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December 23, 2011, at 07:09 PM by CAf - Initial page - Added Links and Resources
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So this is my page on the adventures in DIY CNC routers.
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So this is my page recording my adventures in DIY CNC routers.

Resource List:

* CAD Program - [[http://inkscape.org/|Inkscape]]
* CAM Program - [[http://pycam.sourceforge.net/|PyCAM]]
* Stepper Driver - [[http://www.hobbycnc.com/products/hobbycnc-ez-driver-board-kit/|HobbyCNC EZ Driver Board (Kit)]]
* Steppers - NMEA 23 1.8 Degree per Step - Vexta 5V 1A
* CNC Router - [[http://www.solsylva.com/cnc/13x13x5.shtml|Slosylva 13x13 CNC Router (plans)]]
* CNC Controller Program - [[http://www.solsylva.com/cnc/13x13x5.shtml|KCAM]] or [[http://www.machsupport.com/|Mach3 Mill]]
December 23, 2011, at 07:00 PM by CAf - Initial page.
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About 2 years ago I caught the CNC bug. It bit me hard.

It did not help that [[http://www.nutsvolts.com|Nuts & Volts magazine]] had [[http://nutsvolts.texterity.com/nutsvolts/200812?pg=69#pg69|this article]] on the [[http://www.probotix.com/FireBall_v90_cnc_router_kit/|Probotix Fireball CNC router]].

I could not afford it (or maybe just foolishy did not want to afford it)... so I research what was going on in the DIY community with CNC routers. The best thing I found was a web site called [[http://buildyourcnc.com/|buildyourcnc.com]], which at the time was a fledgling site featuring a guy building a CNC router in his bathroom (he is married with children too). So I downloaded all of the videos and began the process of putting together a parts list. I think he might have had plans for sale however I am too cheap to buy them. I ended up buying a bunch of parts to make one however I found an even simpiler design that promised to be less expensive to buy parts for and easier to build.

Enter the Slosylva 13x13 CNC router.

[[http://www.solsylva.com/cnc/13x13x5.shtml]]

The plans (pater version ... digital is less) are $25. It promised to cost roughly $100 USD to buy the basic parts for (minus the motors and controller, however most CNC router kits/plans are priced that way). And guess what. It cost just a little more than $100. I think I ended up paying about $123 because I bought the rods twice. More on that later.

So this is my page on the adventures in DIY CNC routers.