Video: Lego CNC milling machine

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CNC milling machines are pretty amazing bits of kit, and industrial designer Arthur Sacek has made them even more awesome by constructing one out of Lego.


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Developed to participate in the World Robot Olympiad in Abu Dhabi, the machine is an update of an earlier model with "a lot of improvements", Sacek says.

"The most important is that it is running leJOS with a linked PC," he says. "Now there are no more file size restrictions. All the data is in the computer that sends small amount of coordinates to the NXT every loop."

If you want to build one you’ll have to work it out for yourself … Sacek isn’t giving anything away.

 

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