Build Your Own CNC Bluechick 3.1 Kit

For my 14th birthday, I received an unassembled CNC machine kit!

This kit required me to get very creative and I learned a lot during the 5 months it took me and my dad to build it.

September 18, 2010: Mechanically done for the most part.

Nov 21, 2010: Making a router holder for my own router at school
watch?v=mjjBjdv_5N4
I recommend turning your sound down before viewing the above link.

The router really is too big, I’m going to make another mount for a smaller one later on.

Nov 29, 2010: Steppers mounted and my Ubuntu rig has EMC^2 and Mach3 on it.

Additionally, my dad and I mounted the power supply and the stepper controllers to a sheet of 1/4″ Plexiglass.

Dec 3, 2010 –
I now have made a new mounting bracket made for a much smaller router. It looks fantastic if I do say so myself.

Feb 2, 2012 –
Here’s a video of the CNC making a puck for my Unhappy Skate longboard slide gloves!
[Removed until I find this video again… (2/18/18)]