Hello everyone, So I'm a hobbyist clothing maker trying to find a way to go from measurements to pattern quicker than pen and paper. I tried a few different strategies but I think getting a CNC will just be the simplest now, I have a strong software engineering background so generating GCODE wouldn't be an issue, I'm just a little confused on the hardware part. I'm looking at this subvendor btw Since I don't have a ton of room I wanted to put the CNC almost vertically and just stick a piece of paper in the working area. So first question: what kind of motors are strong enough to pull the machine back up? Am I overthinking this and NEMA 17's are strong enough or should I look into something a little stronger? From what I understand the motors need to be controlled by some circuit board (duh). I could either make one of these but since I don't really want to spend my evenings figure that out I understand I could buy a boxes like these that would do it for me. This machine outputs the signals necessary to controls the stepper motors but what do these kind of box usually take in? GCODE directly? I'd love to setup a raspi so I can send all my drawing through wifi and not worry about bringing a big bulky computer next to it all the time. Lastly I was wondering if anyone know what kind of head would work to draw on paper. Obviously mechanical pencils are out of the question. But has anyone found that a standard ballpoint pen works fine? Thank you very much everyone for reading my rambling thoughts.