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C-Bot

Oct 15, 2014
Category
H-Bot
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A robust Core XY style 3D printer that has a clean parallel belt implementation and whose dimensions are adaptable to meet builder's needs. The use of open builds V-slot and other open hardware make customization easy.

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Oct 4, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine. A strong easy to build shop CNC router that can be sized to suit your needs. Many new features have been incorporated into the OX to make it a great router that is sure to inspire!

CNC Hotwire Foam Cutter

Oct 21, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Category
Other Builds
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Build in Progress...

Here is my first ever CNC build. A CNC Hotwire Foam Cutter. I will update about achievements. I would love to read from you guys - advices, ideas. Especially regarding the electronics. I feel confident with the hardware part which I can't say about the electronics part.

myOX : a 4' x 2' OX CNC with potential

Oct 15, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

This is the story of me building myOX - my version of the "ideal" OX. I wanted a machine which could route/mill at least 4' wide and as long as I can feed through (don't be shy, think "infinity") as well as going deep on multiple faces - a manual 4th axis. I have loads of ideas to take myOX towards that goal and way beyond. Time will tell. Just follow along through this build and possibly a few others along the way ... Check out my OXCalculator : let your computer figure out your BoM

Lautr3k

May 9, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style Bots

A 3D printer without belts, a print volume of 320x320x260mm, obviously the V-Slot as linear guide! and a maximum of printed pieces.

V-Slot Belt & Pinion Example Build

Oct 20, 2014 at 9:34 AM
Category
Other Builds

The OpenBuilds team has redefined the belt and pinion concept. By using standard OpenBuild components were able to improve on this system in ways that will save on cost and enhance its engineering capabilities.

Ultimo

Jul 26, 2014
Category
Other Builds
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Ultimo is the ultimate multi tool for the person who's serious about prototyping new ideas. A Delta Robot frame supports 3d printing up to 450mm in diameter, a powerful CNC Mill, and 50 amp plasma cutter for processing steel plate. And that's just a start.....wait till you see some of the other attachments we are currently working on incorporating.

Laser V

Feb 15, 2014
Category
Laser Cutter Builds

With such great success/attention my laser got, I ended up with a good friend that would like to dabble in stencil art and so I have decided to share my build with him and you here :) I will be using all the same electronics as in my previous build except the driver boards I will be using are the famous reprap 4988's they are more easy to come by and cost less. I will also be using open builds mini v wheels/v groove extrusion just so I can get a feel for their versatile products

OX AI

Sep 13, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

This will be an Aluminum OX build. Plates and all design credit goes to Mark from open builds. I may add my own touches but mainly this is to see how Aluminum plates perform

CNC xPRO Driver

Oct 9, 2014
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Spark Concepts CNC xPRO Driver. A new GRBL compatible, all-in-one stepper driver board with 4 motor controllers for XYZ + 1 clone (or rotary!). Capable of powering your next build with an ATX PSU (or 12V 2 wire supply), and ready for wireless printing. Compatible with Arduino (wireless robots anyone?)

OS OX

Oct 15, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

Mechanically, a scaled up OX build (1500x1500). Electronically, GRBL on an Arduino controlling external drivers (ie. no GShield). From a software perspective, the focus is on useable open source software tool chains.

Much4 - LaserV printed version

Jul 1, 2014
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

By following the way of Robert Hummel, I drew a version of its exellent Laser V to use NEMA17 and easily printable parts.

OneUpSolid

Oct 11, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build in Progress...

This is the adult version of the QU-BD juvenile known as their OneUp. It not only uses extrusion framing instead of press board MDF, it is a full sized 8x8 build area w/ABS-Nylon capability. Only the OneUp's single Z axis driver concept is similar. I'm tempted to call it OneUpAdult for marketing.

BldrBox

Oct 9, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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OpenBuilds box type printer using min-v-wheels for X & Y axis. Designed for plexiglas panel enclosure of build area.

Another OX CNC Router

Oct 8, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

An OX CNC router using Blue OX Solutions gantry plates, a Bosch Colt router, and most of the remaining parts coming from Openbuilds parts store. Table will have about 24"x48" cutting capacity and I am planning on a combination T-Slot and vacuum hold down system.

Software speed control of a brushless dc (Bldc) motor from Mach3.

Sep 2, 2014
Category
Other Builds
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Although this build is typically Mach3 related there is no reason it cannot be adapted for use with any machine control software which provides a PWM spindle control output. As an addition, an option has now been added which will enable the interface to manually control outrunner speed without the need for a PWM signal.

CubeSpawn Ultimaker 3D Printer Module

Oct 3, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build in Progress...

This 3D printer is an implementation of the Ultimaker 3D printer Using the Modular approach, many of the parts from the CubeSpawn 3 axis mill translate straight across into this design, so adding new concepts should go quicker

Ez3D - Phoenix 3D Printer Build

Jun 24, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build in Progress...

This is my 1st submission to openbuilds.com and my 1st venture into building a 3D Printer. The Phoenix 3d Printer is a kit from Ez3D, a company based out of Colorado, started and backed by successful Kick-starter and IndieGogo campaigns. The Phoenix 3d Printer kit is currently backlogged 10 to 12 weeks which means quite a wait. I will be chronicling my experience with this kit as I get it done.

Versabot - All metal 3D printer

Sep 30, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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An all metal construction cartesian style 3D printer with a very rigid frame that has the flexibility to function as a desktop milling station or laser cutter with appropriate user designed attachments. Design is scaleable to suit any size requirement. All axis are leadscrew driven. V-Slot and Mini V-wheels have been utilised for the linear rails.

OXBear

Sep 30, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

ANOTHER OX!~ Huge Thanks to Marc Carew and Open Builds. The primary reason I am building this CNC mill is to aid in my homemade snowboard creation. I am going to try and document as much of everything as I can and post it here to help others going a similar route. I know from past projects that taking the time to document each step can be tedious when you want to charge ahead but I will try! I hoping to get feedback on my design choices and set up as I am a complete newbie to CNC.

Heavy Inexpensive CNC

Sep 28, 2014
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Build in Progress...

Acquiring a CNC has been on my list for some time now. This concept is a bare bones, upgradeable machine that will not require a complete rebuild when new parts become available. With a cutting surface over 36" square, this beast should be capable of creating its own parts. Lowering the price to make upgrading and making this contraption beefier, faster, and more precise.

HardKnot OX 4x4

Sep 21, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I've been working on commercial woodworking CNC's for year's under shop owner's that didn't want me to progress any further at a certain point. This is a project I've wanting to build for about 10 years now. I can't wait for the freedom to build what I know is possible without any negative input.

Embroidery machine with XY belt and pinion drive.

Apr 22, 2014
Category
Other Builds
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A simple Embroidery machine using an XY belt and pinion drive to drive a hoop under a standard sewing machine. Needle timing, machine power and stepper control are all provided by a PIC processor. A tablet provides the higher level formatting required for communicating with the PIC chip.

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