Arduino Controlled CNC / 3D Printer Hybrid Mother Nature Makes ... We Build. BuildersBot Fuses 3D Printing & CNC Milling Into One Builder’s Dream "3dprintingindustry.com" The BuilderBot is an Open Design machine, that uses Open Software and Open Hardware. It is a product of open projects such as the RepRap, Arduino and Repetier .
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
Workshops Interactive 3D PrintingSOLD OUT University/Organisation: Institute of Advanced Architecture Catalunya, Harvard GSD & University of Sydney Description: Robotic fabrication processes enable designers and architects to explore the boundaries between digital and material worlds. Beyond optimization criteria or parametric design, new design strategies such as generative design and collaborative design are enabling new ways of approaching material exploration through robotics. Typically, the outcomes of a fabrication process are predetermined, however, with the introduction of sensors, design and fabrication process may be interrupted by real-time feedback. 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”.
HOW TO BUILD YOUR VERY OWN 8×8 LED MATRIX Today we will be starting our adventure into the deeply complex, yet totally incredible world of LED Matrices. This post will be the first of an entire Arduino Matrix Programming series by Circuit Specialists. Make sure you subscribe to our facebook, twitter, and newsletter to keep yourself updated! How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily) A salute to those who have laboured through to this point (and to demonstrate that it is reproducable) Here are some pictures of other peoples machines. Photo 1 - Chris and his friend put together this unit; laser cutting the parts out of half inch acrylic. Not only does it look super it must weigh a ton.
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.
Students Invent A New Method Of 3-D Printing, Using UV Light This summer, the Southern California Institute of Architecture handed out its first Gehry Prize, a thesis award named in honor of the legendary 83-year-old architect (and his recent $100k donation) to husband and wife duo Liz and Kyle von Hasseln. Their project, Phantom Geometry, is not a single design but an entirely new production methodology that uses light from an off-the-shelf projector to cure a special resin into complex, adaptable models. It was developed in SCI-Arc’s Robot House, where students can experiment with six state-of-the-art Staübli robotic arms under the guidance of Peter Testa and Devyn Weiser.
How to make a mini milling machine- manual or CNC! I think one of the best things about tools is that they can be used to make more tools! I decided to build a miniature milling machine for machining plastic parts, creating wax patterns and for drilling really small precise holes. I also wanted to design it so that I could convert it to CNC for machining circuit boards and for doing repetitive work. The finished mill has a 11" x 18" footprint and is about 19" tall. 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.
Make your own Arduino-powered laser engraver at home If you don’t have a laser cutter, and would like one (after all, who wouldn’t?) you could buy one for thousands of dollars…. or build one yourself. 16-year-old “MichielD99” decided to do just that, and documented the entire process on Instructables. Control is handled by an Arduino Uno (ATmega328) running the grbl CNC controller software. This, in turn, runs two stepper motors via driver boards, as well as a laser via its own separate driver. It’s noted that this configuration could even be used as a CNC router if a rotary tool and Z-axis was added. What really sets this project apart is the beautifully-made physical structure. Simple CNC Machine What I'm going to try and show you in this instructable is how to build a simple CNC machine. Now when I say Simple I mean you only require basic tools & materials to build the machine. The machine is made out of Sawn Timber, drawer sliders, nema 17 Stepper motors, a TB6560 Driver Controller Board and a Dremel Trio as the milling/cutting tool I started about year ago trying to build a CNC machine, I tried a few different designs but i struggled to get the building of them right. This was mainly down to the complexity of some of the designs and the lack of equipment I needed to build them and the money that they cost. So I went back to the drawing board and tried to build a machine that was easy to make and used readily available parts to keep the price down.
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. A DIY Bluetooth stylus that lets you wirelessly draw in 3D Epic Jefferson wanted a wireless stylus that he could use to trigger object tracking on his motion capture system. Just as any Maker would do, rather than scope out a commercial solution, he developed his own with nothing more than a LightBlue Bean BLE module (ATmega328P), a random metal tip, a metal strip, a momentary push button, a switch, a 1k Ohm and a 1M Ohm resistor, various wires, as well as a 3.7V, 150mAh LiPo battery. These electronics are all housed inside a 3D-printed shell (whose file he has made available here). With capacitive sensing circuit, he was able to send a message via Virtual Serial to Processing (or any other software that has access to serial) to begin recording the stylus’ position whenever the tip comes in contact with the skin.