CNC Milling Machine and Laser Engraver

My husband and I were thinking about saving for a laser cutter. They are really expensive (£3,000+) but we REALLY want one. After lots of searching my husband decided to buy this CNC Milling Machine and Laser Engraver: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2016-New-GRBL-CNC-machine-3-Axis-Pcb-Milling-Machine-2418-Diy-Wood-Carving-Mini-Engraving/32702214289.html It was delivered via Fedex from China with full tracking and texts. There were no extra … Continue reading CNC Milling Machine and Laser Engraver

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CUBE: Post 3 – Soldering

The PCBs arrived! https://twitter.com/LMcUnderwood/status/953991535871262720 I'll post their design on here soon... To solder the light on I used trusty blu tac. I put a blob on blu tac on the table and placed a board on top I placed a smaller bit of blu tac on top of the board I pushed the light into … Continue reading CUBE: Post 3 – Soldering

CUBE: Post 2 – prototyping

So the wire I ordered was completely wrong. Copper wire is WEAK! And exactly what I don't want. This week I've gone with 2.5mm wire from screwfix: https://www.screwfix.com/p/apollo-2-5mm-2-5mm-galvanised-garden-wire-x-25m/57999 We used this YouTube video as a guide on how to straighten wire. It worked really well and was LOTS of fun https://youtu.be/b4-QF-WRFjQ We then created some … Continue reading CUBE: Post 2 – prototyping