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BlackBox Motion Control System

Nov 1, 2019
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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Build Complete!

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.

DIY Embroidery Machine V2

Jun 11, 2019
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My second attempt at an affordable sewing machine embroidery add on. This one uses readily available electronics modules and 3D printable parts where possible.

High Z Mod for Lead CNC

Oct 28, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Salmon Sphinx 1.0

Jul 22, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A tribute build based on Kyo's wonderful CBeam Sphinx. My hope is to improve on that build slightly, but to be honest, I'll probably just screw it up. I'll use this build to publicly document my failures.

3D printer for printing Clay/Paste

Aug 10, 2022
Category
X/Y Table Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I designed this 3D printer from scratch for my mechanical engineering capstone project. It's made for printing clay but should be able to print any paste material. The clay extruder system could be easily modified to work with almost any 3D printer. The printer is approximately the same size as an Ender 3.

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

Jul 5, 2022
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

(Portable) Large Format 3d Printer 4ft square frame. Build Volume 36in x 36in x 36in

Jan 12, 2018
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Large format printer build based off successful small Corexy. I figured it could be scaled to large format and be portable. Portable meaning by removing a few pieces it could effectively be rotated out of a standard door frame.

Home build from A to Z

Jul 17, 2022
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I made this from A to Z at home by myself with reading and watching tones of videos. 50 cm X 50 cm but I get 40cm x 35 cm as a real workread

LEAD CNC 1010 (40" x 40")

Jul 11, 2022
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!

C-Beam Mini Mite

Jul 9, 2022
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A small system with a big bite. Design achieves a good balance between machine size vs. build area, rigidity and ease of construction all while keeping build cost as low as possible.

+Laser

Sep 2, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
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.

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.

C-Beam Prefab Untitled

Sep 24, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

The C-Beam Prefab Untitled is designed as the cartesian compliment to the C-Beam XL. With the exception of requiring a couple more 1000mm C-Beams and lead screws, the build requires a minimum of additional parts. The primary intention of the build is to maximize the cutting envelope while still staying within the sweet spot for C-beam rigidity. This design can easily be modified and allows for further custom structural components to be cut with the initial build platform.

Remote Toiler Flusher!

Jan 2, 2022
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
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This project provides an easy method for my granddaughter to use the facilities in the smallest room of the house! The toilet cistern is located in the garage and was originally manually activated by a pushbutton connected via a cable. The location of the pushbutton - combined with the stiffness of the mechanism made it tricky for her to use. This project provides a solution to the problem.

Indie i2

Mar 10, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A lightweight, portable, accurate 3D Printer that has a good sized print area and small overall footprint that is easy to build, with easy to source components. The design is OpenSource allowing those with the capability to make their own parts get up and running.

M4: 1510SS Heavy Mk.I

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

A 1500x1200mm, 20mm rail and 1610 ballscrew, heavy-duty, four-axis gantry machine. As high speed as spindle power MRR will allow for. Approx 4 x 3 x 1ft travels, intermediate size between benchtop and floor-scale units. Aiming at $10-15k machine in the $3k region.

Archer - An extendable all metal 3D printer

Jul 15, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is an all metal build using OpenBuilds V-Slot linear rails to produce a high quality and cost effective 3D printer. The printer is designed to be scalable for your desired build area and can utilize high quality hotends with 16mm groove mounts such as E3D.

Swing Arm

Dec 10, 2020
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Simple Swing Arm Build for the Modular Table Series. Create a simple vacuum swing arm that swings over your machine keeping your vacuum hose and router cord, etc. up and out of the way

Standalone Torch Height Controller for CNC Plasma Cutting

Mar 4, 2021
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
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Build Complete!

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)

Cairo Mini 3d-Printer

Jun 16, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

We are introducing the Cairo Mini 3d-printer! It’s a DIY fully Open-source Reproducible 20x20cm 3d-printer. The original goal of the Cairo Mini 3d-printer is to create a low-cost 3d-printer below 220$(3500 LE). That anyone can build with ease.

ZideX

Feb 7, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

3D printer with 7 drivers, compact, dual extruder, no CNC part. All Openbuilds and 3D printed part. This is purely experimental.

Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter

Jan 31, 2022
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Hydraulic lifting table

Nov 30, 2017
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I started this project without drawing. in itself this went fine with some minor adjustments. My profession is machine builder that might make it a little easier. I still enjoy it every day.

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Apr 23, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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!

DIY CNC Machine

Jun 8, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
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.

UK40OB

Mar 9, 2020
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Modifying the K40 laser cuter stock gantry in favor of OpenBuilds superior and smoother movement. Also will provide me a better level control for easier beam alignment.

DIY Slab Flattening Mill

Jul 8, 2020
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

V-SLOT profiles and OpenBuilds accessories give us many possibilities. We decided to build a manual ROUTER SLED using only components of the OpenBuilds system. The design is simple to build, construction takes little time, and the frame is easy to transport.

Custom build 80w Co2 Laser Cutter

Jan 18, 2022
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Building a custom made 80W Co2 Laser cutter. Making it from scratch and it's a work in progress but I've learned a lot and I'll be sharing a bit of that knowledge with you guys since I've learned a lot from here.

OpenBuilds ACRO System

Jul 22, 2020
Category
DRAWBOT/ARTBOT
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Sphinx 55 on MGN12 linear rails

Sep 8, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My machine is a combination of the Openbuilds Sphinx 55, MGN12 linear rails knockoffs and custom made plates made by Chris Laidlaw

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.

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

Mar 14, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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

Kossel Extreme

Jan 24, 2021
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A custom Delta printer for large projects with any filament that still retains speed and accuracy, all within a 15 amp/110VAC power budget. Based on Johann's Mini Kossel design.

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.

V-Slot® NEMA 17 Linear Actuator (Belt Driven)

Oct 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.

C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain

Aug 28, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I’m making a desktop CNC machine based on the C-Beam platform. It will be driven by Tr8 Lead Screws, and initially made from 12mm birch ply plates.

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.

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

May 1, 2022
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.

Ooznest OX CNC Machine

Sep 17, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Robo Morten

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

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.

Laser V

Feb 15, 2014
Category
Laser Cutter Builds

With such great success/attention my laser got, I ended up with a good friend that would like to dabble in stencil art and so I have decided to share my build with him and you here :) I will be using all the same electronics as in my previous build except the driver boards I will be using are the famous reprap 4988's they are more easy to come by and cost less. I will also be using open builds mini v wheels/v groove extrusion just so I can get a feel for their versatile products

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.

Adjustable Router Guide Template

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
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.

C3DO

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

My first 3D printer build. It is almost complete and will be posting the first completed print shortly. I still need to mount the print spools and a couple other odd ends to complete this.

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)

Custom 40W Laser Cutter

Mar 21, 2022
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

So this is my custom 40W build. I wanted to make another laser similar to the one I built but a lot smaller and an all in one system so that if I ever decide to do a farmers market or something similar, I wanted to be able to put the laser on the back of the car and drive to whatever location. I think it's going to work. It will be see-through with lights and screens eveywhere. The lights alone should attract people like flies. That's the plan anyway.

OpenXY

Nov 30, 2015
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Combines the layout factor of a CoreXY while using Cartesian logic. The design has a fixed build plate - moving an X/Y frame on the Z axis enclosed by an outer main frame.

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.

OpenPull From CNC Kitchen.. attempt

Feb 20, 2022
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This project is a Pull tester for material testing or structural testing with stress (force) data logging, I don't have plans for strain logging but that might be down the road.

ME - Cloner 3d printer

Feb 17, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I decided to start designing this printer, this will be my solution for a more rugged printer that you can use as workhorses...

PnP 4 axis small/fast machine

Jan 22, 2014
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

K40 upgrades

Jan 26, 2022
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Cheap chinese K40 laser upgrades, including 60x30cm working area, MKS or SKR controllerboard (smoothieware or marlin, not yet decided.) Light, psu and a bit more :)

Home made CNC Plasma Cutter

Jan 7, 2022
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Not completed yet but it does work, I will be changing small things as I finish the build and I have learned a lot from this build I am looking forward to finishing this one and Building another maybe larger table.

GIGAWATT 2.1 LASER CUTTER

Jan 6, 2022
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Progetto di un laser CO2 da 50w Autocostruito, con scheda di controllo MKS Sbase v.1.3 Firmware Smoothieware versione CNC Struttura realizzata con profili T-slot 20x20 e 20x40

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