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Plastic Monstrosity

Nov 17, 2017 at 6:34 PM
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Large inexpensive build that can cut a 4x8 ft sheet with room to spare. Can be built using only a 3D printer and standard parts -- no special CNC'd plates required.

Rawcnc 1.5 Desktop Edition

Nov 3, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This will showcase the build of my Rawcnc 1.5. A rigid cnc router from the Swedish company Rawcnc, featuring a rather cool linear motion system, rack & pinion and steel reinforced X-axis capable of milling aluminum.

Mini D-Bot

Oct 30, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A smaller version of a standard D-bot. Smaller to fit better in my workable area and to fit my vision for the printer.

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".

DTG OX

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

From where Mark left off from the Ox build I am going to film the whole process of customizing the Ox.

ZideX

Oct 12, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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

CNC xPRO Driver

Oct 9, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
Build Progress
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?)

Dogmeat's Custom C-Beam XL

Oct 1, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I love the C-Beam XL concept, this build is my custom version with the goal of increasing rigidity for metal milling.

Core-XY Cube

Sep 21, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
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'

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.

Stargeezer Vertimill

Sep 3, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Next up will be the electronics package. My parts bins are overflowing with boards so this may be the hardest decision to make of the entire build.

QuorXZ: A String-driven, Core XZ Printer

Aug 31, 2017
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The QuorXZ doesn't magically appear. It's gestation takes time, careful attention, and requires many parts. However, when it is ready, a magical, mechanical instrument is born....(and when you finally say its name, it sounds a little bit like "corks").

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Aug 30, 2017
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!

Stainless OX

Aug 24, 2017
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.

Indie i2

Aug 2, 2017
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.

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.

OX CNC Router

Jul 20, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Ca fait 2 ans que je rêve d'une Fraiseuse CNC. Ni trop grande ni trop petite, sans avoir le budget pour en acheter une toute faite. Je suis artisan menuisier ébéniste et j'ai finalement décidé de la construire. Le projet OX m'a séduit, alors je me lance.

Big OX 1500x1000

Jul 15, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Building the 1500x1000mm ox build, have taken many photos throughout the buid process. Learning the process of the setting up of the machine is pretty neat. Not to mention it will definitely test your patience's when it comes to all the tedious wiring of things.

1500x1000mm Adjustable Height

Jul 9, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I have the demand to cut/etch tall pieces of material. For this reason, I have designed a machine with 500mm uprights with adjustable gantry height. This way I can raise/lower the sled and z-axis as needed. I've also chosen to use a linear C-channel assembly for the Z axis with the plate mounted to the gantry instead of the other way around. This will allow for maximum range of the z-axis. The parts list/BOM does not include motors/belts/pulleys or electronics.

Arctic_Stingray CNC

Jun 15, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build is based on the C-Beam build by Mark Carew. I have added axis limit switches and a remote mounted control cabinet. This build also uses a custom moveable table.

InDoreXY

May 31, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A Large CoreXY build that can just barely get in through a doorway, aiming for under $1000. Build Volume approximately 18in x 24in x 26in.

CoreXY Cubish

May 31, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A dual extrusion CoreXY printer with a 290 X 290mm build volume built entirely out of 2020 aluminum extrusion and using openbuilds mini-carriages for motion.

CNC Control Box with VFD etc etc

May 19, 2017
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
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.

CO2 Tube life expectancy experiment - Sponsored in part by Openbuilds

May 11, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Hypothesis - Running CO2 laser tubes at high amperage may shoirten tube life in number of hours, but will be made up for by the increase in actual inches engraved/cut using the higher power. This is a long term experiment, so the build status will remain as "Build in progress" until the experiment has been completed.

Lead Screw Driven Ox Derivative (850x1500)

Apr 26, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Another build based on the original OX design with a cutting area will be about 26" (680mm) x 50" (1300mm) and driven by lead screws.

"The Moagie Mill" My C-Beam XLarge

Apr 25, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My Experiences building the C-Beam X Large. Maybe you can pick up a few pointers from my ramblings and experiences if you are considering building this machine.

CoreXY 3D build one

Apr 19, 2017
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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

Need a catchy name - enlarging CNC

Mar 27, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The aim of this build is to have a CNC that can cut a FULL sheet of wood when I need it to, but also shrink down and cut smaller sheets the rest of the time. The prototype is based on an OX cnc but soon it will be completely custom using Openbuilds Parts

1.4 meter tall build height, 300x410mm build plate cartesian

Mar 26, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The original plan was to build a 3d printer with a 1200x1200 build platform with a 600mm build height. I was having issues getting ahold of a large enough borosilicate glass plate for the build so I decided to go for build height. I plan on using a smoothieboard for the controller. The build has currently slowed down. I was removing a broken drillbit from the linear rail mount, and it shattered and took out my eye. I am doing what I can when I can focus my eyes long enough for the build.

Live D-bot build at MRRF 2017 (Mar 25-26)

Mar 21, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I will be attending the 2017 Midwest RepRap Festival (MRRF) with a small team of printer enthusiasts with a goal to fully assemble a Core-XY D-bot onsite during the event. This is our first attempt at building a D-bot and we will be learning things as we go. Our hope is to have the entire machine assembled, wired, and functional (at least to the setup and testing phase) before the end of the show. Please attend and watch us in person or visit our feed channel during/after the event.

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.

L'FOX - Large Format OX deriviative. Designed and built by Revision 13 Prototypes

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

This build is for a testing rig to use while testing out different controller boards and CAM software for milling and routing. It is in the early stages, planning is complete, parts are ordered. Awaiting parts delivery to start build. Please not the BOM only covers parts from the OpenBuilds part store. I will be posting the other required items very shortly.

Ox Stainless with ballscrews

Mar 8, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Ox Stainless with ballscrews for motion, nema 23 steppers, LInuxcnc for control software. Using basic parts for frame from Makersupplies, and the rest sourced from ebay. Building a small router hoping it will be able to cut aluminum with decent results.

OnyX-13

Feb 20, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is my OX. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My OX is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.....

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

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

A simple XY laser engraver/cutter

Feb 18, 2017
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.

betterBot

Feb 10, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is going to be a more or less detailed how to build BetterBot. Pictures and more (decent) text are to be added.

C-Beam Machine XL

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Overview of my experience building the C-Beam Machine XL from OpenBuilds, along with updates as I move along and get it going. My application is for creating plates needed for lab functions, 19 rack bay covers, and whatever else arises.

Budget 1500mm OpenBuilds V-Slot Deltabot Build

Jan 24, 2017
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This 1500mm tall Delta is a work in progress. The triangle corners are water jetted from 1" 6061 Aluminum, and are welded to 1" square tubing. The 1500mm OpenBuilds 20x20 V-Slot extrusions are held into the corner brackets by two stainless steel set screws per bracket. This printer will need to be reinforced with wall brackets due to the combination of height/materials.

Hlidskjalf, CoreXYU (dual X-carriage)

Jan 21, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Dual X-Carriage CoreXY. Not impossible, but probably the only one. Use the link to Thingiverse "Hlidskjalf" for parts and downloads.

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