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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Cornerspace, Aug 18, 2017.

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  1. Cornerspace

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    Ordered my C Beam kit and the next step is to start getting the electronics and what not. Here is what I have on hand and i really appreciate any tips and advice as what to do and what to avoid. :)

    Stepper motors :
    Nema 23 - 2 units
    Nema 17 - 5 units (Leftover from a 3d printer build)

    How should i best use what i have available?

    Spindle:
    Using a Makita RT0700C Router

    Electronics:
    Here is the iffy part. I have a spare RUMBA board lying around. Its been flashed for use with a 3D Printer but i can always overwrite it for use with a CNC software. Should i or should i get a new board like those listed with separate driver boards for use with MACH3+?

    Odds and Ends:
    I have a fair bit of end stops

    Software:
    Which software is recommended? Something opensource be really great. I ultimately intend to upgrade to MACH3+ though.

    Media:
    I intend to use it for wood and soft aluminium projects.

    Thanks :)

    Kenneth
     

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