Derek Covill's blog for teaching and research

a collection of subject notes, guides and projects

First test circuit board on the 1610 mini CNC

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Inverting the x-axis on the 1610 mini CNC

Inverting the x-axis There was an issue with the default setting for the machine, where the x-axis was moving in the wrong direction meaning that we were getting parts that were a mirror image of what they should be! This guide gives a full account of Grbl’s $x=val setting, in particular we needed several steps for this machine….

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Introducing the 1610 mini CNC project

Introducing the 1610 mini CNC project This project is about building a small, desktop CNC milling machine. We started out purchasing a very inexpensive kit for about £120 from ebay with the idea of then adding features and improving the reliability of the machine. In particular we set out to: improve the safety aspects of the…

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