Will be adding information on my Lead CNC build, I am not planning on shooting too many pictures of the individual components being added since I am following the Openbuilds instruction builds as closely as possible. This is my first CNC build I currently own a glowforge and will be adding pictures shortly. So far the build has been straightforward, although, in the future I might shoot a real time video of building the Black Box controller as watching that fast forwarded video from my iphone was rather frustrating.
Building the Frame:
Now we are getting somewhere:
Turns out that there is a more detailed version of the black box instructions at
docs.openbuilds.com/blackbox Unfortunately this is the first time I have heard of there being a docs area! I guess I should have read around more before starting this build. However, I just found out about the iot Relay from the document so it looks like i have yet another toy to order. Once I am done and actually using the CNC I will update this build with Newbie lessons learned and whatever tips and tricks I figure out.
Been a bit since I updated this build, I had to get the machine off my living room table and moved into the Makers Space in Raleigh, NC.
Now that it is over there, I added the High Z axis and made a T Track Base with modular spoiler board. I have seen this other places so the design is nothing new but I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I measured between the T tracks so that each piece of MDF is 6.5 inches and counter sunk the hold down screws so that there is no risk of a bit hitting the screws (or very little risk). The build is a little out of sink with the instruction videos since I built the High Z mod right out of the gate.
Lead 1010 First time build
First time build of the Lead 1010 CNC with the High Z add on.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Reason for this BuildWoodworking is a hobby and I work as a database programmer so I am always fascinated by new tech.