Research and Development
Here, you will see the ideas, concepts, tinkering, design and development that happen
at this "build your CNC" site. I welcome colaboration, suggestions and comments
to any of these concepts and construction techniques.
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redFrog Improvements- Springs for Z-Axis, more predictable advancement method
for tape and reel including the removal of the plastic covering on the tape.
Laser Cutter/Engraver- Completed development. A Kickstarter project has been
established to gain enough funding to purchase a high quantity of laser equipment
at a lower bulk rate.
Laser SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)- Initiated Development
Two methods of Stereolithography- On hold for further funding
3D Scanning and Probing- will make an attempt to use the Kinect to scan and
use the CNC to move the Kinect sensor over (and maybe around) the object.
General Machine Improvements- Initiated Development
4th and 5th Axis Maching- Initiated Development
Better Interfaces from Computer to CNC - Initiated Development
Compact CNC Control
Lower Priced Electronics Across the Board for all Applications - Initiated
Designing the Desktop CNC
I will be designing a small CNC Machine to add to the line of CNC machine and routing
kits on this website. I plan on making this machine in the 12"x24" routing range.
This one will also be run on the roller chain drive system like the 4'x8'. The 2'x4'
system will also offer the chain drive system. Since the CNC machine is smaller,
the roller chain selection will also be smaller and lighter, especially the tooth
size to increase the resolution. I like the roller chain mechanics since the backlash
is virtually non-existent at the loads that I have been pushing the machine. The
z-axis will still be run on lead screws since it is much more critical to have precision
for tasks such as detailed pcb isolation routing. This machine has been developed
and has been named the bluechick.
Pipe CNC Step 1: Linear Slide Mechanism Concept and Assembly
You are probably wondering why I am adding the pipe CNC machine in such an illusive
section. I want visitors of this website to know that this machine is a work in
progress and all of the bugs and concepts are not fully known yet. Anyway, this
enables me to share some of the ideas that run through my head.
I am starting with the first video of the pipe CNC. I am going to first demonstrate
the concept of how the aluminum angle of the linear slide fits in and connects to
the pipe assembly. Then I will construct Read on...
People with a desire to invent and tinker don't come around very often, but the
guy that developed Cerebral Meltdown is truly a guy with tinkering ability. This
website features many of Gabriels projects that use the same common materials and
tools to do some very interesting things. It's worth a