PCB Isolation Routing
Mk I (smasher)
Motors and controller
A revolution is taking place. Plumeting hardware and software costs, coupled with a blooming
online CNC community eager to share and help, have put CNC in the hands of the homebuilder and garage hacker.
CNC self improvement is definetly in full swing. Slow and puny M8 leadscrews, ever increasing backlash and geared down belt drive have now been resolved with some CNC crafted M12 leadscrews and AB nuts.
Homemade CNC Router / Mill
Despite making a large dent in my tooling collection, I have made some hard won progress in my further attempts to work with steel plate on my homemade CNC machine.
In a bid to squeeze a little more life out of my Mk I CNC machine I have embarked on a number of improvements. I have added an oil water coolant system which has enabled me to drill and mill 10mm or more steel plate which I am exceedingly pleased about as a number of machine possibilities now present themselves.
After being both inspired and frustrated with a home made Renishaw type touch probe I came up with a simpler alternative. One that could be made with minimal tools, be more reliable, adjustable and above all, (eventually) look sweet!.