Firmware

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...

The LowRider2 CNC

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....

New foot.

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

Auto Square, Dual EndStops

Who doesn't need another printer??? Filling in the details slowly, https://www.v1engineering.com/projects/project-3d-printer/ MP3DP -V2- This is my take on a Prusa I3, with a CNC mill friendly frame. This is my MP3DP -V2- Milled/Printed 3D Printer Version...

Laser Engraving Mirrors

Laser Engraving Mirrors

Ultimachine BoardsWant to Buy one? Mini-RAMBo Here, RAMBo Here, Archim1 Here.UltiMachine boards are extremely high quality and built as the refined updated Ramps 1.4 board. Meaning it is a more reliable board and it has been designed with more robust safety features...

Drag Knife, Vinyl Cutter

Drag Knife, Vinyl Cutter

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....

J Tech Photonics – Lasers

J Tech Photonics – Lasers

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....

The 2.8 watt, $100 Laser

The 2.8 watt, $100 Laser

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  

3D Printing / Import Extruder

3D Printing / Import Extruder

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....

Speed Control

Speed Control

Assembly of my all metal version of the Mk8 import extruder Click on the images for more detail. I ship these partially assembled. These are not assembled by me so a few extra minutes starting from scratch can save a lot of headaches in the end. Start by screwing the...

Ramps 1.4 Board

Ramps 1.4 Board

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...

Power Supply

Power Supply

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...

Reversing the Axis Direction

Reversing the Axis Direction

Who doesn't need another printer??? Filling in the details slowly, https://www.v1engineering.com/projects/project-3d-printer/ MP3DP -V2- This is my take on a Prusa I3, with a CNC mill friendly frame. This is my MP3DP -V2- Milled/Printed 3D Printer Version...