Cupcake CNC Batch 10+ & Starter Kit Build Instructions

Ordinarily, it will take a couple of people a weekend or so to put a Cupcake CNC together. Here's how!
Before you begin you might want to check out this collection of videos tutorial detailing every step of the build process (deluxe kit). Please note these videos are done with a PRE BATCH 10 deluxe kit. The optical end stops are no longer included. There may also be some other differences.

Additionally, for those who are assembling an Ultimate kit or are otherwise creating several of our new upgrade kits at once: we strongly recommend that you step through them one at a time. Build your Plastruder MK5 and print on the acrylic build platform before building your Automated Build Platform or Heated Build Platform. Your understanding of how the interconnected elements of your bot function will increase and your build will proceed more smoothly.

Prep Work

  1. Cupcake Parts List
  2. Before you begin
  3. About bolts and nuts
  4. About timing belts
  5. Some mistakes to avoid

Build It

  1. Cupcake Y Stage Assembly
  2. Cupcake X Stage Assembly
  3. Cupcake Body Assembly
  4. Cupcake Z Stage Assembly
  5. Cupcake XY Stage Installation
  6. Cupcake Z Stage Installation

Finish It Up

  1. Plastruder MK4 Build Instructions
  2. Cupcake Electronics Installation
  3. Cupcake Calibration
  4. Optional step: Cupcake Endstop Installation

Updating Your Firmware

  1. Cupcake Motherboard Firmware Update
  2. Plastruder Firmware Update


Heated build platforms


  1. When things go wrong!
  2. Think you are missing parts?
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