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ZelosLaser Cutter 2.0 : Open Source, Sturdy & Versatile: 8 Steps. Before you can start you need the Arduino IDE, available on their webpage.

ZelosLaser Cutter 2.0 : Open Source, Sturdy & Versatile: 8 Steps

Arduino IDE Modified firmware for the Arduino UNO R3 or similar clone: (Modified for Version 2.0 ZelosLaser Cutter with 2 Axis/3 Motors) Grbl wiki: drawing software: Inkscape 0.91/combined with a laser engraver plug-in. ( we use @now the Plugin from the Microsclice Engraver. Inkscape Website Grbl needs G-Code. We need another Program to send the G-Code to the Arduino UNO R3 board. Grbl Controller 3.0 by Zapmaker NOTE: Before starting, make sure that any older installation of Grbl has been completely removed from the Arduino IDE. Download the Modified Grbl source code (v0.9i) Hot Wire CNC FAQ - rcKeith. I get quite a few question from users all over the world most asking very similar questions so I thought I’d post the most common questions and my answers here Can I use NEMA 17 steppers motors for the machine ?

Hot Wire CNC FAQ - rcKeith

I don’t think then NEMA 17 motors will be powerful enough. It’s quite a big machine and fairly heavy. FoamWorks Home Page. Make a CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter From Parts Available at Your Local Hardware Store: 17 Steps (with Pictures) The router speed control can be purchased at for about $20The router speed controller connects to the mains voltage and its output goes to a transformer (should be isolated)These transformers can be found in surplus stores like Another way to go is to use an insolated variac - this is better since it provides isolation from the main power.You can find this variac at all variacs are NOT isolated, and by being not isolated, the user may get "zapped" if not careful.

Make a CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter From Parts Available at Your Local Hardware Store: 17 Steps (with Pictures)

Use caution when powering the hot wire, try to stay at low voltage (below 50V), in some cased you may need to go beyond 50V - in case you have a long wire. make sure never to touch the wire or the springs. Hot wire:We started out using stainless steel wire as our hot wire, this will work well, but the wire will not last long and can break under to much tension. Beginner's Guide to Building Things With V-Slot Aluminum Extrusion. Advertisement Building things with metal isn’t as hard as you’d think: V-slot and T-slot aluminum extrusions make it simple to build structural frames.

Beginner's Guide to Building Things With V-Slot Aluminum Extrusion

Join me as I talk you through what it is and how you can get started with the stuff to build something amazing. What Is Aluminum Extrusion? Simple, fun, & open source CNC art robot. CNC Software for Sale. Step 34 - Software Toolchain Part 1 - Mach 3 Installation Now we come to the software section of this tutorial series.

CNC Software for Sale

What's a software toolchain anyhow? Well, my fine feathered machinist... DIY CNC Router Plans. 3D Print awesome Mechanical Toys! CNC Panel Joinery Notebook. I’ve been collecting clever ways of slotting flat stock together since I first read Nomadic Furniture back in 1999, well before the advent of the accessible hobby-class CNC tools that today make manufacturing parts like these pretty easy.

CNC Panel Joinery Notebook

Now, the world is full of people designing models, project enclosures, sculpture, furniture, and all kinds of other cool stuff to be assembled from parts made on laser cutters and CNC routers. I keep expecting a definitive book or website to emerge that covers the “bag of tricks” in an organized way, but so far, I haven’t found it. Maybe this article can serve as a jumping-off point. In any case, I think it’s time to share my notebook of CNC panel joinery. In presenting this material, I want to first acknowledge my respect for the world’s established and ancient traditions of joinery. I may abuse some terms, without meaning to, and I am glad to be corrected by those who are in the know about traditional joinery.

Laser vs. 3D Slash - a 3D piece of cake. Maslow. SpoolWorks Scaffold - 1.75mm - 500g. Scaffold is a water-soluble and break-away support filament that actually works.

spoolWorks Scaffold - 1.75mm - 500g

Scaffold offers total design freedom, helping you to create complex geometries and complete functioning mechanisms in a single print (with no worries about overhangs!). Part of E3D’s spoolWorks range, Scaffold works best with our Edge and PLA filaments. For a complete overview of Scaffold and what makes it so special, please see our blog. Prometheus PCB Milling Machine - Zippy Robotics, Inc. DIYouware are those new robotic tools that help you to build things by yourself (Do-it-yourself-ware)

Homepage. Makerbot Smart Extruder+ The Smart Extruder+ has double the warranty fo it's predecessor (6 months, rather than the 3 month warranty of the original Smart Extruder), the testing of the Smart Extruder+ proved that the extruder delivers dependable and consistent performance and will help you to produce excellent 3D models using the MakerBot PLA filament.

Makerbot Smart Extruder+

The Smart Extruder+ has been built with improved components and features an enhanced sensor system ensuring that the printing prcoess is simple and reliable. For new customers, the Smart Extruder+ is available with a 50% discount when bought with a new MakerBot 5th Generation Printer (Replicator Desktop, Replicator Mini, Replicator Z18). For existing customers, the Smart Extruder+ is also available with a 50% discount for every 5th generation printer already owned.

Just contact us with the serial number of the printer you already own, we will respond shortly after with a discount code for the Extruder. ITopie. iTopie Release status: Working Introduction The iTopie is a derivative of the very popular Prusa i3, the main purpose of this new machine is to save assembly time, especially for workshops.


The second goal is to increase rigidity. 100% MDF structure seems to be the best solution, rigid, cheap, no vibration and if we accept that a 3D printer is a CNC with an extruder, then this machine becomes more self-replicant. Note: The plastic parts of the X and Z axes are compatible with the Prusa i3. Clear/Transparent. Creator 3D printers Made in France - Laser Cutter. LaserOko.

Laser Cutter

3W 4'x4' Arduino Laser Cutter/Engraver. In this tutorial you will learn how to make your own 4 ft by 4 ft, Arduino controlled, 3 watt laser engraver / cutter (for thin materials) for around 300$. The main thing that separates this tutorial from other laser engraver tutorials on here is the roughly 42 x 42 inch cutting/engraving area. This project arose when I was trying to create a 20 x 15 pixel coffee table. I needed to be able to cut my own fairly large foam grids in order to make the light separation to create the "pixels". One of the most expensive parts to creating your own pixel table or wall is creating the grid, most have theirs laser cut out of foam by some sort of online laser cutting service. The only problem with the online service is that it isn't cheap, and I'm a broke college student.

CowTech Ciclop Open Source 3D Scanner. BuildLog. Coolant Flow Switch I bought this little thing to try to measure flow. I will need to make a circuit to convert the frequency to a go/no go signal for the power supply. It sends out a frequency proportional to flow. It has little blue LEDS inside that can be controlled. Benchtop DIY router plans. Lasersaur Manual.

Flux 3D: A cheap, modular 3D scanner, printer and laser engraver. A Taiwanese team has developed the Flux 3D, a cheap all-in-one 3D printer, scanner and laser engraver that, thanks to its modularity, also leaves room for further expansion. The device also allows users to create, share and download designs directly from their mobile devices and connect to the printer via Bluetooth for more convenient operation. View all It wasn't too long ago that buying your own personal 3D printer would set you back a small fortune.

These days, though, prices are dropping so quickly that even those of us on a modest budget can afford a good quality all-in-one 3D printer and scanner – something that was unthinkable only a few years back. First came the $2,499 Zeus, then, just a few months ago, the $1,395 Genesis. To switch from printing to scanning, you simply remove the plastic base and expose the 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, which can be used to scan small objects as they sit on a rotating platform. The team's Kickstarter pitch video can be viewed below. CNC Machine Kits. 3D printed designs. Flux 3D: A cheap, modular 3D scanner, printer and laser engraver. Mini CNC router, complete plans and instructions. Smartrapcore alu : assemblyall by smartfriendz.

3d printer kit : smartfriendz - SmartfriendzShop. OpenBuilds Part Store. Build List. Blog. January 22nd, 2015 by bdring It’s ORD Camp time again this weekend. Every year I have done a gonzo build of some type of CNC machine. This year I only had a few hours to spare, so I wanted something simple. These are never meant to be practical machines, just conversation starters. This was hacked together and programmed in about two evenings with stuff I had laying around, but working at Inventables means there is a lot of cool stuff “laying around”. The stepper motors are driven with some high resolution stepper drivers. L = 150mmA = 90mm I have my CAM software output circles as multiple lines, so circles don’t need to be dealt with.

Here are a few more pictures taken at this weeks Beer and Making session at Inventables. The shield has a solenoid driver that I was going to use for pen up, but I never got around to that. Here is a video of it running. Spark Developers Portal. Printcraft. FABtotum - Personal Fabricator. The MakeSlide Project. Amber Spyglass Ltd. Bootstrapping Your Inventivity. Jonathan Keep, Self build Delta 3D printer. Annoyed and frustrated by 3D Systems buying out and then stopping the production of the RapMan 3D printer.

This was the first kit printer Belgian design duo Unfold adapted to print with clay and has subsequently been copied and widely used by others, I decided to develop my own replacement 3D printer. Based on the delta type of 3D printer my aim has been to use parts that can either be made with basic DIY tools and skills, or ordered off the internet. The design is specifically for printing in clay but could be adapted to work with other materials. Crawlbot. The Printrbot Crawlbot is a CNC router that cuts 4’x8′ material, yet occupies a small footprint in your garage. The Crawlbot recently won “Best Large Format CNC” in Make Magazine’s 2015 Digital Fabrication Shootout.

Out of the box, the Crawlbot cuts 40″ x 80″ out of a 4’x8′ sheet of plywood. We will provide the file to make your own table that extends the capabilities of the Crawlbot to fully cut an entire 4’x8′ sheet of plywood with no waste. Frankenstein Laser Engraver. From SketchUp to CNC Fabrication. Digital Machinist Home. Rockcliff Machine Inc. Home of the GrumpyGeek. Mechanical Design Forum - Latest articles. DIY 3D Printing: DIY 3d printers made from wood. Wood is very cheap.

Wood is easy to obtain. Wood is easy to work with and many shaping technologies are available. It comes in many forms with different properties from flexibility to strength. It is renewable resource. It can be easily recycled. Here are some designs that use wooden parts, some are fully functional, some are under development: □Smartcore – The LittleBox Co.

Make your own PCBs on an inexpensive desktop CNC mill. Traditionally, there are two ways of hobbyists making custom PCBs: 1. Using toner transfer and chemical etchant -- can be tricky to get the right materials, and the chemicals are nasty and messy 2. Pro/DESKTOP Training Materials and Classroom Projects. ReadyToCut - Vector Art for CNC - Free DXF Files. My various projects. Mr Beam - a Portable Laser Cutter and Engraver Kit by Mr Beam Lasers. With the Mr Beam kit, you can build your own laser cutter and engraver. Literary gold mine for CNC millers. From 1976 to 1983, Popular Science magazine, along with the American Plywood Association, ran an annual plywood panel project design contest for its readership. Easy CNC conversion of a small mill. Easel. Plasma Cutting with CNC Router Parts. SketchChair by Diatom Studio. Build Your Own Beautiful Flat-Pack Chair.

CNC Panel Joinery Notebook. Introduction - 3d Printed Instruments. Rockcliff Machine Inc. Full Tilt: 3D Printing Sparks Pinball Revolution. Arduino 3-axis Mini Lazer Paper-Cutter. Arduino Laser Engraver. A tiny Arduino laser cutter. Custom Mechanical Biorhythm Computer, 3D printed. DeltaTrix 3D Printer. The Monsters keep dancing in my head... CAD to 3D. Mr Beam - a Portable Laser Cutter and Engraver Kit by Mr Beam Lasers. Italian 3D-Printing Company Creates Unique Furniture Combining Traditional Craftsmanship & 3D Technology. Make Your Own 3D Printer Filament with the ExtrusionBot. » 2008 » September. Combination CNC Machine and 3D Printer. Complete newbie step by step, 3D printer with all parts lists.

Reprap development and further adventures in DIY 3D printing: MENDELMAX - Quick-fit X and Quick-fit Extruder/s. Delta extruder with 28BYJ-48 stepper by martmaster. BoXZY Rapid-Change FabLab: Mill, Laser Engraver, 3D Printer by Justin and Joel Johnson. 3D printer improvements: Rollerstruder: a filament feeder / driver / extruder. Control your printer's ATX PSU through a RAMPS board using OctoPrint · foosel/OctoPrint Wiki.

Driving 28BYJ-48 step motor with Pololu A4988 drivers. Become a Partner. Build a 30$ laser Scanner. Laser cutting and engraving – design, make & build your own products with Ponoko. Open Source Ecology. About. 20 Amazing Creations You Can Make With 3D Printing - Hongkiat. Ramps1.4. About - Contraptor. FabLab Maastricht video interview - PlugnMake. GrabCAD.