Fiddle day 2017-09-29: First movements of the CNC

Our CNC project has lasted for a year but today we unlocked an achievement when all axes became functional and and we’re able to test the machine with a marker pen:

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Axis couplers are still on their way from China so steppers are currently attached using pair of hoses. This patented technology allows us to test a little bit and meanwhile we’ll order the next required parts.

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The actual cutter part. We’re considering Makita RT0701C which was praised on Shapeokon forum. Also, X and Y axis are missing extra trapezoidal threads on which makes the apparatus more stable. Pair of steppers are needed for them, too.

LinuxCNC configuration file is still a bit mysterious. Steps per millimeter must be calculated correctly and acceleration tests must be done.

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