Category Archives: CNC/3D-printing

Using an xbox controller to control an CNC

Nice idea.  Pretty simple setup too. http://rick.sparber.org/XBCA.pdf

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Use a Laser cutter to make custom shipping boxes

This is funny, the author uses a laser cutter to cut cardboard (from other boxes) to make custom boxes.  Good idea to “recycle”. Laser Cutter Turns Scrapped To Shipped

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Cool wine stand build

I could see migrating this build to a CNC.  The author has templates and directions for the build are pretty good.   I like how it folds down and is portable. http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Wine-Stand/

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Nice paper holder stand

Basically its an old adjustable lamp with a board on it for a bunch of hold downs and cords.  Nice build overall. http://www.instructables.com/id/Leeshulp-20/

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Make a paper strip cutter

The author made an automated paper strip cutter.  Neat idea if you have alot of strips to make (craft project for large group of kids maybe). 3D Printer Tech Cuts Paper

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How to make a silicon mold for concrete candle stick holders

Pretty neat build.  And now with 3D printers you can make all sorts of shapes. http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-Concrete-Candle-Holders-Using-3D-Prints-an/

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Cool clock build

Clock to give you an idea when you have certain activities. http://www.instructables.com/id/CalClock-Simply-See-Your-Schedule/

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Nice looking fume extractor build

Only thing the author is missing is a slot for a filter.  Anyways if you have a laser cutter, this is a nice build.  It doesn’t look too back to adapt for a router based CNC too.  Oh he does … Continue reading

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A simple robotic chimney sweep

When I first looked at this it was not what I was expecting.  I thought it was a robot hung from a rope that raised/lowered it.  Nope, it crawls along the chimney with 2 brushes.  Me…I would be a bit … Continue reading

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Make a Braille Printer

In addition you can use google text to speech with it.  Pretty neat build overall using parts thought the author bought all the parts (from the looks of it you would think it was scrap material). http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Braille-Writer-Speech-to-Braille/

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