Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc_guide http://www.instructables.com Fri, 1 Aug 2014 20:06:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 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...
By: tbarnea

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Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:57:30 PDT
3 Axis CNC Router - 60"x60"x5" - JunkBot http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Axis-CNC-Router---60x60x5---JunkBot/
3 Axis CNC Router - 60"x60"x5" - JunkBot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/85IS/FAQEDKD8/F7285ISFAQEDKD8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/85IS/FAQEDKD8/F7285ISFAQEDKD8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/85IS/FAQEDKD8/F7285ISFAQEDKD8.SMALL.jpg russaanderson This Instructable is the first in a series documenting the construction of a DIY 3 axis CNC router. This is also my entry for the Universal Laser Cutter Contest.The goal of this Instructable is not to show a full step by step progression but rather to pass along my experiences with making my own CNC...
By: russaanderson

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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 23:56:07 PST
Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cutter-start-slicing-stuff-for-under-50-dol/
Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/1BZT/FBG0A8NL/F411BZTFBG0A8NL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/1BZT/FBG0A8NL/F411BZTFBG0A8NL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/1BZT/FBG0A8NL/F411BZTFBG0A8NL.SMALL.jpg lamedust There are many out there that are making things to win a laser cutter. Here is a project for those 500 that don't win, but still want a laser cutter for simple stencil cutting needs.This project was conceived during a chat with Alex where we wished we had a laser cutter and thought we could make one...
By: lamedust

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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 14:17:44 PST
Easy to build CNC Mill Stepper Motor and Driver circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-build-CNC-Mill-Stepper-Motor-and-Driver-ci/
Easy to build CNC Mill Stepper Motor and Driver circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/OYU4/F5R8QRL0/F5LOYU4F5R8QRL0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/OYU4/F5R8QRL0/F5LOYU4F5R8QRL0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/OYU4/F5R8QRL0/F5LOYU4F5R8QRL0.SMALL.jpg Tom McGuire This is a follow up to the Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine Once you get the machine all put together its time to make it go. So it's time to drive the motors. And here I've put together a circuit that I think is the absolute cheapest and easiest way to control stepper motors with ...
By: Tom McGuire

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Wed, 29 Aug 2007 09:25:02 PDT
Build a CNC Router from Scratch (Part 2): Complete Video Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-CNC-Router-from-Scratch-Part-2%3a--Complet/
Build a CNC Router from Scratch (Part 2): Complete Video Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/IDBG/F5R8MQ9X/FXXIDBGF5R8MQ9X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/IDBG/F5R8MQ9X/FXXIDBGF5R8MQ9X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/IDBG/F5R8MQ9X/FXXIDBGF5R8MQ9X.SMALL.jpg phooddaniel If you haven't seen part 1, your CNC may look like a three legged dog. This is a multi-part instructable that demonstrates how to build a CNC Router (a computer controlled router) from scratch.CNC Machines can come in many shapes and sizes. Just look at these cool instructables on building a CNC. ...
By: phooddaniel

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Fri, 24 Aug 2007 21:58:24 PDT
Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-Build-Desk-Top-3-Axis-CNC-Milling-Machine/
Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/QHG3/F54HJ7SB/F0FQHG3F54HJ7SB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/QHG3/F54HJ7SB/F0FQHG3F54HJ7SB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/QHG3/F54HJ7SB/F0FQHG3F54HJ7SB.SMALL.jpg Tom McGuire Here is a way to make a computer controlled milling machine. That puts the real power of a computer control machining into the hands of the average human. Small enough to set on the desk but scalable to any size. As inexpensive as possible without sacraficing accuracy (too much). All most all the pa...
By: Tom McGuire

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Fri, 17 Aug 2007 09:50:04 PDT
Build a CNC Router from Scratch (Part 1): Complete Video Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-CNC-Router-from-Scratch-Part-1%3a-Complete/
Build a CNC Router from Scratch (Part 1): Complete Video Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/SD0U/F4WY1JJN/FBHSD0UF4WY1JJN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/SD0U/F4WY1JJN/FBHSD0UF4WY1JJN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/SD0U/F4WY1JJN/FBHSD0UF4WY1JJN.SMALL.jpg phooddaniel Completely build a CNC router from the ground up without plans, just your hands, some cheap materials and basic tools, and common sense. Did I mention you don't need plans? It's easy, and I guide you through a process of building that the measurements are derived through a logical approach, so all...
By: phooddaniel

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Sat, 4 Aug 2007 14:47:41 PDT
How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Three-Axis-CNC-Machine-Cheaply-and-/
How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/BMSH/F3HY3SK9/FCKBMSHF3HY3SK9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/BMSH/F3HY3SK9/FCKBMSHF3HY3SK9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/BMSH/F3HY3SK9/FCKBMSHF3HY3SK9.SMALL.jpg oomlout The idea behind this Instructable was to fulfill my desire for a desktop sized CNC machine. While it would have been nice to purchase an off the shelf unit the issue of price as well as size proved prohibitive. With this in mind I endeavored to design and build a three axis CNC machine with the foll...
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Fri, 29 Jun 2007 03:31:49 PDT
CO2 laser that cuts sheet metal http://www.instructables.com/id/CO2-laser-that-cuts-sheet-metal/
CO2 laser that cuts sheet metal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/2JBI/F18DW8Q1/FUQ2JBIF18DW8Q1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/2JBI/F18DW8Q1/FUQ2JBIF18DW8Q1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/2JBI/F18DW8Q1/FUQ2JBIF18DW8Q1.SMALL.jpg owhite PLEASE NOTE: I'm really not competing to win the laser, a t-shirt would be fine, thanks. I saw the competition and thought it would be fun to show off my system.INTRODUCTION. The general idea of this CO2 laser system is that a beam is directed down to a part for cutting. The part sits on a computer ...
By: owhite

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Fri, 4 May 2007 12:24:36 PDT
Homebrew Laser Cutter made by Zach Radding http://www.instructables.com/id/Zach-Radding-Homebrew-Laser-Cutter/
Homebrew Laser Cutter made by Zach Radding - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/ET3T/IXKEP27Y1MK/FJYET3TIXKEP27Y1MK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/ET3T/IXKEP27Y1MK/FJYET3TIXKEP27Y1MK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/ET3T/IXKEP27Y1MK/FJYET3TIXKEP27Y1MK.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Zach Radding and his daughter Taylor with some robots he built using his own CNC laser cutting machines.Check out http://www.buildcoolstuff.com/ to see more of his projects and info on the classes he teaches.He's built two laser cutters so far. Click on the little numbered pictures above to learn m...
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Tue, 2 May 2006 18:36:28 PDT
3D chocolate printer made from LEGO http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-chocolate-printer-made-from-LEGO/
3D chocolate printer made from LEGO - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/LGJU/FAKEP27QRZS/F06LGJUFAKEP27QRZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/LGJU/FAKEP27QRZS/F06LGJUFAKEP27QRZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/LGJU/FAKEP27QRZS/F06LGJUFAKEP27QRZS.SMALL.jpg saul Using lego and a few custom components a 3D printer for chocolate is possible. I did this project a long time ago so the documentation is incomplete, but hopefully it will inspire someone to rebuild it and fill in the blanks. make a chocolate extruder. These were my first rough plans for a cho...
By: saul

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Tue, 16 Aug 2005 21:16:47 PDT