Introduction: Diy X-carve Milling Project | Reusing Old Mobile Phone
There’s nothing more greater feeling than to owning your own CNC machine for your prototyping needs. But CNC machines can be super expensive for a school/college student as i am, the only next best option is for you to make your own CNC machine with recycled part like stepper motors from old industrial Xerox printers and using simple rotary bearings as the axis sliding mechanism. Here I have done exactly that. I got the inspiration from the popular CNC company called X-carve from inventables.
my cnc took few months to build it. its way cheaper than X-Carve. the whole build cost around $170 any doubt about the building process comment down below.
to see the CNC building process watch the part 1 https://youtu.be/FWM-Di2xk2M
to see the CNC in action watch the part 2 https://youtu.be/o2JfgmmYSw0
to see the CNC dust collection enclosure https://youtu.be/V5U9ifiBRuU
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Step 1: Here Is the Video of the Build
Remember the good old days of having a nokia N900, they don’t make phones like that anymore. here I have made a signboard of my logo with an old n900 mobile attach to it which is running 24 7. i have under-clocked it so that it consumes less power. I am using an old nokia n900 as a screen to show live YouTube status of my channel using live real time YouTube on the browser. the logo it milled in a diy cnc, I build few months ago, this project took 4-5 days to complete as to the end the phone had some issue which needed to be fixed. the milling process took 1.5 hours to make the logo.
to the end of the video, the is time-lapse of the screen running for 4 hour which shows live subscriber count.