Friday, February 6, 2015

Extremely Low Cost 3D Printable 3D Printer / Plotter / CNC Machine

This last Christmas of 2014 I searched for many linear actuators on because I was given $70 worth of gift cards. To my surprise there are many nerd supplies on Amazon stores for the CNC hobbiest. One purchase I almost made was to buy 10 DVD drive linear actuators, just to have and play around with.  Here is one such listing of 5 micro stepper motors with mini screw rods.

Well Wootin24, over on, created a mini XYZ axis CNC controlled machine using those DVD drive linear actuators. He claims this can be used for 3D printing, too. 

Check it out here: