Welcome

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.

Hello World

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.

Engraving Aluminum Dog Tags

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.

Creating Circuits with EAGLE

Learn how to make circuits using EAGLE.

Custom Aluminum and Brass Rings

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:

Engraving Aluminum Dog Tags (Mac)

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.

Blinky LED Snowflake

Follow this simple PCB tutorial to make a snowflake-shaped circuit board with fading RGB LEDs.

Otherduino

Make your own Arduino-compatible boards! This is a more advanced tutorial that uses double-sided circuit boards.

The Nerd Watch

Make a PCB-based watch that blinks the time in binary.

Cloisonné Enamelled Metal Trinkets

Engrave designs into metal and then inlay them with colored enamel to make necklaces, earrings, and more.

Light-Up PCB Necklace

Make a necklace with inward-facing LEDs that cast light on the wearer’s skin. The glow illuminates the necklace from behind.

Halloween Stamp Set

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.