On the hybrid 4x4 Im thinking about using the "joes special" bladerunner kit. It seems idiot proof and I can be up and running almost immediatley. Is this a good kit? Hows the power of the steepers? Would I save a lot if I built it myself, keeping in mind time is money and I dont want to spend hours configuring all the electronics. What do you guys think?
Here is a quote that from a statement that Rob made, who bought the kit, and made a nice writeup on the kit.
Originally Posted by soundwaves
"I wanted a good system this time, no choppers or uni-polar drives,bi-polar, no resonance issues, have opto-isolation, power to drive a bigger stepper, support that is great, forums to ask questions, and a person to talk with on phone when needed.
Gecko fit that picture perfectly. The g540 has all of the items. But I have stated the costs a number of time :
G540 $300 + shipping
570 oz-in steppers $76 each = $304 + shipping
Power Supply - Antek 50v 12 amp = $130 + shipping
Let's say $750./
Now I need a case, wires, homes witches, Big Red button, and build it. Let's say another $150 after all the shipping and farting around at 300 different websites to get the best deal.
Now we are at $900 and we still have to build it - (I know half the fun ) .
The CandCNC will be more but give me a pendant, relays, feedback, ability to add a 5th axis.
This is a chunk more than the HobbyPro kit or Xylotex, but I know that it will be quality."
Have a link to the blade runner kit? I believe I have decided on getting a hybrid, but now I need to figure out electronics.
Gecko seems really spendy. Probotix is more reasonable but I even googled bladrunner and did not find any info.
Originally Posted by stoneyreef
scroll down and you can see the Joe's Special.
All I have to say to that is WOW!!!!
Now reading, does one need a DC power source for the motors in addition to that kit?
Sorry CNC noob here so I am just learning!
Probotics is about $700 but that is with 400oz motors and the blade runner has 570oz motors and the awesome hand control!!!