In this project we will scavenge parts from old PC CD-Rom(s) and build a fully working CNC machine using (basically any type of) Arduino which would run on G-Code.
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- Arduino Nano x 1
- Easydrivers by Sparkfun x 3
- CD-Rom drives x 3
- Jumper Wires x 20
- Spacers and Washers
- Dc Jack Male x 1
- (5v ; 2.1 A) Power Adapter x 1
- Universal G-Code Sender
- Maker CAM
- First of all you have to assemble your CD-Rom(s) so they are mutually perpendicular to each other and thus form 3 axis namely X, Y and Z.
- Now just follow the following circuit diagram to connect your Easydrivers, Motors and Arduino.
- Next upload the given HEX file onto your Arduino using XLoader https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B739XcxOoVo2aTZFbVJPVzJOVEU
- Now open Universal G-code Sender and connect your Arduino.
- Now go to Settings > Firmware Settings > GRBL. These are the X, Y and Z Step Dimensions for my machine (yours may vary).
- Now you can browse for the G-Code (I have used InkScape to generate G-Code) file and send it to the Arduino
- Your CNC Machine should now start printing.
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