Good news - we're open for limited services in Wembley. Ujima House is now actively under refurbishment and we'd love your help in making the space the best it can be.
During this interim period donations and continued membership are greatly appreciated while we transition to our new space.
Pledge: Shapeoko 2 - desktop CNC full kit
We are looking at purchasing a Shapeoko v2 for the space from MakerSlide. Pledge opened: 26 October 2013
Pledge leader: Tamlyn
The Shapeoko 2 is a simple, low cost, open source CNC milling machine kits that can be built over a weekend. This is version 2 of the fastest selling CNC machine in the history of the world. There is also further information about the machine, kits, kit contents and other things on this Inventables blog post. The machine as a whole is accurate but needs a good motor/chuck for the flexibility of what cutters can be used.
- Precision carving wood, plastic, and/or soft metal
- CNC PCB drilling
- CNC PCB milling (no etching PCB)
See this thread on London Hackspace mailing list.
Parts and prices
This table lists the parts necessary to more-or-less replicate the Shapeoko 2 configuration.
|eShapeoko Mechanical Kit (500x500mm)||Amber Spyglass||£237.50|
|Dual X axis upgrade||Amber Spyglass||£24|
|Aluminium spacers upgrade||Amber Spyglass||£6.50|
|NEMA17 stepper motors x 4||Donated by Steve Todd|
If anyone is able to donate any of the above items, please update the table with your name as the source. If you know of a significantly cheaper source, please update the table too. If it's for the sake of a few pence, I suggest getting it from Amber Spyglass as the guy deserves our support.
Rotary tool options
These are recommended on the Shapeoko forums. Please vote for your preferred option.
- Proxxon FBS 240 £52 +1 for accurate PCB drilling
- Makita RT0700CX4 £106
- Dremel 4000 £83
- Bosch GKF600 £99
- Trend T4EK £77
- Bosch 500A £99
- Kress 800 110V £166
- WOLFGANG ENGINEERING WW 650 $250 +1 (very accurate for PCB isolation routing)
- PSU - would an old laptop supply work?
- cutting/drilling/grinding bits - someone please suggest specific ones/sets
- dust collection/extraction
- drag knife for paper cutting?
Approximate target: £475
Target reached! Please pay your pledge amount into the Hackspace account with ref SHAPEOKO then add "paid" next to your name below.
£20 - Ian Hendersonpaid £20 - Rob Kampaid £20 - Dave Mansfieldpaid £20 - Colin Cooperpaid £25 - Brendan Sleightpaid £10 - Alex Beckettpaid £100 - Saif Bunnipaid £20 - Sipaid £20 - Tamlynpaid £60 - Owen Smithpaid £20 - Adrian Godwinpaid £20 - Tom Hodderpaid £40 - Vladimirpaid £40 - Renato Lopespaid £10 - Martin Leepaid £30 - Oliver Markspaid £10 - Detpaid £20 - Jon Russellpaid
- £20 - Dean Forbes
- £60 - James Bartlett
- £20 - Sue Spence
- £10 - Glyn
Running total pledged: £585
Total paid: £505
These pledges are probably out of date:
- £20 - Chris Wilkinson
- £20 - Antaeus Wheatley
- £20 - David Walters