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Network Enabled ShapeOko CNC Uses Raspberry Pi and Alamode

Anyone familiar with CNC routers knows they generate a lot of dust. Most machines also require a dedicated computer to run them, which usually gets filled with that dust. Kevin Osborn from Wyolum got tired of this never ending cycle and used a Raspberry Pi and AlaMode shield (available in the Maker …

Editor’s Choice Hangout on Air, Live and Online Dec. 13 at 2pm PST/5pm EST

Today marks the last of MAKE’s monthly “editor’s choice” hangouts on air of 2012, live and online on Google+. This month, Michael Castor from the Maker Shed and I will introduce a few free (or cheap) CAD and CAM tools. Many of them are fantastic for use in CNC machining and 3D printing, so this …

The DIY laser cutter made out of wood

These are great days for makers. Affordable 3D printers and CNC mills are popping up everywhere, opening up new worlds of production to wide ranges …

Tool Review: Shapeoko CNC Mill Kit

My obsession with CNC machines began a few years ago with my first Arduino shield – The Adafruit Motor Shield. After assembling the kit, my first real soldering project, I was amazed by the ease and precision with which stepper motors could be controlled. With a bit of free time on my hands, I …

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Shapeoko, the Affordable CNC Mill Kit

On April 1, Inventables made Shapeoko kits available for the first time. No fooling! This low-cost CNC mill comes in three versions and each features the MakerSlide system. This inexpensive kit is quite an achievement and drives home the fact that MakerSlide is an empowering building block for …