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BlackBox

Apr 22, 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.

The FEEDBACK FRACTAL Armature Build

Jun 7, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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The Feedback Fractal Project (Project) - building "A Monument For Our Time." As its intent is to build a monumental sculpture, the Project will produce an object d'art. Yet, once begun, the Project has evolved a life and character of its own. I continue to follow the thread woven by the materials, the processes, and the people that come to it and in the end the work will not only be a faithful rendition of an image and a concept, it will also be a tapestry of the story of its making.

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?)

Workhorse 3D Printer

May 26, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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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

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Aug 30, 2017
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!

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.

Bee the Boss

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

The frame of the CNC is going to to Bee a basic Work Bee with maybe 1 modification to the spoil board attachment. This will be located on a custom bench housing the electronics and vacuum. I plan to install Stepper online steppers, drivers, power supplies, and break out board. I will add a 1.5 KW water cooled spindle, with a radiator. The fans from the radiator will pull air from a filtered enclosure for all the electronics.

Plasma cutting table

Sep 3, 2018
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
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This is our plasma cutting table , based on the famous OX CNC . Can cut up to 15 mm ( steel , stainless , aluminium ) with a really good accuracy and at a really high speed .

CNC FOR EVERYONE!

May 12, 2014
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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This build was very complex due to the fact I wanted to create a low cost larger than normal CNC. I did not want a MDF or plastic body. I wanted it to be able to do more than most CNC routers this size on the market.

Simple Cnc System (arduino Grbl)

May 25, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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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
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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!

3D printed Laser Engraver

May 8, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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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

Sphinx 55 with 3D Printed Addons

Feb 3, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a build log of the Openbuilds Sphinx 55 with some 3D printed parts for the electronics and probably other parts as they come up.

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.

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.

Dragon Plasma cutter

Oct 8, 2018
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
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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

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

Mar 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.

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
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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.

Vox Solid State

Mar 15, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I never thought owning a CNC machine was possible until I stumbled upon the Openbuilds site. After viewing numerous builds I was drawn to the Ox by Mark Carew but ultimately decided on a build of similar design, Halloumi by Savvas. It's a C-beam design driven by Nema 23 steppers with Acme lead screws. Like Savvas I will be fabricating temporary plates to get up and running then use the machine to mill the final plates. The material I'm using for the temp plates is solid surface (Avonite).

SCoreXY

Dec 7, 2016
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

CNC Coating Machine

Dec 1, 2018
Category
Everything Else
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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
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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.

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.

C-Bot

Feb 21, 2019
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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A robust Core XY style 3D printer that has a clean parallel belt implementation and whose dimensions are adaptable to meet builder's needs. The use of open builds V-slot and other open hardware make customization easy.

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.

My Workbee 1010

Feb 2, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a workbee 1010 build using the mechanical parts from Open Builds. The electrical and electronic parts were from a prior build of a Root 3 CNC by Sailor Pete.

Stainless OX

Jan 19, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

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.

CNC Control Box with VFD etc etc

Jan 6, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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Build in Progress...

I'm currently working on the CNC control box, before doing any future work on the CNC Mountain Machine. I want the controller to be future proof and as professional as I can manage. I am planning to use stepper drivers, PSU's, a motor contactor unit to turn everything on, as well as a VFD and proximity limits switches. Each video will document the process and steps involved in researching, designing, planning and assembling a controller. I am not a natural electrician so learning as I go.

The Floating Dust Shoe

Feb 15, 2018
Category
Everything Else
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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.

Core-XY Cube

Sep 21, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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Build Complete!

An enclosed cube shaped 3D printer using CoreXY motion. Fabricated from V slot extrusion, standard extrusion, aluminium plate and acrylic sheet using basic workshop tools. Using standard RAMPS/ Reprap electronics. Technically a 'Repstrap' currently used to build a true 'Reprap'

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
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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?

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.

Emmett-Delta

Oct 21, 2016
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Delta 3d Printer using 3/4" Electrical Metal Tubing (EMT) for Horizontals & 2060 V-Slot for the Verticals and adding a tetrahedron at the top.

BA3DP

Nov 1, 2018
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A slightly more than one half cubic meter 3D Printer using V Rails, V Rollers, "C" Rail, mounting plates, and a bunch of 3D printed brackets to provide strength and stability to the frame. Rigidity was the goal and precision and accuracy the result. The software is a whole other topic, many weeks spent dialing that in to make the printer print.

Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates

Oct 28, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I built the original machine using plywood plates, and always intended to upgrade those parts to more durable ones. I decided to go with acetal as it's a lot easier to cut than aluminium. I used fusion 360 to model and rebuild the original machine. Once I have assembled everything and feel confident it all works I will release the plate designs here.

C-Beam Double Wide Gantry Actuator

Oct 18, 2018
Category
ACTUATOR
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This easy to build actuator is configured to have not only strength, but accuracy! This low profile option offers endless possibilities, and we cant wait to see how this actuator is implemented in your build ideas!

+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.

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

CNC/3DPrint/Laser/Mill (formerly CNC-inator3000)

Mar 5, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Ultimately - the design is based on the highly successful Ultimaker concept, for which a regular size costs in the thousands, and one of this size would be edging into the 10's of thousands. Expected Build cost - <$800 It is a X/Y Cartesian printer with Raising/Lowering Z axis (Hotbed.) - Overall size is 610mm x 610mm x 750mm - with build volume of around 450mmx450mmx450mm - and will also have the ability to change work tools - such as for CNC Routing, Lazer etching, 3d Scanning, etc.

CNC-machine 650by700

Feb 4, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A home-made CNC-machine with a 1.5 kW air cooled spindle motor suitable for milling materials such as wood, plastic and soft metals. The work table is 650 mm wide by 700 mm deep and the maximum movement is set to 560 mm for the x-axis, 480 mm for the y-axis and 105 mm for the z-axis.

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