There’s a huge range of computer-controlled machines used by makers – 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC mills and more – but the plotter is the easiest to make. This makes it a great build for getting started in the world of computer-controlled machines. For around $15 you can create your own drawing machine with our guide.

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– All you need to know about lubrication
– Make your own Guitar-Hero style controller
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