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Another aluminum CNC milled Bus Pirate case

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

A few days ago we wrote about Mmattice's milled aluminum case, here's another design, a CNC milled case from Epninety. Drawn in CamBam, and cut on a CNC converted Taig micromill with Mach3. I didn't have any engraving tools, so abused a cheap 45degree spot drill instead. No screws holding...

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Tiny CNC-bot for under $70

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The developers over at Piccolo are working on a CNC-bot designed to draw small pictures, and which could be reprogrammed for other purposes. According to the developers, "We are currently refining the Piccolo prototype into an open-source design that is simple, quick to assemble, and easy to use, and is...

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Posted in Arduino, open source, Processing, project logs, robotics | 2 Comments »

A large scale 3D printer

Friday, July 8th, 2011

http://www.flickr.com/photos/metrixcreate/5913532412/in/photostream The creative makers at Metrix Create: Space have had their first successfully print on the Big Robot, which is a CNC router table converted into a large extrusion based 3D printer.  The basic technology is much like a RepRap, but the nozzle is about 6mm, while most RepRap nozzles...

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Posted in 3D fabrication | 6 Comments »

TinyG G-code motor controller

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

TinyG is a multi-axis motor controller for DIY CNC machines. Most CNC controllers receive instructions from a PC, but the TinyG executes G-code directly. By running the Gcode interpreter directly on the chip it avoids the expense and problems of trying to precisely control step timing with a general purpose...

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