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Christian Knuell
20-10-2012, 06:49 PM
Hi,

I've made a cnc controller based on an Arduino UNO for my cnc mill - maybe someone has some use for it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7ZclkT-EL0



Its free and open source (VB.NET 2010 / AVR Studio 6 Assembler... not exactly an Arduino project - it just uses one as convenient and inexpensive hardware platform).
Uses a wireless Logitech gamepad to manually control the machine from a few steps per second up to full speed.
Controls the VFD of my chinese spindle with just 2 resistors, 1 capacitor and 1 optocoupler...
Quite fast... >>70000 steps per second...
Some built in commands for drilling, circles, rectangles etc. with macro editor - quite nice for simple tasks that may be done without CAM program...



More Information: Estlcam.com CAM Software (http://www.estlcam.com)


Christian

irving2008
20-10-2012, 07:45 PM
Neat... I'm doing something similar with a Raspberry Pi

Fivetide
20-10-2012, 11:25 PM
Very nice .. thanks for shareing