Need help, perhaps some direction. I am an ubernewb.
I'm currently a physics student at the Ohio State University, and I have a fascination with CNC-ing, particular with how it would pertain to random electronics projects (including robotics).*
Unforuntately, I currently have what amounts to essentially no experience with machining in general, and though I am taking a nice electronics class this summer, I also have very little experience there. As such, I am at a bit of a loss where to begin pursuing this interest and I was hoping some helpful folks here could help me out. The only thing I have much experience with is computer programming (and computers in general), but I don't really think that counts for a lot in the overall scheme of things (as far as CNC-ing goes).
Thanks for listening.
PS. This seemed like the most appropriate forum to start in, even if it only points me to another forum. : )
*Though I have a solid interest in anything technological really, especially with making things, so engines of various sorts (among many other things) also appeal to me.
If you want send me an email and I'll send you an wiring schematic and ladder diagram for a machine. I think that will get you started by showing you how the mechanical and hydrolic parts interact with the electronics. Good luck on your quest for knowledge!!! And remember your time spent is only a waste if you don't learn anything from it!!! Cheers