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Gonzo Build #2








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.

Each week we talk about, build, train on and use CNC machines.  We have 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers and vinyl cutters.  Come out and join the fun.

This week the CNC Build Club is going to attempt Gonzo Build #2.  A gonzo build is where we try to knock out a complete CNC project in one night.  Gonzo build #1 was the Quantum Delta 3D printer.















This week we are going to build a one axis 2D drawing machine.  This uses two independently controlled carriages on the same axis to get 2D motion at the ends of the linkages.  The purpose is only to have a little fun and to cut our teeth on a simple inverse kinematics machine before moving onto a much more complex 6 axis machine.









If you want to help, please join us.  The meeting is open to non members.  Please RSVP, but don't pay attention to the attendee count.  Most PS1 members do not RSVP :-(

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  • Bart D.

    The meeting went well we had about 25 attendees and completed the gonzo build and were able to draw "PS1" with the machine.

    June 14, 2013

  • mike b.

    Prob at work - hope to make next meeting

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to come but live in Naperville and have no car. I'm new to the area; will the train system get me there? Does anyone live in the area and wish to carpool?

    June 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Luckily I found a couple other interns here that wanna check out CNC also, so I will have a ride there and back. I appreciate your offer though!

      June 13, 2013

    • mike b.

      no prob - I got roped into a project at work anyway

      June 13, 2013

  • mike b.

    I would like to meet the group and learn about cnc

    June 13, 2013

  • Benjamin C.

    Currently a CAD guy looking to get into 3d printing

    June 10, 2013

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