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DIYLILCNC V2.0: the bigShoulders Build the bigShoulders “If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.”Isaac Newton “Chicago …Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders:… Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive…”Carl Sandburg This project exists only because others who came before us paved the way for our work, and only because we continue to receive the support of a wonderful community of makers, teachers, students, friends and institutions. Chicago is home to many of these supporters; and while the city’s spirit of enablement is embodied in this project, the boundaries of our work and its community extend far beyond the city limits.

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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.

Wiki edit is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)move is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)read is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab) About | Development | Community | RepRap Machines | Resources RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap prints those parts, RepRap self-replicates by making a kit of itself - a kit that anyone can assemble given time and materials.

Free Woodworking Software at WOODWEB Woodworking Software || Business and Productivity || CAD/Graphics Please read: A Note About Safe Downloading Listings with are mobile apps Woodworking Software Anglesaw - Calculates scroll saw angles for inlays - PC 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.

The Top 5 Astronomical Events to Witness Before You Die In the age of internet, television, and Lady Gaga, it’s easy to ignore the dazzling displays the sky gives us every night. In ancient times, however, human civilizations based their entire calendar, and thus their way of life, upon what they saw in the cosmos. While humanity’s interest in astronomy has diminished over the centuries, the sky remains nonetheless spectacular. Few people have the time to go stargazing every night, but here are 5 celestial events so awe-inspiring, everyone must see them in their lifetime. 5.

Protei >> 2013/04/25, 08:00 : Barcelona, Spain>> 2013/04/18, 08:00 - April 21, 20:00 : Casablanca, Morroco>> 2012/04/06, 08:00 - April 10, 20:00 Tema (Accra), Ghana>> 2013/03/25, 08:00 - March 30, 20:00 : CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA>> 2013/03/08, 08:00 - March 18, 20:00 : Port Louis, Mauritanie>> 2013/03/06 08:00 - March 11, 20:00 : Cochin, India>> 2013/03/01, 20:00 - Feb 25, 08:00 : Rangoon, Burma>> 2013/02/20, 08:00 - Feb 21, 20:00 : Singapore>> 2013/02/12, 08:00 - February 18, 16:00 : Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam>> 2013/02/07, 08:00 - Feb 8, 20:00 : Hong Kong>> 2013/02/03 : 08:00 - Feb 4, 20:00 : Shanghai, China>> 2013/01/30, 08:00 - Jan 31, 20:00 : Kobe, Japan>> 2013/01/27, 08:00 - Jan 28, 23:00 : Yokohama, Japan >> 2013/01/15, 08:00 - 16, 20:00 : Hilo, Hawaii, USA>> 2013/01/9, 17:00 : departure from San Diego, CA, USA >> 2012/11/29 : TEDxVilaMada "Nosso Planeta Agua" Sao Paolo, Brasil >> 2012/10/18 - 28 : Protei at Lodz Design Festival, Poland.

3-Axis CNC Stepper Motor Driver Kits Kit Includes: 3x ProboStep VX Uni-Polar Stepper Motor Driver2x HT23-280-8 280ozin Stepper Motor (X- & Y-Axis)1x HT23-400-8 400ozin Stepper Motor (Z-Axis)PBX-2 Parallel Port Breakout Board24Volt 6.5Amp Switching Power Supply6ft. DB25 Male-to-Male Cable3x 4" IDC Cable 10-pin New improved 8-wire motors allow for the use of the more powerful ProboStep motor drivers and higher voltage power supplies. Lower inductance uni-polar configuration and higher voltage power supplies translate to faster top speeds. This kit works really well with you Seig X1 and X2 milling machine conversions.

Black Rynius' Blog CNC Machine Front view. Machine Type How to Turn Bike Parts Into an Awesome Table First and foremost, "How to Make Crappy Stuff Awesome" is an exercise in diagnosis. After lugging a bent bicycle wheel through two rush hours on three different subways to the Williamsburg home of 3rd Ward, I still only had a faint notion of what I wanted to do with it: Namely, build a coffee table that spun like a Lazy Susan. Tim Dowse, the mastermind behind the class, told me to start by looking at what I couldn't change (the spokes) and what I could work with (the post). "You don't have to keep an object intact," he said.

Lasersaur Lasersaur The Lasersaur is an open source laser cutter. We designed it to fill the need of makers, artist and scientist who wanted a safe and highly-capable machine. Unlike others it comes fully loaded with knowledge to run, maintain, and modify. ArtCAM and Toolpaths The following describes each of the options on the way down the path to machining. Area to Machine: This allows you to select to machine the entire relief model (Whole Model) as a single machining process, or to select just one vector outline or object (Selected Vector) to machine as an independent operation. The default is the whole model, so we'll leave it that way for now. There are times, however, where you might wish to only machine a small and single object of the whole model, or to define such an object differently than others within the whole relief. Strategy: This option gives the choice of:

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