the life of one robot

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Test cuts!

Here's a test cut of domo carving his name.  Funny how thrilling this simple cut is!

I used a font from here and cambam to generate the tool path.  I kinda like it!

More proof of his vanity.

and some video too!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Domo meets the world

Over the last year I've been designing and building Domo, my cnc milling machine.  He's currently on rev 4 and I'm finally satisfied with the design (my inner ocd disagrees but whatever). 

I determined the following constraints given my lack of metal working skills
  • Leverage existing components (8020 aluminum, pre-made linear rails, etc) 
  • Minimal manual milling (only 3 parts require high precision)
  • Easy to adjust and align
Below is the latest.  Perhaps I'll post some of his previous forms in the future.

A few features

  • Workspace: 55" x 29" cutting surface with 6" travel on the z axis
  • 381oz-in motors and Gecko g540
  • Bosch 1617 Router
  • Z axis

And a test run...