Another aluminum CNC milled Bus Pirate case

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 the case together, there is […]

Tiny CNC-bot for under $70

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 entirely composed of digitally manufactured […]

TinyG G-code motor controller

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 computer that has other things […]