building the machine

A project log for Spine desk lamp

a project for my work-from-home desk, with CNC cut profiles, addressable LEDs, with tentacle kinematics

sebsplanesebsplane 12/07/2020 at 21:500 Comments

here is the 3018 pro kit upon reception:

The assembly guide is okay, the parts are well packaged and the assembly fairly quick (3h for me). 
As my first CNC it looks clean and sturdy, i don't expect to cut metal with it (yet!)

the first cut was really satisfying , here is a christmas decoration after 8 min of cut, 200mm/min in 1.6mm plywood with a 1.5mm diamond bit. This first project was the opportunity to learn about the basics of cad and cam and was a good introduction to the work to come!