I’m finally getting around to building a CNC router for the shop. The first requirement for such a machine is a solid and stable foundation. Due to limited shop space, I constructed the base on casters so I can move it around. The ‘pod bay doors’ on one side provide access to a ventilated cabinet for the electronics.
The top surface is constructed as a 2 1/2″ thick torsion box with birch plywood skins for extra rigidity.
The other side will have 5 drawers for storage of end mills, collets, tools and supplies.
Next week we’ll begin constructing the rails.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.