Shapeoko CNC build
On June 2nd, 2014 it was announced that LVL1 won a Shapeoko2 CNC machine kit in the Inventables 50 States 3D Carving Machine Giveaway contest.
This is the LVL1 Shapeoko project webpage.
The ShapeOko is a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine which in its default configuration uses a light-duty rotary tool as the spindle. It is a 3-axis machine; able to move the mounted tool up/down, left/right, and forward/backward under computer control with some measure of repeatable precision.
Standard G-Code is used for motion commands, using either Imperial or metric units. It uses Stepping Motors which are controlled by Stepping Drivers attached to an Arduino Microcontroller which is running the Grbl G-Code interpreter. The giveaway includes beta access to Inventable's Easel free cloud based app for design and fabrication, which goes full public later this summer.
Stay tuned for further announcements and return to this page for further details on the upcoming build nights and ongoing related developments.
In the mean time, here are some additional links for your learning pleasure...
- 2014-08-20 Begin building the Shapeoko
Note: Most of the content of this page was stolen from Hive13 - thanks guys! It saved me from finding all the great links above.