I am getting a Harbor Freight micro milling machine from UPS tommorow, i'm pretty excited about that . But the plan is to CNC convert it, i dont know a heck of a lot about the electronic part of it so im wondering if a person can help here.
I got 3 stepper motors from my birthday, i believe they are unipolar but is there some way to confirm this? I can take a picture if it helps.
When i can confirm that they are unipolar I am ordering a 4 axis Hobby CNC board.
Besides the wire needed to extend the wires coming from the motor so that it can stretch across the entire milling area, what other electronic devices do i need?
I would imagine a power supply of some sort, and Hobby CNC says i need a transformer. I read an article about a person converting a PSU designed for a computer to a power supply, is this more hassle than its worth? And as for a transformer, i have no clue what im after there.
Thanks to anybody who contributes a helpful reply