That's the plan. Some will be spent along the way - gotta eat, go places and rent some movies.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

It's Back with New Motor Configuration

I'm Back! Wow! How long has it been? Too long! So, where to begin? Well... There are 2 motors on the main gantry [X-Axis].

 This will fix any sway or under power I had before. Also there is a stronger motor on the secondary gantry [Y-Axis]. This motor will be in charge of moving the carriage. And, finally, there is a smaller motor to lift the carriage [Z-Axis].

I have reduced the resolution of the motors - Micro Step were just too much for my PC [LunixCNC]. I don't blame the program. I will continue to us LinuxCNC.  I just have an older PC. Besides, the cutting surface is only 12" x 12" [300mm x 300mm] (or so) so I don't think I will notice.

But, it sure moves now!

Relief Carving

This was my first attempt at carving a relief.  The program takes a grey scale image representing height and then scans it back and forth creating a continuous path for the cutter to follow. you can see I still need practice setting it up. It should have cut deeper.  But, the cutter moved like it was supposed to.