Category Archives: CNC/3D-printing

You can now 3D print your Kwikset keys

Interesting post.  Going to have to follow this project to see if other keys, like newer style car keys, end up here. https://hackaday.io/project/27631-3d-printing-real-world-keys

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Interesting hack to get a cheap laser CNC to work with LaserWeb

Never heard of LaserWeb (I think its Opensource).  Anyways the author uses it to control a cheap laser engraver he got from china. Convert that Cheap Laser Engraver to 100% Open-Source Toolchain

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Interesting 3D printed machine

Interesting machine.  I am trying to think of what else you could do with this.  The one thing that comes to my mind is making a saw out of it. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Linear-Motion/

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A 3D printed lab Mixer

Interesting design.  Sounds like it works pretty well too. http://www.3ders.org/articles/20170924-michigan-engineers-design-open-source-3d-printed-rotating-lab-mixer.html

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Cool build for a drill to make straight down holes

I like this build.  Thought the author did alot of work for the one particular drill to work with the build.  Oh and used a CNC to cut it out.  Oh and there are springs in the build (you just … Continue reading

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3D print a simple robot gripper

Nice build with a servo.  Small too. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Robot-Gripper-LittleBot-Gripper/

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Some interesting tool based 3D prints to try

Nice projects.  I like the pocket drill one, only downside is most of these will require a good sized bed (6×6 I would think). 5 Super-Useful 3D Printable Tools You can find the list here https://www.thingiverse.com/BlackBeardProjects/collections/diy-3d-prints

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This could put alot of dentists out

Well the ones that straighten teeth.  Or at least discount the cost.  I don’t know how well this would work with kids.  But maybe adults it would. http://www.3ders.org/articles/20170915-dental-startup-candid-will-send-you-affordable-3d-printed-dental-aligners-in-the-mail.html

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This is a good way to do a 4th axis on the cheap

I was pretty impressed with this one.  basically you secure a gear line on the CNC and it spins the board around. Rolling Around A 4th Axis

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Make a bigger CDROM based CNC

The author basically extended the parts from a CDROM to make a bigger CNC.  Only didn’t use the CDROM motors… http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Mini-Home-Made-CNC-Machine-Arduino28BJ/

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