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16-10-2011, 10:33 PM
Hey people,my first post,building first router,4 x 3' ish made from extruded aluminium,all looking groovy so far :smile: Going to start buying electronics now,any suggestions,should i go USB ???:naughty:

blackburn mark
17-10-2011, 01:22 PM
i went for the cheep chinese 5 axis driver kit, i think it was 270 at the time, thats with the power supply and stepper motors included, it was the only part of my build that i was panicking about however i can get 1500mm/m which is plenty for my application (on ballscrews and profiled rails)
im sure jonathan (capitan speed freak) and others will have a diffrent take

i did find the USB option tempting but decided to play it safe and stay OFF the road less traveled :)

17-10-2011, 01:43 PM
DiyCnc do a pretty good range.


17-10-2011, 01:58 PM
Thanks guys,i was looking at the stuff from zapp automationhttp://www.zappautomation.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=365 If i go the usb route http://www.zappautomation.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=15&products_id=197 Could i use a laptop ?.Says i wont need mach,is that a good thing ???