CNC Building Blocks on Kickstarter
I am proud to announce our new project here on Kickstarter. The CNC Building Blocks.
It was a long time in the making. We had learned greatly from the... Read more
The Future for A Quick CNC
It was one year ago today that we met our funding goal of $10,000 for our Modular CNC Project. It's hard to believe that it's been that long since we... Read more
New CNC Store Launched! Upgrades Available!
We've had a few questions about the remaining kits. We have another 8 kits to go out tomorrow, and then its just a few kits that need to work out... Read more
Shipping Updates & Tutorials
We've gotten a lot of comments and messages from people who want to know about shipping updates. We've been sending out machines in the last two weeks. If you haven't... Read more
Video & Shipping Updates
Time for another update, and this is an exciting one. We've been making the final arrangements for the shipping. Many of you have been contacted to arrange for shipping, and... Read more
First Machine Delivered.
We just got back from Colorado, setting up the first CNC for one of our backers. We used the setup to take pictures, write documentation and get an idea on... Read more
First Machine Has Shipped & Arrived!
Good news everyone! We just got word from our backer in Colorado that the first machine showed up successfully with absolutely no damage! We won't be in Colorado to set... Read more
Hang in there Kitty!
Sorry for the lack of updates. There isn't much to look at right now as we have been working on the same parts for the last two weeks. Our machines... Read more
Just a quick update.
We spent most of 4th of July weekend working on the electronics. There was a small issue with one of the parts that needed to be... Read more
Electronics Nearing Completion.
A quick update.
The enclosures arrived last week as indicated in the previous update. The front and rear panels have been custom cut on a CNC and parts are installed... Read more
Electronics Delayed A Few Days
As we mentioned in the last update. We have encountered yet another delay in regards to the electronics enclosures. We had waited over a month for the project enclosures to... Read more
Great Weekend Progress
This week has had lots of long nights of working on parts. We had neglected one of the custom plastic components that should have been done at the same time... Read more
Plastic Z-Axis Cleanup.
Just a quick update for the Holiday weekend.
We have been busy working on finishing up the plastic z-axis parts this week. Each z-axis is being cleaned up on a CNC... Read more
Sliders, Z-Axis and Electronics
An update on everything that has been going on with the work on the machines.
Production has continued with the wooden parts. They should all be finished soon. We have... Read more
Plastic Z-Axis / First Rewards Shipping
The plastic Z-axis' are all finished with the raw casting completed in the last few days. We have roughly 45 sets of plastic z-axis', each one requiring an hours worth... Read more
Stepper Motors, & Main Part Production
I am glad to be posting an update with something new after working on the same things for nearly 3 weeks! The plastic Z-axis parts are hitting the final stretch... Read more
Stepper Motors, Leadscrews and More
Just wanted to post a very brief update. The work on the stepper motors is underway. Each one is getting wired to the cable assembly that had been done in the previous... Read more
Stepper Motors have Arrived.
One of the most critical components to this project has arrived, the stepper motors. Without them the computer controlled movement would be impossible! I was very surprised when they showed... Read more
First Production Z-Axis Done
Just a quick update. The process of making the Z-axis from plastic has begun and is proving to be a time consuming process. The amount of time required for each... Read more
A ton of progress.. a week in review.
I was told by a backer today that our updates were too far and few between... and as a result that meant we weren't doing any work. That couldn't have... Read more
The last few days have been spent working on the cable wire assemblies for the CNC machines. There wasn't a leadtime on the wires required for the machines, and the... Read more
The money has arrived and so have the Bosch Routers!
The money from the Kickstarter project has arrived and is already being well spent. Many parts have been put on credit cards to help speed up the delivery time. Another item... Read more
Shafts, Third mold done, Z-Axis now complete!
Lots of people are anxiously awaiting more news about our project! Just to let everyone know... it's coming. The main thing we have now is a waiting game for parts... Read more
Thank you everyone!
I just want to thank everyone who has supported us and backed our project. The last 45 days have been very hectic and stressful, but in the end will be... Read more
Minutes to go.. So close!
We are only minutes away from having the project be fully funded! We've spent the last 6 hours working to get the Production Prototype finished, and are so close to... Read more
Production CNC Almost Done. Built Strong.
Today has really been a 15 hour day working to get the CNC finished. Unfortunately we had forgotten that our shafts for the Y-axis would not be here until tomorrow... Read more
We have movement!
Just a very quick update. We are working our butts off to have a fully working production prototype model done today. Our funding ends tomorrow, so I hope to have... Read more
Plastic Z-Axis Continued
In Update #12 we posted the first part of our aluminum mold to create a plastic cast Z-axis. We finally have the 2nd mold for the z-axis finished and it... Read more
Production Test Underway.
It’s been a while since we have posted an update. A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to make improvements to the design, test parts and... Read more
New Plastic Z-Axis. Huge Success.
Back in Update #2 we talked about changes to the Z-Axis from our initial design. From our original design we evolved to an I-Beam construction made out of MDF. We... Read more
Electronics are done. Motors are alive!
Just a quick update here. The electronics have been fully wired, and are working! We haven't had a chance to tune them and get the settings adjusted right but we... Read more
Electronics Almost Done!
There are just a few wire connections to be made on the inside of the box that are preventing us from doing the final testing (waiting on some supplies in... Read more
Motors Have Arrived, Electronics Ready Soon.
We may be kind of slow on posting updates, but a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes. Lots of ordering of parts to make molds, some... Read more
$1600 Reward Update: Lots of Computers!
In order to lock down a cheaper price on the Dell Computers for the $1600 level reward, I decided to make a purchase now and put it on my credit... Read more
CAM Software Included for Free with $1050+ Reward!
Some amazing news. This afternoon we were contacted by the producer of some excellent Commercial CAM Software. They would like to give everyone who pledges to the $1050 and $1600... Read more
Versatile Design - Table Support Options
We have been working on improving our design with a few key design upgrades. Many people have been asking: What makes this design unique?We leave no ideas behind. Our... Read more
Evolution of the Design: Gantry
We were recently asked about our Gantry design from a backer of our project. He asked about the style of gantry and design process that we went through. We have... Read more
$1050 Reward Now Unlimited.
Since we ran out of slots on the $1050 level so quickly.. we decided that we would remove the limit and make them open to everyone. We decided it would... Read more
We are Backed! And Upgrades Available.
We reached our $10,000 goal last night! Thank you everyone so much for supporting this project. We hope that we can go much higher and get more pledges. If we... Read more
Updates to Z-Axis... More to Come.
We have been working hard putting our designs to the test. We had come up with a brand new Z-Axis design that utilizes an I-Beam construction instead of the original... Read more
Frequently Asked Questions Updated
We have been getting a lot of great questions from people all over the Internet. We have compiled the most common questions into a Frequently Asked Questions guide available on... Read more