Category Archives: CNC
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
The MakerSlides I ordered for the Desktop CNC project have arrived. Five one metre lengths of glorious MakerSlide. Now the serious building can begin!
The power supply and coupling have arrived. I will be able to test the laser now.
I plan on building an interchangable head for the desktop CNC. One head with a spindle for drilling and milling and another with a laser for laser cutting thin wood, paper, card, and plastics. The laser arrived yesterday from Laserlands. … Continue reading
Received the last of the parts ordered from OpenLab today. They supplied the v-wheels, smooth idlers, eccentric spacers, pulleys, stepper motors, limit switches, and timing belt.