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February 20, 2017 AT 4:00 am

DIY Arduino-based desktop CNC router #ArduinoMonday

Thimo Voorwinden has a detailed post on his blog about building an Arduino based CNC router. Check it out here! Above is part 1 of a 5 part video series he made about the build. Found via electronics-lab.com

Last year I got the idea to make a very basic CNC router. After exploring the internet and more specifically YouTube on homemade CNC’s I started making some concept designs and cost estimates.

Having no particular goal for the CNC, I decided to build a CNC router small enough to easily fit on my desk that I can use to machine and engrave wooden parts with acceptable tolerances for wooden parts (±0,1 mm).

Machines like the Nomad 883 from Carbide3D, Carvey from Inventables and various others were definitely an inspiration, and the fact that this CNC router would cost less than 10% of these machines definitely made me exited to at least give it a try.

Very early on I decided to film my ‘workbench’ and make a video series of the build process. You can find the videos I made plus additional information on this page!

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