing their mustaches to rise awareness for men's health issues. They would make great gifts for anyone or just make one for yourself. Gather you materials - Get your tools Materials - 1/8" x 2" x 6-...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:23:46 PST
The 3D Printed Side Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-with-3D-Printed-Joints/
The 3D Printed Side Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/ZE60/I3BH8UXX/F8CZE60I3BH8UXX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/ZE60/I3BH8UXX/F8CZE60I3BH8UXX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/ZE60/I3BH8UXX/F8CZE60I3BH8UXX.SMALL.jpg shurly This is my first exploration into 3d-printed furniture components. The goal is to come up with a system of simple wood pieces and 3D connectors that can be easily assembled to make a variety of furniture types. Concept I first experimented with the idea of 3D-printed components by making a 3-axi...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 10:54:25 PST
Blinky LED Snowflake Kit on the Othermill http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinky-LED-Snowflake-Kit-on-the-Othermill/
Blinky LED Snowflake Kit on the Othermill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/8PZ1/I38SB008/FQG8PZ1I38SB008.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/8PZ1/I38SB008/FQG8PZ1I38SB008.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/8PZ1/I38SB008/FQG8PZ1I38SB008.SMALL.jpg othermachine Greetings and Happy Holidays! My name is Diana, and I am the Retail Manager for Other Machine Co. That means I find products and make cool kits for our store! In this beginning Othermill tutorial you will learn to make your own Holiday Snowflake Ornament. Tools and Materials Things you will need:...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:52:19 PST
CNC Conductive Fabric Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Conductive-Fabric-Circuit/
CNC Conductive Fabric Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/CJQN/I376SWXN/FRYCJQNI376SWXN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/CJQN/I376SWXN/FRYCJQNI376SWXN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/CJQN/I376SWXN/FRYCJQNI376SWXN.SMALL.jpg push_reset There is a great way to cut conductive fabric using a Silhouette Cameo from an illustrator file, which is useful for prototyping and building projects that call for soft circuitry design or conductive fabric switches. You can get fairly precise cuts and create all kinds of iron-on electronic designs...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:29:12 PST
Useful Gestures - sculpture series http://www.instructables.com/id/Useful-Gestures-sculpture-series/
Useful Gestures - sculpture series - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/2PLY/I2N6NU4H/F2G2PLYI2N6NU4H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/2PLY/I2N6NU4H/F2G2PLYI2N6NU4H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/2PLY/I2N6NU4H/F2G2PLYI2N6NU4H.SMALL.jpg xbremer Useful gestures was inspired by the Marshall McLuhan quote, “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” This series of sculptures explores human tool-making from the earliest, primitive material extensions of our bodies to the highly complex, computer-controlled data-verse we live in tod...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:24:37 PST
How to Carve the Lunar Surface with CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Carve-the-Lunar-Surface-with-CNC/
How to Carve the Lunar Surface with CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/16S9/I26OMS13/F2L16S9I26OMS13.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/16S9/I26OMS13/F2L16S9I26OMS13.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/16S9/I26OMS13/F2L16S9I26OMS13.SMALL.jpg cdorety How to carve the moon’s surface with CNC machinesPre-reqs: This is an advanced process that requires previous knowledge of CNC usage and 3D modeling. I will not be instructing on how to run a CNC machine. I’ll try to cover this as generally as possible because the result can be achieved in many ways...
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 17:00:27 PST
Build a Portable Linux or Android Device to be Proud of! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Portable-Linux-or-Android-Device-to-be-Pro/
Build a Portable Linux or Android Device to be Proud of! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/FY7V/I21R85WY/FBKFY7VI21R85WY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/FY7V/I21R85WY/FBKFY7VI21R85WY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/FY7V/I21R85WY/FBKFY7VI21R85WY.SMALL.jpg asperw Hello!I have a few things to mention before we begin:This is not a finished Instructable. I have been working as consistently on this project as a full-time high school student can since I found out about this contest, but sadly I'm just a few days short.It would've pained me to let this go after I ...
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Tue, 4 Nov 2014 08:27:11 PST
Build a hidden Qi wireless phone charger! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-hidden-Qi-wireless-phone-charger/
Build a hidden Qi wireless phone charger! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/WDQG/I21R0EGB/FXJWDQGI21R0EGB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/WDQG/I21R0EGB/FXJWDQGI21R0EGB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/WDQG/I21R0EGB/FXJWDQGI21R0EGB.SMALL.jpg bobburghart Phone docks are expensive and platform-specific. Charging cables are annoying and unsightly. Wireless chargers alleviate some of these inconveniences, but still leave a lot of polish to be desired. I set out to eliminate all of these complaints, and in building a wireless charger into a nightstand o...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:01:46 PST
Black / White Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Black-White-Sculpture/
Black / White Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/RXAW/I1SB6C4I/FR1RXAWI1SB6C4I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/RXAW/I1SB6C4I/FR1RXAWI1SB6C4I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/RXAW/I1SB6C4I/FR1RXAWI1SB6C4I.SMALL.jpg jon_kuzmich In the spring of 2014, I was selected for an artist residency at Tech Shop in San Francisco, CA. This is what I made over the course of the 2-month residency:BLACK / WHITE, 2014Acrylic on HardboardEach letter: 16”x16”x16” Installation dimensions variable Additional information about my art practice...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:47:27 PDT
Chocolate Batarang http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Batarang/
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:07:35 PDT
From Model to Mill (using HSM to get your design from the computer to the machine bed) http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Model-to-Mill-using-HSM-to-get-your-design-fr/
From Model to Mill (using HSM to get your design from the computer to the machine bed) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SMALL.jpg PATHfab Many of you reading this probably have access to and experience with some sort of 3D design software whether it’s professional or free. Out of those people, there are probably fewer who happen to have access to some sort of CNC machine (a ShopBot or other CNC router or mill). Of those, I’d be willi...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:17:06 PDT
Shapeoko 2, Arduino UNO R3, grbl 9g, 8bit Laser Diode Photo Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/Shapeoko-2-Arduino-UNO-R3-grbl-9g-8bit-Raster-Phot/
Shapeoko 2, Arduino UNO R3, grbl 9g, 8bit Laser Diode Photo Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SMALL.jpg PicengraverToo Me and my son invented/developed a new concept of "On-The Fly" 8bit Laser Diode engraving photos over two years ago. With this concept, the Laser Diode never turns off through the whole photo engraving process. It just varies the power up and down to produce the image and shading on the engraved mat...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:14:54 PDT
Light Up Necklace Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-Hummingbird-Necklace-Kit/
Light Up Necklace Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/OOZH/I1AJH4F0/F86OOZHI1AJH4F0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/OOZH/I1AJH4F0/F86OOZHI1AJH4F0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/OOZH/I1AJH4F0/F86OOZHI1AJH4F0.SMALL.jpg othermachine If you like making jewelry and have some experience using the Othermill, then this is a great project for you! This style of necklace offers a wonderful way to get creative and artistic with double-sided machining on the Othermill.This necklace has four LEDs on the back of the pendant, which provide...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:49:07 PDT
Chocolate Millennium Falcon http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Millennium-Falcon/
Chocolate Millennium Falcon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/UEYM/I1AJH4NB/F04UEYMI1AJH4NB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/UEYM/I1AJH4NB/F04UEYMI1AJH4NB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/UEYM/I1AJH4NB/F04UEYMI1AJH4NB.SMALL.jpg othermachine Hi, this is Ed from Other Machine Co. and I like sci fi.Star Wars is great and all, but it's even better when combined with chocolate. Thus, the chocolate Millennium Falcon! Fly it around for a bit of a space battle before eating it up. Pew pew nom nom. Tools and Materials Tools Othermill Fl...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:49:45 PDT
Logitech X-230 concrete speaker mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Logitech-X-230-concrete-speaker-mod/
Logitech X-230 concrete speaker mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/OLQT/I153ZHDD/F5COLQTI153ZHDD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/OLQT/I153ZHDD/F5COLQTI153ZHDD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/OLQT/I153ZHDD/F5COLQTI153ZHDD.SMALL.jpg ähöüokul I had a set of Logitech X-230 speakers lying around. I always thought they had a decent sound considering the little money you have to pay for them. So I wanted to reactivate them, but this time with a slightly modified design. I had ideas for concrete speaker housings in my head for quite some time...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:29:03 PDT
3D printed CNC mill http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-CNC-mill/
3D printed CNC mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/CAE2/I0TVGWVX/FXUCAE2I0TVGWVX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/CAE2/I0TVGWVX/FXUCAE2I0TVGWVX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/CAE2/I0TVGWVX/FXUCAE2I0TVGWVX.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Ive designed this mill so that most of the parts that are hard to get or make can be 3D printed. Its design to be modular so you can easily change the size of the machine by changing either the sides or the front and back plates. Its accurate enough to cut and drill circuit boards, and small enoug...
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:59:50 PDT
Small Arduino CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Arduino-CNC/
Small Arduino CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/4FNR/I0VONLM4/F9N4FNRI0VONLM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/4FNR/I0VONLM4/F9N4FNRI0VONLM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/4FNR/I0VONLM4/F9N4FNRI0VONLM4.SMALL.jpg Make it BIG This instructable shows you how to build a cheap and easy, but very small CNC. You can use it to mill thin balsa wood and different foams. Everything you need, can be found in old PC's or can be bought quite cheap (I paid ~30$). It was inspired by the Pocket laser engraver, but i added a third axis ...
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 05:16:10 PDT
CNC Router Bar Stool http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Router-Bar-Stool/
CNC Router Bar Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/S6QR/I0LDRCC8/FE6S6QRI0LDRCC8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/S6QR/I0LDRCC8/FE6S6QRI0LDRCC8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/S6QR/I0LDRCC8/FE6S6QRI0LDRCC8.SMALL.jpg SLOMakerSpace In this Instructable you will: Setup the CNC RouterLoad a DXF file and generate the G-CODE the machine will use to cut out the stoolCut out a bar stool using the CNC Router Gather the Supplies You will need: CNC Router and controlling computer with Cut 2D and Mach 3Stool DXF file0.25-inch End mil...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:12:02 PDT
Dragon Shell Pavilion Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Dragon-Shell-Pavilion-Prototype/
Dragon Shell Pavilion Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/LJHD/I0LCHYQJ/FICLJHDI0LCHYQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/LJHD/I0LCHYQJ/FICLJHDI0LCHYQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/LJHD/I0LCHYQJ/FICLJHDI0LCHYQJ.SMALL.jpg AlanCation Dragon Shell Pavilion is a collaboration between Alan Cation, Dennis Huang, and Leah Zaldumbide. It is a full-scale prototype carried out in the digital media seminar, Synthetic Tectonics, instructed by Jason Kelly Johnson at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Dragon Shell investigates...
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:48:01 PDT
LED + CNC Fractal Headboard http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-CNC-Fractal-Headboard/
LED + CNC Fractal Headboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SNYD/I05F0USC/FWZSNYDI05F0USC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SNYD/I05F0USC/FWZSNYDI05F0USC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SNYD/I05F0USC/FWZSNYDI05F0USC.SMALL.jpg dmvaldman Here's how to make a headboard based on the Pythagorean tree fractal and backlight it with LEDs. This instructable can be modded to make similar CNC lightbox silhouette effects. If you don't have access to a CNC machine, you can also do something similar - albeit smaller scale - on a laser cutter.My...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:32:55 PDT
Learn CNC The Hard Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-CNC-The-Hard-Way/
Learn CNC The Hard Way - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/HPL3/HYVDQ48M/FGTHPL3HYVDQ48M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/HPL3/HYVDQ48M/FGTHPL3HYVDQ48M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/HPL3/HYVDQ48M/FGTHPL3HYVDQ48M.SMALL.jpg danvida Operating a CNC machine will make you a better designer and engineer. Understanding how a machine works is the first step to designing parts for it.I wrote this guide to provide a clear path for using CNC machines. Machining requires a lot of effort and study on your part and one person can't explai...
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:12:58 PDT
Zip Tie Lounge Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Zip-Tie-Lounge-Chair/
Zip Tie Lounge Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/KNXP/HZTO9EEF/FEQKNXPHZTO9EEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/KNXP/HZTO9EEF/FEQKNXPHZTO9EEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/KNXP/HZTO9EEF/FEQKNXPHZTO9EEF.SMALL.jpg wholman Flatpack design is currently at a crossroads -- popularized by IKEA and perfectly adapted to new manufacturing technologies, it is poised to grab an ever-greater share of the furniture market. CNC routing is a key part of this disruption, allowing for global design and localized fabrication, poten...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:32:30 PDT
Pulsing fluidic heart micropump http://www.instructables.com/id/Fluidic-heart-micropump/
Pulsing fluidic heart micropump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/BIH6/HZGTA8DP/FQKBIH6HZGTA8DP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/BIH6/HZGTA8DP/FQKBIH6HZGTA8DP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/BIH6/HZGTA8DP/FQKBIH6HZGTA8DP.SMALL.jpg novelchip I made this vacuum driven, absolutely silent !! heart micro-pump as a byproduct of my playing with microfluidics. It works pretty fine as a pump, pumping some milliliters per minute, but I prefer to consider it as a first step towards a "gadget" such as a fake but cool heart rate monitor or a pulsi...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:29:35 PDT
Machining a PCB Using an Inexpensive CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Machining-a-PCB-Using-an-Inexpensive-CNC-Machine/
Machining a PCB Using an Inexpensive CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/6H69/HZ9O5DY9/FZ46H69HZ9O5DY9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/6H69/HZ9O5DY9/FZ46H69HZ9O5DY9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/6H69/HZ9O5DY9/FZ46H69HZ9O5DY9.SMALL.jpg zentoolworks Introduction: For this tutorial we are going to take a design that we made from EAGLE, use PCB-GCode and Autoleveler software to load it into our ZEN Toolworks Mach 3 CNC machine. What we can do is then create circuit boards using our own designs right before our very eyes.Mat...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:06:52 PDT
CNC Laser for Printing Images and Engraving - Shapeoko 2 based http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Laser-for-Printing-Images-and-Engraving-Shapeo/
CNC Laser for Printing Images and Engraving - Shapeoko 2 based - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/HM4P/HZ13K1PX/FZ7HM4PHZ13K1PX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/HM4P/HZ13K1PX/FZ7HM4PHZ13K1PX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/HM4P/HZ13K1PX/FZ7HM4PHZ13K1PX.SMALL.jpg als_liahona If you own or plan to build a Shapeoko 2 CNC Milling Machine, this Instructable will walk you through the steps necessary to be able to add a 2 watt laser capable of printing grey-scale images on many surfaces. You will also find details on how to engrave at full power.I will take you through all o...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:41:34 PDT
Knife Block http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Block/
Knife Block - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/Z1C0/HYTI3YQL/FNBZ1C0HYTI3YQL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/Z1C0/HYTI3YQL/FNBZ1C0HYTI3YQL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/Z1C0/HYTI3YQL/FNBZ1C0HYTI3YQL.SMALL.jpg Christian Knuell This quite unusual but practical knife block is a relatively fast and simple project for your CNC machine...There is some manual work involved (edge rounding, glueing and sanding) but with the right tools it won't take too much time... Things you'll need: Bill of materials: (Beech) plywood:700 x...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:18:48 PDT
Stepper Motor Easy Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepper-Motor-Easy-Driver/
Stepper Motor Easy Driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/Z4UU/HRI8UOYC/F2JZ4UUHRI8UOYC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/Z4UU/HRI8UOYC/F2JZ4UUHRI8UOYC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/Z4UU/HRI8UOYC/F2JZ4UUHRI8UOYC.SMALL.jpg williebme In this instructable I will provide a code sample and layout to connect a Nema 17 form factor stepper motor to an Easy Driver motor controller board then control the motor with an Arduino Uno. Required Components: Nema 17 form factor stepper motor Sparkfun Easy Driver Motor controller board ...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:29:42 PST
Laser Cut Sphere-O-Bot http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Sphere-O-Bot/
Laser Cut Sphere-O-Bot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/A5PY/HXLD7FDI/FMSA5PYHXLD7FDI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/A5PY/HXLD7FDI/FMSA5PYHXLD7FDI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/A5PY/HXLD7FDI/FMSA5PYHXLD7FDI.SMALL.jpg juanifico The Sphere-O-Bot is a simple 2 axis CNC machine that can draw on most spherical surfaces. You can use it to decorate ping pong balls or eggs.This design is based on the 3D printable Sphere-O-Bot. By building your Sphere-O-Bot using a laser cutter, you can achieve a clean look while also reducing the...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:05:55 PDT
Using Zen Toolworks CNC with Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Zen-Toolworks-CNC-with-Laser-Engraver/
Using Zen Toolworks CNC with Laser Engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/A4K7/HW8T6S1H/FBXA4K7HW8T6S1H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/A4K7/HW8T6S1H/FBXA4K7HW8T6S1H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/A4K7/HW8T6S1H/FBXA4K7HW8T6S1H.SMALL.jpg zentoolworks This Instructable from Zen Toolworks is going to cover how to use your Zen Toolworks CNC machine with a laser engraver kit from Jtech Photonics.Equipment needed: Zen Toolworks CNC machine. Our complete kits can be found on our WEBSITE Jtech Photonics Laser Kit. We are using this one: LASER-KIT Prope...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:10:42 PDT