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Literary gold mine for CNC millers

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. Often the winning projects were items of furniture, but that was not a requirement. A potter’s kick wheel and a folding plywood boat are notable exceptions. The rules were simple: Apart from common fasteners, the entire project had to be constructed from one or more panels of plywood, cut to make most efficient use of the material. In 1984, these projects were collected, by original contest editor Alfred W. 1984, of course, was decades prior to the advent of accessible home CNC milling, so all those carefully shaped and slotted parts, at the time, had to be laboriously hand-cut using a jigsaw or similar tool. Related:  cnc cutting3D printing CNCProduct ideas

CNC Joinery Notebook: Update 1 For about ten years, I have been collecting various clever ways of cutting flat stock to design 3D shapes that slot together in space. Back in April, I posted a long, rambling brain-dump from this personal file under the title “CNC Joinery Notebook.” If you pick up a copy of MAKE’s just-released Volume 33, you’ll find a much-polished version of that article on p.59. Since then, a few more patterns have come to my attention, and I thought the publication of MAKE’s new issue was a good opportunity to share them with you. Three Basic Approaches The design vocabulary of CNC panel construction is evolving rapidly. In his article, Bruce mentions a taxonomy of three rudimentary CNC panel-construction techniques that he attributes to Scott Klinker at the Cranbook Academy of Art: the “stack of sections,” the “grid of sections,” and the “graphic profile” technique. Three approaches to designing a router-cut lounge chair. The first two “sectioning” techniques are amenable to algorithmic design.

Easy CNC conversion of a small mill Why not a 3D printer? I think a lot more people have 3D printers than CNC mills and they're great tools. There's a bit of an overlap with a mill, but they both have their strengths and weaknesses. Comparing a mill to a printer we broadly have: Pros Cons You can mill PCBs. Why not a laser cutter? Laser cutters are expensive and I haven't seen any simple home builds. Fanciest Camping Tent Trailer Ever! CNC Panel Joinery Notebook | Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers 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. 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. 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. To simplify things, at first, I’m only considering joints between two panels. Laser vs. The router-cut version, however, doesn’t work. Biasing Cross (“X”) Joints

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. Explore new ways to express your creativity: Cut your own designs from paper, adhesive foil (custom stickers!) or other materials with the power of light. Decorate surfaces like wood and leather and personalize your belongings with an engraving. Our main goal is to make laser cutters easy to use, portable and enjoyable for everyone! The kit includes all parts required to get you started. A while ago we attended a maker scene workshop where we assembled a RepRap 3D printer kit. As we explored making things ourselves, we were further inspired by self made laser cutters (like ct hacks Laserplotter, Lasersaur and Domestic Hacks) and were fascinated by the variety of possibilities. Our motivation for Mr Beam, was to maximize the working area while keeping costs to a minimum. We have just finished our third prototype of both Mr. #03 software The software operating Mr Beam allows the user to control the device. No!

diy neon sign | THE POOPERS Make your own indoor neon light sign, without needing to master the art of blowing neon glass tubes! And no, I'm not talking about taping glowsticks on a wall... ビール (biiru) means beer in Japanese Cocktails, anyone? Since I had been planning to help Mr. Not surprisingly, I ended up on various web stores that sell something called EL Wire (electroluminescent wire). Level of difficulty This how-to is going to be fairly extensive, and dedicated to the intermediate crafter (whatever that means). But...if you're not to the task and want to play around with EL wire anyway, coolneon.com sells pre-assembled kits that have one color of wire already hooked up. About EL Wire EL Wire is similar to your standard electrical wire. The light coming from EL Wire has varying intensities depending on the type and thickness you buy. Tools Most of your tools can be bought at any hardware store and craft store. Supplies EL wire can be bought from various online stores. A design! The unlit sign. Overview I know.

Build Your Own Beautiful Flat-Pack Chair I built this Eames-like chair without touching a single traditional woodworking tool. No, it's not because I'm some kind of Luddite. I just love the immediacy of rendering a chair with 3D modeling software and then cutting out the parts with a CNC machine. Everything snaps together like flat-pack furniture, but without the cheesy fasteners—just mechanically sound through tenons and lap joints. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below To build this chair, you'll need a $25,000, full-size CNC router, such as a ShopBot. Download all the files for this chair here and open the 3D model with a CAD (computer-aided design) application. Reed Young I built this chair at the Visible Futures Lab of the School of Visual Arts in New York City. (Photograph by Reed Young) If you're working from our files, you'll see I've completed the following software steps for you. All set? Now for the fun part: the assembly. Download This Chair

Build Your Own Beautiful Flat-Pack Chair I built this Eames-like chair without touching a single traditional woodworking tool. No, it's not because I'm some kind of Luddite. I just love the immediacy of rendering a chair with 3D modeling software and then cutting out the parts with a CNC machine. Everything snaps together like flat-pack furniture, but without the cheesy fasteners—just mechanically sound through tenons and lap joints. To build this chair, you'll need a $25,000, full-size CNC router, such as a ShopBot. Download all the files for this chair here and open the 3D model with a CAD (computer-aided design) application. I built this chair at the Visible Futures Lab of the School of Visual Arts in New York City. If you're working from our files, you'll see I've completed the following software steps for you. All set? Now for the fun part: the assembly. Download This Chair Download all the files needed to build this chair—the CAD files (3D and flat) and the CAM file—here.

MichMich/MagicMirror: MagicMirror² Open CNC Furniture Open design isn’t just for machines and electronics, With the rise in popularity of CNC routers and laser cutters, there is now an expanding open furniture movement. The result is a fabrication movement where designs are shared globally but fabricated locally and parametric design enables infinite configuration for personal fabrication. Every design featured in this article is available for download. Lean Desk – Original OpenDesk, an open-source project commissioned by Mint Digital. Open Desk Edie Set – designed by brothers Joni and David Steiner, for their niece, Edie, when she was 18 months old. The OpenDesk project provides free downloads of designer furniture files that you can CNC. Lynton Pepper’s Wiki Booth was designed to provide extra privacy in shared workspaces. All designs on Open Desk are downloadable, but their attributes are not easily editable to adjust for different material thicknesses or spacial configurations. The Layer Chair Configuring the Layer Chair with Grasshopper

Introduction - 3d Printed Instruments Touch Screen coffee table DIY with 32" TV and low cost CCD sensor I have already talked about the great hardware specifications of the Teensy board. But combined with the Arduino software environment, the Teensy also offers some great possibilities. But first let's install the plug-in Now you should see a category "Teensy" when you choose your board. And if you select it, you have access to several other options like the "USB Serial Type" to instantly transform your board into a USB keyboard or mouse (some possibilities can be found on Arduino Leonardo). The USB communication type is a "Full Speed" which means it can communicate at 12Mb/s. For now, all of my Arduino UNO codes have been successfully built on the Teensy which means the adaptation between the ARM Cortex M4 and the AVR Atmega328 have been very well made. A for loop from 0 to the number of LED - Turn an LED on (as the LEDs are wired with the Anode on VCC and Cathode on the PIN, you have to give a LOW state to turn it ON) - Turn the LED off (HIGH state for OFF in this configuration)

ReadyToCut - Vector Art for CNC - Free DXF Files ReadyToCut - Vector Art for CNC - Free DXF Files New Media Screenshot_20161223-202619 Snowman Snowgauge_Model_2 Angel Floating_Model Zion Luthern Church Mrs Baird's Ford Falcon XY GTHO F2 Stock Car Live Oak Tree Bishel Farms Tree Gas Mask CNC Vector DXF Art File and Design Resources All about vector clip art files, requests, sources and vendors. Media Quick Links Useful Searches Recent Posts Full Tilt: 3D Printing Sparks Pinball Revolution | Spark Flip. Flip. Clang. Tilt. Print? Over the past two decades, the business of pinball has mostly moved from bars and pool halls to the lairs of collectors, hobbyists, and makers of all stripes. Whether it's dreaming up new gimmicks or simply keeping a treasured classic machine in good working order, 3D printing is changing the way owners approach the care and feeding of their favorite games. Many of the most common components in pinball, like flippers and bumpers, are identical across dozens of different machines, making their replacements cheap and plentiful. Game-Saver Enter 3D printing. Doug Barger, owner of Doug's Pinball, is so dedicated to the craft of rebuilding and restoring pinball machines that he has actually hand-carved parts when necessary, but now leans on Autodesk 123D and his 3D printer for spares and replacements. Extra Life 3D printing is also central to the creation of brand-new pinball machines. The Open Future

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