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How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily)

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. But kudos, anyone who's worked with acrylic knows laser cutting it is great but it is a very very unfriendly material to drill and there is a lot of side drilling in this design. Good job guys, check out more details (and photos including some testing with circuit boards) on Chris's blog rainbowlazer.com. Photo 2 - Sam McCaskill has finished his desktop CNC machine and it's looking really really nice. Photo 3 - Angry Monk's - With MDF pieces cut on a laser cutter and drive converted from toothed belts to threaded rod (If you have built one and would like it featured here, please send me a PM and we can arrange for the sending of photos) Related:  CNCImprimante, Cnc, gravure 3D

DIY CNC Router Plans : How to Build NOTE: I originally posted this on my arts and crafts blog, Make It With Jason, and you're welcome to go visit and check out my other tutorials, reviews, and step by step drawing and painting lessons. Ever since I saw my first CNC, I knew I wanted to own one. I'm a realist though, and I also knew that I wouldn't own a REAL $20,000 one. So, on a whim this spring, I decided to design and build a homemade 3-axis Computer Numerical Controlled milling machine myself. I looked all over the web and decided to build one using drawer slides as my rails, an arduino as my microcontroller, and try to keep everything within the $300 mark. So far so good. So, without much ado, I am going to show you the steps I took to build my diy cnc router project (please realize, as of April 16th, 2013, this project isn't quite finished--in fact, it's at the halfway mark). Onto the Instructable!

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. Depending on the motor used it is capable of machining plastic, wax, wood and non ferrous metals. Right now my motor is a bit underpowered due to the power supply I had on hand. The X axis travel is 6 1/8" The Y axis travel is 6 1/4" The Z axis travel is 2 1/4" If there are any questions about any of the drawings or something just doesn't make sense just ask! Follow along and build one for yourself!

Quadcopter build log 1. Introduction This page will be a walktrough on the creation of my quadcopter. It will be a quick tour as most basiscs are explained in the 'multicopter basics' document as listed on the right. A list of the items I acquired for the project is in on the bottom of this document. 2. Should you decide to build your own frame, start with drawings as every engineer does. Cross (aluminium square tubes from the local DIY shop) For the Dutch, Hornbach is your next stop ;-) Lower level of the "Hamburger", with light switch, power plug, Spektrum satellite receiver and LiPo low battery warner. 3. I decided to make a 'power ring' to provide the ESC's and other equipment with power. After supplying your ESC's with power, you have to program each ESC to let it function properly for a Quadcopter. Typical programming card Quadcopter setup. 4. Before you make your control board unreachable by wiring etc, be sure it's programmed with the latest firmware. Pin 1 on the KK board is located here: 5. 6. !! 7.

DIYLILCNC Arduino Controlled CNC / 3D Printer Hybrid Repetier or Marlin Firmware for Arduino Mega implement G2 an G3 circular interpolation so they are good to use for CNC and 3D Printing. However they have limitations regarding pure CNC instructions such as pecking an other GCode's. Download and install Arduino IDE Here: Download and Repetier Firmware here: Configuring the Repetier Firmware for CNC functionality: After installing Arduino IDE, open it and use it to open the Repetier Firmware you have just download (repetier.ino file). - Arduino IDE Tools Tab: SelectBoard -Arduino Megra 2560 or MEGA ADK - Navigate to the Configuration.h file and alter the following lines: #define NUM_EXTRUDER 0 #define MOTHERBOARD 33 #define XAXIS_STEPS_PER_MM 128 #define YAXIS_STEPS_PER_MM 128 #define ZAXIS_STEPS_PER_MM 2560 #define HAVE_HEATED_BED false #define ENDSTOP_PULLUP_X_MIN false #define ENDSTOP_PULLUP_Y_MIN false #define ENDSTOP_PULLUP_Z_MIN false #define ENDSTOP_PULLUP_X_MAX false

How to Make a Three-Pendulum Rotary Harmonograph A harmonograph is a mechanical device that uses swinging pendulums to draw pictures, believed to be originally invented in 1844 by Scottish mathematician Hugh Blackburn. This 3-pendulum rotary type of harmonograph gives a wide variety of pleasant results, and is fairly easy to build once you've settled on a design and have acquired the appropriate materials and tools. This is a great project to do with kids and can result in endless experiments creating new types of geometric designs. Skip to More Results and Movie Two lateral pendulums swing back and forth at right angles to each other with arms connecting to a pen.

You Can Build A Homemade DIY CNC Machine 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. The Video Gives a quick overview of the Machine 'Drone It Yourself' Lets You Create a Drone from Any Object Have you ever wished for a flying book? A flying keyboard? Or, perhaps, a flying bodyboard? Well, it's your lucky day, because thanks to "Drone It Yourself," you can turn pretty much any object into a quadrocopter. The drone kit, created by Dutch independent designer Jasper Van Loenen, is comprised of pieces that can be 3D printed, and then clamped to any object you so desire. All that's needed are the control unit and four propellers, and then you can make virtually anything airborne. On his website, Van Loenen points out that the parts can be custom-designed, and that other DIY enthusiasts can modify them to make new add-ons for the quadrocopter drone. To find out more, check out the video, above. Image courtesy of Vimeo, Jasper Van Loenen

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