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BlackBox Motion Control System

Nov 1, 2019
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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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.

LEAD CNC 1010 (40" x 40")

Sep 4, 2020
Category
CNC ROUTER
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The OpenBuilds Lead Machine takes us back to the roots of the OpenBuilds modular building system, and has proven itself as an adaptable design that can compete with any machine in its class!

High Z Mod for Lead CNC

Oct 28, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER
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The High Z modification for the LEAD CNC brings your creative capabilities to new heights! With 8" of clearance this modification can be adapted easily to your existing LEAD CNC Router.

Standalone Torch Height Controller for CNC Plasma Cutting

Mar 4, 2021
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
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A Torch Height Controller helps improve plasma cut quality and can save a CNC Machine from crashing. This design doesn't require you to know electronics or need any custom circuits... Its plug and play! This is a COMPLETELY standalone controller with a built-in Driver powerful enough to run just about any stepper motor. (maybe a little to powerful for a NEMA17)

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Mar 31, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine. A strong easy to build shop CNC router that can be sized to suit your needs. Many new features have been incorporated into the OX to make it a great router that is sure to inspire!

3000x1500 CNC

Apr 25, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Here is my Project A CNC 3000 mm by 1500 mm, with a 2.2kW spindle collet ER25 and 4 stepper motor nema 23 425oz-in. The purpose being to have a large work surface for a minimum cost.

OpenBuilds LEAD CNC Machine 1515 (60" x 60")

Nov 18, 2020
Category
CNC ROUTER
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It began with creating an extremely rigid axis that incorporates a multi C-Beam Linear Rail system as well as precision lead screws coupled with a tension system for the absolute maximum in performance.

Gigantesque CNC

Feb 22, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a upgrade to make a little deeper and a little bigger foot print for cutting. This is a copy of design off Rob Taylor idea for Dbl C Beam setup. The goal though is to design it around a new build with minimal tools for some one with no cnc access. Drillpress and drill bits and tap set. A 10in Non ferrous metal cutting blade for my table saw. Paper printer for printing DXF files.

Custom push cart for CNC machines

Mar 13, 2021
Category
Furniture Builds
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I’m custom building a push table / cart for my cnc machines mostly out things I already had in my garage. Using a gray push utility cart as the main body and building around that.

Gantry Style CNC from plywood

Mar 4, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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I am currently 15 years old, from Germany and trying to build a low budged CNC router. I only designed this CNC based on other CNC routers that I have seen and what I am able of. It consists mostly of 2.3cm plywood to keep costs down. The size of the work area is approx. 40 x 80 cm. I would be really glad if you could give me advice's for improvement on the design and everything else ... ( I could really need your help :) ) enjoy :)

Sea-OX

Dec 29, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is my first CNC build. The Sea-OX is a machine built out of three 1000mm C-Beams. I plan to have a Y length of 1000mm and a X length of 650mm. The Z should have the ability to move approximately 100mm.

Openbuilds 4x8 cnc

Aug 14, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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I built this cnc using 2 z axis actuators thinking it would minimize deflection and it seems to be very sturdy. I used 2 1500mm c channels for my x axis, 1 1500mm c channel for my y axis, nema 23 stepper motors, dm556 drivers, 2 24v power supplies, smc5-5-n-n controller, 9mm wide belts, and the Hitachi m12vc router. So far it's working very well with a few hiccups. Programming the controller was a learning experience but I'm very happy with it.

maker CARVER

Feb 18, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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A Small format CNC Cartesian style Machine. This machine is meant to be fitting as an entry level machine as well as smaller projects for carpenters ect. Size range from 500mmx500mm to 1000mmx1000mm

Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter

Feb 15, 2021
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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A CNC machine with an expansive 30x30" work area, supporing a router, laser, simple plotting and work monitoring camera. Control includes a tethered control box, game controller style jog control, and relay controlled AC outlets for all appliances. Accessories include a 3D printed dust shoe, a complete spoilboard and hold down system, an XYZ touch probe and multiple vacuum retention boards to support full profile routing.

Sphinx 55

Feb 10, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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A Sphinx build to inspire and encourage all those who want to get started with cnc to check out Opensbuilds line of machine bundles and hardware.

GRANITE 1.0

Dec 25, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

This machine has been in the works for quite a while. Most of the plates were cut with my Shpinx machine. I have a lot more photos and information to share soon.

Plastic Monstrosity

Nov 17, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Large inexpensive build that can cut a 4x8 ft sheet with room to spare. Can be built using only a 3D printer and standard parts -- no special CNC'd plates required.

The dwarf

Jan 20, 2021
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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This is a build for those of us that want to work fairly large but are in a tight space and budget

Sphinx 1050

Dec 4, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is going to be a Sphinx 1050 build. Starting off as a stock kit build using industrial electronics and opensource control software. Mods and upgrades to follow.

Ooznest OX CNC Machine

Sep 17, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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The Ooznest OX CNC Machine Kit is based on the OX CNC Machine designed by Mark Carew, and it incorporates many upgrades from this community. The plate designs in our kit are based on the originals. However we have added our own touches to increase the performance and design of the machine. To complement Mark's build videos, we have made a complete written instruction manual, with IKEA'eske assembly diagrams.

LEAD Lathe

Oct 25, 2020
Category
CNC LATHE BUILDS
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I have been toying with the idea of making a 3 axis rotary CNC machine for awhile. I wanted to make it with off the shelf OpenBuilds parts so any one can replicate it and I felt the LEAD High Z Mod would be a good starting point.

OpenBuilds ACRO System

Jul 22, 2020
Category
DRAWBOT/ARTBOT
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The OpenBuilds ACRO System was developed to be the most accurate and cost effective positioning system in its class. The ACRO System incorporates the OpenBuilds V-Slot system and, therefore, has the unique ability to expand to multiple sizes creating a size configuration custom to your needs. Choose the size that best fits your workshop. This versatile system allows for precise positioning of many different mountable tools and attachments.

CO2 laser

Sep 10, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build in Progress...

http://www.buildlog.net/sm_laser/drawings.html using this as a baseline.... Going to try and use all or most off the shelf parts.

C-Beam Sphinx

Dec 1, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Rack and Pinion Cartesian Mill

Mar 30, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a rework of a previous build I did on here, a mostly printed cartesian CNC. Initially intended to just be an update to that, but so many things changed including the linear motion and every single part has been modified significantly that I felt as though it deserved a whole new build.

Ox with Gecko Controller and CNC Linux

Dec 26, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This build is the documentation of someone with no experience building the OX cnc machine with a Gecko G540 controller and CNClinux

1510 Workbee Modified

Jan 22, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Some of the things that I have done to my 1510 Workbee Installed Linear rails and bearing blocks with drawings. Installed Ops console Made conversion plates for extruded aluminum to casters Extended z axis travel by a couple inches with steel plates. As of now in the process of installing Lead screws across the 1500mm length.

DIY CNC Machine

Jun 8, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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In this project, I show you how I built my DIY CNC machine. All moving parts of the DIY CNC router are running on ball bearings while the structural parts are made with natural materials, namely birch plywood and solid beech wood.

WorkBee CNC Machine

Sep 17, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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The WorkBee is our latest CNC Machine and is a culmination of all our experience, feedback, and suggestions from selling the OX CNC Machine over the past 2 years. The WorkBee is capable of accurately cutting foams, woods, plastics or aluminum at depths greater than 25mm to 0.2mm accuracy or greater.

Router Sled V1.1 V-SLOT

Oct 26, 2020
Category
Everything Else
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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)

Voxel Evolution

Jul 4, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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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.

CNC xPRO Driver

Oct 9, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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Build Complete!

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?)

Horizontal CNC V-Beem v1

Sep 16, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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V-Beem horizontal milling machine built on OpenBuilds components. Simple structure, great expansion possibilities, high stiffness.

Mini-OX

Apr 27, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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An OX-inspired mini desktop mill. Designed in OpenSCAD, these parts are fully parametric and can be customized to your liking.

Beefed up Minimill

Aug 24, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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A beefed up minimill, ready to gnaw on some aluminum! HG15 linear rails, a thick heavy column, bellows and easy fixturing and tramming.

Modified Sphinx 55 with MGN12 linear rails

Aug 2, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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)

SCoreXY

Jun 9, 2020
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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Currently I have Velleman/3Drag K8200 modified and CNC machine self built and wanted to use both to make new 3D printer. After looking at different designs I liked Voron a lot and have decided to go that way. Currently I have ordered majority of parts and build shall start soon. I don't plan to rush it as I am usually 2 months home and 2 off. Today done some electronics. Looks ok. https://youtu.be/ls_tl54ruE0

INDY-TR12 CNC (12mm Diameter Lead Screws)

Jun 7, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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TR12x3 screws, M8 wheel sets, a draw built into the design, an electronics set built onto the kit, back brace to stop C-Beam twist.

Learning how to build

Jun 15, 2020
Category
Delta Mills / Stewart Platforms
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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.

A very affordable CNC routing

Jun 1, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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In progress CNC, (just design for the momment), I want to get some feedback about the design and the possible flexion of the aluminum profiles chosen

Plasma CNC machine

Jan 17, 2020
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
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The plasma CNC that I have built has a water table that measures 1350mm x 650mm. The water is flooded onto the cut area while cutting and recycled around with a pump. This is to reduce smoke, cool the metal being cut to reduce distortion and also to keep sparks to a minimum. Most of the machine has been made from aluminium , the frame and table from steel, the water table, stainless steel.

Plasma cutter - 608 on steel tube version

Apr 20, 2015
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
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CNC Plasma cutter: 608ZZ on steel square tube linear rollers Welded frame HDT2-15 Belt Drive Tradeweld Cut-40 Plasma cutter with converted hand torch Virtual Torch Height Control through inductive probing - open source electronics project

Microwave Filter Tuner

Apr 8, 2020
Category
Everything Else
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The Microwave Filter Tuner (MFT) combined with the University of Regina’s tuning algorithm automatically tunes microwave filters by using a custom CNC machine with a computer vision system for identifying, mapping, and tuning each filter element, providing improved consistency, flexibility, and accuracy compared to traditional methods. The MFT is low cost and is capable of tuning multiple filter configurations with minimal preparation.

Raspberry Pi CNC Software

Mar 17, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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The main objective is to build a software which can completely run on a single board computer, Rasbperry Pi, to reduce the complete cost of building a cnc machine. The software is extensively tested and can be run on any raspberry pi 2/3 boards. With no G-Code dependency, you can do complex 3D relief carving to simple tasks with simple GUI based project development environment. Please go through the YouTube channel for more details https://youtu.be/8KOXqLpvscg

Aluminum OX build with some modifications

Mar 15, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

This is my OX CNC router. It has been a labor of love for over a year now! I hope you find it interesting and inspiring! I also hope that it gives some of you more experienced CNC builders a different perspective and some ideas!

Yet Another LEAD CNC Build

Apr 30, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build Complete!

My take on the LEAD CNC build. Followed the instructions and I think it came together very nicely. Added a few of my own touches to finish up the build.

Stainless OX

Feb 22, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Large format 1200X1500mm OX Build using Stainless Steel plates, dual belt configuration. Limit switches is a mix of micro switches and NPN Proximity switches. Electronics based on parallel break out board, Long Motor Stepper drivers (Chinese stuff) and motors controlled by Mach3. Spindel will be Kress 1050.

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