Sorry if this is in the wrong section, but it didn't fit anywhere very well.
At the beginning of the year I was going to get an X2 from HF but I decided to wait for the SX2 from Little Machine Shop, and unfortunately I'll have to wait a little longer before I can do that.
Anyways, in the mean time i'd like to get my feet wet with CNC by building an egg bot type machine to use on golf balls for identification.
I'm using this article as my go by, http://www.taomc.com/bits2bots/index.htm
From what I can tell, I just need 2 stepper motors, drivers, and a breakout board and power supply, but, I'm having a little trouble finding electronics that aren't ridiculously more than I want to spend, or ridiculously over kill power-wise.
I understand the concept of motion control with stepper motors, but my electronics IQ isn't extensive. I've done plenty of wiring on 12V car systems but this is a little different. I'd like to get some of the components already assembled, but I don't mind putting a kit together either. I just don't know where to find what I need.
I thought I'd be able to find a 3 axis kit with motors and controller etc, but everything that I am seeing is $200-$400.
I welcome any ideas and opinions, Thank you.