Category Archives: CNC/3D-printing

3D print a 3D scanner

OK this is a clever build, using an old android phone, arduino, and a motor, the author make a 3D scanner. I would simplify this a bit more by not 3D printing the holder for the phone, and just use … Continue reading

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Making a Thermal Insert Press

So the author needed to put some fasteners in 3D printed parts, the base way is to melt them in. Problem is getting is straight for a bunch of them. So we made a thermal press with a soldering iron. … Continue reading

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Nice CNC Etch-a-Sketch build

A bit older article, but its a nice build where the author can draw on an etch-a-sketch.

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Interesting build for making multiple silicone mold parts

The author used multiple molds and one clamp to make multiple molds at once (instead of one at a time). Its an interesting build overall.

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Another nice CNC for hot-wire cutter

This one is pretty impressive in that its more 3D than other foam cutters I have seen that are 2D. It has the base build similar to a rep-rap.

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Converting a nail light to a UV light for resin prints

With a resin printer, you also will need a UV curing station to harden the final print. These can be a bit costly, but the author modified a home salon light to do this instead.

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Upgrading a cheap CNC

The author upgrades a 1610 (also can do 3018) to the size of a 5050, which is like 50 mm to 500mm. According to the author, it was cheaper than buying a 5050, and he did some other upgrades that … Continue reading

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Neat pan/til camera build

Or you can use it for other items (like a laser pointer). The build it all from 3D printed parts, 2 stepper motors, and an arduino with CNC shield. The sample videos show its moves pretty quick and smooth. https://www.instructables.com/Remotely-Operated-WEBCAM-Laser-Camera-flashlight/

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Modify a Harbor Freight Digital Calipers for remote data feed

The project uses an ESP32 to get the data off the serial port of a cheap pair of digital calipers, and send them to whatever needs it. Interesting build. I wonder if the last pin on the caliper is power? … Continue reading

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Another interesting CNC from PVC pipe

The author builds some interesting CNC’s from PVC pipe, This one the table “spins” for the X why the Y and Z are normal back and forth. You would think the build would be cheap, but he is using decent … Continue reading

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