Buy K40 laser cutter upgrades, CNC controllers and more online

Buy laser cutter upgrades easily in our new store SuperGerbil.com.  It sells all our products in a standard shopping cart format, so it’s easy to use.  We’ve included local and international shipping in the product price, because that’s what you like. And don’t worry, we’ll continue to blog and hold the K40 forum on Awesome.Tech […]

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Super Gerbil CNC Controller Accuracy Testing

We machined this acrylic disc as a simple initial test. Time to test Super Gerbil CNC controller accuracy. Using Fusion 360, we designed and machined a simple 25.00mm disc from clear 4.4mm acrylic. Dimensions of Sample Circle After that, we measured with grandfather’s old micrometer and my verniers. Grandfather’s micrometer is handy for measuring our […]

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Super Gerbil CNC Controller Testing

A part of our upcoming toy truck, used as a demonstration of Super Gerbil CNC controller It’s testing time for the Super Gerbil CNC Controller pre-production units! We put them through their paces with a testing regime that’s included a wide range of activities: Installation – technically correct and user-friendlyConfiguration – technically correct and user-friendlyAll the basic […]

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XT computers for CNC machining…. really ?

XT computers for CNC machining…. really ? This morning I read an email from the HME, the Home model engine website promoting their member recent posts and I read this: “After completing the Quarter Scale Merlin, I took several months off to work on a number of projects that had piled up around the home […]

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What did we learn during our One day build?

What we learnt during our One day build Today I will share some insights into our adventure while upgrading the cheap Chinese eBay CNC mill “3020”. If you haven’t watched the YouTube video then you can watch it here https://youtu.be/G_9dc0BAf0M The morning started for me at 7am and I was quiet nervous about the challenge. It […]

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Nomad 883 CNC mill upgrade – controller and 4th axis

Let’s be 100% clear, I love my Nomad 883 CNC mill, it got me started with CNC.  Now, I’d like to take it further by adding a 4th axis, however this is tricky as the Nomad’s controller, and standard grbl, doesn’t support it.  Fortunately, Paul’s developed a brand new ‘Super Gerbil’ 5 axis CNC controller (now […]

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The 3020 / 6040 CNC mill 1 day upgrade challenge

The 3020, 3040, 6040 and 6090 are low cost no-brand CNC mills that come in various 3 or 4 axis versions, but suffer from underpowered electronics and poor software.  So we’ve created the Super Gerbil controller as a high quality upgrade to the electronics and software tool chain.  For a bit of fun, we’ve challenged ourselves […]

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