Category Archives: CNC/3D-printing

Build a ghetto vertical plotter

Too funny, the build works thought.  It may look ghetto, but the parts involved are not cheap. https://www.instructables.com/id/SIMPLEST-Arduino-Vertical-Plotter/

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Making furniture designs for CNC with Opendesk

I am still not at the level of full CAD yet.  But OpenDesk does look interesting Using OpenDesk.CC to Create CNC Furniture  

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Simple Stepper Driver

Basically this is a nice write-up on a simple stepper driver with an arduino nano and a EasyDriver board.  Easydrivers are a nice stepper motor controller, but….they are a bit pricy http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Low-Cost-and-Accurate-Stepper-Motor-Driver/?ALLSTEPS

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Another cool (and simple) robot arm build

This one is a blend of 3D printed parts and pipe.  It looks pretty straight forward to make, and only base for it maybe out of range for a hobby 3D printer to print out.  Oh the thingiverse link is … Continue reading

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A simple Pocket Hole Jig

One thing that has annoyed me is how much Kreg Pocket hole jigs cost.  Its not much too them but $40 is alot to swallow.  There are clones, but I believe they are trying to avoid a patent so they … Continue reading

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Convert your CT scan into a 3D print

Pretty nice write-up.  Next time I get a CT Scan I’ll have to try this out. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Easily-and-Automatically-Convert-a-CT-Scan-/

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CNC a Nail Stamp Plate

Very clever build.  The author used a CNC to make small templates to paint nails with. http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Milled-Nail-Stamp-Plate/?ALLSTEPS

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Interesting alternative for the CDROM CNC build

The author has one axis move the table of the object in x direction, and the top is the y axis.  Clever idea. http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Made-From-Garbage/?ALLSTEPS  

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Convert a GRBL with arduino CNC v3 Shield to use a servo for the Z axis

So you built one of the CDROM CNC’s and have a CNCv3 shield instead of a cobbled together setup.  The author goes over how to tweak it so you can use a servo in the z axis over a stepper. … Continue reading

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Print out a vac attachment for when you make holes in your walls.

Nice simple attachment you can make for the next time you drill holes in your wall, you can use this to keep things clean. http://www.instructables.com/id/Suckit-Vacuumattachment-for-Drilling/?ALLSTEPS

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