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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?)

OpenBuilds LEAD CNC

May 22, 2019 at 9:31 AM
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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!

OpenBuilds MiniMill

May 22, 2019 at 9:29 AM
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This OpenBuilds Mini Mill is a great go-to desktop sized CNC milling plate / part maker and 3D carving machine!

Dash-X 3D Printer: Innovative design

May 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Cross-beam Cartesian 3d printer with dual master/slave lightweight fiberglass drive shafts, BMG style extruder with Bowden (Capricorn) tubing. Hot end is Creality Ender 3 style with two fans and BLTouch for autoleveling. Filament runout sensor is also included.

KeePrint Monster

May 17, 2019
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Large 2 foot x 3 foot x 4.5 foot build volume Core XY printer build in process at this point. I am designing everything from scratch and using typincal parts bought from amazon for the build.

Simple Cnc System (arduino Grbl)

May 19, 2019 at 5:33 AM
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Arduino powered simple CNC system using GRBL firmware. Designed to give the most function using the very least number of parts at the lowest price.

The BEE and ME

Apr 2, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I have always wanted to work with CNC machinery...a few years back I got my chance to learn some basics at the Double Glazing Company where I was employed (very basic I might add) before the firm folded and I was made redundant...I wanted to continue learning and when I came across this site which push affordable machines I thought I'd give it a go. So I purchased a !000mmx750mm Screw Driven Workbee from Ooznest and I'm about to embark on my quest as many have done before me...Wish me Luck!

Mushu - Large Scale CoreXY

May 6, 2019
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

20x26x28 inch Build Volume CoreXY. Unlike many builds, I've decoupled the XY movements from the Z-Axis lead screws to help prevent Wobble, will be using linear guide rails, and mains powered bed heater, and a bed that is Allowed to thermally grow. This build is JUST narrow enough to fit through a standard sized doorway.

3D printed Laser Engraver

May 8, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

i´ve designing this laser taking care of every part to be functional, This laser has Endstops mounts on the corners and the X axis both sides too. The corners has fasbelt tension knobs for easy operation. The laser mount has adjustable knob to manually rise or down the laser for focusing purpose. all the parts have been printed at 65% infill a 2 perimeter lines just to make the parts stronger. Attached you will find a part list with quantity and link where to buy. SIZE 1mts x 75cm Built area

OpenBuilds ACRO System

May 8, 2019
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.

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Aug 30, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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!

1510 Workbee Modified

Jan 22, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

V-Slot™ Linear Actuator Build (Belt Driven)

Apr 25, 2019
Category
ACTUATOR

Quick and Simple V-Slot Gantry System. This example build shows how easy it is to make a linear actuator using a few OpenBuilds Parts. You can mount this system an many ways so be sure to download the example models.

crypt-cube

Apr 23, 2019
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The crypt-cube is another project I've been working on off and on over the past year, unlike my previous built C3DO this is a much smaller built with a volume of 318mm x 240mm x 220mm. With this build my main focus is precision and speed.

CoreXY - e3d inspired

May 1, 2018
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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Build in Progress...

CoreXY printer heavily inspired by e3d's new open source printer with tool changing. I intend to make it so when e3d start selling toolheads these can be added to the machine without any major work having to be done.

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

RigidOko

Apr 11, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Heavily upgrading my 1200x500 Shapeoko 2... ...er, wait, scratch that... Building an all new machine, roughly the same size, that should be more rigid than a Shapeoko 3!

Nema 23 Belt and Pinion System

Apr 8, 2019
Category
ACTUATOR
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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!

Coined by my family as the: Davomatic

Aug 12, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Build Notes: Here are all the parts necessary to re-produce this design. Please note, all of the parts are either sourced through openbuilds or have been selected and printed from thingiverse.

The Growler

Feb 27, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This machine is a heavy duty, moving gantry style CNC router. It uses Teknic ClearPath servo motors driving ballscrews and linear rails. The machine has 36" x 48" x 19" of travel with about 7" of clearance below the gantry.

Clear Acrylic Dust Shoe

Mar 17, 2019
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Attaches router with screw clamping. Clear Skirt is 2" long or can be made longer if requested. Works well keeping dust within the chamber. It can be made to fit shapeoko, ox cnc, workbee, xcarve, 6040, laguna,piranha, millright etc. with similar setup including Bosh, Makita , dewalt 611 routers or spindles.

CNC Coating Machine

Dec 1, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The purpose of this machine is to mix two parts of conformal coating with different viscosity in exactly 1:1 ratio and distribute the fluid on to PCB to seal and make it waterproof.

Laser Cutter/Engraver OptLaser 6W with Z-axis

Dec 8, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This was my first attempt for a laser platform. I'm using the OpenBuilds ACRO 20"x40 platform, 6W OptLaser, homemade z height and the xPro driver board.

K40 12x24in rebuild (In Original Case)

Feb 14, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Rebuilt the internals of a K40 to allow for a 12 x 24 in cutting area while reusing the same external case and not touching the laser tube.

D&R Tiger Paw build combo

Feb 17, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The Tiger Paw will be a 1000mm X 500mm Cartesian style CNC with the Minimill attached to the end. It is named the D&R Tiger Paw because my son, Daniel, and myself, Richard, will put this Tiger strong and fast machine together. Our goal is to have a Tiger strong build with a Paw print that wouldn’t take up a huge amount of space in our garage.

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

Workbee "style" 1010 cnc

Feb 12, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build is based on the Workbee 1010 CNC. It is not a kit build and is much the same as the original but with some significant changes made here and there as the build progresses.

GRANITE 1.0

Dec 25, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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.

Goliath - CNC + 3D printer Hybrid

Dec 9, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Mostly for Mill work, and FDM 3D printing (mostly Nylonx). I'm currently in the process of adding some hardware for a project requiring lathe work. I've included a solidworks 2014 pack and go for those of you interested in the build. if you need another file type, just let me know and i can try to accommodate. This is a scratch build (electronics and hardware)... see photos. Everything is pretty close to industrial quality... Electronics too. I got sick of other COTS designs breaking down

Fixed Gantry CNC Router with Old Industrial Supplies

Jan 26, 2019
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I got lucky enough to purchase aluminum extrusions and linear motion components (and nuts/bolts/etc) at scrap metal prices when a bunch of industrial automation equipment was decommissioned. The only problem is that the aluminum extrusions are not metric sizes... they are the 1.5"x3" 80/20 series. It has presented a few challenges but nothing too bad.

CNC ESS Controls System

Jan 22, 2019
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My Controls box to run my Workbee 1510 That was retrofitted with Lead Screws as well as Lineal Bearings. The stock electrical configuration was not enough, so here are the Measures that I took to not only make this machine Run again, but to have fun with it, and make this system be able to run any CNC I run in the future with the installed microcontroller.

Stainless OX

Jan 19, 2019
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.

Portable Diode Laser Cutter

Jan 2, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Integrating custom machined components and off-the-shelf CNC components to create a portable diode laser etcher with air assist and reasonably substantial z-axis travel.

FlashPoint CNC v1: 500mm x 1000mm 3-Axis CNC Router

Jan 13, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My build is based on many different builds but pieced together into a unit specifically to suit my needs. The footprint, without motors, is around 500mm x 1000mm with a gantry height of around 250mm. I used a combination of C-Beam, for the linear transmission, and V-Slot for the base and gantry supports. Forged angle connectors were used for attachment and I utilized the C-Beam gantry cart kits with anti-backlash blocks for both Y axes, the X axis, and Z axis.

SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The Space Optimized LAser Cutter is a 40 watt CO2 laser cutter that supports a maximum part volume of 24" x 16" x 6.25". It consists of a V-slot frame + brackets/mounts designed to be 3D printed on a consumer desktop printer. Total cost of the machine is ~ $1,400 USD.

TrueUp Kit Version

Aug 10, 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.

"Stung by the Bee" OB Workbee 1010 Build

Jan 9, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This will be a build Log for my Open Builds Workbee 1010 Build. I will keep a full descriptive log of the build and make any notes in the hope that it will help other builders that decide they would like to build this machine.

The Floating Dust Shoe

Feb 15, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

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.

Rob's C-Beam Machine XLarge

Feb 28, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is my first CNC router build, so I started with the OpenBuilds C-Beam Machine XLarge mechanical bundle, including four high torque stepper motors. I took my time with the mechanical build, sought and found some great help for my control system, and designed and built a custom cabinet to house everything.

Sphinx 1050

Dec 4, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

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.

Affordable Cartesian Printer (Initial Design)

Sep 17, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This specific build page is a collection of screenshots sampling some of my initial SolidWorks design and pictures showing physical construction of the initial design. I will be creating individual build articles as I redesign, test, and implement new aspects of the printer.

Gluing frame for guitar tops and backs

Dec 25, 2018
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I have built four of these frames. The first pictured I have been using for maybe a year or two and bought the clamps. The last three I have made I have built my own clamps with openbuild parts. I am still working on the design. At present I use wedges to apply pressure to the side of the wood and block. I am working on a cam system to apply pressure. I just bought 8mm screws with Knobs for quicker adjustment. I will update the build when I make these improvements.

LYNX - Huge 3D printer

Jan 14, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I'm basically building a larger version of my crappy wanhao 3d printer. My work was recycling some aluminium extrusion and it broke my heart to see such nice pieces of aluminium engineering being sent to a furnace. Mega 3d printer was born!

LS-LASER

Oct 3, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I have completed some custom build 3d printers (i3 and delta style) and a cnc mill based on v-slot and c-beam. From the beginning the cnc was built to fit/change between router, 5w led laser module and plotter pen. While all three works great, the build is primarily focused on heavy duty milling and brings some disadvantages when it comes to laser - slow because of leadscrew motion system and not as powerful because of “only” led laser. That is why I have started this build of co2 laser machine.

MakerSL MSL-5 Cantilevered 3D Printer

Jun 23, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a simple cantilevered 3D Printer. It is designed around the OB V-Slot linear rails. I am trying to simplify this as much as possible, all rails will be 250mm long and only one will require cutting (it will be cut in half). The printer will use all OB wheels and gantry plates where applicable, all other plates can be either Laser Cut or 3D Printed (files will be provided for both). I am not set on electronic as of yet, but plan to use a single control board...no Arduino/Ramps control.

Sherline C-Beam with Offline Controller and MPG

Nov 23, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a C-Beam based router with V-rails used for the bed, a Sherline spindle with Jacobs chuck, closed loop stepper motors on every axis and an offline 4-axis CNC controller. A U-channel was created to guide the drag chain on the X-axis.

Hyatt and My Journey to Tonehenge

Dec 1, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I'm conducing guitar loudspeaker cabinet fabrication technique research (material type/thickness, mechanical joints, adhesives, etc) and how these relate to cabinet/speaker coupling and enclosure resonance with respect to psycho-acoustics. Basically, does one speaker cab sound better than another and why?

Brice's CNC Router Build

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

I'm building a CNC router for a long time. Here's the result on this long journee. I tried to do my best with the basic tools I have. Don't hesitate to ask if you have questions.

ECNCML (budget mashup)

Nov 28, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build summarizes my CNC milling and laser engraving machine conversion from a dimensional lumber frame and electrical mess to an all aluminum frame with a safe and well constructed (IMHO) control system with the resources I had available.

Rock n Roll

Nov 27, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The Rock n Roll is built on granite, is solid as a rock, and gathers no moss. This build provides a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. Built to be strong, use redundancy, and use long lever arms to average out imperfections in the equipment. Built to go fast and light. We will use a high speed spindle, large high voltage stepper motors and small cutting heads to overwhelm the forces produced at the cutting head.

Ball Trajectory Machine

Nov 23, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Need to build a machine that accurately positions objects for processing by a computer vision algorithm? Here is an example of a machine that does that for a ball trajectory application. The black anodized V-rails work well for applications in optics and imaging where the machine needs to stay out of the limelight.

MMXL - A MiniMill Conversion

Oct 29, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Using most of the parts of the MiniMill, and adding a few other parts (cost < $200), transforms the MiniMill into a very capable machine. Final build area as shown is 10.25" x 16". With a custom Y-plate, I will take it to 10.25" x 20-24".

Beamlazer Laser cutter CO2 100W

Sep 30, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Hi everyone, im new to the world of lasercutters but i have been granted access for a Trotec laser for a while with old firmware and only compability trought Windows XP. Then i decided to build my own laser, with some easier workflow and support for Windows 10. Since im still a student i have limited resources, so i will try too use scrap parts as much as possible. I will publish photos and updates during my build continously. Gladly taking advices from others.

Cricut Expressions 2 to ESP32 GRBL Control

Nov 18, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

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