19th Apr 2017

WriteBot

Check out this cool drawing machine! As you can see I’ve already had it at the pub. I’ll be bringing this to more meetups and other socials! There are plans all over thingiverse...

25th Mar 2017

CNC 3020

I’ve got one of these machines. I’ll report more later after I’ve tested it more.   1 Effective working travel: 200(X)mm*300(Y)mm*50(Z)mm 2 Shape dimension: 550×400*350mm 3 Max.workpiece dimension: 200mm*300mm<65mm 4 Work table dimension: 200mm*300mm*15mm 5 Carving deepth:...

11th Mar 2017

CNC 2020

This is a “2020B” kit. It’s made from PVC. Assembly was pretty easy and fun so I highly recommend this kit to the right audience. It’s an affordable kit but is...

20th Feb 2016

CNC a PCB

Yay, aacronyms. A PCB is a Printed Circuit Board which is for electronics. People usually get them made at Seeed Studio, Dirty PCB or use an old technique using chemicals....

21st Apr 2015

Suck-o-Matic

We need a vacuum for the CNC613 project. I’m going to make a nice dust extractor but I wanted to pull something together quickly for the mean time. I came...

17th Apr 2015

CNC 6040 Custom

I’m putting together a CNC machine for the CNC613 project. I ordered a 6040 chassis from Shenzhen, China. That means it has a working area of about 60x40cm. Working height...

16th Apr 2015

CNC Cart

I need a cart for the CNC613 project. Here’s a concept I drew up that uses 24′ of 2×4 and 30′ of 1×4. I was thinking I’d use drywall screws and glue....

26th Feb 2015

Keyboard Holder

Put your keyboard on top of your monitor to save space! You can just grab it to do more serious typing or poke the keys while it’s in the tray....

22nd Sep 2014

CNC 6040

I’ve revived the Marauder simple CNC design project so I wanted to look look at the specifications of the machines I’ve been using. It can help guide some of the parameters of the...

01st Sep 2014

3D Scanning

With 3D Printing and other CNC fabrication being all the rage, scanning is an area of interest. The local library has acquired some equipment for scanning. I’m sure it works...

30th Aug 2014

Got Dust? CNC Dust Control

I love my CNC machine but it generates loads of dust and swarf. So much vacuuming. Even when I changed the vacuum bag often it was still overloaded and spewing dust out the exhaust....

19th Aug 2014

Marauder CNC

The world needs more portable and accessible CNC stuff. Makers can visit venues with various cutters (and people have their own cutters) but I think it’s time for “pop-up cnc” that...

18th Aug 2014

X-Acto Guillotine

This is a simple tool but I wanted to share it since it has become so dear to me. It has performed so well over many years (for the intended...

05th Aug 2014

CNC Laser

This is my CNC laser cutter. Here’s the machine in action. Chiller Radiator The radiator has sprung a leak. The radiator consists of  aluminum tubing (.375″ 9.6mm outside diameter). There are 16 coils...

25th Jun 2014

In Love With Foam

For me the One-Nite DIY Foam Cutter was just the right machine to fall in love with foam. It was perfect for prototyping and experiment. It was multi-purpose with shaping and slicing capability. It was light,...

26th May 2014

Bridging Gap between Breadboards and PCBs

The problem with PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards) is they’ve been around for so long. They’ve become “perfected” and taken for granted as is. They’re over engineered for their wide audience and...

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