Thread: Aluminium CNC log.
I'm ordering a cheap mouse and a Serial cable today.
what sort of cables do I need for hooking up the breakout board, PSU and Drivers etc?
For the breakout board to drivers standard 7/0.2 wire is fine (or anything you have lying around) as it's only a signal.
Drivers to steppers generally CY 4-core (which is shielded), 1.5mm^2. You need minimum 1mm^2 from the VFD to spindle, so the same as you use for the steppers will be fine.
maplins it is then.
parallel, yes I did mean that!
Thanks John, I may just take you up on that!
Shouldn't need too much. I was just thinking about testing my electronic bits as I'm not even sure they work! I hope they do....
when putting them in the machine I'll order the cables.
How are you and how is that build going
I know you've had your problems but thats no excuse for no input or even saying hello
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good timing on this post as I actually have an update!
I went to FromStock today and picked up a fair bit of ALU for my machine. all cut to size.
I'll get a pic of it when i find a camera.
I have enough to make my spindle mounts, and my gantry, the only alu i need now is some 50x10 and 50x20 for the frame.
Last edited by jcb121; 15-09-2011 at 04:33 PM.
You seem to have laid it out with the Z-axis rails mounted to the Y-axis slide, not the other way round. Was that just for the photo? Putting the rails on the Z-axis so they move up and down and the bearing blocks are fixed is stronger.
the ruler was £1.29, £20 is bang on.
I'll give it ago with the rails the other way around, it's just I thought the extra weight would be a problem.
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