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Open Source 5 axis CNC Router & Plasma Machine Plans 5'x10'

A project in Tampa, FL by Mike Calvino

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An open source instruction and plan set from the digital design model & files of this working 5 axis CNC machine.
Backers: 66
Average Pledge Per Backer: $31

Funded: $2,072 of $16,500
Dates: Feb 25th -> Apr 7th (41 days)
Project By: Mike Calvino
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Latest News

Some 3d Models & files Available

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
So after some time and a few more machines made, I have a small collection of 3d models and CAD files that can be built from. They are available for, hopefully what most will consider, reasonable pricing on my website here:... (Read More)

Project is climbing slowly . . .

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Don't want to be negative here, but just a realist & state the obvious . . . The curve is not looking too promising . . . I suppose I thought there were more people out there who would be into it.  I suppose I also thought that there were more... (Read More)

Two build logs

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Not sure if everyone knows of the 2 places the build log is posted so far of the machine: Here on my website: http://www.calvinodesign.com/90037/90037-02.01/ ( it's flash so, sorry if you're trying to look at this on an Ipad - you can see it on... (Read More)

Increasing slowly

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone!  Thanks for all of the interest & support!  Just a quick note . . . funding is increasing still, although a littly slowly.  I'm sending out emails and posting on forums whenever I can find the time.  Keep spreading the word!... (Read More)

How will this work?

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Originally Posted by "AndiKid" on CNCzone: "Hi Calvino, this is the most exciting project idea I've heard of in a long time. Great video about Kickstarter! I think it's absolutely amazing and support this wherver i can. A B S O L U T E L Y A W E S O... (Read More)

CAM program question & info

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Quote, Originally Posted by 'mcphill' at CNCzone.com "The biggest "killer" for 5 axis work for me is the CAM costs... I have looked at the CNCToolKit site, but it didn't really look "ready for prime time". The cheapest 5-axis capable packages look... (Read More)

Flash content on website & video loading

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
First of all, thanks for taking a look at this project, and thank you for your support! I understand that the Ipad cannot run flash & my website is mostly done using flash. I have plans to post a page that is not done in flash which will have... (Read More)

Some additional info

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
> 1. What is the estimated cost of a commercial 5 axis machine such as a Thermwood, 5'x10'x24" 5axis http://www.thermwood.com/cnc_router_five_axis_main.htm , or an Onsrud of same configuration http://www.cronsrud.com/f-s_series.html ? These... (Read More)

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