Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:09:24 PDT BLOX v1.01 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.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 explain the entire process to you - the knowledge you gain comes from lessons learned...
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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
Cutting large items on the Handibot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-large-items-on-the-Handibot/
Cutting large items on the Handibot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/XJF8/HWQF3ULG/FMVXJF8HWQF3ULG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/XJF8/HWQF3ULG/FMVXJF8HWQF3ULG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/XJF8/HWQF3ULG/FMVXJF8HWQF3ULG.SMALL.jpg mevans12 As the Handibot community grows there is a need for quick tutorials and tips and tricks. This is my first instructable and should not be my last. This instructable will be on how to use the new large area jig for the Handibot to cut things larger than 6"x8". I will not be covering the installation o...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:24:18 PDT
Yet Another DIY Diode Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-DIY-Diode-Laser-Engraver/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:29:24 PDT
Knit a Working Circuit Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Knit-a-Working-Circuit-Board/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:16:41 PDT
Arduino Controlled CNC / 3D Printer Hybrid http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-CNC-3D-Printer/
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:43:30 PDT
Building your own CNC router/milling machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-own-CNC-milling-machine/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 17:50:35 PDT
Raspberry Pi Alamode CNC Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Alamode-CNC-Controller/
Raspberry Pi Alamode CNC Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/7OFS/HV9HRJRR/FWN7OFSHV9HRJRR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/7OFS/HV9HRJRR/FWN7OFSHV9HRJRR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/7OFS/HV9HRJRR/FWN7OFSHV9HRJRR.SMALL.jpg cdtaylor51 This is my first attempt at an instructable. I hope it helps someone else.Switches and Lights and fans, oh my...I bought a CNC machine some time ago and I was never happy with it. It used a traditional parallel port controller and of course no modern computers have those. So it was always a point...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 15:36:19 PDT
Escape Pod: Full-Scale Mockup http://www.instructables.com/id/Escape-Pod-Full-Scale-Mockup/
Escape Pod: Full-Scale Mockup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/G1LB/HV8500L7/FKRG1LBHV8500L7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/G1LB/HV8500L7/FKRG1LBHV8500L7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/G1LB/HV8500L7/FKRG1LBHV8500L7.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON I'm doing quite a few things here I've never done before: kerf bending plywood, waterjet cutting, making a large-scale moving structure... In order to work out as many kinks as possible early on, I 3D printed a scale model. This was particularly useful in figuring out big picture things like range o...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 09:27:35 PDT
Rotomold your own Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotomold-your-own-Speakers/
Rotomold your own Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/77MC/HV2AGO33/FAQ77MCHV2AGO33.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/77MC/HV2AGO33/FAQ77MCHV2AGO33.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/77MC/HV2AGO33/FAQ77MCHV2AGO33.SMALL.jpg mach1monkey I recently built my own rotomolder, a device that lets you make hollow parts like the hollow chocolate bunnies that they make every easter. It rotates a mold with resin inside 360º in two directions until the resin cures. Once hard you pop the mold open and there you have your hollow part! I'm makin...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 12:22:41 PDT
Lens flare creating filter, with 3D printed parts! http://www.instructables.com/id/Lens-flare-filter-with-3D-printed-parts/
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Sun, 11 May 2014 06:21:14 PDT
Make a CNC mill with a laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-CNC-mill-with-a-laser-cutter/
Make a CNC mill with a laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/JQ1H/HUQARXUW/FF8JQ1HHUQARXUW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/JQ1H/HUQARXUW/FF8JQ1HHUQARXUW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/JQ1H/HUQARXUW/FF8JQ1HHUQARXUW.SMALL.jpg joebell So, you have a CNC laser cutter but you want a CNC mill? Problem solved. This project is a small CNC mill that can be assembled from store-bought and laser-cut parts for about $800 without machine tools. (If you have access to a shop with a chop saw and a drill press that'll be helpful, but you ca...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 09:13:47 PDT
Printer to vinyl cutter hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Printer-to-vinyl-cutter-hack/
Printer to vinyl cutter hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/H71M/HU5TH8EX/F1FH71MHU5TH8EX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/H71M/HU5TH8EX/F1FH71MHU5TH8EX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/H71M/HU5TH8EX/F1FH71MHU5TH8EX.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Vinyl cutters are used in the sign writing industry, and are great for making stickers, signs and graphics. I would like to thank Instructable  members silverjimmy  and Groover for their fantastic laser cutter instructables, without which I would not of been able to complete this project. My idea is...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:37:22 PDT
Car Decal Sticker - made with a vinyl cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-decal-sticker-made-with-a-vinyl-cutter/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
Wood Inlay Ornament with the Othermill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/Y0ZS/HSM52QI9/F7VY0ZSHSM52QI9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/Y0ZS/HSM52QI9/F7VY0ZSHSM52QI9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/Y0ZS/HSM52QI9/F7VY0ZSHSM52QI9.SMALL.jpg othermachine Hi, It's Danielle from Other Machine Co. This Instructable is for a wooden holiday ornament that I made for my new Grandmother in-law, Polly. I love the feel of wood and the beauty of inlaid patterns, so I wanted to see how our machine would measure up. This is my first project in wood using our...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:40:51 PDT
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/
Physical Reconfiguration of Digital Anatomy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/8FY2/HGH6Y62I/FEQ8FY2HGH6Y62I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/8FY2/HGH6Y62I/FEQ8FY2HGH6Y62I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/8FY2/HGH6Y62I/FEQ8FY2HGH6Y62I.SMALL.jpg katrusso This project had its roots in my fascination with anatomy, and my own organs and internal processes.  Due to various childhood surgeries, I've had to get a number of MRI's, and the resulting images are amazing.  I love the concept of  being able to see the complex internal organs through the barrier...
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Thu, 16 May 2013 22:53:32 PDT