Author Archives: CNC Design

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GRBL Breakout/Shield back in stock January 2018

We now have the popular GRBL Breakout/Shield for Arduino Uno CNC Controller Kits back in stock.

Please check the product page for more details

Or the Online shop

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New Model MK4 of the Guitar Pickup Mini Coil Winder released.

January 2018
New Model MK4 of the Guitar Pickup Mini Coil Winder released.

****Now in stock****

The Guitar Pickup Mini Coil Winder MK4 comes fitted with the new Arm Controller MKII which has some new exciting features and is housed in a sleek new aluminium controller box.

Please check the link below for full details.

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Christmas and New Year Closing dates

We will be closing down for the festive break starting at the end of day 22nd December 2017 and back in on the 2nd/3rd January 2018, depending on how hung over we are 🙂

Have a Great Christmas and New Year that end to all our customers and thanks for the support in 2017.

Also if you want to see what has been on the CNC Machine for the festive period, please check out our Facebook page. You may even win a Reindeer !


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Coil Winder Tensioners back in stock September 2017.

25th September 2017

We now have all 3 sizes of the Coil Winder Magnetic Tensioners back in stock.

MTCS covering wire sizes 0.04mm—0.14mm 10g—120g
MTCM covering wire sizes 0.08mm—0.25mm 50g—400g
MTCLL covering wire sizes 0.14mm—0.40mm 100g—800g

These can be found on the online shop and also selected as a extra on the 200mm Coil Winder page.




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Kress Spindles now back in stock September 2017

Kress Spindles Back in Stock

We now have the popular Kress FME1050-1 Spindles back in stock.

You can either purchase on our shop via the following link 

Or we have a Kress Bundle on special offer via Ebay.

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200mm Coil Winders back in stock August 2017

This weekend just gone,  we managed to finish the next batch of 200mm Coil Winders.

The product page has been updated with new pictures of the MK3 design.

And also the online shop on the following link:

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GRBL Breakout/Shield kit now available

Today we released a PCB kit for a GRBL Breakout Board that fits the popular Arduino UNO Board.

GRBL is CNC Motion Control firmware that runs on the popular Arduino Uno board.
Connecting up wires can be a little fiddly when trying to connect up Stepper motors, limit switches etc.
So we decided to design a Breakout Board for it and make it available as a DIY solder up kit.

We have brought out the all the pins through buffer chips which are open collector outputs and also we have added a optocoupler IC for each limit switch. This allows higher voltage inductive sensors to be used, as well as micro switches.

Full information can be found on our website.

As well as connecting stepper motor driver control lines directly to the breakout board, you can also connect it to an existing CNC Machine Controller board that uses a DB25 port and hence you then have USB control !

Here is a video showing it in action.



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Update July 2017

Sorry for the lack of updates and newsletters, we have been busy as usual and having fun!
First update is that we are having a sale on the Guitar Pickup Manual Coil Winder.
Full details can be found on the product page:
Second update is on the CNC 200mm Coil Winders.
After a long wait, We are now full time on getting the next batch of 200mm Coil Winders complete and should have them back on the shop by the middle of August.

Sorry for the delay on these, but we have not stopped making them, we have just had a lot of different projects to juggle this year.
But we are getting there !

The new batch of 200mm Coil Winders have had a couple of changes.

First being that the motor power supply input is now away from the controller box and mounted at the back of the machine with an on/off switch.
And secondly, Closed Loop motors will now be supplied on both the Bobbin motor and Feeder (traverse) motor. We have been supplying the Bobbin motor with a closed loop motor for a while now, but always left the Feeder motor open loop, as it does not require to travel as such high speeds and also kept the price down. But we have now done a deal where it only costs slightly less to use Closed Loop motors on both and improves the performance and accuracy.

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Guitar Pickup Mini Coil Winders back in stock

Well the good news is that we have just finished assembling the next batch of Guitar Pickup Mini Coil Winders .

Even though the British Pound is still weak against the Dollar and Euro, we have kept the price of the machine the same for now, but this may have to change in the future.

So if you wish to order then please follow the link below.

We will be starting on the 200mm Coil Winders next as planned.




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Pulse Train Hat for the Raspberry PI launched.

Today we have launched a new product, Pulse Train Hat for the Raspberry PI

As there is so much information to go with the PTHAT, we have setup a dedicated website over at

We hope this will be of some interest in people wanting to control their own motors.