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DIY CNC Machine

Jun 8, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build Complete!

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.

Simple Cnc System (arduino Grbl)

May 25, 2019
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.

1515 Deluxe

Apr 18, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

Build features include a double c-beam gantry (bonded & mechanically fastened), linear x rails, custom gantry end plates, a custom linear rail & ballscrew Z axis, and custom lead screw tensioning plates. The primary goal was to remove twist from the 1500mm gantry & stiffen the Z axis.

Peristaltic pumps, Automatic Cocktail mixer

Apr 3, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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Build Complete!

This is an automatic cocktail mixer made with 8 small peristaltic pumps. this is driven with the touch screen or over wifi. the controller used is a raspberry pi with a Apache webserver

Z Axis for ACRO

Mar 23, 2020
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build Complete!

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.

My C-Beam machine...

Jan 17, 2020
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Build Complete!

A C-Beam machine design, strengthened with extra brackets and plates. GRBL controlled, opto-isolated inputs, jogging box.

CNC xPRO Driver

Oct 9, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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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?)

Rotary Axis for Laser Engraver/Cutter

Oct 9, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build Complete!

This is a fully adjustable, low profile rotary axis for your Laser Cutter. Many OpenBuilds components are used, plus a handful of 3D printed parts.

Workbee CNC on steroids

Nov 23, 2019
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Build in Progress...

My First major improvement was changing the controller to a Acorn board. I loved the way a dedicated userinterface was speeding up my workflow. Next project my Y Axis. On Aliexpress I ordered a couple of 16mm ballscrews and some lineair rail. Before I took my gantry off I quickly made some aluminium profiles to fit my carriages. Withouth any doubt these improvements where worth it

V-King CoreXY

Dec 12, 2018
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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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

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.

CoreXY 3D build one

Sep 20, 2019
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

an 8020 build with 1010 extrusion (1") Square tubing Rough size is 24x24x36 (600x600x900) The expected usable print area 21.5x21.5X32"roughly (510x510x760) An XY 3D printer with 3 extruders and 3 Z-axis 0.9 degree motors the table (Z-AXIS) will lift up to the XY Carriage on 3 12mm linear rod and 3 8mm Lead screw's Corexy designs complete and Z-axis build is started don’t have a 3D cad system yet so building my prototypes on a pcb layout tool

Minimalist Laser Platform

Aug 18, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build Complete!

Minimalist laser platform built with Makerlink connectors and modified Nema 17 stepper mounts used as gantry plates.

Laser Displacement Golf Ball Scanner

Jul 26, 2019
Category
Turntable 3D Scanner
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Build Complete!

Getting an accurate scan of a golf ball can be difficult with general-purpose 3D scanners. This purpose-built golf ball scanner uses a very accurate Keyence LK-081 laser displacement sensor with an Open Builds linear actuator for the vertical axis and a Sherline CNC rotary table for the turntable. Scan detail is determined by the sample step size and can be set arbitrarily based on desired scan time.

PrintAir CoreXY

Oct 3, 2015
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
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Build in Progress...

A CoreXY/Bowden design with a belt driven Z axis. This is a box design without the front end of the box, making the print area and maintenance, like changing a nozzle, easily accessible.

Black Rabbit 1500

Sep 2, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

This is a router that I designed that is loosely based on the Openbuilds Ox, but designed to be heavy duty, rigid, and yet quick and agile.

Workbee "style" 1010 cnc

Feb 12, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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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.

Desktop 4-Axis Nema 23

Apr 6, 2018
Category
CNC LATHE BUILDS
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Build in Progress...

This build is specific to a furniture design I am trying to bring to market. My first attempt to build a machine. I have looked at other build submissions to help me figure out where I would like to start. The workable volume should 36" W x 6" D x 6" T. The goal is to become more comfortable with the electronics side of machines I enjoy using and also lower the cost of my product by reducing man hours in the manufacturing process. Yay!

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.

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.

Rock n Roll

Nov 27, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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
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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.

myOX : a 4' x 2' OX CNC with potential

Mar 14, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

This is the story of me building myOX - my version of the "ideal" OX. I want a machine which can route/mill at least 4' wide and as long as I can feed through (don't be shy, think "infinity") as well as going deep on multiple faces - manual 4th axis. I have loads of ideas to take myOX towards that goal and way beyond. Time will tell. Just follow along through this build and possibly a few others along the way ... Check out my OXCalculator : let your computer figure out your BoM

+Laser

Sep 2, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build Complete!

A minimalist 2-axis A2 sized laser diode cutter/engraver. Designed to give the most function using the very least number of parts at the lowest price.

Stinger-Panting Images in the Air

Sep 20, 2018
Category
Circuit - Software Project
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Stinger displays images in the air by using a single column of LEDs. Special computer code converts graphics to pixels; then, the pixels are send to the strings of LEDs, which with the help of of the motor's fast movement the most colorful are displayed on thin air.

Voxel OX with Helix Gear Z Transmission (single z motor)

Jun 4, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build Complete!

This is a modification I made to my Voxel Ox 3D Printer Z axis, which synchronizes the Z leadscrews via a shaft and helical gear transmission. It prevents the two Z leadscrew from getting out of adjustment relative to each other, and uses a single Z motor instead of two. This build is just documenting the specific changes I have made to the Z-axis, since the frame and other axes are still from the original Voxel Ox design.

The Archon R2

Mar 19, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

The Archon "In the style of Cartesian movement." A brief overview, guide and summary of my highly experimental build. and some insight into the challenges of building such a large format/belted machine.

Ooznest WorkBee 1000mm x 1000mm Screw Driven

Apr 23, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I have decided to buy and build the ooznest workbee screw driven cnc (1000x1000) and also decided to use some plates and extrusions from the ox cnc. I will never use two machines anyway and hoping to build a strong base for the workbee.

"AcroCadabra" My Acro Laser built with my C-Beam XL

Mar 15, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Well I built a C-Beam XL around a year ago, I am still learning things as I make stuff with it, it has been quite a wonderful learning experience. Now I have gained enough confidence and knowhow to Mill the required Plates to build an Acro Laser System using the Acro Laser Sketchup Model. I have pulled the Model apart in Sketchup, isolated the Plates and generated the G-Code to cut/Mill the plates. I have used Sketchucam to generate the G-Code. I Use Mach3 on my C-Beam XL to Mill.

Unique Z

Nov 21, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My original Tevo Tarantula kit was ok..... I had issues with the X gantry staying level. I got rid of the wheels and replaced them with linear block bearings. I still had some issues with the X gantry. I swapped out the plastic parts with aluminum which was much better. Still not what I want yet

Fourth Axis Mill Prototype

Mar 6, 2018
Category
Other Lathe Build
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I really like the 4th axis I purchased a few years back, but when I went looking for it again the suppliers who once carried it no longer do. Anyone know who makes it? Center hole receives collets. I own a ShopSmith so I am using a 5/8th rod and can mount it's chucks onto this machine. Also I like the use of the skateboard wheels, they are adjustable and one could use more sets over a longer axis. The Sherline z-axis is not my first choice, I just had a spare.

CNC Router Lathe

Feb 11, 2018
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Steel square tube frame with dual feed gantry and indexing lathe section. Will have 36" x 30" x 6" travel. Has a Harmonic Drive on the 4th Axis.

Gantry CNC - Decisions made only to change over and over.

Jan 11, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is my first CNC build. As per the norm, I went in with months of research, planning, and resource gathering tied neatly together with a solid plan. As the path went on, the plan continued to change to accommodate issues I hadn't counted on. But, at the end of the road, the project reached completion, and I learned a ton along the way!

777 CNC Build

Nov 29, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

To begin the "Build" I have ordered a few parts from OpenBuilds to get started. They are arriving today; according to "tracking". I cant wait! Praise Jesus! This 85 yr old man is getting a "New " life. Hallelujah and amen. Because I am building this on an existing machine, I have to be careful; so I will order some parts then see what I don't need (such as a base); along with parts that I may need to adapt it to the machine. It should be fun! "Caint wait!"

Joe Harris's all metal CNC Router build

Dec 4, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I'm building a CNC router in my garage (almost finished!) and I'm keeping a video build log of the process in the hope it may be useful to others wanting to do the same. I don't have much in the way of fancy tools so expect a bit of innovation on the way!

Robo Morten

Aug 24, 2017
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Build in Progress...

A horizontal-router CNC using openbuilds parts geared toward routing out mortise and tenon joinery; or any other end grain work on wood.

Mobile bed cnc machine, first build

Sep 12, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Currently i am reworking the frame still with current available parts just going to buy material to make the y and the z axis from openbuilds. The x axis is now going to be mobile similar to a 3d printer style.

V-Slot SphereBot

Apr 20, 2015
Category
Sphere Bots

This SphereBot is based on the EggBot which is an open-source art robot (drawbot) that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects.

Epoxy dispenser, to apply non-conductive epoxy to electronic board.

Feb 19, 2017
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
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Build in Progress...

Epoxy dispenser, 2nd one, first one works great. Uses HMI to allow for operator to pull up files for different jobs. 9 prox sensors, Eot and home on all 3 axis. High quality nema23 motors with intergrated drives from applied motion. Uses programmable router for drives.

CNC Glass Grinder

Nov 21, 2016
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Openbuilds V slot Rail extrusion retrofits for Lulzbot 4/5 Taz Printers (X, Y and Z axis)

Jun 20, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This project shows how to use Openbuilds Vv slot extrusions and wheels to retrofit a Lulzbot Taz 4 or 5 printer. These modifications improve layer consistency, eliminate nozzle and bed sag, and allow for larger toolhead mounting. Project updates and newer accessory files may be located at http://www.thingiverse.com/piercet/designs

eeYZee Router

Aug 18, 2016
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The first criteria was portability, the second was cutting out a sheet of ply, the third was the ability to shape a foam surfboard blank, but the main criteria was a small budget.

Dave's Z axis and powder coated.

Apr 16, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I just did my first Powder coat paint job on a Z Axis with 9inchs of travel for the DIY CNC Plasma Cutter, Mill Head, Router, Engraver, Laser Head, Water Jet Cutter Machine. 2 different Z Axis ride plates and a 80mm Router/Mill Head/Spindle clamp. Baked on finish in a old oven i had.

Ooznest OX CNC for Architecture Modell

Jun 12, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

While i achieved the desired taler Z axis this was very notable of the cost of the stiffness of the Y axis - the Y axis is now quite wobbly. i do not recommend such a big Z axis on a OX CNC machine where the requirement is a good precision.

Pong CNC

Jun 2, 2016
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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 :)

C-Beam Double X

Sep 11, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Per the special notes its a variant of the C-Beam, Machine.... I have noticed that alot of people build a CNC router to cut parts for other larger CNC machines.. eg Delta Printers etc....plus this will enable me to cut parts for model RC plans UAV's etc...

Idea for any axis support and Drive

Apr 27, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Just an idea right now but will attempt a prototype in the near future. Not sure if this has been tried before or not.....

BldrBot Pro

Nov 13, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A completely belt driven cartesian design with a center mounted X motor. This is a very compact, rugged design.

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