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Another Free CNC Design Download

January 24, 2014
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Free Download of CNC Designs from HomeDIYStuff.com - DXF CRV GCode

Cat Paw Print Mouse Pad Design for DIY home CNC machining

cat_play_Cut2DFollowing the free walking happy cat CNC router cutout design posted last week, I have made a second similarly styled cat design available for others to download and use.  The download files are provided free for private, non-commercial use and are in CVR (Ventric Cut2D) , DXF and GCode formats.

The free downloads for this CNC design can be found here.

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Free CNC design files for download

January 18, 2014
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Free Download of CNC Designs from HomeDIYStuff.com - DXF CRV GCodeCat Paw Print Mouse Pad Design for DIY home CNC machining

Happy Cat Walking CNC Cutout

A new free CNC design download is available. 

I recently digitized this cat image into DXF and GCode files for my CNC router to use.   It was done as a fun DIY project for the home.

I ended up cutting the CNC design twice.  Once from a foam board and again from thin panel wood.

The attachment of a little bell around the cat’s neck gave the design a little extra, but I am sure you can come up with even better embellishments using ribbons, bells, paints, or even old necklaces and bracelets.  Feel free to use imagination!

The downloads of all CRV, DXF and GCode txt file formats are available for non-commercial use.

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Free CNC Design Downloads – Now Available

June 8, 2013
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Free Download of CNC Designs from HomeDIYStuff.com - DXF CRV GCodeWe have to apologize to many recent visitors who tried to download various free CNC designs from our site in the last little while.

Cat Paw Coffee Coaster - Free CNC Design

We are now happy to announce that the earlier difficulties have been RESOLVED!

Owing to a “technical hitch”, the downloads cart has not been working correctly and the associated GCode, CRV, DXF and ZIP files for CNC projects have not been easily available.

If you have been hunting for free CNC design files at HomeDIYStuff.com in the past and couldn’t get the files, please have another shot at the designs by visiting our “Access Free Downloads” page.

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Fritzing – Easy Access to PCB Manufacturing for DIY Electronics Hobbyists

March 2, 2013
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Fritzing.org allows the DIY electronics hobbyist to produce professional quality PCB's through use of their creative commons software and their online ordering service.

Fritzing.org allows the DIY electronics hobbyist to produce professional quality PCB’s through use of their creative commons software and their online ordering service.

We are constantly amazed by the evolution of fantastic resources available to DIY hobbyists and designers.

A couple of weeks ago, we provided a step-by-step guide to making printed circuit boards (PCB).  The UV imaging and Ferric Chloride etching method is not particularly difficult all up, but there are still serious draw-backs and barriers to making DIY PCBs at home for many.   Suitable work areas and ventilation are required; relatively nasty chemicals need sourcing and handling; and disposal of waste needs very careful attention for environmental reasons because it contains toxic Copper salts.

For anyone who just wants a professional looking printed circuit board on which to place their newly designed electronics project without the fuss, we really recommend considering what Fritzing.org has to offer.  They provide a fantastic fabrication alternative for electronics enthusiasts living in close quarters, or where DIY PCB etching is simply out of the question.

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