Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - cnc http://www.instructables.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:16:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 ShopBot CNC Hold-down Jig with repeatable registration http://www.instructables.com/id/ShopBot-CNC-Hold-down-Jig-with-repeatable-registra/
ShopBot CNC Hold-down Jig with repeatable registration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/DSMZ/HU4V463Q/F77DSMZHU4V463Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/DSMZ/HU4V463Q/F77DSMZHU4V463Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/DSMZ/HU4V463Q/F77DSMZHU4V463Q.SMALL.jpg CWKr I had the opportunity to participate in Camp ShoBot at Techshop a couple of weeks ago and learned about a great way to hold material on a ShopBot. Not only does it allow you securely hold your material, but it also allows for 100% dead-on repeatable registration for your part. This only takes abou...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:12:25 PDT
Car Decal Sticker - made with a vinyl cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-decal-sticker-made-with-a-vinyl-cutter/
Car Decal Sticker - made with a vinyl cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SMALL.jpg drewSaysGoVeg In this guide we're making a vinyl car decal. Some background: Stephanie is the director of the San Francisco office of The Humane League, an animal protection organization. She gives presentations at schools and travels a lot for her outreach work. She came to a Hack for Animals night and we came...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:45:56 PDT
CNC Shopbot Geneva Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Shopbot-Geneva-Wheel/
CNC Shopbot Geneva Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/0725/HTZ84GM3/FBJ0725HTZ84GM3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/0725/HTZ84GM3/FBJ0725HTZ84GM3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/0725/HTZ84GM3/FBJ0725HTZ84GM3.SMALL.gif CWKr I'm working on some demonstrations to teach mechanical engineering concepts to 11 - 17 year olds.   The first item that I decided to build was a Geneva Wheel. I made mine using a Shopbot. The Geneva Wheel or Maltese cross is a gear mechanism that translates a continuous rotation into an intermitte...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:57:03 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
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
Laser Controller for my Arduino CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Controller-for-my-Arduino-CNC-Machine/
Laser Controller for my Arduino CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SAII/HT2U1356/FWZSAIIHT2U1356.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SAII/HT2U1356/FWZSAIIHT2U1356.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/SAII/HT2U1356/FWZSAIIHT2U1356.SMALL.jpg rjkorn ​When using Linux EMC I could easily drive a laser from the direction pin of the Z axis on the parallel port.The pin held it last state so if the last movement commend was down it stayed that way even as the other axis' were moving. All I had to do was wire that to the laser enable lead. When I swi...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:42:29 PDT
Easy edge finding +/-0.001'' (25um) on the Othermill http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-edge-finding-0001-0025um-on-the-Othermill/
Easy edge finding +/-0.001'' (25um) on the Othermill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/0JQW/HT5YKRBQ/F900JQWHT5YKRBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/0JQW/HT5YKRBQ/F900JQWHT5YKRBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/0JQW/HT5YKRBQ/F900JQWHT5YKRBQ.SMALL.jpg 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
Detachable Dust Shoe for DW660 and Shapeoko CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Dust-Shoe-for-DW660-and-Shapeoko-CNC/
Detachable Dust Shoe for DW660 and Shapeoko CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/MZ9R/HT0U483D/FWFMZ9RHT0U483D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/MZ9R/HT0U483D/FWFMZ9RHT0U483D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/MZ9R/HT0U483D/FWFMZ9RHT0U483D.SMALL.jpg JasonTKW Intro: This is a simple easy detachable dust shoe (made out of tennis ball can) for my new Shapeoko 2 which use a Dewalt DW660 cut out tool as the spindle. Notice, enable to use this dust shoe, the "Tool Free Collar" on the DW660 needs to be removed. (The rotation of the Spindle Lock is not r...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:11:25 PDT
3 Axis Arduino Based CNC Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Axis-Arduino-Based-CNC-Controller/
3 Axis Arduino Based CNC Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/ID91/HT2U2KUN/F4TID91HT2U2KUN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/ID91/HT2U2KUN/F4TID91HT2U2KUN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/ID91/HT2U2KUN/F4TID91HT2U2KUN.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I've been playing with different CNC designs and Stepper controllers for many years now. I started building CNC machines long ago. My first inspiration came from Bruce Shapiro’s eggbot. I tried a few variations of it and even the board from evil mad scientist. Recently a project named GRBL came alon...
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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/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:29:07 PDT
Wood Inlay Ornament with the Othermill http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Inlay-Ornament-with-the-Othermill/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:40:51 PDT
CrossFit Style Plyo Box (ShopBot!) http://www.instructables.com/id/CrossFit-Style-Plyo-Box-ShopBot/
CrossFit Style Plyo Box (ShopBot!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/NH7V/HSHQQNUZ/F4HNH7VHSHQQNUZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/NH7V/HSHQQNUZ/F4HNH7VHSHQQNUZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/NH7V/HSHQQNUZ/F4HNH7VHSHQQNUZ.SMALL.jpg chrisgrames This is my second attempt at a plyo box. This time in technicolor! I took a ShopBot class at TechShop and decided it would work better than the inaccuracies of the table saw and band saw. Materials: 3/4" sheet of plywood (I chose a birch variety) Two-flute end mill (I chose 1/4") Sandpaper Sc...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:59:58 PST
How to program arcs and linear movement in G-Code manually http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-program-arcs-and-linear-movement-in-G-Code-/
How to program arcs and linear movement in G-Code manually - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZCNS/HS8FUQYS/FMPZCNSHS8FUQYS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZCNS/HS8FUQYS/FMPZCNSHS8FUQYS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZCNS/HS8FUQYS/FMPZCNSHS8FUQYS.SMALL.jpg alo0994 Introduction G-code is used in a lot of automated manufacturing processes. For example, CNC machines and 3D printers use G-code to make parts. Programming arcs and linear movement in G-code can be a little tricky. I've noticed that there aren't many sources on the internet that address this top...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 14:28:10 PST
Aluminum cnc router http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-cnc-router/
Aluminum cnc router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/3OSL/HS9Y8FXV/FD13OSLHS9Y8FXV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/3OSL/HS9Y8FXV/FD13OSLHS9Y8FXV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/3OSL/HS9Y8FXV/FD13OSLHS9Y8FXV.SMALL.jpg cdroster This Instructable is not going to be a step by step build log of my machine, but an overview of my design and what I learned over the course of this build. Hopefully I can share a few things to help with your CNC build. My frame design was based on various moving gantry CNC routers from around t...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:54:23 PST
CNC Horse http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Horse/
CNC Horse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/K3XG/HRTKKB3S/F89K3XGHRTKKB3S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/K3XG/HRTKKB3S/F89K3XGHRTKKB3S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/K3XG/HRTKKB3S/F89K3XGHRTKKB3S.SMALL.jpg амакриденков The day before the birthday! Horse is not a bad gift))) further - a short description Design & mill Designing performed in ArtCAM & Corel Cut out mill ))) Assembly Assembly: Hourse - solid sprucePlexiglas 4mmStand - solid spruceTying it all elimenty glue. Results - Horse Results - Ho...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:45:42 PST
Fire-polish your laser cut project items http://www.instructables.com/id/Fire-polish-your-laser-cut-project-items/
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:00:21 PST
Align a non-rectangular object on a Trotec Laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Align-a-non-rectangular-object-on-a-Trotec-Laser-c/
Align a non-rectangular object on a Trotec Laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/PFVS/HO233QLR/FCAPFVSHO233QLR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/PFVS/HO233QLR/FCAPFVSHO233QLR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/PFVS/HO233QLR/FCAPFVSHO233QLR.SMALL.jpg golond There is no one-step method to align a non-rectangular workpiece on a laser cutter bed. When lots of similarly shaped objects are going to be engraved, a custom-cut jig is often employed to ensure that the alignment is consistent, but for a one-off job that can be overkill, and requires a fair amoun...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:55:16 PST
Setting Soft Limits for your Industrial CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-Soft-Limits-for-your-Industrial-CNC-Router/
Setting Soft Limits for your Industrial CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/VB8V/HR0AT2WP/FDGVB8VHR0AT2WP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/VB8V/HR0AT2WP/FDGVB8VHR0AT2WP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/VB8V/HR0AT2WP/FDGVB8VHR0AT2WP.SMALL.jpg INDBrent When you're getting started, in order to make sure that your Industrial CNC Router doesn't run into the side of the table, it can be a good idea to set up limits in your Mach 3 software for safety. In this post, I'll you how to set your soft-limits, which means that the software will stop the table ...
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:44:24 PST
How to make Fab Table http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Fab-Table/
How to make Fab Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/HKFJ/HQP01IYB/FEBHKFJHQP01IYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/HKFJ/HQP01IYB/FEBHKFJHQP01IYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/HKFJ/HQP01IYB/FEBHKFJHQP01IYB.SMALL.jpg shinkiba0103 Fab Table is a new type of table. You can record and project handworks on a table which iPhone or iPad is installed. You put your iPad/iPhone on the top when you record your handworks. Movie will appear 1:1 scale on the table. By copying the handworks projected on the table, you can share technologi...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:53:45 PST
Wood iPhone Case Made at TechShop Chandler With No 3-D Software http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-iPhone-Case-Made-at-TechShop-Chandler-With-No/
Wood iPhone Case Made at TechShop Chandler With No 3-D Software - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/XR2C/HQPQX6X4/FWWXR2CHQPQX6X4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/XR2C/HQPQX6X4/FWWXR2CHQPQX6X4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/XR2C/HQPQX6X4/FWWXR2CHQPQX6X4.SMALL.jpg bmkenned Wood iPhone case made with just Adobe Illustrator, Vcarve, and a Shopbot/CNC router made at TechShop Chandler, www.techshop.ws Making the Vectors Go onto the Apple website and find the technical drawing to which model you want to design your iPhone case forhttps://developer.apple.com/resources/c...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:03:56 PST
How to go from Autodesk Inventor to CorelDRAW for laser cutting. I made it at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-go-from-Autodesk-Inventor-to-CorelDRAW-for-/
How to go from Autodesk Inventor to CorelDRAW for laser cutting. I made it at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/13SQ/HQOJ9A70/FOR13SQHQOJ9A70.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/13SQ/HQOJ9A70/FOR13SQHQOJ9A70.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/13SQ/HQOJ9A70/FOR13SQHQOJ9A70.SMALL.jpg misailor28 This instructable is to explain how to go from something you made a drawing off on Autodesk Inventor to CorelDRAW so you can laser cut it.  I found the first time I did this, it was not at all straight forward.  I still have not found a file format that will go straight from Inventor to CorelDRAW wi...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:16:07 PST
Model Making – From Foam to Faux Stone http://www.instructables.com/id/Model-Making-From-Foam-to-Faux-Stone/
Model Making – From Foam to Faux Stone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/IMWO/HSM51YB6/FFTIMWOHSM51YB6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/IMWO/HSM51YB6/FFTIMWOHSM51YB6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/IMWO/HSM51YB6/FFTIMWOHSM51YB6.SMALL.jpg sitnova Foam is an amazing prototyping tool - you don’t have to go far out of your way to create models with realistic-looking finishes to convey a concept. For this project, a foam CNC router was used to cut out a shape of a candleholder which was coated with filler, Gesso primer, and spray paint. (This wa...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 18:25:18 PST
Router CNC Nylon http://www.instructables.com/id/Router-CNC-Nylon/
Router CNC Nylon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/RC89/HQKXFYLP/F8FRC89HQKXFYLP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/RC89/HQKXFYLP/F8FRC89HQKXFYLP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/RC89/HQKXFYLP/F8FRC89HQKXFYLP.SMALL.jpg Macinblack20 Hi everybody, i had build on router CNC in Nylon, and i will give you my photos, drawings and my help to you build one too. This machine is a few expensive, around 500 euros, but is very helpful. Chareteristics: -Small footprint (~26cmx22cmx10cm) -Ability to cut ply-wood -velocity cut rate (20mm/s...
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:28:59 PST
Corian Baby Chequer Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Corian-Baby-Chequer-Ball/
Corian Baby Chequer Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/MXTT/HQJEBVST/FRGMXTTHQJEBVST.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/MXTT/HQJEBVST/FRGMXTTHQJEBVST.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/MXTT/HQJEBVST/FRGMXTTHQJEBVST.SMALL.jpg customsj Cutting Your Strips The first step of the quest is to decide how you will achieve your chequered pieces.The simplest way of doing this is to start by taking 2 Seperate colours of Corian and cut them into strips the same width. My Corian pieces are 13mm thick and I am wanting to achieve a 50mm di...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:48:03 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
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
CNC circuit made easy!! http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-circuit-made-easy/
CNC circuit made easy!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/O6XT/HQ5MHOLK/F20O6XTHQ5MHOLK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/O6XT/HQ5MHOLK/F20O6XTHQ5MHOLK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/O6XT/HQ5MHOLK/F20O6XTHQ5MHOLK.SMALL.jpg AustinCrane This Circuit can be used to control two stepper motors or more depending on how many easy stepper drivers you use. I made this as a Arduino Uno shield but can also be put together on a breadboard. I am using this circuit to make a whiteboard drawing machine. You can keep informed on my project on th...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 13:48:04 PST
Making a glass mold by CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-glass-mold-by-CNC/
Making a glass mold by CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/ZMD5/HQ45BW22/FVTZMD5HQ45BW22.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/ZMD5/HQ45BW22/FVTZMD5HQ45BW22.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/ZMD5/HQ45BW22/FVTZMD5HQ45BW22.SMALL.jpg sunnyhan It was exciting to use a CNC machine to create a blow mold.  Using the machine’s speed and precision allowed the making of a mold to be produced quicker and more precisely than could be done by hand. To make a glass mold I chose cherry wood, which can bear being soaked in water and then high tempera...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 23:35:35 PST
Arduino UNO 2-Axis Stepper Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-UNO-2-Axis-Stepper-Control/
Arduino UNO 2-Axis Stepper Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/LJ8R/HPWMM1QB/FGBLJ8RHPWMM1QB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/LJ8R/HPWMM1QB/FGBLJ8RHPWMM1QB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/LJ8R/HPWMM1QB/FGBLJ8RHPWMM1QB.SMALL.jpg OnceADrog This Instructable explains how to set up a 2-axis stepper control system using:- Arduino UNO (~US$30)- Sparkfun Quadstepper (~US$65)- A couple of stripped down old scanners ($5 each)I bought these in NZ from www.NiceGear.co.nz and they arrived the next morning.If you get the UNO with the starter kit...
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 19:38:54 PST
I made a Lathe Dog at the Tech Shop http://www.instructables.com/id/I-made-a-Lathe-Dog-at-the-Tech-Shop/
I made a Lathe Dog at the Tech Shop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/2NA3/HP7DWZP7/F8I2NA3HP7DWZP7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/2NA3/HP7DWZP7/F8I2NA3HP7DWZP7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/2NA3/HP7DWZP7/F8I2NA3HP7DWZP7.SMALL.jpg readyray Lathe Dog for turning between centers on a lathe Materials needed 1     Steele nut,  1     5/16-18 bolt about 3 inches long with matching nut, and 1    1/4-20 bolt about 1 inch long.(Nut and bolt sizes can vary depending on size of Lathe Dog needed) Bore out threads using a metal lathe Use a m...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:21:48 PST
Laser cut a template for a sheetmetal box (flat pattern) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-a-template-for-a-sheetmetal-box-flat-pat/
Laser cut a template for a sheetmetal box (flat pattern) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/23SC/HP6CRKO3/FT323SCHP6CRKO3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/23SC/HP6CRKO3/FT323SCHP6CRKO3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/23SC/HP6CRKO3/FT323SCHP6CRKO3.SMALL.jpg jamesh10000 I made it at TechShop, www.techshop.ws, it's a template that I cut on the laser cutter to quickly lay out cut lines and bend lines on a piece of sheet metal. It's actually half a template as the pattern is larger than the 18x24" cutting bed. The first step was to draw it in AutoCAD. I cut the tem...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:09:46 PST
Cutting Acrylic With Your Industrial CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Acrylic-With-Your-Industrial-CNC-Router/
Cutting Acrylic With Your Industrial CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/C0KX/HO7XJ9MW/FHDC0KXHO7XJ9MW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/C0KX/HO7XJ9MW/FHDC0KXHO7XJ9MW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/C0KX/HO7XJ9MW/FHDC0KXHO7XJ9MW.SMALL.jpg INDBrent Many of our customers are cutting or planning to cut Acrylic with their Industrial CNC Router. You can get a smooth finish when cutting this material, however as with most plastics, you do have to pay attention to a few factors, as it requires a little more care than cutting wood. Here are the most ...
By: INDBrent

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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:22:38 PST
CNC foam board mask http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-foam-board-mask/
CNC foam board mask - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/XLAP/HNXRQ926/FLOXLAPHNXRQ926.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/XLAP/HNXRQ926/FLOXLAPHNXRQ926.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/XLAP/HNXRQ926/FLOXLAPHNXRQ926.SMALL.jpg JZ411 This polygon mask was made on a Shopbot CNC router. THIS INSTRUCTABLE WAS MADE @ TechShop Detroit techshop.ws TAKE FACIAL MEASUREMENTS TAKE MEASUREMENTS, do some crazy CAD sweeps or make it manually with extrusions. If you want this polygon shape with three planes: I used 2 datum planes an inch...
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:53:04 PST
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
Plywood Shop Cart made with CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Shop-Cart-made-with-CNC-Router/
Plywood Shop Cart made with CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/UZBN/HNICWGBB/F47UZBNHNICWGBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/UZBN/HNICWGBB/F47UZBNHNICWGBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/UZBN/HNICWGBB/F47UZBNHNICWGBB.SMALL.jpg dogtooth Here is a shop cart  that is constructed from 3/4 and 1/2 inch plywood.  The parts for this piece are cut on a CNC router.   I decided to build a set of shop carts from the scraps of various projects.   The carts are very handy, as they can be easily pushed out of the way to make room to work on la...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:49:10 PST
Stencil Making On a Vinyl Cutter at Techshop SF http://www.instructables.com/id/Stencil-Making-On-a-Vinyl-Cutter-at-Techshop-SF/
Stencil Making On a Vinyl Cutter at Techshop SF - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/19QC/HN82NYIN/FHI19QCHN82NYIN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/19QC/HN82NYIN/FHI19QCHN82NYIN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/19QC/HN82NYIN/FHI19QCHN82NYIN.SMALL.jpg sflettering In this instructable I share my tips and tricks for making a stencil or a sign using the following materials: tube of cardboard from blick 15' (30" wide) for ~$2.00 vinyl cutter at Techshop SF stencil cutting knife ruler pencil The process that I am developing is to make it easier to create a lowe...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:16:54 PDT
Metal Bucket Product Displays - I made it at TechShop! http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Bucket-Product-Displays-I-made-it-at-TechSho/
Metal Bucket Product Displays - I made it at TechShop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/WG04/HNE3ZGDV/F0NWG04HNE3ZGDV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/WG04/HNE3ZGDV/F0NWG04HNE3ZGDV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/WG04/HNE3ZGDV/F0NWG04HNE3ZGDV.SMALL.jpg dr04bps A local start up food company contacted me to see if I could help them with a promotional sales display for their new line of hot sauce. What developed was a graffiti covered metal bucket with wooden inserts to hold the bottles up to viewer height with their logo applied to the front. Planning Fi...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 06:03:22 PDT
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
Automatic Axis Calibration Using Mach 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Axis-Calibration-Using-Mach-3/
Automatic Axis Calibration Using Mach 3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/OY7W/HMMFDPWG/FP6OY7WHMMFDPWG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/OY7W/HMMFDPWG/FP6OY7WHMMFDPWG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/OY7W/HMMFDPWG/FP6OY7WHMMFDPWG.SMALL.jpg INDBrent For your Industrial CNC Router to cut accurately, the motors need to be tuned. Basically this means that every pulse sent from the computer to the machine needs to translate correctly to produce the units you measure with (inches or millimeters.) When motors are tuned properly the machine will cut t...
By: INDBrent

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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:31:52 PDT
Creating a case for a CNC controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-case-for-a-CNC-controller/
Creating a case for a CNC controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/XMRT/HM8D91O7/F03XMRTHM8D91O7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/XMRT/HM8D91O7/F03XMRTHM8D91O7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/XMRT/HM8D91O7/F03XMRTHM8D91O7.SMALL.jpg rborsuk If your building your own CNC mill or upgrading one you have you'll have to deal with some sort of CNC controller.  This instructable is on the CNC controller I ordered and the case I needed for it.  I designed this case and laser cut it ( I made it at TechShop - Check them out at http://www.techsho...
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:24:57 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
Planing The Tabletop of your Industrial CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Planing-The-Tabletop-of-your-Industrial-CNC-Router/
Planing The Tabletop of your Industrial CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/0K6J/HLSHJ7VG/FVO0K6JHLSHJ7VG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/0K6J/HLSHJ7VG/FVO0K6JHLSHJ7VG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/0K6J/HLSHJ7VG/FVO0K6JHLSHJ7VG.SMALL.jpg INDBrent In order to get jobs cut evenly on your Industrial CNC Router, it's important to make sure your tabletop is even with your spindle. Even if you've made sure your routers legs are level, there can still be high and low points on the top surface. The best way to do this is using the spindle itself to ...
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:15:53 PDT
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 2 (CNC Mill) http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Ring-on-Underwater-Robot-Part-2-CNC-Mill/
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 2 (CNC Mill) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/KK0G/HLFUZE8W/FIWKK0GHLFUZE8W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/KK0G/HLFUZE8W/FIWKK0GHLFUZE8W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/KK0G/HLFUZE8W/FIWKK0GHLFUZE8W.SMALL.jpg 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
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
How to Stencil a T-Shirt using Bleach and a Vinyl Sticker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Stencil-a-T-Shirt-using-Bleach-and-a-Vinyl-/
How to Stencil a T-Shirt using Bleach and a Vinyl Sticker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/2XW3/HKJRZI7X/FCZ2XW3HKJRZI7X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/2XW3/HKJRZI7X/FCZ2XW3HKJRZI7X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/2XW3/HKJRZI7X/FCZ2XW3HKJRZI7X.SMALL.gif TheLaughingCat There are lots of different ways to create a custom T-shirt. If you're looking to achieve a gritty, distressed look, a bleach stencil is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to get it. You can create a stencil for this method out of cardboard or heavy craft paper (cheaper) but for this Instructabl...
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:59:12 PDT
CNC Embroidery Printing SF and SFlettering With Only The Menu http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Embroidery-Printing-SF-and-SFlettering-With-On/
CNC Embroidery Printing SF and SFlettering With Only The Menu - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/QQG4/HIYWMM4J/FNEQQG4HIYWMM4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/QQG4/HIYWMM4J/FNEQQG4HIYWMM4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/QQG4/HIYWMM4J/FNEQQG4HIYWMM4J.SMALL.jpg sflettering In this instructable I am using the CNC Embroidery machine at the Techshop in SF which is a medium end machine made for beginners and intermediate users. It has a great range of settings and even includes the ability to print text directly from the menu without using the proprietary software.  In t...
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:46:44 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
128 laser cut boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/128-laser-cut-boxes/
128 laser cut boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/UXMI/HJZ86JUI/F36UXMIHJZ86JUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/UXMI/HJZ86JUI/F36UXMIHJZ86JUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/UXMI/HJZ86JUI/F36UXMIHJZ86JUI.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash As part of my schools recruitment drive for new students, we have a day that grade 6 kids can come to high school for a few hours and try different subjects. I was asked to motivate kids to choose engineering, which sounds all good but, then you read the fine print...... 128 kids,... two and a half ...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:17:20 PDT
Setting and Using Homing Switches for Industrial CNC Routers http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-and-Using-Homing-Switches-for-Industrial-C/
Setting and Using Homing Switches for Industrial CNC Routers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/RD66/HKBFGWWI/FF6RD66HKBFGWWI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/RD66/HKBFGWWI/FF6RD66HKBFGWWI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/RD66/HKBFGWWI/FF6RD66HKBFGWWI.SMALL.jpg INDBrent While Limit switches are not required to operate your Industrial CNC Router System, enabling them for homing does give you the ability to have a repeatable home position, which is very handy if you're working with offsets, jigs, or any attachment. It also allows you to easily keep your soft limits w...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:24:01 PDT
Laser-etched and Cut Rubber Stamps - Made at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-etched-and-Cut-Rubber-Stamps-Made-at-TechS/
Laser-etched and Cut Rubber Stamps - Made at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/KXHS/HJW8WL4X/FX2KXHSHJW8WL4X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/KXHS/HJW8WL4X/FX2KXHSHJW8WL4X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/KXHS/HJW8WL4X/FX2KXHSHJW8WL4X.SMALL.jpg biomorphics Made at TechShop SF - http://www.techshop.ws - TechShop is a shop space where one pays a monthly membership fee, like a gym. After taking Safety & Basic Use Classes, one can check out equipment which ranges from Laser Cutters to 3D Printers to CNC mills and more! It is a great resource for professio...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 15:39:13 PDT