CNC Update 8: First Cut! Mach3 cutting Styrofoam

Well, last Sunday was a very frustrating day. I shorted out my controller board frying one of my easysteppers and all of the buffer chips in my breakout board. I was too frustrated to work on the boards for now so I ordered a new controller board on eBay.

It is a very nice package. It is a 3.5 Amp stepper driver with a parallel interface built in. It is a China unit but it seems to work very well. I also ordered a new Stepper motor for my Z axis. Anyway here is a video of the CNC cutting the Roadrunner Gcode in Mach 3, into Styrofoam. Skip to about 2:08 to see a wider view of the system and the touch screen monitor.

I don’t blame you for skipping through it, kind of dry video but I was excited to see it work! The bit I had in the router was too big so some of the lines ran together but all in all it did pretty well.

More to come.

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4 Responses to CNC Update 8: First Cut! Mach3 cutting Styrofoam

  1. Nick says:

    Is it still working ?:)))

  2. Is It Still working???)))

  3. admin says:

    Yep, I have just been too busy to work with it lately. I am going to try to make some time soon and get some updates out. Thanks for asking.

  4. sudip says:

    good product for driving stepper motor and also seem cheaper relatevly.
    thanks for blogging