I developed this project as a final project for FabAcademy 2017. The idea is to make it possible to make a CNC mill for PCBs in a FabLab at an as low as possible cost (less than 100€). My approach was to use accessible materials; that’s why I decided to make the frame of the machine out of wood. One of the motivations behind this project is that PCB milling is much better for the environment than acid etching.
I used fusion360 to design everything and the CNC machine to produce the parts. I used my own electronics based on open source microcontroller board along with the grbl firmware to control the machine.
It took me almost 4 months (March-July 2017) to design and build the machine.
The idea of a CNC that’s made out of wood might sound a little crazy. But the final result was Impressive!
made by Ahmed Abdellatif