Welcome to our Tutorial pages. Below is a list of projects you can make with the Othermill. This list can also be found in the sidebar on the left for easy navigation.
Learn the basics of milling PCBs on the Othermill, for both Windows and Mac OS X users. This is a good first tutorial that covers each step with a lot of detail.
Learn how to engrave a design into an aluminum dog tag, using Otherplan Public Beta, suitable for both Windows and Mac OS X users. VCarve or Cut2D is required to design your own custom tag, but this tutorial also includes an example design for folks without the software.
Learn how to make circuits using EAGLE.
Dip your toes into the worlds of CAM and hand-finishing by milling your own custom-sized ring out of aluminum or brass.
Tutorials for Otherplan Classic
The following tutorials are available for users of Otherplan Classic:
Learn how to engrave a design into an aluminum dog tag, using Otherplan for Mac OS X. Illustrator or Inkscape is required to design your own tag, but this tutorial also includes an example file for folks without the software.
Follow this simple PCB tutorial to make a snowflake-shaped circuit board with fading RGB LEDs.
Make your own Arduino-compatible boards! This is a more advanced tutorial that uses double-sided circuit boards.
Make a PCB-based watch that blinks the time in binary.
Engrave designs into metal and then inlay them with colored enamel to make necklaces, earrings, and more.
Make a necklace with inward-facing LEDs that cast light on the wearer’s skin. The glow illuminates the necklace from behind.
If it’s that time of year, or you just want to make stamps, this tutorial will show you how to mill designs into linoleum stamps, which can then be used for letterpress stamping.