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cera.tops Clay 3d Printer

Feb 24, 2020
Category
Other Style 3D Printers
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This 3d printer framework was designed for use with the ceraStruder clay 3D printing extruder. More info coming soon.

A simple XY laser engraver/cutter

May 31, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A simple low-cost XY plane laser engraver/cutter inspired by the Much 4 laser build, with minimal parts and assembly time. Uses standard off the shelf components in almost 90% of the build with the exception of the axes motor and wheel mounts which need to be 3D printed.

CubeFoot CNC

May 8, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

This small desktop machine is built inside a 300mm cube of 20mm extrusion. Work area is 14cm by 14cm. I used 400 step nema17 motors all around.

Adjustable Router Guide Template

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Everything Else
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Build Complete!

This project is an adjustable router guide template made with 20x60 V-slot. It was meant as a less expensive and more user friendly alternative to commercially available units.

Router Sled V1.1 V-SLOT

Oct 26, 2020
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

We want to present you the new design of the device which is Router Sled. The whole structure is made of aluminum elements and ensures good quality of the device. We used V-SLOT aluminum profiles and OpenBuilds accessories for the construction. The instructional video can be found on our YouTube channel (subtitles in English soon)

Z Axis for ACRO

Mar 23, 2020
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Created a small Z axis for the ACRO motion system. I wanted to more easily adjust the height of the laser to accommodate various thicknesses of material, without having to manually loosen screws to adjust. Also wanted to be able to vary the height for multiple cutting passes on some materials. Try to stick to a similar aesthetic as the original ACRO system and plates.

GridBot Two: Powerfully Simple

Dec 27, 2021
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Core XY, sensor-less homing, integrated camera, touch screen, pi, 32-bit controller, fast, quiet, beautiful prints. 300 x 300 x any build volume. Just change out the Z lead screws, rods, and four pillars. Total BOM around $700 USD. Build time around 6 hours.

OB Lead 1515 CNC Router 2021

Feb 14, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Building the OB Lead 1515 was straight forward. The on-line OpenBuilds assembly videos were extremely clear and easy to follow. Initial build of this machine is with OpenBuilds BlackBox which simplified getting the electronics to work the first time. OpenBuilds staff are friendly and helpful.

Modular Desktop Vacuum Former

Nov 24, 2021
Category
Small Vacuum Former
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Build Complete!

This is a small desktop vacuum former that can be connected to a shop-vac and an electric heat source (like a grill for instance). You can control the time each appliance stays turned on, and the vacuum is automatically turned on when the tray is placed on top of the model. The vacuum table is 20x20cm wide, and I've tested it mostly with 1mm thick PET sheets.

Dragon Plasma cutter

Oct 8, 2018
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Inspired by MetalGuru's idea : The plasma too cutter . If you have to cut small to medium sheet of steel with a plasma , this build may be for you

Workhorse 3D Printer

Oct 5, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Large 600mm x 350mm x 350mm Build Volume with lead screw driven motion. The printer build has a moving gantry and fixed heat bed. Open Source

Designer Jeans with a Laser

Nov 1, 2015
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I install the third extension on my cnc router and ask me, what can I do with a laser? So I make some test and find out - >>It is possible to engrave jeans clothes<<. Create your own Designer Jeans with a Laser!

Homemade CNC Router (Under $400)

Apr 30, 2021
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build Complete!

So Instead of buying a CNC Router which can cost thousands of dollars I ventured on the quest to design and build my own. I have multiple parts to this series. Hopefully all of my information I share helps!

Modified Sphinx 55 with MGN12 linear rails

Aug 2, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Inspired by previous Sphinx builds by Sorin (w/ MGN Rails) and Kenneth's witthuhnCNC XKLBR-1S. I wanted to create a desktop unit that kept a minimal profile and neatly contained the PS, Controller, and all wiring, making it a singular unit that could be easily transportable (as it will be doing double duty at my home and at work)

ACRO 1010 with custom Z axis

Apr 17, 2021
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is my build for an ACRO system with a custom z-axis for changing z height for focusing or for adjusting depth when making multiple passes when cutting.

Sim Racing rig

Oct 23, 2019
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Made with OpenBuilds 2020 and 2060 material/brackets/hardware. Simlabs wheel deck. Fanatec DD wheel base/wheel/pedals NRG seat Sim racing studio wind simulators Few 3D printed brackets/caps/cable holds

Improved CBM

Dec 9, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build Complete!

Yet another build of an improved C-Beam Machine, improving stiffness, size, versatility, and strength without increasing costs much.

Bessy 4x4

Jan 24, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

I found this to be a very fun exercise in building Bessy and will continue to improve her in the future.

MOVABLE ART TO SCREEN WALL-MOUNTED TV

Jan 17, 2021
Category
Furniture Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This project produced a movable framed canvas to cover a wall-mounted flat-screen TV when not being viewed, which at the touch of of a switch moves down below the TV and sound bar. The same switch is used afterwards to return the artwork up to cover the TV again. Photo shows mechanism without the canvas frame. See other photos.

TrueUp Glide

Apr 14, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A Cartesian printer using bushings for the Z axis instead of wheels or linear bearings. The design also synchronizes two Z axis screws with a timing belt for a level lift. The ratio of the drive pulley and Z axis pulleys produce .005 lift per full step on a 200 step motor, eliminating layer resolution "drift" caused by microstepping.

C-Beam Sphinx

Dec 1, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is the original C-Beam Sphinx with the 16 wheel X gantry plates. I'm using the Ethernet Smoothstepper, Gecko G540 stepper driver and Mach 4 for motion control.

Mighty Chihuahua

Oct 26, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The idea was to use materials from previuos failed projects into a succesful one. I have build this tiny but powerfull CNC machine mainly using the universal gantry plates for the X and Y axis. Also another innovative part is the fact that I assembled the Z gantry with 2 aluminum sections of 20X40 and one aluminum seccion of the 20X20. I used NEMA 17 stepper motors with GT2 pulleys. This was designed on Fusion360

Voxel Evolution

Jul 4, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a remix of Marshal Peck's Voxel OX, with some design tweaks inspired by Makerparts and jjcolletta. It has a build area of 300mm X 300mm X 480mm, but is easily configured for just about any build area up to 500mm X 500mm X 750mm. I have used some laser cut acrylic plates and a couple of 3D printed parts in its construction, however it can be assembled using nothing but OpenBuilds parts with the exception of the heated bed and the Y axis carrier for the heated bed.

Nema 23 Belt and Pinion Actuator

Oct 25, 2019
Category
ACTUATOR
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This easy to build and effective system can take your builds to the next level! This design is strong and accurate and could be the solution/upgrade that you've been looking for!

Textile Drawing Machine

May 4, 2018
Category
Other Style DrawBot
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Build Complete!

Textile Drawing Machine is a drawing machine thought specifically to draw on textile. Unlike other CNC machine it's dimensions follow the standard textile dimensions (1500mm) and it's on wheels to allow to draw on an unlimited area. TDM has been developed for the project Digital Wax Print, a self initiated research project, carried out by The Future Continuous, a collabration between Olivia De Gouveia and Eugenia Morpurgo.

LayerFused X301 - CoreXY Large Volume Printer

Aug 25, 2020
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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The X301 is a CoreXY 3D Printer that has a small footprint and a large 300x300x330 build area. The open style of this printer breaks the "Cube" mold of many other printers in this class but still retails rigidity and great performance.

V-King CoreXY

Dec 12, 2018
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build Complete!

V-King CoreXY 3d Printer- 380*340*340 Build volume - All wheels on V-Slots - Belts on XYZ - High quality and controlled design - Proven fast, reliable and it is all open source

Acro Pick And Place Machine

May 13, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a machine for placing SMT components on PCBs. It is based on Acro system, off the shelf parts, and a number of custom 3D printed elements.

Openbuilds CNC (witthuhnCNC XKLBR-1S)

Feb 25, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Based on the popular C-beam / V-wheel design, with the largest available work area, relative to machine size. Screw driven with anti-backlash, integrated drag chains, Carbon fibre gantry plates, Openbuilds BlackBox Controller (USB), Transformer & kill switches, with internal wiring, limit switches & Nema 23 motors.

A custom arcade

Jun 19, 2020
Category
Furniture Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is an arcade "cabinet" of sorts built almost entirely from OpenBuilds extrusions. Save for a few 3d printed parts, the electrical components, the acrylic panels, and the monitor mount, every component was purchased from the OpenBuilds part store.

Learning how to build

Jun 15, 2020
Category
Delta Mills / Stewart Platforms
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I made a 5x10 foot cnc out of the parts I bought on this site. It's been upgraded and tinkered with ever since. The end goal is to learn enough to learn to build a large 10x10 foot 3d printer.

Angle grinder converted into electric drill

Jan 13, 2020
Category
Furniture Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

How to convert an angle grinder into an electric drill? Remove the angle grinder, leaving only one main motor, and then find a suitable intermediate roller with a point drill to assemble it.

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