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You are planning your first 3D printer, CNC router or some other machine which needs accurate positioning. Looking around leads you to a lot of people talking about stepper motors. But what are they exactly and especially- how to drive a stepper motor? I have gathered some basic misconceptions and questions people have asked me
Like every new router owner ever I am starting to need some jigs to make work easier and more creative. The first project in my mind needed a circle cutting jig. Here is my take on how to build adjustable circle cutting jig for a plunge router. I own a BochPOF 1400 ACE plunge router. It’s
I learned a nice thing about Arduino CNC shield today. I have a project coming up where I need 3 axes. On each axis, there will be 2 motors (cloned, running in sync). That means I need a total of 6 motors and drives, but CNC shield only supports 4 drives (axes). So I needed
There are several ways to clamp open loop timing belt ends together. Here are some clamp ideas gathered into one post with images and some with comments. Most of them here are for GT2 belts, but some ideas work for others too. A quick overview to get ideas flowing and images for quick reference. It
A quick post about wiring TB6600 stepper driver which is based on TB6600HG chip. Here I use one without black plastic casing. It has model marking on the back that says “BL-TB6600-v1.2″. Stepper motor used in this demo is 23HS22-2804S (2.8A, NEMA23). Drive looks like this and it’s rated for 4.5A. Looking for more info and photos?