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Archive for CNC

DIY CNC Router – Y Axis and Frame

Watch the 20 minute video. I’m so exhausted with this phase that I’m not going to do a blog write up about it to. If you have specific questions I’ll answer them here and put them anything that sticks out in the post.

DIY CNC Router – Rack and Pinion X Axis

I’ve got the X axis complete.  More details after the jump… Read more

DIY CNC Router – Z-Day

Its been a while since I’ve posted anything. Been working, raising funds and working on new assets for my vids. how do you like the logo, theme song and backing tracks in the new vid?

Anyways, for my return video I thought i’d show you my complete Z stage. Read more

DIY CNC Router – Harbor Freight Precision Lathe: Great Gear Fiasco


Got my timing pulley gears from sdp-si. Turns out I ordered the wrong bore size on one of them (should have gotten 12mm instead of 10mm). The solution was to try and bore it out on a Mini Precision Lathe I got from Harbor Freight on a Cyber Monday sale where I was able to get them to apply a 20% coupon on top :) Read more

DIY CNC Router – Initial Designs

Intial Design with shallow table

Intial Design with shallow table

Had to take a break to raise some funds. In the meantime, I went ahead and modeled as much of the machine I want to build in Sketchup. Granted, Sketchup is probably not the best modeling tool, but I find it the fastest for whipping out designs and dimensions. Read more

DIY CNC Router – Anti-Backlash Housing for Rolled Ballscrew

Sorry for the delayed posting, but just got done making my anti-backlash mechanism for my chinese made ballscrew. Read more

DIY CNC Router – Homemade Linear Bearings

After a couple weeks of testing and trying different methods, I finally got my linear bearing situation taken care of.  Thought I would write up the process I went through.

update (10-16-2012) – if you go the drill press and template route, make sure your press table and any vises are square.  i don’t believe mine was so the batch i didn’t do 100% on the cnc is off by 1mm, making them useless.  They are going straight into the foundry… when i build one…  I’ll try to post an update when I create the next batch.

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DIY CNC Router – Gecko g320x

Thought I would do another walk through of how I have the Gecko g320x drivers wired themselves.

DIY CNC Router – CNC4PC.COM C11 Wiring

Went ahead and created a more detailed time lapse video explaining my wiring of the CNC4PC.com C11 breakout board.

DIY CNC Router – It’s Alive! Control Box and Servos up and Running.

Here it is, all the electronics are wired and ready to go. Motors are spinning away :)

I try to go through an overview of all the wiring of the CNC4PC.com C11 breakoutboard, the Keling/Automation Technologies power supply and the Gecko g320x servo drivers.

DISCLAIMER: This website is for entertainment purposes only. Not a source of professional advice.You can view my disclaimer HERE.