Posts Tagged ‘CNC’

Polar Coaster drawing machine

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

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...

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Grbl_ESP32 development board version 3.1

Friday, November 9th, 2018

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...

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Grbl_ESP32 CNC development board

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

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....

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DIY Arduino GRBL CNC with a laser

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

[embed][/embed] A DIY Arduino GRBL CNC with a laser from Bob Davis. Project info at Bob Davis' blog.

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G-code controlled drawing plotter

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

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...

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DIY Desktop CNC with an Arduino

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

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...

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Mini CNC 2D plotter made from an old DVD drive and L293D motor shield

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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. (more…)

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A CNC pickup winding machine built on an ATmega8

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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...

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Arduino Mini CNC Plotter Machine from DVD drives

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

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...

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DIY csCNC – 2 (Linistepper driver and testing with Bus Pirate)

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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 – ...

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Shapeoko2 CNC Mill build log & review

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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...

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Piccolo, a pocket sized open source CNC-bot

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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...

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OpenCdNC – CNC project made from CD-Rom drives

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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. (more…)

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Yet another DIY diode laser engraver

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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...

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DIY CNC pendant

Friday, June 13th, 2014

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...

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MIT’s silkworm-powered, fantastical, biological “3D printer”

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

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...

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Bus Pirate V4 acrylic magnet case

Friday, April 19th, 2013

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...

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TinyG controller for CNC

Monday, April 8th, 2013

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.

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DIY portable CNC machine

Friday, December 28th, 2012

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...

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CNC stepper controller

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

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,...

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  • William: lol I'm happy to waste 3c for each program/debug cycle... but probably not the time spent soldering a new device down to a proto board!...
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