What is a good, cheap (free?) 3 axis CNC software? Answered

For a 3 axis, mobile x axis bed, with gantry holding y and z. Hopefully free. Thanks.

Asked by snowpenguin 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Anybody have a neat Halloween costume idea... cheap?

Asked by grooooovy 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Where can i get cheap high powered LEDs? Answered

I was thinking about some ideas for future projects and i was wondering, where could i buy some cheap LEDs that actually are good, since the once from radio shack aren't that great.

Asked by FrozenStar 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Howto make a Cheap partybutton Answered

How to make a cheap party buttonThe stuff i have.Usb Game controller* Winamp / Windows media playerA laptopA Remote controlled power switch (2x)?

Asked by Fox.did 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



is there anywhere i can get a cheap xbox original wireless router?

Is there anyplace in uk or on internet i can get a cheap working internet router for the old xbox below £15

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


DIY REMOTE CONTROL CHEAP AND EASY FOR RC PLANE?

HELLO i want to know how to make a rc tx and rx of 8 channel for cheap and easy for a rc plane i am for india i want this project as cheap as possiable pls don't ask to hack a rc car....

Asked by mihir.sahu.355 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Cheap sites?

Could someone put together a guide or something to cheap sites. so that it would be easier for people to find what they want and dont need to spend so much time on google. if u know a some good ones that is

Asked by Qsam 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


i need a cheap charge controller for my wind generator any suggestons?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Where can I get a cheap (but good) Macbook pro?

Asked by wphint 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how to i make a motorcycle cheap?

I want my dad to have a motorcycle.

Asked by pokemonjarrod 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how can i make a cheap but powerful airgun?

For under £20

Asked by Boffy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Grainger storage bins for sale on the cheap

Posted by glkuster 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cheap LCD monitor 7 inches or smaller?

I'm looking for an LCD monitor for cheap that is 7 inches or smaller. I want to use it for making a DVD player. I would prefer it had AV input. I would like to be able to take it out of casing easily as well.

Asked by metalshiflet 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Cheap Easy CNC: To post or not to post?

That is the question. It will look something like the one pictured, and will be a combination of this, this, this, this, and many months of research. It will be cheap, under $300 easily. I want to know if I should do an 'Ible before I make it so I can take pictures. What do you think?

Posted by snowpenguin 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How can I get a cheap laser cutter? Answered

How can I get a cheap laser cutter, and If I can't, what is the most low end but still good one out there?  Is there a way I could build one cheaper than buying one?

Asked by Garlikguy 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



How to cool a really hot CPU in a cheap/inexpensive and efficient way?

Since summer has started, now my CPU temperature goes very high and the computer shuts down. The normal CPU temperature is above 75 Degrees. I do not have AC at home. Is there a way to cool the cpu with home made things or something easily available and cheap / inexpensive? The PC lay flat with it's cover open, and the ceiling fan at full speed. I do not run hot but the poor cpu does at above 75 degrees still. What can I do about it?

Asked by rseni 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Where can I get a cheap used car under £500?

Hi All I've been searching the net for a cheap used car, ideally a BMW, Audi or VW, for a project I am working on. It needs to be a German manufactured diesel with a 3.0 litre engine. I've looked on Autotrader.co.uk and the following websites so far: http://www.desperateseller.co.uk/cheap-cars & http://www.vcars.co.uk/used-cars/cheap-cars.php but I can't seem to find anything suitable. Can anyone recommend other UK sites? Cheers Mick

Asked by mharford1988 5 years ago


does anyone know where i can buy a cheap but nice moped thanks?

Good shape cheap and small i dont care if it needs some works in search of

Asked by bigdaddy13 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


I want to make somethin easy and cheap. Any ideas?

I want to make something cool but cheap to... preferably from household objects? Any ideas email me at boogyheadabc@yahoo.com.

Asked by boogyheadabc 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Large cheap breadboards?

I need some large breadboards for free or very cheap. Is there a company that gives free samples, or someone here who has some they don't want? I also need a way to cut them.

Asked by XOIIO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Tripod greenhouse - cheap, easy, high volume

http://urbangreenhouse.blogspot.com/2011/06/stick-fork-in-it-its-done.html Currently in Paris to start an urban farming collective around this, details on that blog. Thoughts?

Posted by SolarFlower_org 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can i get picaxes to communicate over cheap FM transmitters? Answered

Asked by wee_man 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


post your suppliers with cheap shipping here

Raw electronics-The Electronics Goldmine-www.goldmine-elec.com/

Posted by cazmundi 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Where can I find old mobility scooters cheap? Answered

Asked by BikeHacker 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how to make only 1 channel very cheap walky-talky.?

Asked by wave00 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


does anyone know where to get a cheap paintball gun?

Asked by paintball soldier 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Custom yet cheap iPod Boom Box

No need to spend $200 on an iPod Boom Box

Posted by fstedie 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how to make a pair of wireless headphones?

 how to make a pair of cheap stress cheap wireless headphones??

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Maybe Found Cheap EL Wire?

Hey,  I was doing a quick search on ebay and found this. Its cheap el wire. The best part is its orange,(Clemson Stuff). Its about 10 bucks including shipping. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item;=110416611409&Category;=71537&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D1 Is there any problem with this stuff. 

Posted by imthatguy1125 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


where can i get a really CHEAP ping pong table !?

 il spend like $80 max... im going to destroy it so it dosnt have to be good

Asked by GianniMora 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What kind of wood do I need to use when making a cheap boat?

Asked by CS_1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Make a banner for cheap ?

Hi! I'd like to make banners for a fundraising event. I have a 60cm plotter I'd like to use with a pen to do the strokes, something I've already done in the past, but the problem is not here. After that, I'd like to fill the stroke region, like letters and logos, but I don't want to use 10 marker pens just for one letter, do you know what I could use to make nice, cheap and fast fillings ?

Posted by Anykey 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Does anyone know how to make a homemade tunnel for kids to play in? Answered

I am looking to make a tunnel for relatively cheap that my nephews can play in. Any ideas?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I make a cheap semiautonomuos robot?

Just for referance I would like to make a semiautonomous robot for around $150.  I would like to have the robot to where it could make desitions on its own or I could flip a switch and control it by RC.  I would like it to be on wheels and make it programable.  Can someone help me?

Asked by Kalrag 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Offering Cheap Website & Hosting for Fundraiser

Need a custom website? How about $150 then $40 a year? I'm down to the wire attempting to raise additional money for my trip to LA to cover the Series Finale of We're Alive for our Podcast the We're Alive FanCast on the MickRed Network. http://werealive.mickred.com/downloads/custom-website/ I can even embed your Instructables on your website. Thanks  MrRedBeard

Posted by MrRedBeard 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How can I make a Nerf Pocket Vortex?

Since the completion of my 2 inch piston valve pneumatic rocket launcher Ive been looking for a cheap source of pocket vortexes. I cant find any under 3 bucks. Does any one know of a cheap way to make similiar projectiles, thanks? I was thinking of making a mold and filling it with great stuff, then tossing BBs or pennies in for weight.

Asked by imthatguy1125 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How do I make a cheap automated drawer?

I want to build a simple headboard for my bed and have a vertical drawer pop out from both left and right. How do I build an automated pop-out drawer, especially on a (relative) budget? I was thinking of having basic springs attached to the back of the drawers to push them out constantly, only to be kept closed by some locking mechanism that opens the drawer when stimulated by a switch.

Posted by spidey1588 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Cheap High Speed Camera

I've had this idea about a cheap high speed camera using say 10 of those small action cams, like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Worlds-smallest-Video-Record-Helmet-Camera-DV-DVR-black-free-shipping-/180766403888?pt=Camcorders_Professional_Video_Cameras&hash;=item2a16846d30#ht_4895wt_952 What you would do is hack the Start/Stop switch and hook it up to some sort of controller that starts each one of these 10 cameras about  3.3 milliseconds before the next one, thus having each frame from all the cameras to be 3.3 milliseconds apart from each other, which is 300FPS at 720p for $158. The cheapest HD 300fps camera....   EVER, not that i can make it. The cheapest equivalent is around 2K.

Posted by williamp321 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Cheap sources of stuff to build/modify.

In this thread, share your tips for getting the materials, supplies and tools you use to make and modify stuff as inexpensivly as possible.A trick I use:The local grocery store "Hardware" section is full of cheap tools and supplies. Last week I picked up a 105 piece screw/nut set in a nice divided plastic clamshell case for $1.00, two days later I saw a similar, but empty, plastic case selling for $3.99 at the craft store. The screws at the local Big-Box home improvement center would be about 6 cents a piece + the gas and agravation of driving to the store in the middle of a project because I need a couple 6 cent screws. 6 cents x 105 pieces = $6.30 worth of screws.

Posted by Handsome-Ryan 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is the cheapest way to build a desk?

I only have basic tools, too.

Asked by Queenoftheknownuniverse 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Cheap Island Building possibilities

Hello! Ive been doing all kinds of research and planning on making man-made islands for a few years now, and I had a thought on one method inspired by Thinkenstein's Instructable on Trash Rocks. He has been able to make floating rocks using plastic bottles filled with air, nylon fishnet bags, and covering the combination in cement. Tadaa, Floating Rocks. But after seeing his instructable about this, would anyone think it to be possible to make a large floating land mass using plastic bottles of 16oz and above, nylon fishnet bags, and cement? I think it sounds doable, but that's just whats been put on paper.

Posted by EngineerJakit 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to Fly for Sooper Freaking Cheap!!

Are you between 18 and 22 RIGHT NOW? You're in luck.I found this deal by AirTran called "X-Fares"You just show up at their ticket counter and say, "Hey! I wanna get to _ with your X-Fares program!" And they charge you only $70 per leg. I showed up in Boston 40 minutes before a flight, and got to San Francisco that same night, in two legs, with no delays. Do it! Travel the country! Check out their blackout dates before you go. Some ("long haul") legs cost $100 instead of $70.http://www.airtranu.com/airtran_u.aspx

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to Make a bag rack.

Hello Everyone I want to make an UNCOMPLICATED bag rack for my wardrobe. I have 34 bags( I counted, after giving some away to create space). I recently moved to Italy and  space in general is minuscule, small. Large space means new wardrobe but I want to create something cheap, UNCOMPLICATED and pretty. Please HELP ME!!

Asked by fjustins 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Salvage on the net

TearDowns that never get put together, a lot of information on salvage:http://www.opencircuits.com/Free_From_Salvage Links to info on the net.Consider contributing there as well as here.

Posted by russ_hensel 10 years ago



Ad-Hoc Computer Workstation

I find myself without furniture, so I improvised (see pic). Most of this is obvious, but the main sheet is laminated chipboard L

Posted by lemonie 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


My first Instructable

Here is my first tutorial... i have know about the site for awhile but have never participated... https://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids_Bike_LED_Lights_for_under_14_dollars/

Posted by Scribbles 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Long distance proximity detector

Hello.  Does anybody have any idea on how to make a very cheap proximity sensor, which could work over a distance of about 100 metres? I want to make a system where LEDs (carried by people!) change colour as they approach a certain point, i.e, white LEDs turn red as they move towards a central point. The problem is I want to have 50+ separate LEDs, and I'm on a very tight budget! Any ideas appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by megbrazil 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago