Category Archives: CNC/3D-printing

Need to dim and overhead LED light?

Interesting build.  They author basically 3D printed an Iris to act as a shade for the LED lights.  It looks pretty impressive.  

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This plotter is the perfect build for kids

This plotter could not be easier to build.  4 rulers, 2 steppers, and a servo are all you need…oh and ways to bolt the rulers together.  Oh and an arduino and stepper controllers too. https://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Dual-Arm-Plotter/

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Make an beer pack with your CNC

Nice build.  If you have a tabletop sized CNC that is. https://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Beer-Pack/

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HAHAHAHA this is a pretty clever build for cutting bars the same size

The author uses an arduino and a home made encoder to measure the cuts. http://hackaday.com/2017/06/04/arduino-and-encoder-form-precision-jig-for-cutting-and-drilling/

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Did you want to use a Vinyl Cutter with Linux?

If so here is a a nice write up on how to use Inkscape with Ubuntu and a Silhoeutte cutter.  Been toying with the idea of getting a cutter for a few years myself. http://www.instructables.com/id/Inkscape-Silhouette-UbuntuRPi/ Another write up here https://petervojtek.github.io/diy/2015/01/19/cutting-down-costs-of-cutting-with-silhouette-cutter.html … Continue reading

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A mini 3D printed Lathe

Now I have seen it all.  The author 3D printed out most of the parts for a small wood lathe.  the build is pretty impressive, but..would I do it?  Not sure, I think I could get a cheap chinese one … Continue reading

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Nice write-up on how to make a hose adapter

Pretty good write up if you need to make an adapter from one size to another.  The authors are using Fusion360 for the CAD bit. https://www.instructables.com/id/3d-Model-and-Print-Hose-Adapters/

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Adding a DRO to a CNC

Or manual Lathe/bridgeport/etc.  Pretty interesting build (included a few others too).  I think I like the older one at the bottom that uses a tablet. http://hackaday.com/2017/05/26/making-an-inexpensive-dro/ http://hackaday.com/2012/09/24/adding-digital-readout-to-a-non-cnc-mill/  

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OK adding this to the list of things to build

A sand/zen garden.  This looks easier to make than a CNC since its only two axis and a big magnet.  Making the “sandbox” maybe more of a challenge.  And as the article says, its been done other times too (I … Continue reading

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Another use for a larger CNC, make window art

Not so sure I would go this fancy, but I like the idea the author had going here where he added in decor to a plain window. CNC Routing A 12 Foot Wide Piece Of Window Art

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