20th Jan 2014

DC Servo 2v68: nAn0 Und3rP4nTs

The nAn0 Und3rP4nTs DC Servo is a fully isolated medium power motor driver shield for the Arduino Nano supporting motors up to 85v.  Isolated meaning you can safely use the...

23rd Apr 2012

On the Cheap: Supported Linear Rail…

Supported linear rail can be quite expensive, at over $100 per rail per meter, not including shipping.  An alternative support was theorized using 3/8″ threaded rod, drilled, tapped and screwed...

24th Mar 2012

CNC Half Nuts: The Smell of Melting Plastic…

After cutting down the Y axis screw for the CNC gantry router project we had a short piece of 3/4 inch Acme leadscrew remaining that was just long enough to...

17th Mar 2012

CNC Gantry Router: Collecting Bits & Pieces…

Bit by bit, piece by piece we have been slowing collecting the parts for the build.  We just picked up a 400lb steel table measuring in at 5×8 feet that...

22nd Feb 2012

Side Project: CNC Gantry Router

A friend brought over some plastic to CNC mill about a week ago and we got talking about  CNC gantry routers and the currently in development DC Servo Drive.  Eventually...

31st Dec 2011

DC Servo: In a State of Motion…

Software and hardware development have converged into a practical test platform. The encoder processing loop has been converted to fast inline assembly and released under GPL.  And in the following...

19th Nov 2011

NoMi Locus: DC Servo kit…

NoMi Design has been hard at work creating a CNC capable DC Servo Motion Controller. Based on an earlier design for the “Topology of Dubai” project, the new drive combines...

30th Oct 2010

3.5Hp Leaf Vacuum

Updates: The leaf vacuum was recently featured on woodgears.ca. You can find more pictures and details at http://woodgears.ca/misc/leaf_vacuum.html A leaf vacuum was designed and built as a tribute to the...

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