1. #1
    Hi folks!

    I have been working on a low budget CNC machine design on and off for a couple of years now. This has resulted in my 3.rd design iteration, by which I consider the design done.
    It's a low budget machine, so don't expect high speeds, precision and metal capabilities. I have routed stuff requiring <1mm precision without any problems though.
    I managed to keep the complete build below 200$ here in Denmark, and I guess it could be done cheaper elsewhere since prices are in the high end here. The price includes everything: nuts, bolts, wood, stepper motors, electronics, dremel tool (a cheaper copy of a dremel that is) etc...
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    I have made a BOM, some description, packed all necessary drawing files and taken a lot of detail photos of the machine. It is all available for free on my webpage: http://www.nengineering.dk/cnc-machi...ow-budget-cnc/
    The work is released under a CC license, which you can see on the webpage as well.

    I really hope the design will be of use to some of you!

    Best regards,
    Mogens

  2. #2
    I have made an instructable for this machine: https://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Budget-CNC/
    I have also made a complete 3D model in Fusion 360 so that people can take a closer look at the design. The 3D model is found in the instructable

  3. #3
    Hi Nic and welcome to the forum. Personally I think you have made a nice job of this it is a credit to you.

    You have been realistic with what you have said about it in that the accuracy is around 1mm and for 200$ it is affordable for any body just wanting to play without spending say £2000 to get a decent machine.

    It is something which you could build and throw away if you wanted without breaking the bank
    ..Clive

  4. #4
    There is one big problem in building a cheap, "throw-away", machine. It gives you the taste for something just a little bit bigger. Just a little bit stronger. Just a little bit faster. Then you end up building a machine that is quite capable of destroying itself along with any body parts carelessly left in its path...

    It's fun, though

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Neale View Post
    There is one big problem in building a cheap, "throw-away", machine. It gives you the taste for something just a little bit bigger. Just a little bit stronger. Just a little bit faster. Then you end up building a machine that is quite capable of destroying itself along with any body parts carelessly left in its path...

    It's fun, though
    Yes the best bit is the O'shite button but still a full build.
    ..Clive

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