Handy Measuring Jigs

Handy Measurement Jigs When I’ve got free time, I love to play around with 3D printing, my HobbyCNC DIY Router and electronics. There is that point in the design where the schematic (or drawing) needs to turn into a real, physical product, and, like most...

Anti Backlash Design Change!

Anti-Backlash Improvement I developed a simple-yet-effective backlash preventer for my DIY CNC Router plans. The design uses a coupling nut with a flange welded on. This is fixed to the gantry. A spring is ‘pinched’ between this coupling nut and a simple square nut....

Testing Assembled HobbyCNC PRO Boards

Production Testing Assembled Boards I decided to offer assembled HobbyCNC PRO boards. As it turns out, not all of my customers are handy with a soldering iron, or they want their results quicker! So I build the boards, by hand, 10 at a time. Not a big deal. Testing...

No More Bent Leads: IC Tubing Cutter

Avoiding Bent Pins Sometimes the answer is in the trash. The background: while assembling a batch of HobbyCNC PRO boards, I was noticing how neatly the 23-pin driver chip dropped into the PC board. Then I had one chip with one lead, just one, slightly out of...

HobbyCNC PRO Rev 2 Introduced

HobbyCNC PRO Rev 2! I’ve made a few changes to the popular HobbyCNC PRO board. Most of the changes are cosmetic or functional, but one in particular is a big departure from the Rev1 boards. What hasn’t changed: Roughly the same form factor (it is a little...

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