Finally got around to building the C-Beam Kit this weekend. It's been boxed for almost 1 year.
Took 8 hours to build. Now working on cable management, so I had to order a few more items from the parts store. I want to get everything nice and neat before I start making stuff. For me, if you don't go ahead any finish the details up front, they never get done because you are too busy having fun.
C-Beam Machine Build
This is my first CNC router build. I want to gain basic CNC building experience so I can go on to build other items such as a frosting or pancake printer.
- Build License:
- CC - Creative Commons Public Domain (CCO 1+)
Reason for this BuildTo gain CNC building experience. Have Fun.
Qty Part Name Part Link Comments 1 C-Beam Machine Mechanical Kit http://openbuildspartstore.com/c-beam-machine-mechanical-... Link With the Nema 23 option 1 12V/29A Meanwell Power Supply http://openbuildspartstore.com/12v-29a-meanwell-power-sup... Link Be sure to set it to 120v if appropriate, it came set to 240v and it did not work when I first plugged it in. Good thing, no harm came to it. 1 Bosch Colt 1hp palm router http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-5-9-Amp-Corded-Electric-... Link 18 End Caps http://openbuildspartstore.com/end-cap/ Link To cover all exposed end of c-beams (even back ones) 18 Self-Tapping Screws http://openbuildspartstore.com/self-tapping-screw/ Link To secure endcaps 1 CNC xPRO V3 Controller Stepper Driver http://openbuildspartstore.com/cnc-xpro-v3-controller-ste... Link 10 Plastic Cable Clamps http://www.homedepot.com/p/3-8-in-1-Hole-Plastic-Cable-Cl... Link For wire management. This technique is suggested in the build video, btw. 10 Low Profile Screws M5 (8mm) http://openbuildspartstore.com/low-profile-screws-m5/ Link For securing Plastic Cable Clamps to C-Beams 10 Drop In Tee Nuts http://openbuildspartstore.com/drop-in-tee-nuts/ Link I had to get these so I could attach the Plastic Cable Clamps in unique positions based on the needs of cable management. Did not want to disassemble just to put in regular t nuts 5 Slot Cover™ / Panel Holder http://openbuildspartstore.com/slot-cover-panel-holder/ Link Used to dress up machine and help with Stepper Wire management