5' x 10' CNC Router
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|Make/Model: Joe's CNC Evo (google)|
|Arrival Date: 1/2014|
|Does it work?: Yes|
|Certification Needed?: Yes|
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- v1.0 - Fully working CNC (estimated March 2015)
- v1.1 - Vacuum Table
- v1.2 - Plasma cutting attachment
- v1.3 - Laser Attachment
- tool path generation
- pycam http://sourceforge.net/projects/pycam/
- HeeksCNC https://code.google.com/p/heekscnc/
- Aspire http://www.vectric.com/products/aspire.html
- Huge list here: http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Cam
You'll need to be certified to operate the CNC machine. This will include a checkout of taking your project and converting it into GCode, copying it to the workstation, safety, dust collection, and tips/tricks. Unlike the other machines in the hive, you'll need to re-certify on this equipment every 3 months. More information, including class materials will be forthcoming.
The CNC machine isn't a toy, and it's something that can be dangerous if operated incorrectly. While I agree that we should require re-certification every three months for use, we should also take a very hard-line stance with working on/near/around the machine. It's also a tremendous asset for the space when used correctly, and I'm hoping that its benefits, when used properly, will outweigh any negative use or damage.
If you would like to become certified please contact Jon, Coy, or Ryan.
The CNC class is at CNC Router Class.
We're using MA860H stepper drivers, a generic 5 axis breakout board, with an ethernet smoothstepper.
purchased from http://www.omc-stepperonline.com/
File:MA860H stepper driver manual.pdf
Generic 5 axis breakout board
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VFD wiring diagram:
Axis to XLR Connectors
|Pin 1||Pin 2||Pin 3||Pin 4||Pin 5|
|Motor to Male XRL||Yellow||Blue||Green||Red|
|Cabling (Female XLR)||White||Black||Green||Red|
I'm sure I'm missing something here. Feel free to add/nuke/delete things as needed.