Boca Bearings presents one of this year’s Innovation Contest entries!
The creator’s reason for building the machine was because he needed a CNC and a 3D printer to develop one of his other projects. So instead of buying two machines, he decided to build one machine that could do both CNC milling and 3D printing. The 3D printing part is great for big objects, and eventually for applying new extruders that can extrude new materials (foods, metal, etc.). In the future, its creator intends to attach a laser diode on the machine to allow for laser cutting and engraving.
The BuildersBot is an Arduino Controlled CNC Router and 3D printer. The BuildersBot is an Open Design machine, that uses Open Software and Open Hardware. It is a product of open projects such as the RepRap, Arduino and Repetier. The Buildersbot uses 12 small ball bearings on the X and Y axis and a single ball-screw and nut on the Z axis. It also has 12 linear bearing pillow blocks.
Though ambitious, Buildersbot is only one of many contenders in this year’s Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out Buildersbot and others entries at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=145
Smartphone Controlled Rotary Display Stand
The idea behind the Smartphone Controlled Rotary Display Stand is to create a motorized Display stand, that can be controlled manually, or remotely by using your smartphone or your Windows Linux or Mac Computer’s wireless Bluetooth connectivity. Its creator’s goal was to allow a user to control the position of their Monitors using a motorized stand instead of having to manually adjust the position of the monitor.
The motorized monitor stand can be used to remotely adjust the pan position of your monitor without the need to fiscally move the monitor. Some monitors have a dead angle view point depending on the angle you are looking at it, this stand allows you to rotate the monitor in the direction where you are located. The bearing this project is using is a “home made marble bearing”, but a commercial version could use a lazy susan bearing instead.
Though interesting, the Smartphone Controlled Rotary Display Stand is only one of many contenders in this year’s Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out this project and others entries at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=144
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