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Building a CNC Router

The CNC Club is a weekly meeting of Chicago area people passionate about learning, building and using digital fabrication equipment.  It is held at the Pumping Station One Hackerspace.  It is open to non members.  We also have a Google Group called CNC Build Club.  Here we are on a Google Map.

The meeting typically starts with a round robin introduction, followed by a tour of the space.

This week we are going to start putting together a small CNC milling machine.  The machine was lent to us by Automation Technologies Inc.  Right now the machine is just the mechanics.  We need to add the motor controls, limits switches and setup some software.  The goal is to create an easy to use work center that we will do some projects on.  The plan is to sell the machine at a discount to someone in the group when we are finished. If you don't know anything about CNC, don't worry, you can still help.  The goal is to teach, learn and use.

Please RSVP, but don't be fooled by the attendee count.  Most PS1 member don't RSVP.  We typically have between 12-30 people.



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  • Wayne

    My 5 year old gave me a nice could.
    See you next week.

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to cancel for tomorrow, but I'll be back next week.

    April 24, 2013

  • Bart D.


    I'll let you know on the mobo. BTW: I am not a robot

    April 23, 2013

  • Steve M.

    I have a retired mini-itx (500 or 800hz) mobo and cube case if your interested

    April 22, 2013

    • Bart D.

      If you are coming on Thursday, please bring it. I think I will lend my plasma cutter PC just to get things going, but it can't stay there.

      April 23, 2013

    • Steve M.

      Can't attend this week but ill donate the mobo and case.

      April 23, 2013

  • Bart D.

    Does anyone have a small form factor PC with Windows they can donate for this project? Other than needing a parallel port, anything should work to get this going. A CD reader will help if we want to install Linux.

    April 19, 2013

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  • Bart D.
    Event Organizer and OG CNC,
    Event Host
  • Ray D.
  • A former member

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