I decided to build an ultra low cost CNC router.
Most of the parts are 3D printed, linear slides are ball bearings fixed in a “cage” and rolling around a square steel profile.
For the electronic, I used a ramps 1.4 with a firmware I customized from the open source Malin project to suit the need of a CNC router.
I couldn’t bare with the noise and slowness of metric rod as lead screw, so I put GT2 belt instead on X and Y axis.
Here is the building of the machine:
And here are the first objects I milled:
And here a quick Video showing the router milling bamboo: