Friday, April 20, 2012

quick pictorial update Test Jig for BIQ_SanguinoCNC /Laser PCB

Over view of the electronics on the test Jig

Sorry not much time to type we are at Fablabs 2nd birthday event this weekend.
Comments at the preview last night said I wasn't blogging  enough any more..

Oh its quite cool that the first build of the PCB worked  !!!
Its running using a slightly changed version of Marlin firmware @ 16mhz need to find a 20Mhz boot ROM for Sanguino or figure out what's wrong with my environment settings as Make file wont make! my altered
boot ROM code.

Side View of the test Jig
Showing 50V 500W PSU to drive the 4.2A Stepper motor

ie 2 Phases at 4.2A = 8.4A hence a 9.9A PSU at 50V

Close up of bodged together rev counter

Monday, April 9, 2012

Meet Colin my Assistant provided by my Local PCB manufacturer about 800m from my Door

Thank you Wendy from CC Electronics Europe Limited.

A quick set of  random-ish pictures of various stages of development of bits and bobs.

Huxley Seedling is still in progress there are over 100 pictures of  Huxley Seedling yet to be moved to my PC from Midges camera.
Part of the full build instruction set for the final version.
There have been many many re-designs and improvements made over the last year.

Here is a quick over view of some of the other projects:-   PCBs arrived on Thursday first pictures.

Top Side

Bottom side

BIQ_SanguinoCNC /Laser is a new project for controlling CNC machines or Laser cutters with a a 3D printing ability.

In fact the first two CNC machines it is going to control here are Big Bertha the 1200mm x 620mm CNC and a new Project the CNC lathe very basic design Idea is to take 500mm of stock material to drill and cut parts  to length in an automated fashion.. (not holding my breath on this idea yet but looks promising)

The Huxley seedling A frames are becoming a universal building block for all sorts of new Ideas projects

60 BIQ opto end-stops made - only enough end-stops for 20 Huxley Seeding Kits

Pictorial guide on making leads for the BIQ opto end-stops.

Click a picture to enlarge

If only the RepRap WIKI was as easy as blogger to upload and edit you posts and pictures It would make life soo much easier!! 

Colin was very shy to begin with ....