The LowRider2 CNC

The LowRider2 CNC This is my revised version of a CNC router that can handle full sheet material! Of course you can go smaller. If the MPCNC is not big enough for you this picks up where that left off. Both versions are now live, links on the main pages....

Firmware

If you bought a bundle or electronics board from this site, this is already done.   Firmware Firmware is the program or software "embedded/burned" into the electronics board, this is what translates the gcode into motion in the stepper motors.   Marlin The boards sold...

New foot.

It is finally here, two years later, a new foot. Why, this one is better. Why is it better, more rigid and easy to adjust. Use some number 6 or equivalent screws and washers to hold them down. There are slotted and oversized holes so you can move them around to get...

Auto Square, Dual EndStops

Basics The Dual EndStop firmware update enables unprecedented precision more easily than ever before. Since day one I have never encouraged endstops be used, until now. The Mostly Printed CNC and LowRider CNC are unique in the fact that two of...

Laser Engraving Mirrors

Choosing an Image Grey scale images do not translate well on to mirrors because either the surface is reflective or it is not. So straight 2 color images with no gradients are best. Just plain old black and white. The higher the resolution the sharper the edges.  ...

Drag Knife, Vinyl Cutter

Click on the pictures to enlarge them. Set Up Insert the Blade This is for the Liyu style blade holder, from the shop.. First take the protective cover off of the carbide knife Carefully position it into the cutter body, no need to push a magnet should suck it in....

J Tech Photonics – Lasers

J Tech Photonics did a very nice article on using their lasers with the MPCNC. For those of you that don't want to go the DIY laser route or don't trust yourself not to mess up J Tech makes it real easy http://jtechphotonics.com/?page_id=3819...

4 Head

I could never keep up with printed parts orders....this might help. 3ders.org did a nice write up about it! http://www.3ders.org/articles/20151013-ryan-zellars-transforms-his-mostly-printed-cnc-machine-into-four-headed-3d-printer.html https://youtu.be/DeVeyUas5vU...

3D Printing / Import Extruder

Assembly of my all metal version of the Mk8 import extruder Click on the images for more detail. Start by screwing the base plate to the stepper with the M3x6 screw. Add the M3x8 screw to the bottom of the base plate. This screw helps to retain the tension...

Speed Control

I am not an electrician, I am sure there are codes against this.....Use at your own risk, ect, ect, ect. You can skip all this DIY if you would like to be more safe and just get one of these, or these. This is how I made a cheapo Speed controller. No fancy face plate...

Ramps 1.4 Board

If you bought a bundle from me this is already done. Install all three jumpers under each purple driver board, this will put you in 32nd stepping ( I have found nothing convincing to sway me to do larger steps). Install the drivers, potentiometers toward the power...

Power Supply

Step 1: Your power supply should be at least 12V 5A (unless you are going to get a heated bed). Wire up your power cord, L and N get positive and negative, either way. Please connect a ground to be safe. Unless you are using the outputs on the ramps board you only...