Firmware

If you bought a bundle or electronics board from this site, this is already done.   Firmware Firmware is the program "embedded/burned" into the electronics board, this is what translates the gcode into motion in the stepper motors. The Ramps 1.4 stack is the most...

Mini-Rambo 1.3a

Back in stock! The Ultimachine Mini-Rambo Boards are now live in the Shop, as well as an option for the bundles. Here! The two main reasons for carrying this board is it is extremely high quality and it was built as the refined Ramps 1.4 board we currently use....

Laser Engraving Mirrors

Choosing an Image Grey scale images do not translate well on to mirrors because either the surface is reflective or it is not. So straight 2 color images with no gradients are best. Just plain old black and white. The higher the resolution the sharper the edges....

Drag Knife, Vinyl Cutter

Click on the pictures to enlarge them. Set Up Insert the Blade This is for the Liyu style blade holder, from the shop.. First take the protective cover off of the carbide knife Carefully position it into the cutter body, no need to push a magnet should suck it in....

J Tech Photonics – Lasers

J Tech Photonics did a very nice article on using their lasers with the MPCNC. For those of you that don't want to go the DIY laser route or don't trust yourself not to mess up J Tech makes it real easy http://jtechphotonics.com/?page_id=3819...

4 Head

I could never keep up with printed parts orders....this might help. 3ders.org did a nice write up about it! http://www.3ders.org/articles/20151013-ryan-zellars-transforms-his-mostly-printed-cnc-machine-into-four-headed-3d-printer.html https://youtu.be/DeVeyUas5vU...

3D Printing / Import Extruder

Run through on how I tune up the import extruder This has to be the best extruder I have every used, the only down side is it is not an all metal hot end and has a PTFE liner. This means  the high temp exotics are out. I mainly use PLA, or PET and this should handle...

Speed Control

I am not an electrician, I am sure there are codes against this.....Use at your own risk, ect, ect, ect. You can skip all this DIY if you would like to be more safe and just get one of these, or these. This is how I made a cheapo Speed controller. No fancy face plate...