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Router Master Class

This resource from Boxford presents examples of how to use shaped CNC router cutters to solve different problems quickly and with accuracy. Different uses for cutters are introduced, such as trenching, profiling and grooving. Different cutters that can be used for these and other purposes are shown. These include a...

Pepakura

This resource from Boxford describes the use of CAD software to make a development or net from a solid object, which is subsequently used to manufacture a ‘shell’ version of the original object using card. It includes pictures of a reproduction weapon copied from a popular video game. The net could be printed with...

Pegasus

This resource from Boxford facilitates the manufacture of a 3D figure of a Pegasus from sheet material. This could be used as an exemplar for a project to design and make a ‘flat pack’ 3D item or to demonstrate the capabilities of a CNC laser cutter. It includes the CAD files for each of the component parts of the...

Music Rack

This resource from Boxford provides the information to manufacture of a rack to hold a music system. Exemplar CAD files are presented to aid manufacture of the product using CNC machines and pictures of the finished product are shown. Curriculum links include the use of CAD/CAM in the designing and making process...

Morse Code Key

This resource from Boxford describes the manufacture and electrical circuit of a Morse code transmitter. It includes CAD files for all of the manufactured parts required and pictures of the assembled product. The transmitter is manufactured from hardwood using a CNC router. It includes brass furnishings that could...

Lasers

This resource from Boxford describes the process of engraving imagery onto a mirror tile. In this instance a Doctor Who themed mirror is produced. The product is made using a 300mm by 300mm B&Q mirror tile. Issues faced and ideas for future development of the product are described. One idea explored is to use...

Fruit Bowl

This resource from Boxford supports the manufacture of a fruit bowl from plywood sheet. It includes a CAD drawing of the component parts of the fruit bowl, which could be used to make the product using a CNC machine. Examples of alternative fruit bowl designs are presented. These could be used as inspiration for...

Electronics Shelves

This resource from Boxford describes the development of a shelf stand used to store electronics parts boxes and wires. Exemplar CAD files are presented to aid manufacture of the product using CNC machines and pictures of the finished product are shown.

DougaryDigd

This resource from Boxford describes the design and manufacture of a novel instrument. It includes CAD files for all of the parts required, images of CAD models of the circuit and the component parts, and pictures and video of the finished product. The process of designing the instrument is described in detail....

Bench Drill

This resource from Boxford presents CAD files for the development of a working bench drill press made from 3mm acrylic. The drill press is designed to be laser cut. The resource describes how the bench drill press can be used as an example of a rack and pinion mechanism for changing types of motion. It also...

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