The Tahoe Devkit is In!

After a long wait, my “Tahoe” dev kit has finally come in a few days ago.   Comes in a nice little case, with everything needed to get started. The CD does contain a CD with a wide variety of samples. I have not had a chance to play with it yet, but the first…


CNC Mill Motor Controller Board is in!

It has finally come in through the mail yesterday. Sure took forever! Unfortunately, I don’t have time to do much with it until the end of the week. Looking over the documentation, all looks good except for the power supply I had ordered which is insufficent. I van order another one online but might just…

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Quick Project Update.

Had a few emails asking abouy my various projects. Thought a little update would be warranted. The short answer is that not much has happened since my last post. But here is an overview of the individual projects: CNC Mill: Still waiting on the motor controller board. Since this is the key component that ties…

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The One-Haned Post… :)

No, nothing twisted. Just still have my splint on my right hand so I almost have to type using a single hand 🙂 Its been a while since i’ve posted a general update. So I thought today would be as good a day as any… Health Last week has been pretty bad health wise. If…

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CNC Mill Components Comming In…

Some of my components have finally started comming in. So far I have recieved my motors, linear actuators and power supply. Unfortunately, i’m still missing the controller board (which is shipping from the UK) before I can really start putting anything together. In the meantime, I have been looking at software options to run the mill….

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Hardware to Control and Drive Motors

Of course, motors on their own aren’t very useful, the need to be powered and be provided with a control interface which will comunicate with the miling software on a PC. The Motor Controller The control circuitry itself is fairly simple but I decided to go to a pre-built solution that I found on eBay….

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Motor Selection for my CNC Mill

One of the most crutial aspects of a CNC machine is the motors and control systems used to position the head of the mill on the work surface. Accuracy of these components will of course directly affect the precision and quality of the work done. I have posted a new article on SebbyLive which goes…

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Building my own CNC Mill/Router

One realization I have made with all my other projects is that there is alot of tasks which could be done more efficiently and cheaply with the use of a CNC mill. A few examples of this: Etching / Drilling PCB boards Mill work around the house (cabinet doors, base boards and other trim work)…


Creating the Circuit Boards for My Projects

With all my new projects, I need a way to produce the PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards) for the electronics. The classic homebrew approach involves the use of a etch resistant transfer to the board and the use of an etchant solution (here is an example which uses transfer from laser printer toner). The main problems…

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User Input For Home Automation

Besides the touchscreen, I wish to use buttons to control a few other components of the system (such as the intercom buttons) and maybe a numeric keypad. The obvious (and easy) solution is to use standard buttons. There is of course several options and variety for those. But I was also curious how other devices…

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