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The DIYLILCNC project is a set of plans for an inexpensive, fully functional 3-axis CNC mill that can be built by an individual with basic shop skills and tool access.



CNC devices are used to fabricate physical objects with a high degree of precision. Some CNC devices, including the DIYLILCNC, feature a gantry-mounted cutting tool (like a router) that can move in two or more directions. The operation of the tool is controlled by a computer, which is tasked with translating a digital design into actual tool movement.

Download the DXFs and instructions on the DIYLILCNC website. [Via the Ponoko blog.]

John Baichtal

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    We’re getting ready to release a second, improved generation of the design and assembly instructions for the DIYLILCNC. We’re doing some
    fundraising right now via kickstarter to offset our R&D costs.

    We’ve got some pretty fun rewards for contributors… donors can have a part of the new machine named after them, or use their contributions to vote for specific design changes they’d like to see in version 2.

    Check it out here:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrisreilly/diylilcnc-20-open-source-plans-for-a-low-cost-cnc

    Thanks!