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Arduino Controlled Line Bender for Acrylic

Color and thickness matter when bending sheet acrylic (one brand name is Plexiglas). This inexpensive controller project with its menu-driven, push-button interface helps minimize material waste and reduce frustration by enabling everyone in your fab shop or Maker Space to get beautiful, repeatable bends every single time.

This light industrial controller can be adapted to automate a range of other light industrial processes and equipment such as kilns, ovens, or solenoids.

Phase Dock’s CTO, Chris Lehenbauer, presented a condensed version of this project at Maker Faire Bay Area, May 2019.