Category: cnc router

  • Sagrada Familia Knight

    I recently went to Barcelona and visited the Sagrada Familia there. It’s an awesome building and if you have the chance I recommend a visit. The pictures really do not do it justice. There are hundreds of statues, but one of the cool ones that caught my eye was this one of a knight Whilst…

  • Custom pi Zero case

    Now available from our shop! custom pi Zero cases. Yes you can buy off the shelf cases for your pizero. and that’s fine. But if you’re building a project and looking for a professional finish, it’s great to have a case customised to your project or business. The case is a snug fit for the…

  • Raspberry Pi – adventures in case building

    One of the first requirements for a Raspberry Pi is to get a case to put it in. Now there are plenty around and mostly not too expensive, but anyone that has read even a few of my blog posts would realise I’m really not the kind of person that buys something like a case…

  • DIY CNC – handling EM inteference

    My awesome new spindle is a serious piece of equipment and the rest of my machine now seems somewhat inadequate to deserve such a beauty of precision engineering. One way in which the rest of my machine fell short was in its ability to cope with the Electro-Magnetic interference being thrown out by the variable…

  • DIY CNC router – new 2.2kW water cooled spindle

    For Christmas I was lucky enough to be given a new spindle for my DIY CNC machine. Until this point I had been using a combination of a small rotary tool, essentially a knock-off Dremel, and a Bosch palm router.

  • Making Christmas presents – personal gifts

    Every year in the run up to Christmas, I go quiet on the blog, and other places where I would normally share the projects I’m working on. Because the projects I’m spending my time on are gift for Christmas, and I don’t want the recepients seeing details before they get the present. This year I…

  • Custom Nexus 4 Dock

    I have a Nexus 4, which I think is a great phone. I have it in a fairly reasonable hard aluminium case to protect it. Using a case is normally a good idea; however, the thing about most cases is that they are incompatible with a dock.

  • z-axis mk-III

    I very recently completed rebuilding the y and z axis of my homebuilt CNC router. However even as I was finishing that build, I knew the z-axis design was no good.

  • Re-designed y and z axis for DIY CNC router

    I’ve been quite busy over the summer, and with the lovely weather I’ve been less inclined to spend any time locked away in my workshop with no windows. However, I have been designing and thinking about my CNC. 

  • DIY CNC Router – engraving metal

    One of the things I wanted to try with my CNC router from the start was cutting metal. I’ve been building up to it as I learned the limits of my machine and got a sense for what it can do.