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Sphinx 55 on MGN12 linear rails

Sep 8, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My machine is a combination of the Openbuilds Sphinx 55, MGN12 linear rails knockoffs and custom made plates made by Chris Laidlaw

Angle grinder converted into electric drill

Jan 13, 2020 at 10:59 PM
Category
Furniture Builds
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Build Complete!

How to convert an angle grinder into an electric drill? Remove the angle grinder, leaving only one main motor, and then find a suitable intermediate roller with a point drill to assemble it.

OpenBuilds ACRO System

Dec 13, 2019
Category
DRAWBOT/ARTBOT
Build Progress
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The OpenBuilds ACRO System was developed to be the most accurate and cost effective positioning system in its class.The ACRO System incorporates the OpenBuilds V-Slot system and, therefore, has the unique ability to expand to multiple sizes creating a size configuration custom to your needs. Choose the size that best fits your workshop.This versatile system allows for precise positioning of many different mountable tools and attachments.

UltiBots CB3030 CNC Router

Jul 18, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The UltiBots CB3030 CNC uses C-Beam, V-Slot and an extruded aluminum T-Slot work table. This allows 6mm T-Nuts, step clamps and blocks to secure materials to the work surface. The all metal design makes the use of a mister possible.

YACLR CNC

Aug 12, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Yet Another Chinese Linear Rail CNC, my first one, doing this mainly for the fun of building it more than using it.

3D printed Laser Engraver

May 8, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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i?ve designing this laser taking care of every part to be functional,This laser has Endstops mounts on the corners and the X axis both sides too.The corners has fasbelt tension knobs for easy operation.The laser mount has adjustable knob to manually rise or down the laser for focusing purpose.all the parts have been printed at 65% infill a 2 perimeter lines just to make the parts stronger.Attached you will find a part list with quantity and link where to buy.SIZE 1mts x 75cmBuilt area

Workbee 1010

Jan 11, 2020 at 9:58 AM
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build Complete!

Hey all looking forward to sharing this build, I’ve learned a lot reviewing many of these great builds.

Senior Project CNC table

Jan 9, 2020 at 12:11 AM
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

So for my senior project I decided to build a CNC router.I kind of need to get this done before May so we'll see what all goes down.It's going to be a 3 axis machine (for now) and will be able to handle 4x8 sheets of wood. This is my first build. It's going to be intresting..

DIY CNC Machine

Jun 8, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
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In this project, I show you how I built my DIY CNC machine. All moving parts of the DIY CNC router are running on ball bearings while the structural parts are made with natural materials, namely birch plywood and solid beech wood.

Double D-Bot 400mm x 400mm x 600mm

Feb 11, 2019
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Based on D-Bot but used more metal bracing / openbuild plates instead of plastic parts.Also size was increased.

LCD Based SLA Resin Printer

May 3, 2016
Category
Resin Style Bots
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SLA resin printer based on a gen3/4 iPad Retina display. The design intent is to create a printer with the highest resolution possible with a lower cost of entry compared to DLP projector based SLA printers.

1250x1000 Build

Jan 9, 2020 at 10:53 AM
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build in Progress...

A new design of my based on a couple different machines I have seen both on openbuilds and youtube. In the end will have a and X/Y workspace of 1250mm x 1000mm and a Z axis range of about 200mm.

MakerSL MSL-65 Manual Coffee Grinder Stand

Jan 5, 2020
Category
Everything Else
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Build in Progress...

I know this build is a little off category here at OB, but I wanted to share it with the community (as well as other coffee lovers) and show however vast the possibilities are when OB hardware is involved. This is a powered stand intended to operate a manual coffee grinder. It is compact, light, portable and uses simple drive components (B&D Cordless Screwdriver). I will post two version, V-1 (Beginner skill level ) and V-2 (Intermediate skill level). Both accomplish the same results.

BlackBox Motion Control System

Nov 1, 2019
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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Build Complete!

The Openbuilds BlackBox is a new system evolved around a set of subsystems that cover more than just control and also more than just CNC type applications! With a plug-and-play easy connection system this controller can be used with ease, without sacrificing power.

1510 Workbee Modified

Jan 22, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Some of the things that I have done to my 1510 WorkbeeInstalled Linear rails and bearing blocks with drawings.Installed Ops consoleMade conversion plates for extruded aluminum to castersExtended z axis travel by a couple inches with steel plates.As of now in the process of installing Lead screws across the 1500mm length.

High Z Mod for Lead CNC

Oct 28, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER
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The High Z modification for the LEAD CNC brings your creative capabilities to new heights! With 8" of clearance this modification can be adapted easily to your existing LEAD CNC Router.

A More Rigid C-Beam

Aug 31, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Iadded the steel to create a less flexible milling surface to make heavier cuts in aluminum. I can also do light steel cutting now as well. I wish OpenBuilds made a steel and rail version of these kits.

Beamlazer Laser cutter CO2 100W

Jan 4, 2020
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Hi everyone, im new to the world of lasercutters but i have been granted access for a Trotec laser for a while with old firmware and only compability trought Windows XP. Then i decided to build my own laser, with some easier workflow and support for Windows 10. Since im still a student i have limited resources, so i will try too use scrap parts as much as possible. I will publish photos and updates during my build continously. Gladly taking advices from others.

OpenBuilds MiniMill

Dec 13, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER
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This OpenBuilds Mini Mill is a great go-to desktop sized CNC milling plate / part maker and 3D carving machine!

Rob's D-Bot Build

Jun 5, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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Build in Progress...

The plan is to make this a fairly stock D-Bot build.We'll see if mods start creeping in.

Vslot Kossel

Apr 15, 2014
Category
Delta Bots
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Base is a DeltaKossel Printer modified to be build with openbuild parts like vslot 20x40 , pulley ....It inclued the latest modification for auto level : FSR

Sim Racing rig

Oct 23, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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Made with OpenBuilds 2020 and 2060 material/brackets/hardware. Simlabs wheel deck. Fanatec DD wheel base/wheel/pedalsNRG seatSim racing studio wind simulatorsFew 3D printed brackets/caps/cable holds

DIY Embroidery Machine V2

Jun 11, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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My second attempt at an affordable sewing machine embroidery add on.This one uses readily available electronics modules and 3D printable parts where possible.

3D printed CNC Machine

Dec 28, 2019
Category
Other Style 3D Printers
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Build in Progress...

So I thought I would make the Leon van den Beukel version three 3D printed CNC Machine, it is the third incarnation so you would expect a relatively bug-free CNC Machine with a strong foundation.

OneZ i3

Apr 19, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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A quiet, 8inx8in build area, Cartesian printer with permanently level bed. This is a compact, solid, inexpensive printer that will reliably print any type filament for thousands of hours while you sleep, fish, or play ball in the park.

Cricut Expressions 2 to ESP32 GRBL Control

Nov 18, 2018
Category
Everything Else
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A log of my "brain surgery" on a Cricut Expressions 2 to change the control board to something open so that I could cut what I wanted.The ESP32 GRBL board I used has bluetooth and WIFI built-in and was very easy to get working just the way I wanted.

Plywood Built CNC Router

Dec 22, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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This is my first build attempt, a large form (4x4ft.) 3 axis 4-motor CNC router table, .The build components are Baltic birch plywood, stepper motors, SBR linear bearings, and ball screws, LinuxCNC, Mesa controller.

Rack and Pinion Cartesian Mill

Dec 21, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a rework of a previous build I did on here, a mostly printed cartesian CNC. Initially intended to just be an update to that, but so many things changed including the linear motion and every single part has been modified significantly that I felt as though it deserved a whole new build.

LEAD CNC 1010 (40" x 40")

Dec 13, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The OpenBuilds Lead Machine takes us back to the roots of the OpenBuilds modular building system, and has proven itself as an adaptable design that can compete with any machine in its class!

Barcelona Build

Dec 18, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

This will be my second CNC build but this time a proper CNC not a small desktop model that I played with for a while to learn Gcode, It was great but now its time to start playing with the big boys and girls.

UK40OB

Dec 19, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Modifying the K40 laser cuter stock gantry in favor of OpenBuildssuperior and smoother movement. Also will provide me a better level control for easier beam alignment.

Niko’s Egg-painter robot(OpenBuilds)

Mar 31, 2015
Category
Sphere Bots
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This EggBot design has a perfect functionality (the same as the original EggBot professional), a perfect cable and microcontroller arrangement, and a perfect cost as it uses a minimum list of parts (with one V-Slot Linear Rail size20mm x 80mm and length 500mm you can build 3 EggBots!)

Plasma cutting table

Sep 26, 2019
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
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This is our plasma cutting table , based on the famous OX CNC .Can cut up to 15 mm ( steel , stainless , aluminium ) with a really good accuracyand at a really high speed .

The Spice Must Flow: a coreXY Sand Table

Nov 4, 2018
Category
Other Style DrawBot
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A 1.9 x 1 m table that uses a magnet to move a steel ball and draw geometric patterns in sand.The magnet is moved using a corexy mechanism driven by 3D printer controller board reading the patterns in the form of gcode files.

PhlatMDF48

Dec 8, 2019
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Building a Phlat based CNC for MDF processing. Capacity of 48" x unlimited length.

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Aug 30, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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!

C3DO

Dec 6, 2019
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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Build in Progress...

My first 3D printer build. It is almost complete and will be posting the first completed print shortly. I still need to mount the print spools and a couple other odd ends to complete this.

BD's Burn Box - ACRO Laser Engraver System

Dec 1, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Two plus years in the making, I finally have a working ACRO 510 laser engraver system complete with enclosure and air filtration.

45W CO2 Laser Build

Dec 2, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
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A co2 laser build that is heavily inspired and based quite a bit off Pedro Fernandez' 50w co2 laser build.This is my first build post so, bare with me.

CNC xPRO Driver

Oct 9, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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Spark Concepts CNC xPRO Driver.A new GRBL compatible, all-in-one stepper driver board with 4 motor controllers forXYZ + 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?)

OpenBuilds PowerCase

Dec 26, 2018
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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A simple to assemble, super clean and safe PSU case solution that fits into the OpenBuilds wire management ecosystem

RigidOko

Sep 3, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Heavily upgrading my 1200x500 Shapeoko 2......er, wait, scratch that...Building an all new machine, roughly the same size, that should be more rigid than a Shapeoko 3!

Rotary Axis for Laser Engraver/Cutter

Oct 9, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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This is a fully adjustable, low profile rotary axis for your Laser Cutter.Many OpenBuilds components are used, plus a handful of 3D printed parts.

C-beam Machine - Modesty

Nov 25, 2019
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Modified C-beam Machine. Taller (30 cm) C-beam uprights in gantry, and longer 750 mm frame in Y direction. XL gantry plate on X (and Z?). Y will have additional 700 mm SBR16 rails as extra support and slightly raised bed to fit above stepper motor. Approx. machinable area of 370 x 370 mm.

Workbee CNC on steroids

Nov 23, 2019
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Build in Progress...

My First major improvement was changing the controller to a Acorn board. I loved the way a dedicated userinterface was speeding up my workflow.Next project my Y Axis. On Aliexpress I ordered a couple of 16mm ballscrews and some lineair rail. Before I took my gantry off I quickly made some aluminium profiles to fit my carriages. Withouth any doubt these improvements where worth it

Dash-X 3D Printer: Innovative design

Nov 22, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Cross-beam Cartesian 3d printer with dual master/slave lightweight fiberglass drive shafts, BMG style extruder with Bowden (Capricorn) tubing.Hot end is Creality Ender 3 style with two fans and BLTouch for autoleveling.Filament runout sensor is also included.

Pick and place

Aug 4, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
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Openbuilds Pick and Place using ideas from OpenPNPFrame work is from the Openbuilds Part store using 1000mm C beams and vslot 40x40 for supportSurface is 3/4 " Particle board

V-Baby CoreXY - Quality Engineered DIY 3d Printer

Sep 16, 2019
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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Build Complete!

Easy to build - affordable opensource DIY CoreXY 3d Printer for fast reliable prototyping on your desktop - All wheels and V-Slots for smooth quick moves and opensource firmware on 8 or 32 bit controllers

LayerFused C201 - DIY 3D Printer Build, i3 Style

Nov 20, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build Complete!

My DIY 3D Printer build which is similar to an i3 style printer.This is a fully documented step-by-step build with videos.

Sphinx 55 with 3D Printed Addons

Feb 3, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a build log of the Openbuilds Sphinx 55 with some 3D printed parts for the electronics and probably other parts as they come up.

Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter

Nov 17, 2019
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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A CNC machine with a massive 30x30" work area, that supports a router, laser, plotting and work monitoring camera.Control includes a tethered control box, game controller style jog control, and relay controlled AC outlets for all appliances.Accessories include a 3D printed dust shoe, a complete spoilboard and hold down system, an XYZ touch probe and multiple vacuum retention boards to support full profile routing.

Frezar - Desktop CNC

Nov 15, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a small desktop CNC inspired by the Mini OX project.It's designed with the nema 17 motors in mind.It's a 650mm x 500mm machine that it will be used to mill cast acrlic.

Vulcan Pro

Nov 14, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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A posi-drive leveling printer in 300x300x380mm format that easily breaks down for suitcase size shipping.

Rise of the Sphoenix

Nov 14, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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I am building a Sphinx 55 from the bones of my old C-Beam machine. Rising from the ashes so to speak.

V-King CoreXY

Dec 12, 2018
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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V-King CoreXY 3d Printer- 380*340*340 Build volume - All wheels on V-Slots - Belts on XYZ - High quality and controlled design - Proven fast, reliable and it is all open source

OneZ

Jan 7, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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OneZ gets it's name from it's most unique feature - only motor for the Z axis while maintaining the stability of two bearing guides for the Z axis. Reduction to one Z motor eliminates need for auto bed leveling.

Fully 3D Printed Small CNC Router/Plotter

Nov 8, 2019
Category
DRAWBOT/ARTBOT BUILDS
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3D Printed CNC machine.The build is on Thingiverse.https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3842401I posted it here to give props to the Openbuilds Control Software!

C-beam Sphinx

Aug 25, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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A strong desktop cnc router that will enable you to make larger aluminium plates without taking up to much room. Simple, strong and opensource ! Build one today..

Lead CNC 1510 modified

Nov 7, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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This is an Openbuilds LEAD 1510, modifiedto supports a liquid cooled 1.5Kw spindle. The movements are made with lead screw on all three axes.

TrueUp LZ

Apr 6, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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A version of TrueUp using linear bearings/rods for the Z axis. This required enough modification to make a separate OpenBuilds project to avoid confusion for DIYers.

Simple Cnc System (arduino Grbl)

May 25, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Arduino powered simple CNC system using GRBL firmware. Designed to give the most function using the very least number of parts at the lowest price.

Gary's Mod Plates for OX Heavy Duty X and Z

Nov 3, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Gary's take on the OX HD X and Z plates, making it stiffer, adding mini wheels to the C-beam and Quick removable Z axis.

Peristaltic pumps,Automatic Cocktail mixer

Apr 3, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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This is an automatic cocktail mixer made with 8 small peristaltic pumps. this is driven with the touch screen or over wifi. the controller used is a raspberry pi with a Apache webserver

Nema 23 Belt and Pinion Actuator

Oct 25, 2019
Category
ACTUATOR
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This easy to build and effective system can take your builds to the next level! This design is strong and accurate and could be the solution/upgrade that you've been looking for!

C-Beam? XLarge Linear Actuator

Oct 25, 2019
Category
ACTUATOR
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Build Complete!

This OpenBuilds C-Beam XL actuator is the backbone of a lot of the awesome builds put together by the OpenBuilds community

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