The Furnarius Rufus PCB Milling Machine is a
capable of making printed circuit board tracks that are used in
electronic hardware. Such tracks create necessary isolation so that
there is only electric contact between the desired components, which
will further be placed and soldered on the circuit board. This machine
has as its main attribute the fact of being an open hardware equipment:
anyone can build it without violating any copyrights and the information
necessary to do so is found in this wiki.
This machine is designed to be low cost without compromising quality,
intended to be easy to use and to build. It is named after Furnarius
Rufus, an oven bird that builds its nest with mud, much alike an 3D
printer, as a symbolism to freedom of making, learning, contributing,
The project is part of an effort to develop an open workbench for
cientific and educational instrumentation. Further information on the
open workbench can be found in the page Work group for development of
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This documentation is licenced under the terms of the CERN Open
There are no warranties, implicit or explicit, of merchantability, and
of applicability or fitness for any particular purpose.
Some pictures of the first prototype of the Furnarius Rufus PCB Milling
Machine. More images are on the pictures page.
You can acess a high resolution video of testing the Furnarius Rufus at