I'm completely new to CNC milling, but I already have an Optimum BF 20 mill that I would like to convert to CNC.
I consider buying the stock kit from Optimum for the BF 20 mill, but I'm a bit confused about which parts I need. As far as I can tell, I need to following items:
- The CNC milling kit, containing the steppers and other small parts
- A CNC controller box (the CNC controller VI)
- 3 controller cards
- The "PC-Dreh" software
There are 3 versions of the PC-Dreh software - which version should I get?
I already have a laptop computer which I plan to use for the software.
Do I need anything else?
Are there any pitfalls I should be aware of?