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by edwardrford
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Dual Drive Setup (with driveshaft)
Replies: 40
Views: 16533

Re: Dual Drive Setup (with driveshaft)

I'm with you on that one @enraged. For me, I'd rather spend the extra couple dollars and have two drives. But, for some, breaking the 'best practice' rule of 1 stepper motor per stepper driver, is too far out of the comfort zone and that's OK too. If all works out well, either method will work just ...
by edwardrford
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: El-cheapo drivers
Replies: 8
Views: 8038

Re: El-cheapo drivers

@RedOko Actually, that brings up a good point, and something I forgot to share in my informal review: Although I have a computer with a parallel port, and use it to run EMC2, I started wondering why I couldn't run that driver board with an arduino? After all, it's only expecting 5v pulses right? Aft...
by edwardrford
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: DIY Spindles
Topic: DC Spindle (RC Based)
Replies: 21
Views: 14678

Re: DC Spindle (RC Based)

@nogthree: Do you have the shaft part yet? I have a spare. email me if you need/want it.

-Edward
by edwardrford
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: El-cheapo drivers
Replies: 8
Views: 8038

Re: El-cheapo drivers

I recently picked up one of these sets. The price ($93 + Shipping) was just too good to pass up. http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/444561815-3-axis-CNC-kit-3-NEMA17-78-oz-in-stepper-motor-3-axis-CNC-board-wholesalers.html The package came with a controller, 3 nema17 motors and a 24v 6A power supp...
by edwardrford
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: DIY Spindles
Topic: DC Spindle (RC Based)
Replies: 21
Views: 14678

DC Spindle (RC Based)

A couple of notes on the spindle front: 1.) I still have the RC spindle (http://www.buildlog.net/blog/2011/09/new-brushless-dc-router-spindle/) in my basement. It's actually further away from being mounted now that I've moved my test rig to the garage. Although, I would have never run the DC spindl...