John Park’s Workshop: CNC Machine Kit Build @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit
I put together a 2’x3′ CNC machine from CNC Routerparts — here’s a timelapse of it. It was about a two day build, (and lots of fun, I love assembling a well designed and nicely documented kit!) condensed here to about ten minutes. Next, I’ll be building a dust collection system for it.
I’m using it to make medium scale pieces from wood, MDF, plastic, and aluminum. The first thing I cut with it was the “PCB” and letter/logo engraving for this gigantic Adafruit Metro XXL.
If you’d like the full experience, here’s the unboxing as well:
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And where can we get this kit? Will it come with a laser head and a 3d print head? so we can use it as a cnc router, plotter, 3d printer and laser cutter?