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I'd like to renew my CNC for PCB, so I decided to create a new one from an existing project named "Cyclone PCB Factory." You can find the original project here.
(I know, I need to buy a good webcam!)
It's very usefully for rapid prototyping, but when you must do a lot of piece is advisable tu use a service like this https://www.pcbgogo.com?code=y .
I wrote a Hackster tutorial about milling PCB with my homemade CNC, and I continue to develop and use the board for personal use, but I'd like to get a more little CNC with some features like TTrack or probe to simplify the use.
I also refer to my other Hackster to explain the use of bluetooth pass-through serial interface to control CNC wireless.
I wrote a simple code for CNC shield to calculate step/mm, which you can find here.
I explain my way to get It efficiently and more comfortable, but this is the first step. Next I'd like to do a board to resolve all the problem I find and I resolved now with various simple "service boards."
Some parts like the stepper and smoth rod are taken from old printers.
If you have some additional experience or have a better solution write a comment or directly to me, so I can integrate you solution to the board.
Next step is to add a simple display and some digital control and minimal wifi remote.
But do all step by step.
Simple video of Probe testing.
Autolevelling feature not working on UGS so to test this features I use ChiliPeppr.
I try to mill a PCB without a service board to reduce noise and in the video you can see what's happend.
Go to the first minute of video (1:06).
First I need a vacuum cleaner :P
Here you can see Cyclone PCB at work.
Now work very good, and It's very precise.
Finally I use the CNC to create a control board for my Ciclop 3d Scanner.
I'm moved, working on the first shot. : D
I tried bCNC with autolevelling, the result It's very very fine, I'm starting write a guide to obtain that result with bCNC.
As already said (with your contribution) I would like to create a board that includes all the fixes, if you have any experiences to share, write me or comment, so I can integrate your improvements.
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