Barton Dring designed and built a Polar Coaster drawing machine to draw custom, round drink coasters: I recently decided to update the Polar Coaster project. The primary reason was to update the controller to use Grbl_ESP32 firmware. I also thought I could make it smaller, lighter and remove a little cost. The old controller was […]
A board to control your CNC machine with Grbl_ESP32 designed by Bart Dring, that is available on GitHub: This is a Grbl_ESP32 CNC Development board. This is a quick and easy way to use and test CNC on the ESP32 controller. Grbl is a great CNC firmware that has been around for nearly a decade. […]
Bart Dring has designed a development board for using CNC on Grbl ESP32: This is a Grbl_ESP32 CNC Development board. This is a quick and easy way to use and test CNC on the ESP32 controller. Grbl is a great CNC firmware that has been around for nearly a decade. It was originally designed for […]
A DIY Arduino GRBL CNC with a laser from Bob Davis. Project info at Bob Davis’ blog.
A how-to on making a 2 axis, G-code controlled drawing plotter from TheSuperSewcio, project instructables here: Here I’ll show you how to make 2 axis, gcode controlled drawing plotter. I’ve already made a delta 3D printer which is awesome, the only thing that wasn’t made by me was the Arduino program. This program was very […]
Bob Davis has been working on rebuilding his DIY CNC machine: I have been busy rebuilding my DIY CNC machine. It will be all metal when I get done. It will also include a USB interface, likely an Arduino. None of my computers have a parallel port these days. So something has to be done to […]
Sandeep_UNO posted detailed instructions of how to make this mini CNC 2D plotter using scrap DVD drive, L293D motor shield and Arduino. Project instructables here. Check out the video after the break.
Davide Gironi blogged about his DIY ATmega based CNC pickup winding machine: A pickup winding machine it is used to wind a guitar pickup. You can find my previous ATmega manual pickup winding machine here This project is a manual / CNC pickup winding machine, built on top of an ATmega8 microcontroller. More details at Davide Gironi’s blog. […]
An instructables on how to make an Arduino based mini CNC plotter from old DVD drives by Ardumotive_com: For the X and Y axes we will use two stepper motors and rails from dvd/cd drives and for the Z axis we will use a small servo motor that moves the pen up and down. For the mounting […]
Oakkar7 has a nice build log on his DIY csCNC, he writes: Since I started building DIY CNC, I checked the free, opensource motor controller. There are several alternatives. I chose linisteppr controller. – Simple and cheap (my first priority :) ) and I can source required parts locally – microstepping, open design (Especially, it’s […]
Jeremy Blum’s review and build-log of the Shapeoko2: I bet you thought that I only had room in my heart for one at-home manufacturing technology! 3D Printing is still my first true manufacturing love, but I’m very excited to share that I’ve started experimenting with CNC milling, too, thanks to the fine folks at Inventables. They […]
Piccolo, a pocket-sized stand-alone CNC platform from DiatomStudio: Using laser-cutting, off-the-shelf hardware and Arduino, you can make your own simple 3 axis robot. Attach a brush or pen to make a quick drawing robot, or extend Piccolo with sensors, custom toolheads, or by using multiple Piccolos together. Experiment with 2D or 3D digital fabrication at a […]
Leonardo made this DIY CNC machine from CD-Rom drives, that is available at Github: Hardware 1x Microchip PIC16F628A 3x Easy Driver v4.4 Step Motor Driver 1x PL2303HX USB-Serial TTL Converter 3x CDROM Drives Some wood/screws for frame and wires for electronics Via Hacked Gadgets. Check out the video after the break.
John1a wrote this Instructable detailing the build of his DIY diode laser engraver: Only recently I got comfortable with the parts and knowledge needed to built a CNC. I really needed a kind of plotter for my work. As you know a Commercial Laser Engraver is really pricey and a good one is simply out of reach… To […]
A DIY CNC pendant made by Bob Davis. He wrote a post on his blog detailing it’s assembly: Last night I finished building my DIY CNC pendant and tested it out. I still need to add a manual jogger to it someday. It is made out of an old Zenith TV remote control. The key is […]
MIT’s silkworm-powered, fantastical, biological “3D printer” : The primary structure was created of 26 polygonal panels made of silk threads laid down by a CNC (Computer-Numerically Controlled) machine. Inspired by the silkworm’s ability to generate a 3D cocoon out of a single multi-property silk thread (1km in length), the overall geometry of the pavilion was […]
Here’s another cool acrylic magnet case for Bus Pirate v4 made by Diego with his CNC machine. Hi, i’ve made a case for my BP V4 with my cnc (Acrylic & Magnets), you can find all the file on my website Via the forum. More cool DIY cases here. Check out our Bus Pirate v4 […]
TinyG compatible controller for CNC. Build on ATXMEGA256A3. 2x Step-down DC-DC for 3.3V and 5V. Plugin adapters based on DRV8818 or DRV8825 from TI and miniUSB or bluetooth link to host computer. Via akb77.
Want to show of your cool DIY CNC machine, but it’s just to cumbersome to take it with you? Here’s a portable DIY CNC machine (machine translation). Enclosed inside the plywood box is the CNC, along with a computer running LinuxCNC, a monitor, and an interface controller. The work area is 120mm/40mm/80mm in the X/Y/Z […]
Bearmos designed a 3-axies CNC stepper motor controller. It has a ATX connector, allowing it to be powered from a computer power supply. The motors are driven via onboad driver chips, while commands are received from the computer Via the parallel port. This board is mainly designed to be inexpensive, have lots of indicators for […]