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June 30, 2006

Build your own CNC machine

at 5:35 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

If you are in need of a CNC machine but don’t have the cash to buy one, why not make your own? Engadget has part 1 of an article explaining how to build your own CNC machine.

“Computer controlled mills have been around for a long time. If you just want to buy oneone, Sherline makes mills that are ready to go (pictured is their CNC ready model — just add your own motors and controller). But then again, if you wanted to buy one, you probably wouldn’t be reading this, now would you? A CNC machine is a lot like a precision drill press with a table that moves in two directions — seeing a commercial unit like the one above should help you visualize the end goal. We’ll be making ours from scrounged, recycled, and adapted parts; today we’ll be going over the basic parts we’ll need to build our own.”