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Our CNC Router is Nearing Completion

Rochester Makerspace's CNC RouterAlbert Mazzeo, who is a very skilled and experienced machinist, has been working almost daily on the CNC (computer controlled) router that we’ve been slowly building for a long time. As a result it may be operational soon. When finished, it will be able to cut intricate shapes out of wood or plastic, and do intricate 3D carving in the same materials.

Although the end of the project is clearly in sight there is still a lot of work to do. Albert will soon get us to the next phase which will require hooking up the stepper motor controller to a PC, installing Mach3 and other software on the PC, configuring the software, calibrating the motors, and installing limit switches and some other components. We could really use your help if you are someone with strong troubleshooting and computer skills, the ability to follow detailed instructions, and a willingness to show others how to use and maintain the machine. [We also need someone with a truck to help us get some more lumber to build a workbench for it.]

We also want to thank Bob Wagner for his help with this project. Bob also worked very hard on this project and many other around the makerspace. There has also been many others who have helped.

5 comments to Our CNC Router is Nearing Completion

  • Cassidy
    May 16, 2014 at 9:08 pm | Reply

    I love the Rochester maker space it is fun for kids all size and ages. At first I though that because I am a girl that I would not have a easy time learning new things. But after I went here I knew that it was a place I would want to go back to. So now I go here every other day. I am glad I went it is an amazing place!

  • BCG
    May 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm | Reply

    Will the CNC router be able to etch copper clad PCBs?

  • Mike
    October 3, 2014 at 11:09 am | Reply

    Any word if this is finished yet?

  • Justin
    October 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Reply

    What time during Saturday will the “Using the CNC Router” demonstration be held and how long is it expected to last? My third question is, how does the membership payment cycle from month to month if automatically deducted from account? i.e. 30 days from date commenced or a given date according to Rochester Makerspace?

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