Fabrication Equipment

USCutter MH721 Cutter

Vinyl Cutter

A great tool to cut heat transfer vinyl for shirt/apparel or window decals. The biggest pain is that it is a single color.

$279 (2014)
28 inch width capacity
Cut Pressure: 0-600 gram
Cut Velocity: 10-1000 mm/s
PC or MAC via USB
SureCutsAlot vector software

SainSmart Genmitsu 3018-PRO

Sainsmart Genmitsu CNC Router 3018 Pro with Laser addon
Build Area is 300 x 180 x 45 mm or 11.8 x 7.1 x 1.8”
Spindle can run at 7000rpm @ 24V with a ER11 Collet (3.175mm)
Laser is a 5.5W Blue Laser Module
Software: LaserGRBL v3.4.0

Add Custom Buttons
M5 shuts down laser
M3 S1 powers laser to 1% for alignment
M3 S127 power to 50%

Please buy real laser safety glasses, the ones included will save your eyes from a direct laser hit by the plastic safety glass melting to an opaque plastic but if you want day to day protection, get something like:
$50 LP-LaserPair Laser Protective Glasses 200 – 540nm O.D 6+ & 900 – 1100nm O.D 5+

Monoprice Voxel / FlashForge Adventurer 3

Build Area is 150 x 150 x 150 mm or 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches

Vertical (Z-axis) resolution: 50 microns (0.05 mm)

Hot end is a Ubis 1.75 mm with 0.4mm nozzle that can heat to 240C max tip temp

100C max bed temp for ABS or PETG materials

Build speed: 60 mm/min

Software : Sketchup 2017, SCAD, FlashPrint-MP 4.0.0 (2019)

3D Models

Check out my designs on Thingiverse

  1. Arduino 4 Relay Module Bottom Cover Plate with Wall Mount
  2. DIYBIO Microscope Slide holder
  3. Printrbot Simple XL – Spool Expander
  4. Arduino Mega 2560 Full Bottom Coverplate with mounting screws
  5. Arduino Uno Full Bottom Coverplate with mounting screws

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I'm a 35 year old UIUC Computer Engineer building mobile apps, websites and hardware integrations with an interest in 3D printing, biotechnology and Arduinos.