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PCB Badge

In this getting started project tutorial we mill and assemble a light-up printed circuit board that displays an image of our favorite bantam rooster! This tutorial is designed for beginners, and we will walk you through all the steps.

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Engraving with SVGs

This tutorial shows you how to use Inkscape to turn a hand drawing, clipart, or typed text into an SVG file you can engrave onto a dog tag.  If you have access to Adobe Illustrator, you can use a similar workflow.

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Custom Aluminum Rings

Rings are a great first CNC project. Learn the basics of Fusion 360 CAD and CAM with this getting started project. These rings are easily customized to fit any finger using our files, or follow along and create your own.

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Overdrive Effects Pedal

Make your very own effects stompbox! Download the .brd file, mill the board, and solder the components for your very own guitar pedal. This is a great tutorial for those new to milling printed circuit boards.

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Kinetic Magnet Clock

Build your own clock! This project shows you how to use SVG design files and build a kinetic sculpture using magnets, a clock mechanism, and some parts you can make with the Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine.

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Metal Keychain CAD/CAM

Design a model in Fusion 360 by making a sketch from an imported SVG, extruding that model, adding 3D features, and then make the CAM profiles to load into the Bantam Tools Desktop Milling Machine Software.

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Topographic Moon Tiles

Use STL files of the far side of the moon, provided by NASA, to mill your own hardwood, wall-mountable topographic relief map of the moon’s surface. You’ll even mill the aluminum brackets that hold the tiles together in this intermediate project.


Bantmobile Wooden Toy Car

In this beginner-level project, learn how to make the Bantmobile wooden toy car, with a body made of milled plywood, attached together using wood glue and short dowel pins. The wheelsets are two pairs of milled plywood tires attached to wooden dowel axles.


8-bit Capacitive Synth

In this intermediate build, we’ll use an EAGLE file to mill our synth PCB on the Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine, then we’ll get practice soldering surface-mount components and program our PCB with Arduino.