Author: Hawking

Working with GRBL (Custom CNC Part 4)

If you are just joining us, Part 1: Custom Built CNC, an Introduction Part 2: Building the Structure, Folding CNC Part 3: CNC Electronics Introduction Grbl is a no-compromise, high performance, low cost alternative...

CNC Electronics (Custom CNC Part 3)

If you are just joining us, take a look at part 1 and 2 at: Custom Built CNC, an Introduction https://replicantfx.com/cncpart1/ Building the Structure, Folding CNC https://replicantfx.com/cncpart2/ DISCLAIMER: Lets start with what should be...

Folding CNC (Custom Build CNC – Part 2)

Finally I have gotten to talking about version 3 of the CNC router. (Want to see where I started: Part 1)I learned my lessons, pulled on my big person pants and finally did it...

Custom Built CNC – Part 1

Welcome everyone. To cover my past and current Computer Numeric Control (CNC) build will take a few posts. I will be breaking up the documentation and discussion into sizeable chunks. I will introduce the...

K40 Laser Cutter Rebuild (12x24in)

Intro If you are reading this post, you most likely already know about the cheap 40 Watt CO2 Lasers available from China which are commonly referred to as K40s. There are several sub variants...

Magic Semi-Rigid Tether Deployment Damping Experiment

Magic Semi-Rigid Tether Deployment Damping Experiment

  A Demonstration and Optimization of a Nanosatellite‘s Mechanically Actuated Gravity-Induced Control (MAGIC) Semi-Rigid Tether Release System and Tip Mass Slow-Down Mechanism   A Part of the Deployment and Intelligent Nanosatellite Operations (DINO) Nanosatellite...

CAD Hardware Selection

CAD Hardware Selection

I usually don’t include bolts and nuts in my CAD assemblies, but this was mostly do to not having CAD files for these things readily available. I decided to fix that and create nut...