- June 21, 2017 at 1:41 am #36439
Sorry for all the questions people.
I’ve had this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5Axis-Upgraded-CNC-Breakout-Board-Interface-Set-Keypad-Display-Manual-Control-/401348116047?hash=item5d72363e4f for 2 years as I was going to build a cnc from back then, never got around to it. I also have 3 of these http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Single-Axis-CNC-Engraving-Machine-Stepper-Motor-Driver-Controller-TB6600-0-2-5A-/142058769997?hash=item21135cce4d and 3 Nema 23’s. Do I ditch it all and just buy the parts suggested here, or can I use the board mentioned above, buy another 2 stepper drivers and 5 nema 17’s.
I also have a 24V power supply http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/360W-15V-24A-DC-Regulated-Switching-Power-Supply-CNC-/280921252178?hash=item4168362152
What are you thoughts? Can I save some money by using some of what I have?June 21, 2017 at 3:51 am #36440
It looks like you also need a computer with a parallel port, either running linuxcnc or mach3. For this set up. There are a few people running with mach3 here and they might help you. I know it’s popular on other CNC forums too. I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work.
Otherwise, the Marlin support here is very good. Ryan’s firmware has been preconfigured. Marlin has the advantage of either running without a computer or running with a computer like a raspberry pi/octoprint. The Marlin stuff is a lot smaller too. You’d need a 12V power supply.
The first is probably cheaper if you already have the computer.June 21, 2017 at 10:27 am #36455
I’m already using Marlin on my 3d printer so being more familiar with it I might stick to the arduino setup as suggested.June 21, 2017 at 3:05 pm #36472
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