Instructables: exploring - technology - machining Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:45:31 PST BLOX v1.01 Aluminum Owl Clock
Aluminum Owl Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> juniormachinist Please note: This is my first instructable so it may not be perfectThis clock was made as a present.It was machined out of a block of aluminum that was 320mm x 230mm x 10mm. It uses hands and the motor that were salvaged out of an old wall clock Step 1: Materials and tools The materials needed a...
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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 07:06:32 PST
Flip Board Maker
Flip Board Maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> LibertyForAll When CNC machining two sides of a work piece, it is important to make sure the work piece is properly indexed when flipping to the opposite side. Various methods are typically used to achieve proper alignment on the flip such as dowel pins, re-indexing, etc.Recently I came across a technique in whic...
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Fri, 3 Jul 2015 08:09:37 PDT
DIY Arduino hexapod
DIY Arduino hexapod - More DIY How To Projects]]> ivver Hi there,in this instructable I'll show you one of my projects which I had through my high school. I'll be making construction for hexapod, all parts were made with CNC and programs are written by hand, no CadCam software. Program is in the making so I won't be referencing to it in this instructable...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 12:30:26 PDT
Using stl2gcode to Automatically Generate G-Code from STL Files
Using stl2gcode to Automatically Generate G-Code from STL Files - More DIY How To Projects]]> edslatt Potential of Vertical Milling Machines with Straight End MillsIt is often possible to arrive at sophisticated designs using only a vertical milling machine with straight end mills. Several light duty bench top vertical milling machines have reached the market in the past few years but some CAM soft...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:33:13 PDT
Flip Machining on the DMS CNC Router
Flip Machining on the DMS CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:38:50 PST
Pocket Lens Spherometer
Pocket Lens Spherometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> ahnelson I like to experiment with lenses and different optical combinations in my photography and cinematography. It's easy to build a design when you buy all of your glass from a lab supplier. They usually can supply CAD drawings and a full range of specifications and tolerances. If, like me, you pull elem...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:40:38 PST
Easy edge finding +/-0.001'' (25um) on the Othermill
Easy edge finding +/-0.001'' (25um) on the Othermill - More DIY How To Projects]]> joachimp Edge finding is one of the most important steps in any complex milling project. Edge finding allows you to very accurately locate the position of your workpiece after it's been mounted on the stage. This is absolutely essential if you need to accurately mill features between re-homing, for locating ...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:45:08 PDT
Pier 9 CNC Tool Library
Pier 9 CNC Tool Library - More DIY How To Projects]]> danvida This tool library consists of 75 tools with proven speeds and feeds that greatly simplifies the machining process.  Import the tool library into Autodesk CAM 360, Autodesk Inventor HSM or FeatureCAM and you are ready to use the amazing CNC machines at Pier 9.  Download Pier 9 CNC Tool Library ...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:52:17 PST
Understanding the machining process from draw to CNC rmcinally Before you start using a CNC machine you need to understand the flow of the model development and machining process. This video provides a somewhat brief overview of what the CAD software, CAM software and GCode each due in the process of machining your part/piece/etc.
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:13:03 PST
S.A.M. Spring Aided Machining (CNC with adhesive remover)
S.A.M. Spring Aided Machining (CNC with adhesive remover) - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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. ( 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
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 2 (CNC Mill)
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 2 (CNC Mill) - More DIY How To Projects]]> pycepidu Hi. In this instructable, we are making a light ring. It's a part that goes on the front of an underwater robot (Picture 2). You can read up more on the context in Part 1 of the instructable, but here's the short version: our research robot's current lighting system has some issues, so this redesig...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:40:25 PDT
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 1 (Lathe)
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 1 (Lathe) - More DIY How To Projects]]> pycepidu Hi. For my engineering job, I had the opportunity to work on an underwater robot -- for science! (Picture 2) One of my first tasks was to redesign the light ring on the front of the vehicle. It's dark under the ocean, and we need to be able to see. The old light ring is a potted vessel. Basically,...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 09:13:58 PDT
LED HEATSINK FAB - More DIY How To Projects]]> gluplug You are nonplussed. You have encountered many and have collected many of those narrow type heatsinks on the right. But, all you want to do is cool down your hot house flower LEDs. It's time to FAB just the right heatsink flavour for the job. That flavour is the heatsink on the left.  CUT AND STITC...
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Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:58:07 PDT
Contact Angle Instrument
Contact Angle Instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> drumbum11 This instructable is intended to detail the steps used in creating a contact angle instrument. The design, construction, and testing of this particular contact angle instrument served as my college senior project. The instrument was built for the university for research in chemistry and materials sc...
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:39:09 PDT
TheMaker2 Homemade CNC
TheMaker2 Homemade CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
My Stewart Platform (aka the other kind of hexapod) aggrav8d Stewart platforms are good for flight simulators, wave motion simulation, earthquake simulation, and 6 axis machining. I build low cost robotics - to empower everyone - to show how easy it can be - to get attention and (I hope) work building and playing with robots. This demo will show you how to ...
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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:59:35 PDT
DIY CNC scoochmaroo "DIY CNC" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 12 different CNC projects.  Check out these great projects and learn how to make your own CNC mill on a budget. All projects come from, are written by CNC experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily ma...
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:39:37 PST
Micrometer cleaning and lubrication
Micrometer cleaning and lubrication - More DIY How To Projects]]> tundrawolf Hello, In this instructable I will try my best to show you how to take apart your mechanical pocket micrometer and clean and lubricate it.  I bought this Starrett pocket micrometer at a garage sale for a US Dollar.  I have other micrometers, but this one was designed to fit in your pocket.  ...
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Mon, 15 Nov 2010 21:10:48 PST