(2016) CNC Zen Garden

The Autonomous CNC Zen Garden project is a machine that creates intricate patterns by dragging a metal ball bearing around in the sand. The ball bearing is moved by an unseen magnet beneath the sand box using a CNC platform. The CNC platform is modeled after a CoreXY pattern that only uses two motors similar to an etch-a-sketch.

I added LED's to the #CNCZenGarden. It's working pretty well. I can seem to get the limit switches working. Made for @makerfaire_van #vmmf. . . #sand #cnc #art #interactiveart #projects #motion #movingart #patterns #msgnets #maker #marble #ballbearing

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