Montag, 22. August 2016

Perhaps a nice idea...?

Why do NOT get a cheap printer-scanner-combination and transform it into a CNC-Machine? I guess it would be nice if i could handle that.
The idea already exists. As a tutorial i use the videos from Tinkernut which show the transformation from some DVD-Drives into a CNC-Machine. Here my thoughts:

Hardware

- Arduino (Uno od Nano, but i think Nano)
- 3x Stepper Motor Driver, like in the video with the A3967-Chip
- Printer-Scanner-combination
- Probably a Stepper Motor.

Software

GRBL to interpret the protocol with the Arduino
- to upload it on the Arduino XLoader
GRBL-Controller to control the Machine
makercam.com or easel.inventables.com to create project files

The plan: