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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.

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?)

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Apr 23, 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!

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

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)

LEAD 1515 HIGH Z MOD 4KW ER20 7.5 KW VFD

Nov 18, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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OLD Lead 1010 High Z Mod converted to Newest Lead 1515 with High Z mod, slimmer cbeam motor mounts, thrust bearings etc. Extended by original table out and upgraded my 1.5kw VFD and Spindle to 4kw ER20 Spindle and 7.5kw GT VFD

Large 'Double H-Bot' using Openbuilds 2040 v-slot

Sep 17, 2019
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The aim of this design is to build a simple, cost effective (under $1000) and relatively compact large volume (m3) 3D printer that will use a pellet extruder to create art/design objects using shredded recycled plastics.

MakerSL MSL-65 Manual Coffee Grinder Stand

Jan 5, 2020
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I know this build is a little off category here at OB, but I wanted to share it with the community (as well as other coffee lovers) and show however vast the possibilities are when OB hardware is involved. This is a powered stand intended to operate a manual coffee grinder. It is compact, light, portable and uses simple drive components (B&D Cordless Screwdriver). I will post two version, V-1 (Beginner skill level ) and V-2 (Intermediate skill level). Both accomplish the same results.

(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.

+Laser

Sep 2, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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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.

Indie i2

Mar 10, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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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
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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

Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter

Jan 31, 2022
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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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.

Travel Printer

Jun 9, 2022
Category
Polar Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Build using standard parts as much as possible, Open Builds etc. To keep printer usable for more materials will be trying a heated bed with rotary elec union for the thermistor and power.

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.

The Growler

Feb 27, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

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.

LS-LASER

Oct 3, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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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.

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.

Vulcan MAX

Jan 6, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

While mimicing the frame platform of the popular Crealiy CR-10 and Ender series, the Vulcan MAX overcomes design weaknesses in both printers. Chief improvements are a more stable, rigid mounting of the Z frame and Z gantry.

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

Phlatformer v2

Aug 29, 2015
Category
VACUUM FORMING MACHINES

Hello, I have been looking around for a vacuum forming machine for a long time, and could not find one that was either in my price range or was safe enough for me to want in my home. The Phlatformer answers both of these requirements... Unfortunately, it was not available in either cut-out or...

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...

OB Lead 1515 CNC Router 2021

Feb 14, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Building the OB Lead 1515 was straight forward. The on-line OpenBuilds assembly videos were extremely clear and easy to follow. Initial build of this machine is with OpenBuilds BlackBox which simplified getting the electronics to work the first time. OpenBuilds staff are friendly and helpful.

Lead 1510

Nov 25, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Customised Lead 1010 making it a 1510. T-Track work area with dual Y limit switches for auto-squaring. Powered by xPro v5 & CNC.js

Modular Desktop Vacuum Former

Nov 24, 2021
Category
Small Vacuum Former
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Build Complete!

This is a small desktop vacuum former that can be connected to a shop-vac and an electric heat source (like a grill for instance). You can control the time each appliance stays turned on, and the vacuum is automatically turned on when the tray is placed on top of the model. The vacuum table is 20x20cm wide, and I've tested it mostly with 1mm thick PET sheets.

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

45W CO2 Laser Build

Jun 10, 2021
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A co2 laser build that is heavily inspired and based quite a bit off Pedro Fernandez' 50w co2 laser build. This is my first build post so, bare with me.

WorkBee CNC Machine

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

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.

Workhorse 3D Printer

Oct 5, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Large 600mm x 350mm x 350mm Build Volume with lead screw driven motion. The printer build has a moving gantry and fixed heat bed. Open Source

Sim Racing rig

Oct 23, 2019
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Made with OpenBuilds 2020 and 2060 material/brackets/hardware. Simlabs wheel deck. Fanatec DD wheel base/wheel/pedals NRG seat Sim racing studio wind simulators Few 3D printed brackets/caps/cable holds

MOVABLE ART TO SCREEN WALL-MOUNTED TV

Jan 17, 2021
Category
Furniture Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This project produced a movable framed canvas to cover a wall-mounted flat-screen TV when not being viewed, which at the touch of of a switch moves down below the TV and sound bar. The same switch is used afterwards to return the artwork up to cover the TV again. Photo shows mechanism without the canvas frame. See other photos.

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!

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.

CO2 laser

Sep 10, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
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.

Mighty Chihuahua

Oct 26, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The idea was to use materials from previuos failed projects into a succesful one. I have build this tiny but powerfull CNC machine mainly using the universal gantry plates for the X and Y axis. Also another innovative part is the fact that I assembled the Z gantry with 2 aluminum sections of 20X40 and one aluminum seccion of the 20X20. I used NEMA 17 stepper motors with GT2 pulleys. This was designed on Fusion360

Nema 23 Belt and Pinion Actuator

Oct 25, 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!

Horizontal CNC V-Beem v1

Sep 16, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

V-Beem horizontal milling machine built on OpenBuilds components. Simple structure, great expansion possibilities, high stiffness.

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