• CNC controller with ESP32

    In the DIY world, GRBL (a CNC controller based on Arduino) has now taken over MACH3’s place, at least in its simplest forms. Of course, it can’t provide the complete functionality and the power of a controller...

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  • Poseidon: Open Source Syringe Pump and Microscope System

    Developed by students at the California Institute of Technology, Poseidon is an open source alternative to commercial syringe pump and microscope system. The Poseidon microscope consists of a Raspberry Pi, touch screen module, and commercially available digital...

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  • DIY a CNC Machine With a Dremel As a Spindle

    The maker Nikodem Bartnik has just created a 3d printed CNC machine that’s able to cut MDF and acrylic and can engrave aluminum. As for how well this CNC machine works, it’s pretty good. With the Gcode to cut...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • CUTTING PLOTTER FOR POLYSTYRENE

          It is not a long time since we have presented our latest creation about 3D printing (the beautiful 3D4040) but we desire to come back to the subject by proposing something that it is...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Engraving PCBs by means of a CNC

      Let’s prepare the G-code, starting from the Gerber file, so to finally print our PCB. In the previous installment, we left you after having analyzed the hardware that enables us to manage our CNC by means...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Controlling our simple CNC Miling Machine via USB

      Let’s print the PCBs by means of our CNC machine, that this time has been fitted with a controller that connects to a PC via USB, that draws the control signals and that regenerates timed pulses,...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Presenting a robust and simple CNC Milling Machine

      Supplied with a robust chassis (made of plastics) and with three stepper motors, it is provided with a 9,000 RPM electro-spindle, to which it is possible to apply different kinds of milling parts, for the purpose...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • EggBot: Would you like to draw on things that are impossible to print on?

    If you’d like to do it, I think that the EggBot is perfect for you! The EggBot is a compact, easy to use open-source art robot that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects. Not just eggs...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Tarocco: Open Source Closed Loop Motor Controller

    Useful project on CrowdSupply currently, 36 days running to fund it and get one of the early birds discounted price boards! Desktop CNC machinery typically uses stepper motors, often because they result in lower system cost, since...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • The First Desktop Waterjet Cutter by WAZER, 500% funded in 2 days on Kickstarter

    Amazing product and 500% funded in only two days, here is Wazer, the first desktop waterjet cutter, that will be also open sourced (the hardware part at least): WAZER is the first waterjet cutter that can fit...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Open-Source CNC Farming Machine Reimagines Food Production

    It’s open-source. It’s customizable. And it’s just as exciting to gardeners as is it is to garage tinkerers. Meet FarmBot, humanity’s first open-source Computer Numeric Control (CNC) farming machine. FarmBot is a CNC machine comprised of a...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Piccolo, the open source CNC-bot: more open source information released!

    Very nice news from the Diatom Studios: a lot of new details is available Piccolo, a pocket sized open source CNC-bot that you can create by using laser-cutting and off-the-shelf hardware and Arduino. The small robot from...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Obrary, on a challenge: marketing Open Design (or Open Source Hardware)

    Few days ago I had the chance of exchanging few tweets with the Obrary team about file availability @TheObrary I saw the definition but can’t see download links in product pages, only email links. — Simone Cicero...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Makesmith CNC on track to deliver

    After its ultra successful kickstarter campaign, Makesmith CNC (will be open source software powered and open hardware) are on track to deliver. Just wanted to ensure you know this amazing project :) With the successful close of...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Sergio Subrizi builds his MechMate
    Sergio Subrizi: how I built a MechMate CNC router on my own

    Besides being a friend of Open Electronics, Sergio Subrizi is one of the few in the world who have had the experience of building the MechMate: a DIY, Open Source CNC Router. Judging from the beautiful machine...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • 3Drag as a CNC milling machine: Creating G-Code via EAGLE software

    To create a PCB with 3Drag , by milling , it is necessary to have the G-Code files  for the tracks patterning and for the holes relating to the printed circuit board itself. In this section we...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • 3Drag as a CNC milling machine: Creating G-Code from gerber files

    How to create the G-code files from any gerber file (using PCBMill software) necessary to create a PCB with 3Drag, by milling. To create a PCB with 3Drag, by milling, you need the G-Code files for the...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • How to Transform your 3Drag 3D Printer in a CNC milling machine

    After a fair amount of work we can finally presents you a tutorial on how to modify our 3Drag printer or K8200 printer to transform it in a perfect CNC milling machine, to be used for the...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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