I have been using kk2.1 boards upgraded with stevis 1.9 firmware.
The highest motor I have used is 800 kv with 30 amp simonk flashed firmware.
I have created new styles of power distribution boards for each one of the designs.
Each of the designs are cr
After a coupla years of thought and compromises and decisions on how to make a rigid small CNC machine this is what I've come up with.
It will be cast solid aluminum which is the only real solution for the rigidity issue. If you could do it in cast ir
We just got started on a foundry for casting aluminum parts. I can not find anything worthy made from extruded stock in aluminum so we have to make a casting for the CNC machine.
I'll be making the casting for whoever wants one by the time we finish
I had some time to search around and find the least expensive way for anyone to get involved with a CNC project of their own! And here's what I came up with!
5 Axis CNC Break Out Board (BOB) from ebay!
EasyDriver V4.2 also from Ebay!
Some NEMA 17 st
To get started with a board design for a servo controller made by the community here at DIY Drones for CNC and whatever floats your boat servo control. This discussion is part of the DIY Drones CNC Machine project. All are welcome to contribute their
This section will discuss stepper motor drives as an option for the DIY CNC Project.
Stepper motor drives are more economical, generally, than servo drives.
DIY kits drives and OTS (off the shelf) drives will be discussed.
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The purpose of this section is to discuss motor controls for the DIY Drones CNC project.
There are really only two options - purchase ready-to-go controls or DIY/kit controls.
A major player in online motor control information is
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Since we may be contracting 3rd party to make PCBs and supply parts for the CNC, I'd like to gauge how much real interest there is in buying one of these machines, when we're done.
Keep in mind that this is not a commitment, just think to yourself to
This discussion will list all the official agreed upon specifications for the CNC Machine to be created. I would request members not add anything here. Let Monroe, and me add items as they are agreed upon by the group.
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Looking at LinuxCNC (EMC2) or Mach 3 so far. Some aspects of the software may limit or modify our plans so feel free to discuss the software here.
I'll add drawings here anyone is welcome to include their drawings ideas as well!