- gazobParticipantOctober 21, 2015 at 5:00 pmPost count: 8
saw a kickstarter ramps shield that used RJ45 sockets and normal cat 5 cable to wire up the stepper motors and limit switches.
Had a look around ebay and then alibaba and found these
currently have a query in to the supplier.
Does anyone think using premade network patch leads as wiring to the steppers is a bad idea?
GaZSteveCParticipantOctober 21, 2015 at 6:35 pmPost count: 133
Another idea for using RJ24s and a way to hide the connections:
I love the jacks because I can take all the wiring and controller apart for transportation. It also has a clean look. Does not really need drag chains. Brought it the the RI Mini Maker Faire (http://makerfaireri.com/) last weekend with no problem.gazobParticipantOctober 21, 2015 at 7:25 pmPost count: 8
that looks good, soldering directly to surface mount rj45 sockets was my fall back position and then printing mounts for them, but do like your idea as well.vicious1KeymasterOctober 22, 2015 at 8:25 amPost count: 2668hothParticipantNovember 3, 2015 at 6:03 pmPost count: 14
A prewired harness is a thing of beauty. Looking forward to getting mine!vicious1KeymasterNovember 27, 2015 at 2:07 pmPost count: 2668
That is awesome that you took it there. Thank you. So many questions, I have been to mini makers in the SF bay area and 2 in San Diego and have wanted to get a booth every time.
How was it received? What kinds of questions were asked? Did you sell any? Was it fun?SteveCParticipantNovember 27, 2015 at 3:23 pmPost count: 133
My son had a table at the RI Maker Faire representing First Lego League robotics and I just decided to take the MPCNC along to show off. I talked about it nonstop for over five hours. I did not mill anything because I was worried about all the kids running around. Next time I will attach plexiglass shields to the sides. Instead I just used it as a pen plotter, even plotted your Vicious1 test gcode file. The only ones that I might have sold were through giving out the link to your web site and Thingiverse page.
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