|Name of Model: LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 CNC mill|
|Created by: kabeltomten|
|Found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re9F6Tp-B_A|
|Details: Perhaps a demonstration of a concept isn't terribly exciting, but this dry-run of a CNC machine is captivating. The use of a large Power Functions motor to drive the "drill" component is a smart choice, but not as clever as the use of a separate speed computer so that the user can keep close tabs on it. Thanks to that, you can add a manual form of precision to the precision already offered by the NXT motors. The possibilities for combining this with actual power tools (or some capable LEGO equivalent) are endless.|
Since I'm sure it'll come up in the comments - yes, we have technically featured a sort of CNC machine before (Pancakes, anyone?), but that one worked by maneuvering the head on multiple axes. This one actually moves the platform for the x and y dimensions.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Posted by Dan at 12:21 AM