What it is about
What it can do

Progress & updates


Published plans and parts

Assembly instructions and software links

On-line suppliers in Europe we like & use

Repairable machines is a timelab project, located in Ghent, Belgium









For version 1.08:

The parts list for version 1.08
Version108 -Assembly manual -Part1
Version108 -Assembly manual - Part2
Version108 -Assembly manual - Part3
Version108 -Assembly manual - Part4

For version 1.01:
Exploded views - drawings
Part list version 1.01
V1.01 Instructions Part1
V1.01Instructions Part2
V1.01Instructions Part3
V1.01Instructions Part4


Exploded views - drawings



Parts list version 1.08

Parts list version 1.01





To generate the G-code, we like CAD.PY, a Python script from MIT
For an overview of open-source G-code generators, we refer to:

For the links to the software & installation instructions go to the download-page.

A short tutorial on the use of CAD.PY to create a milling pattern from a 2D bitmap:
using CAD.PY



We currently use ReplicatorG to control the machine and send G-code to it.
You need to install ReplicatorG, then copy the driver-file for our machine into the 'machines' directory

A short tutorial on the use of ReplicatorG to control the machine.
using ReplicatorG




MARCH 27th 2013 -TIMELAB - GHENT - On Wednesday March 27th we will be presenting our big black machine. It is a 800x1000mm 3-axial milling machine intended for milling wood panels in the Ghent fablab. See http://www.timelab.org/nl/presentatie-zelfgebouwde-freesmachine

Everybody is welcome for a quiet drink and some loud milling, from 19h at timelab.


MARCH 25th 2013 - Way too long since we came back to our milling machines. Both me and Kurt have been busy running our respective labs and haven't been able to put as much time in our machines as we would want.

MARCH 20th 2013 - SHOP UPDATE - For now we are not distributing any kits of the miniCNC. The machine electronics are based around the old Makerbot Cupcake boards, which are no longer available. We are reworking the electronics to run off a set of Reprap electronics and a modified version of Pronterface.

JANUARI 30th 2012 - Lieven will be giving a workshop/presentation of the miniCNC at the Antwerp Hackerspace.on Friday the 10th of Februari, 8PM.
See http://voidwarranties.be/index.php/Mini-cnc_workshopfor details.

SEPTEMBER 27th 2011- Adam W.-Swicizinsky und Ewald Neuhofer from AWS design team are taking the machine to the Vienna design week to engrave furniture, from September 30th to October 3rd, themed "Copyright - Design zwischen Inspiration und Kopie"
You can follow them on their project blog: http://awsdesignteam.wordpress.com

Copyright, Copyleft - aws designteam - Fr 30.09.2011 – Mo 3.10.2011 - stilwerk
viennadesignweek.com - Labor