Author Archives: Darcy
The new 24VDC 240W power supply arrived today. I’m very impressed with powerbox. I ordered the power supply yesterday and it turned up today! This power supply was chosen so that the stepper motors will delivery more torque.
There has been a recent rush of progress on the desktop CNC. All three axes are fitted with stepper motors. The brackets for the drive belts are in place. The drive belts are installed. The limit switches are mounted but … Continue reading
Today was time for a trial run of the Z-Axis. After correctly wiring up the stepper motor and correctly setting the steps per mm it ran really well. I looking forward testing the other axis soon.
The MakerSlides have been cut to length and the ends have been tapped. The fasteners are here and it’s time for a trial assembly. I want to find out if I have all the parts I need and if they … Continue reading
I have a card file box which has been converted into a small ballot box. I needed a locking mechanism for it but didn’t want anything added to the outside of the box. I didn’t want any visible sign on … Continue reading
The MakerSlides I ordered for the Desktop CNC project have arrived. Five one metre lengths of glorious MakerSlide. Now the serious building can begin!
My kids have been bugging me for years to get a train set to put under the Christmas tree. They like the thrill of watching train circle the base of the tree, and besides there’s a Christmas train set at … Continue reading
My garage door opener has a small light which turns on when the door is activated and turns off after about one minute. It provides enough light and enough time to get out of the car and into the house. … Continue reading
The power supply and coupling have arrived. I will be able to test the laser now.