the life of one robot

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...


John Bliss said...

Great job Todd. Very impressive.

Anonymous said...

Cost breakdown?

todd said...

@anonymous I plan on posting that sometime in the near future :)

Anonymous said...

Are you going to show us the building of Domo or at least a parts list with who you got what from?

Why do you not recommend the's z-axis?

I want to build a CNC machine but every time I find a kit or plans I find that it is basically a POC.

Unknown said...

Is there a mail list we can get on to get the parts list and sourcing when you get it? I would like to build one as soon as I can collect all the parts, but need to know what those parts are first. :)

Shaun Marsh said...

It’s actually a great and helpful piece of information. I am glad that you simply shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.
Router Mill

Anonymous said...

Why didn't you use the 80/20 linear bearing Parts?

ClaBosUDINE said...

It's possible to have the plans of the Cnc? Thanks

Post a Comment