[Lab] Carvey CNC
darcy at inventorartist.com
Tue Oct 21 11:00:14 EDT 2014
Not sure if everyone saw this CNC in Hackaday (below)...
I think CNC is an under-appreciated technology for artists, hackers and
I thought It might be fun to talk about it here since there's been so much
talk about CNC at the past few meetups.
One of the newcomers to last Tuesday's meetup bought one of these:
I can't wait to see how that goes.
This is really the reason I started the Marauder CNC project a million
years ago. To cover this lower end interest. Initially I had imagined an
enclosure like the Carvey. Recently I figured out you don't need an
enclosure to keep the dust down. In fact you only need a piece of plastic
and a rubber band http://inventorartist.com/cnc-dust-control/. Of course
you want to have a nice quiet vacuum system with a dust extractor as well.
The other thing is with these inexpensive Chinese machines it might not be
worth it. I'm wondering if there is an elegant design that can compete with
this stuff. The Marauder will be an open source design
Is there a combination of hardboard/mdf/extruded aluminum/styrofoam that
can go together easy and be significantly cheaper than these Chinese
There can't be more than 500 bucks to be saved by making it yourself. Is
that enough to make a new design?
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Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Subject: [New post] Carvey, the CNC Machine for Everyone
To: darcy at inventorartist.com
Brian Benchoff posted: " Over the past few years, [Bart Dring] has
contributed immensely to the homebrew CNC machine scene, with the creation
of MakerSlide linear rail, the buildlog.net open source laser cutters and
CNC machines, and a host of other builds that have brought t" Respond to
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<http://hackaday.com/author/brianbenchoff/> Carvey, the CNC Machine
<http://hackaday.com/2014/10/21/carvey-the-cnc-machine-for-everyone/> by Brian
Over the past few years, [Bart Dring] has contributed immensely to the
homebrew CNC machine scene, with the creation of MakerSlide linear rail,
the buildlog.net <http://www.buildlog.net/> open source laser cutters and
CNC machines, and a host of other builds that have brought the power of
digital fabrication to garages and workshops the world over. After a year
of work, he, along with Inventables, is releasing Carvey, the CNC machine
for everyone else
Carvey is heavily inspired by Inventables other CNC machine, the Shapeoko
but built to be the Makerbot to the Shapeoko's RepRap, without all the
baggage that goes along with that analogy, of course. The machine has a
300W spindle capable of cutting wood, plastic, foam, carbon fiber, and
linoleum, as well as aluminum and brass. There are a few interesting
features like a color-coded bit system, and this time the machine has an
enclosure for containing MDF dust.
[image: CiebwEA13yxYp576g_7HRNUx06KmzO3QEqGCLfs4kRo]CAD programs might be a
little too foreboding for someone just getting into the world of CNC, so
Inventables has created their own design program called Easel
<http://www.easel.com/>. It's a web app that allows you to design all your
parts for the Carvey and send them all to the machine without worrying
about speeds, feeds and all the other intimidating machinist terminology.
You can, of course, output GCode from Easel, so those of us with slightly
more complex toolchains can still use the Carvey.
Inventables is Kickstarting their production, with the non-early bird
Carveys going for $2400. That's a bit cheaper than some extremely similar
machines we've seen on Kickstarter before.
*Brian Benchoff <http://hackaday.com/author/brianbenchoff/>* | October
21, 2014 at 7:00 am | Tags: Carvey <http://hackaday.com/?tag=carvey>, cnc
<http://hackaday.com/?tag=shapeoko> | Categories: cnc hacks
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