And, I fully expect my "Stepperbelt" to perform similarly to the real thing. But we'll have to wait and see.
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(Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)
I was hoping to see your y axis going at 1g, until you abandoned your first design....
to me, I am not looking to build the fastest machine on my 1st attempt. Just that it works faster than I would without it, and it is as accurate as I would be by hand. The fact that I can press 'GO' and then get on with something else would much improve my workshop output.
I expect to learn heaps from the 1st build and start a new/revamp design from my learning experience
That might be a while in coming, it takes a while to get over standing and watching it run and thinking . . . . cool!The fact that I can press 'GO' and then get on with something else would much improve my workshop output.
Dust collection ? What manner of limit switches I. E. magnetic, mechanical, optical ?Is there a list of parts needed anywhere ? ... emergency stop, limit/home switches, Zeroing ? manual positioning ??? I've never used one so I am sure to miss something out !
Dust collection can come after I get it working. I have a box of microwsitches and probably some reed switches too, so that's OK.
As an added bonus...
I took my kids to see my Dad today, before the summer holidays are all used up. He used to have a metal fabrication shop, so I thought I'd ask him what kind of metal I should be buying for the rails n stuff.
Off we went on a tangent, that he had a few bits he'd took out of a factory they were closing down ... linear rails and bearings, maybe some motors too ! So we went out to his workshop and started rummaging around.
some rail, 4 sets of rail and bearings, some Ally extrusion, 2 ballswres with bearings and steppers - 5 TPI 430 Oz 29" long. and a larger stepper without a rating plate.
So, that's my other machine sorted, if I can get it all to work.
a box of tricks has just arrived with UPS
Luckily, I can put in hours with my Dad. It's his grand kids that dont get to see him so much, as they live with their mum.