- Published in issue 3/2019 on page 52
'Wolverine' CNC Gantry Robot
Multifunctional Powerhouse — Part 1: Mechanical construction
Many hobbyists, fanatics and makers struggle with the mechanical aspects of their projects. Designing a circuit board and assembling it or programming a microcontroller is generally not a problem for a dyed-in-the-wool electronics enthusiast, but once the circuit has to be housed in something, the enthusiasm typically cools considerably. And then we are not even considering making relatively simple mechanical parts, such as a gear or a cover plate, yourself. With the rise of 3D printers, affordable CNC machines and online service providers, mechanical design has become a lot more accessible. With the CNC gantry robot presented here, we would like to help you further along the path of this fascinating world.