Category Archives: CNC/3D-printing

Nice write up on upgrading a cheap chinese CNC

Nice write up on things you can do to upgrade the cheap CNC’s you can get from China. Me…I built my own from scratch so I am always upgrading. https://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-Your-CNC/

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Make your own carbon fiber tubes

I never realized how much these things cost. but apparently the ribbon for carbon fiber is pretty cheap, so the author took and arduino, some steppers, and made his own tube maker. Clever build overall. https://hackadaycom.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/carbon_feat.jpg?w=800

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Nice write-up on using an image to convert to use on CNC

The whole thing is done with opensource hardware and software too. Two things mentioned that I haven’t tried before are jscut.org, which can be used to convert SVG to gcode. And cncjs, which is a CAM like software for controlling … Continue reading

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Nice build for a Trebuchet

Nice build for a small Trebuchet you can make with kids. The author includes the SVG file you can use for laser cutting out the parts, or convert to a standard CNC. https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Trebuchet/

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Nicest looking mini CNC yet

This has to be the nices looking one of these mini CNC’s made from CDROM motors I have seen yet. Actually the build doesn’t re-use steppers from CDROMs, but it getting them direct from the net with the case. Kindof … Continue reading

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Make your own anti backlash nuts

Nice idea, but…alot of work. Me…I am torn on this one on buying one vs making my own. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/very-simple-yet-effective-way-make-anti-backlash-nuts-71035?homelistings#post125458

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Software to help make boxes

Nice write up to use the site festi.info to generate patterns to CNC out boxes with. https://www.instructables.com/id/Customized-Metalware-Drawers/

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Cool light up sign

I have seen this before where you light up plexiglass and etch it for a pattern.  But this one you only etch the “text box” and then write in your own words with marker.  Not a bad idea. https://www.instructables.com/id/Speech-Bubble-Lamp-Scribbleboard-With-Full-Plans/

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Last cut mini trees to make a big one

Nice build, the author came up with a pattern that you can cut out to make mini trees that you can put together to make a big tree.  My 2 cents, I would make some holes in the boards too … Continue reading

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Make a mini CNC drawing machine

I have seen the 3D printed version of the Piccolo machine before, but this author converted everything so you can cut it out from a board with a CNC. https://www.instructables.com/id/Piccolo-Mini-Cnc-Drawing-Machine/

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