Category Archives: CNC/3D-printing

PVC made CNC

Its a plotter/laser engraver build. Overall pretty clever build. Reminds me of the little CNC’s made 10 years ago with iron pipe. https://www.instructables.com/P-CNC-Laser-Engraver-and-Pen-Plotter/

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Nice build for a fancy air blower

The author went thru alot of personal study to get a decent blower to start up a grill. This was the authors second version FYI. Me, I can see making version 1, no so sure v2. https://www.instructables.com/The-Engineering-Complexity-of-a-Simple-3D-Printed-/

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Make your own Grabber

Or claw extension. The author posed up the CNC/plans for this, so in theory you could take the design and make a custom length grabber. https://www.instructables.com/Laser-cut-Extension-Claw-Recreating-My-Favorite-To/

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Another cool sand plotter

I can’t remember if I mentioned this one before. But still a cool build. He used the remains of a 3D printer he had to build it.

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Another interesting Drawbot

This one does not use gravity, its an interesting build with most of the parts are 3D printed out. Not so sure if I would put this one on the list (take too long to print everything out). I do … Continue reading

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Clever mold for cable strain relief

The author 3D prints the molds to put the cable on, and they squirts in hot glue to fill the mold in. Clever.

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Nice CNC robot arm

This is a nice build since it uses a laser (no need to worry about drag of the bit), and it takes up alot smaller space than the area it can cover. Tool me a bit to understand how the … Continue reading

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Different take on a CNC plotter

Build to look like an odd robot. The good news is the base pieces are PVC pipe and are cheap and easy to come by. Downside, most of the other material used is not. Also wonder if there is a … Continue reading

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Pool beverage delivery system

Bit of an old article, but still can be made today, basically its a boat that you can RC control to deliver food and drinks to swimmers. For some reason I was looking into this stuff this weekend.

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Neat hot wire CNC

Its a neat build that looks like an Ender3 base. I like how the author has “clamps” built into the base to hold the foam board in. https://www.instructables.com/Spatial-Hot-Wire-Cutting-for-Complex-Surfaces/

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