Build it yourself! The Arduino controlled CNC Router. Part 1.

First part of a detailed series about this CNC router. Have one yourself using basic tools and materials!

For a long time I have wanted to built one of the most useful machines to have in the shop: the CNC router. It approaches the possibilities of a laser cutter, without the cost of an expensive ventilation system, power supply and powerful laser hardware. So I decided to built it! There is lots of instructions to find on the internet about building one with basic materials and tools. However, I found it difficult to source the right parts without even knowing how, when, and for what purpose I buy them. “Is this a fitting component?” I heard my self asking this question with each purchase.  I went ahead and bought the parts one by one and slowly combined them to a machine.

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Ever had a design you would like to actually make?

I got this idea about making tools available for anyone who would like to bring their design ideas to life. Let me explain and jump in!

First of all, I would like to say that it happens so often to me that an idea pops-up into my mind and then I let it get away on me because, well, how am I ever going to make this thing? How is this machine, be it a soft drink dispenser, a tool crate, or any good idea, ever going to be realized? For me, most of time it takes a laser cutter, 3D printer or some woodworking machinery that I don’t have to produce it. But what cool would it be able to actually make this machine or product. Continue reading “Ever had a design you would like to actually make?”