CNC Plasma cutter progressPosted: August 12, 2012 Filed under: CNC Plasma Cutter, OPenLog | Tags: Acme Screws, Arduino, CNC Plasma, OpenLog, Plasma, SparkFun, welding project Leave a comment
I finished the assembly of the two carriages on the x axes of the CNC machine. The y axis is mounted and this next week the goal is to assemble the carriage to Acme nut connections and build the linear carriage for the y axis. So if all goes as planned next weekend or sooner could be the first prototype test of the machine, the z axis will not be workable but I am sure I can find a way to attach a pencil the axis to see movement. That is a great goal for the week.
My SparkFun package of an FTDI Adapter board and and second board will allow me to reload the firmware on the OpenLog board I ordered in January. I am dreading this a bit, electronics and computer area things are my weakness so I am a bit nervous but will tackle this job and test in a example sketch this week. I’ll bet that will take any free time I may have up but will get me that much closer to my goals.