An ingenious paper CNC machine has been created using just cardboard and paper clips together with a few electronic components and is capable of plotting out small images using ordnance fed to the on-board software.
Check out the video below to learn more about this awesome paper CNC machine that has been constructed using card and paperclips. For full instructions on how to create your very own paper CNC machine jump over to the Homofaciens website via the link below.
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The “software” is a set of instructions printed on a sheet of paper. A single instruction consits of the axis as well as the direction and the number of turns and you must process all commands in sequence. Your brain becomes the microcontroller and your hands are used as stepper motors. This is a very demonstrative way of teaching computerized numerical control.
The software can plot capital letters and digits. The data is in the source code, thus only computer experts will be able to create own graphics.You can control the servos stepwise in the main menu which is useful to detect errors or to assemble the machine. You can get the Arduino sketch as well as the templates and circuit layout in the column download.