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Build Author sausagePaws Views 1691666
DIY Embroidery Machine V2
My second attempt at an affordable sewing machine embroidery add on. This one uses readily available electronics modules and 3D printable parts where possible.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 61596
V-Slot™ Belt & Pinion Example Build
The OpenBuilds team has redefined the belt and pinion concept. By using standard OpenBuild components were able to improve on this system in ways that will save on cost and enhance its engineering capabilities.
Build Author Spark Concepts Views 61538
CNC xPRO Driver
Spark Concepts CNC xPRO Driver. A new GRBL compatible, all-in-one stepper driver board with 4 motor controllers for XYZ + 1 clone (or rotary!). Capable of powering your next build with an ATX PSU (or 12V 2 wire supply), and ready for wireless printing. Compatible with Arduino (wireless robots anyone?)
Build Author Mark Carew Views 55474
X Y Table OpenRail / V-Slot Build Examples
The X/Y table system is a great starting point for many CNC projects giving you the ability to move an object on the X and Y axis in a simple compact style.
Build Author sausagePaws Views 53518
Embroidery machine with XY belt and pinion drive.
A simple Embroidery machine using an XY belt and pinion drive to drive a hoop under a standard sewing machine. Needle timing, machine power and stepper control are all provided by a PIC processor. A tablet provides the higher level formatting required for communicating with the PIC chip.
Build Author Robert Hummel Views 45869
890KV OX RC spindle
This build is intended as a light alternative to the Dremel rotary tool.
Build Author oni305 Views 42968
Laser Engraver Control Board + Inkscape extension
This is a PCB designed to control a laser Engraver CNC
Build Author Mark Carew Views 42630
V-Slot™ X -Y Stage Hidden Acme Rod Example
An X-Y Stage created from two self contained acme screw linear actuators. This build was published as an example of how many of the OpenBuilds Parts can be used.
Build Author rcKeith Views 37124
Hot Wire 4 Axis CNC Foam cutter
This build uses drawer slides and thread rod to create foam wings and fuselages by passing a hot wire through the foam which makes very accurate shapes. I built a Radio Controlled SuperVC10 using foam but did have a cnc machine then so I had to make many templates to guide the hot wire. This inspired me to build a cnc hot wire cutter. Works really well and have made several RC models with it now
Build Author gjwest Views 28221
Time Lapse Camera Rail
This is my first go at building a simple Time lapse camera rail system using as much pre-existing hardware and software as I could.
Build Author Tweakie Views 27141
Software speed control of a brushless dc (Bldc) motor from Mach3.
Although this build is typically Mach3 related there is no reason it cannot be adapted for use with any machine control software which provides a PWM spindle control output. As an addition, an option has now been added which will enable the interface to manually control outrunner speed without the need for a PWM signal.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 23535
V-Slot Miter Saw Stop
A quick and simple saw stop build.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 20938
BlackBox Motion Control System
The Openbuilds BlackBox is a new system evolved around a set of subsystems that cover more than just control and also more than just CNC type applications! With a plug-and-play easy connection system this controller can be used with ease, without sacrificing power.
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 20221
DSLR Video Slider
A simple 1500mm V Slot camera slider for timelapse and possibly video with an Arduino Uno controlling a Pololu A4988 driving an OpenBuilds NEMA 17 stepper, and triggering the camera.
Build Author tonkajeep34 Views 15066
DIY GoPro Camera Slider
A compact portable DIY camera slider for time lapse photography using a GoPro.
Build Author Cuong Vu Views 14096
Camera slider for stacking focus
This is just a small project to get use to the OpenBuild products.
Build Author M^3 Views 13680
M Cubed 3 Axis Bluetooth CNC Controller
Low cost, Bluetooth enabled, 3 axis CNC controller. GRBL 0.9 compatible.
Build Author Robert Hummel Views 13581
DIY anodizing power supply
How to make your own anodizing power supply on a budget
Build Author john cuervo Views 13097
PROTODERA 5-axis CNC machine
We are a team representing private industry and public university all concerned about community. In the place i'm from we face problems related to prototyping industry, there's no accesibility to it, not because there is not machines to work with but the costs are really high if i want to make a single piece of any idea in order to develop a concept, our students get their degree but never were able to try any of the Hass or 3d systems machines available as it seems they need a PhD.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 13088
V-Slot Modular Sit/Stand Desk
In this build we put together an awesome modular stand-up or sit down desk that is perfect of any home or office.
Build Author The Dude Views 12989
Optical Limit + Home Switches
Optical home and limit switches for cnc, 3D printers, laser cutters, etc.
Build Author uGen Views 12936
Lab Power Supply + Soldering Station
A small 32 V, 96 W lab power supply with voltage/current/power limit, program memory and an outlet to power the popular TS-100 soldering iron
Build Author panmaneecnc Views 12696
PS2 Keyboard And SD Card G code sender For GRBL
Now test ready
Build Author Savvas Views 11334
CNC Control Box with VFD etc etc
I'm currently working on the CNC control box, before doing any future work on the CNC Mountain Machine. I want the controller to be future proof and as professional as I can manage. I am planning to use stepper drivers, PSU's, a motor contactor unit to turn everything on, as well as a VFD and proximity limits switches. Each video will document the process and steps involved in researching, designing, planning and assembling a controller. I am not a natural electrician so learning as I go.
Build Author David Arroyo Views 11128
Using a Raspberry Pi, Arduino and a Protoneer CNC Shield to create an Open Source CNC router controller. It will be equipped with a touch screen to control the on board processor. The touch screen will run a user interface that has buttons for added functionality. There will be a camera for monitoring progress from inside my office. The control box will also feature a way to power the vacuum and spindle/router . I will also be able to monitor room temp as well as Pi CPU temps and averages.
Build Author rusirius Views 11026
A CNC platform designed with swapable heads to do laser engraving/etching/cutting, routing and milling, as well as 3D printing.
Build Author AK-Creation Views 10655
All in One Grill -Mangal Schaschlik Döner
I create for some Years this all in one Grill. This Grill is without wellding, only fixed with screws. My Grill is 5 years old and look so, as at the first day (no moving away). The drawings and discription (sorry only in German, but with some pictures) to Download as PDF file. The unwindings to Download as DXF and GEO (Trumpf Laser) file. Have fun to build and Grill
Build Author Iwan Müller Views 10320
This is a machine to trim and horizontal cutting hedges.
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 10311
MakerSL MSL-8 OB Vise
Small Machining Vise designed around 20x80 Openbuilds Rail System
Build Author mytechno3d Views 10239
Cut To Length Machine
A Cut To Length machine controlled by computer
Build Author robbell Views 10215
OX-Based Self-Contaned HVLP Spray Booth
A CNC HVLP spray booth based on OX.
Build Author north90 Views 9855
OpenSampler: OpenSource autosampler for use in laboratory
An open source autosampler to be used in laboratories for the automated analysis of gas or liquid samples.
Build Author Kyo Views 8721
V-Slot Cutting System
A System of 3d printed parts to use along with your projects aluminum extrusion to cut your pieces of v-slot to length manually.
Build Author Rusticalmond Views 8299
CNC Hot Wire Cutter 4 Axis for Cutting Foam Wings
My build is to allow me to cut foam wings using CNC Hot Wire Cutter.
Build Author Ruslan Nasirov Views 8207
CNC Hotwire Foam Cutter
Here is my first ever CNC build. A CNC Hotwire Foam Cutter. I will update about achievements. I would love to read from you guys - advices, ideas. Especially regarding the electronics. I feel confident with the hardware part which I can't say about the electronics part.
Build Author cbordeleau Views 8185
OpenBuilds C-Beam Double Slider
This slider uses an 500mm OpenBuilds C-beam and the design is such that the effective length of the slider is slightly less then twice the length of the C-Beam. It can be used both motorized or not.
Build Author MTO Views 7934
Making a bellows to cover a C-beam to prevent swarf from gumming up the works.
Build Author Zenmaniac Views 7899
4-axis C-Beam Hot Wire Wing cutter
4-axis CNC Hot wire foam wing cutter
Build Author edward siegel Views 7870
cnc plasma table
ive got most of the wire harness made up too im using Chinese electronics for now I will upgrade later when this thing makes me some cash lol im using a ibm think center to case to hold my electronics ive got a 25' parallel cable to put some distance between the table and the computer
Build Author The Dude Views 7577
Flexible Axis Revolving Tool-holder
Drag knife and pen holder which mounts in spindle collet.
Build Author wesner0019 Views 7152
HIGH POWER DC MOSFET (Relay)
High Power DC MOSFET
Build Author wesner0019 Views 6940
12.5" x 12" Assembled Heated Build Plate
Custom build plate for 300mm x 300mm (12"x12"). The hole pattern is for the 20x60 V Slot
Build Author AK-Creation Views 6739
Controll Board for CNC Projects
The Echinus Team change the Firmware from "Teacup" to "Marlin". I use this board in my 3D Printer and it works very good! So I write a short report.
Build Author snokid Views 6488
C-beam Camera slider
feel kind of bad calling this a build because of pretty much everything is off the shelf parts. I'm writing my own sketch right now for the motion but there is a version or 2 floating around on the net based of this design. I will post my code once it's done.
Build Author lewac Views 6345
PnP 4 axis small/fast machine
You need some mechanical and electronic experience. This is NOT a novice undertaking! a familiarity with linux a plus (but not necessary). Basic woodworking and metal fabrication a big plus as well.
Build Author Jonathon Duerig Views 6294
Archivist Quill Book Scanner
This is a book scanner built out of aluminum extrusion. It is designed to get high quality scans without harming the book. It is not automated. You still have to turn the pages yourself.
Build Author John J Talavera Views 6281
CNC FOR EVERYONE, THE DUCK!
www.cncforeveryone.com. the Duck is something that i think would be helpful in my shop since we already do cold casting.
Build Author Gino Lanzi Views 6162
2 GANTRY CNC HOTWIRE MACHINE
A 2 independent gantry affordable hotwire machine.
Build Author Kyo Views 5950
A Workbench idea built from V-slot and openbuilds parts.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 5907
Work Bench Stand
Here is a nice little simple build that will help to free up some extra space on your work bench. If your like me you need all the room on your work station you can use, so this is great to have.
Build Author Mohsen Abbasi Views 5823
Foldable Rainwater Collector
Realisation of my idea about a foldable collector for rainwater, which is light and easy to make. People around the world need water and can collect rain water with this collector. I made it for syria and all too.
Build Author Greg Wroblewski Views 5816
Acro Pick And Place Machine
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.
Build Author Don Crawford Views 5792
Table Saw Fence
Trying to build a low cost table saw fence using v-wheels
Build Author Jonathon Duerig Views 5708
CNC Glass Grinder
This is a 1-Axis CNC Glass Grinder. It uses a hobby grinder to miter a precise angle on the edge of a piece of glass.
Build Author Spark Concepts Views 5646
CNC xPRO V4
Take your build to the next level with the CNC xPRO V4!
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 5596
Spindle cooling setup
Cooling system for water cooled spindle.
Build Author JoeH Views 5582
The COTSPnP pick-and-place machine (PnP) is used to place surface-mount devices (SMDs) onto a printed circuit board and was designed and built exclusively from off-the-shelf (COTS) components, predominantly sourced from OpenBuilds and Actobotics. Its intended use is prototyping and not high rate, high volume production and is capable of precisely placing parts as small as 0402 capacitors and resistors but more importantly, can precisely place components with lead spacing as small a 0.4mm.
Build Author John J Talavera Views 5578
A simple low cost rotomolder.
Build Author Jan Koeppen Views 5562
Touchsensor assembly machine
This is a handy machine to assemble touch sensors into display frame.
Build Author Tinker Views 5549
Kitchen Space Saver
The frame is made from all open builds parts, add the rubber feet and pads for the glass. The glass is clear 12" x 16" x 1/4" with a polished edge. A light basket slides on the countertop.
Build Author Beam Views 5542
DIY Flywheel Camera Slider
My take on a non affordable slider.
Build Author Bridge Port Views 5444
CNC Line Boring Machine
This is a CNC Line Boring Machine for our cabinet shop. It drills the holes every 32 mm for the adjustable shelf pins in the cabinet side pieces. I chose this option over purchasing a multi-head boring machine that requires 11 drill bits - Left & Right hand twist - that also requires a lot of strength to plunge that many drill bits into the wood to be drilled.
Build Author Marc Gingras Views 5299
Table saw fence and guide
The idea was to build a proof of concept table saw fence similar to a thru-rip or accusquare fences which retail for 400$, with the added option to motorize the positioning.
Build Author Mohsen Abbasi Views 5283
Portable Foam Cutter
A portable foam cutter to make your forms everyware using a LiPo Battery.
Build Author CreativeTools Views 5145
Universal stand-alone filament spool holder (Fully 3D-printable)
A practical rotating and stand-alone spool holder which fits any filament extrusion 3D-printer. Several base files provided which make it fit different extruded aluminium profiles.
Build Author Naomi Wu Views 5136
Naomi Wu's Automatic Bartender- BarBot!
This is an automatic bartender- a BarBot, designed to be made with off-the-shelf OpenBuilds, V-slot and low-cost 3D printer parts.
Build Author winand Views 4923
Small drill press fence
A small build using some small vslot scrap piece which shows the versatlity of the v-slot system
Build Author Tweakie Views 4878
A little project for a rainy day which some, like me, may find useful.
Build Author Makerparts Views 4797
Cbeam Digital Mitre Saw Fence
Work in progress.. but nearing completion :)
Build Author Mac6986 Views 4728
Vinyl Application Roller table
Build progress of custom roller table for applying graphics
Build Author Venturebit Views 4688
SHRED-Buddy3D UPcycler - Open Source Multi Material Cutter&Pelletizer
The whole system is powered by 12V / DC power. Process it into Pellets or Granules to use it with your 3D Printer or Filament Extruder. Our self-developed steppermotor Controls allows you to optimally adjust Feedrate for your Situation. Forward, Backward and Stop is integrated for easy operation. The Speed can be continuously regulated via rotary switch.
Build Author Eric Jacobsson Views 4679
The Floating Dust Shoe
I wanted a dust shoe that have a easy access to tool change and something that kind of float on the surface. And I have seen shoes with long brush that sucked in by the vacuum. I think I have the solution too all that here.
Build Author DIY3DTech.com Views 4566
3D Printer Leveler Made with Maker Rail
Leveling Platform / Stand 3D Printers
Build Author Jose A. Molina Views 4521
Remote Controlled Robot Spider(Teaching Tool)
This Project is meant to teach introductory robotics and arduino styled micro-controllers to HS and MS students.
Build Author Rick 2.0 Views 4461
Adjustable Router Guide Template
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.
Build Author Makerparts Views 4385
DIY Multi Row Nodal Point Spherical Panorama Head
DIY Pano Head
Build Author Jonathon Duerig Views 4212
Chrysalis: An Enclosure for TAZ 6 3d Printers
Aluminum-framed enclosure for TAZ 6 3d Printer made with Makerlink.
Build Author mytechno3d Views 4191
DSLR ( video ) motorized slider
In order to make some nice traveling video you need a slider .
Build Author oni305 Views 4086
An USB Pendant for LinuxCNC / Mach3
Build Author jdeglavina Views 4034
SMD Pick and place machine - Smoothieboard/OpenPnp
A dual head PNP machine that uses Openbuilds hardware, a Smoothieboard controller, dual camera vision, automatic/drag feeders, and OpenPnp.
Build Author Jinx117 Views 3994
V-Slot Linear Actuator Bundle
v-slot linear actuator build.
Build Author MattR Views 3939
Cricut Expressions 2 to ESP32 GRBL Control
A log of my "brain surgery" on a Cricut Expressions 2 to change the control board to something open so that I could cut what I wanted. The ESP32 GRBL board I used has bluetooth and WIFI built-in and was very easy to get working just the way I wanted.
Build Author Peter Van Der Walt Views 3758
The Almost Perfect 3 Way Mitre (with Angle Corner Connectors)
A quick and easy way to make a 3-way mitered corner using Corner Connectors
Build Author Mohsen Abbasi Views 3716
True Human Prosthesis
Prosthesis is functionality and emotion!
Build Author cbordeleau Views 3570
Slider Levelling Platform
3d printed V-Slot Gantry Plate leveler.
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 3485
MakerSL MSL-7 Laser Cut Tape Dispenser
An easy simple Tape Dispenser, spawned out of necessity, and shared for the fun of it...
Build Author Iwan Müller Views 3456
Controlbox for a CNC Router
A Controlbox for my CNC-Router, containing stepper-drivers, Planet-CNC MK3 Controller and a Controlpanel with joysticks.
Build Author René Felipe Viancos Views 3454
AVR SMD Daughter Board
SMD AVR Solderless Daughter Board
Build Author Gerrald Views 3388
This build is to show what's possible as well with openBuilds! I use a single ArduinoMega and 5 separate stepper drivers (A4988). The LEDs are all NeoPixels. Collision 'detection' is all done within the code, so the endstops are only sensors I use in this build. I'm a self-employed video-artist and this is my first installation which just needs power and it runs (where I'm quite proud of). Normally my interactive installations take a long setup time, so this installation is a relief :)
Build Author JimB828 Views 3373
Miter Saw Station
A Miter Saw station built using a Dewalt Miter Saw Stand and V-Slot extrusions.
Build Author Jose A. Molina Views 3327
Reborn as the Soccer Pitch for our Robot Spider Soccer game - Robotics/Maker Club Teaching Cart
The Soccer Pitch for our Robot Spider Soccer game
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 3218
Air assist/fume collector for Diode Laser Engraver
This is a work in progress
Build Author Maxime Favre Views 3152
Brewery tank supports
Trying to design modular and evolutive supports for my brewery tanks.
Build Author Peter Van Der Walt Views 3114
The Almost Perfect 3 Way Mitre (with MakerLinks)
A quick and easy way to make a 3-way mitered corner using MakerLinks
Build Author MTO Views 2838
V-Slot MAME cabinet
A minimalist MAME "cabinet" made from extrusion.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 2789
A simple to assemble, super clean and safe PSU case solution that fits into the OpenBuilds wire management ecosystem
Build Author rkugler Views 2773
Miter Saw Stop Block
Just starting a miter saw stop system. Any suggestions appreciated.
Build Author Mohsen Abbasi Views 2715
For all other builders and robotic technies!
Build Author Tommy Williamson Views 2704
Motion control camera slider based on the V-Slot® NEMA 17 Linear Actuator Bundle (Belt Driven)
I built a motion control camera slider with the V-Slot® NEMA 17 Linear Actuator Bundle (Belt Driven)