Posts Tagged ‘CNC’

Shapeoko build night



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.

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.

This Friday night (8/22/14) we are going to start building this machine. Drop by at 8 pm if you are interested in helping. It should be fun and a great opportunity to learn a little about CNC hardware.

Meanwhile, here is the LVL1 wiki page for you to read:

Hope to see you there!

Working on some CNC signs.


These are for my Boy Scout troop. They are being made on my homemade CNC machine. The plans for the CNC I used are here. There are newer plans now – these will be the next machine I build. This is where I got my electronics.

Click through the pictures, and I will tell the story.

LVL1 Hackerspace
1205 E. Washington St.
Louisville, KY 40206