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    Default What should I build next?....

    ive been wanting to get into my next project since my current mod [cynical: HTPC]] is on hiatus. i wanted something to do on weekends during the school year when i wasnt busy with school work. i was thinking either:

    -a home built CNC

    -a digital photo frame

    -or a WC box for my PC.

    i still need to do more research on that CNC, i figure i can make most of the frame out of scrap aluminum and MDF board. the only thing im worried about is the prices of the electronic and motor parts, as long as its under 300 im willing to built it. if i do go for this i will start a work log and let everyone see my progress. once built ill glady do CNC work for forum members probably cheaper than shops.

    for the digital photo frame i already have the LCD, just need that card reader which i think i can get for around 20-35 dollars. i can easily build a wooden frame for it and upload my pics and im done.

    for the watercooling box i might buy a laing d5 variable pump and a 775 block for around 75 bucks and just make a encasing for the rad, pump, res, with some sheets and angle of aluminum. i think i can build the entire thing for around 125-175 bucks.

    so i leave it in the hands the people, what should i build?
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    Default Re: What should I build next?....

    id say do the CNC id love to see exactly how easy they are to build
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    Default Re: What should I build next?....

    I'd love to have a CNC myself, and if it's easy I'd do it, so my vote is for that too.
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    Default Re: What should I build next?....

    im really starting to get interested in the CNC project. just found out the hardware list will cost around $150. i might be able to build it for less seeing as I have some of the stuff already. the electronics list might cost around $375-400. so if all goes well ill have a fully functional sub $500 4axis 4.2v CNC machine

    gonna start looking more into the parts list and figuring out exactly what i need to buy, calculate the prices and see if i got enough green to purchase all the stuff
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    Default Re: What should I build next?....

    Quote Originally Posted by elbarto241 View Post
    so if all goes well ill have a fully functional sub $500 4axis
    Wait...4 axis? I thought theres only 3? x,y, and z.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamesAreUseless View Post
    Wait...4 axis? I thought theres only 3? x,y, and z.
    You forget time. This thing can basically make stuff almost instantaneously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xRyokenx View Post
    You forget time. This thing can basically make stuff almost instantaneously.
    Heh? Time? I thought time is the 4th dimension, not axis.

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    Oh...right...a CNC moves in a 3-dimensional motion, side to side , up and down, and forward and back. And also the time it takes to move around

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamesAreUseless View Post
    Heh? Time? I thought time is the 4th dimension, not axis.
    Dimension, axis, same thing. 2D stuff is like flat things - two axises (?), 3D is three axises, and 4D or axises may as well be all three and time, lol.

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    lol. yall guys are funny.
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    Default Re: What should I build next?....

    My vote is also for the CNC, I want to try this too.
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