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jarrod0987

Hello All,
I have recently gotten hooked and love this new hobby. I would like my projects to look nice and I need a way to cut holes for the displays into plastic boxes etc. CNC machines are way beyond my budget. Does anyone know of any DIY CNC machines for small project box milling purposes? Or another method that will not produce crappy looking edges?

Also...I believe Maker Bot is a 3D printer. Is it expensive to buy the plastic that goes in it? Do you just make the prototype with a 3d printer to get a mold from or can you make your actual product case from it every time? Is that cost effective?

Thank You

Daniel_lin

Why not find a maker space and become a member? I think this would solve your problem much quicker.

0miker0

Unfortinately Maker spaces are not in the vicinity of everyone. The least expensive hobby cnc machine I've seen is by Zen. http://www.zentoolworks.com/

Grumpy_Mike


polymorph

A decent drill press and a good selection of drill bits is much cheaper than a CNC mill.

The Shapeoko2 is reasonably priced:
http://www.inventables.com
Steve Greenfield AE7HD
Nick Gammon on multitasking Arduinos:
http://gammon.com.au/blink
http://gammon.com.au/serial
http://gammon.com.au/interrupts

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