View Full Version : CNC Controller with Arduino and Gamepad

Christian Knuell
20-10-2012, 05:49 PM

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


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)


20-10-2012, 06:45 PM
Neat... I'm doing something similar with a Raspberry Pi

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