Lumenlab’s new kit: Open source CNC

Imagine our surprise when we stumbled on the latest Lumenlab project: gantry style CNC. Until now the only time we ever invoked their name was for DIY projectors. The kit looks pretty interesting, and they’re taking pre-orders right now. It’s designed for a full sized router and you should be able to cut a 4′ by 8′ sheet with a feed roll. Even without, the cutting area is a large 26″ by 50″ and features 8″ of Z movement. Between their kit and an order from Online Metals, they’re projecting that you can build your own for around $1000. We’re definitely in when the final kit is released in June.


  1. MaX-MoD says:

    Nothing very impressive…
    The only remarkable point is that there’s a website with (quite) well structured informations.
    Rather a “résumé” of cnczone’s forum posts on tutos and worklogs.

  2. ejonesss says:

    you could build a cnc machine from a plotter you would need to replace the pens with a dremel.

  3. I love CNCzone there are some great things over there. I recently did a conversion of a mini mill and am very much still learning so I visit that site often.

    I was disappointed in the tremendous cost.

  4. alonso says:

    localizo informacion para comprar un kit cnc para una fresadora brigesport booss 5 quien puede informarme o recomendar

  5. drew says:

    is there any thing that can turn a picture into m codes i believe it is wait maybe it is g codes i cant remember what ever it is it has to come out as a .mc9 file and work with a divinci mill we have been trying to figure out how to do that for like 2 years now at school and the teacher knows less about the mills then us as students and we have learned it all of the web and from messing with it srry this is a little un related just wondering if anyone knows how

  6. matt says:

    @drew: convert the picture to 8 shades of grey (with gimp for example), then import that into this:
    (thanks to

  7. josheeg says:

    I wish I knew what the littler slide like looking things were.
    Why is this open source hardware I do not see partslists or plans for the roblock.

    great place for info the forum is a little weird to get replies on. is a great supplier.

    linuxcnc has some cool software and
    reprap uses a arduino cnc controler using usb not printer port.

  8. sarut says:

    Thanks for such a useful information.

  9. pravalika says:

    thanks for this information if you need more information you can go to

  10. PAUL says:

    looking for info on building a lcd projector

  11. Santos says:

    How can i get this Open Source Kit.

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