Brass rods and tube
Free CAD software and other good stuff
Water cooled brushless router (need one want one).brought one from ebay $ 390 AUD
Its Very quite got it in 2012 and still good
Setting the speed from linux cnc with a 0-10Vdc signal configured by me for 6000-15000 rpm.
Its an induction motor so 60RPM can be set but has no torque
1 x EC6 Non-Conductive Coolant - 1L, UV Neon Green (TCEC6UNG) = $19.95
1 x EKCoolStream RAD-XT (120) (EKRadXT120) = $46.70
1 x BO: X2O 450 Pump/Square Reservoir (XSPCX2OP400A) = $39.50
4 x Barb (Flanged), G1/4" to 1/4", Nylon, Black (PC-F-NF-14-BN) = $5.00
1 x LCD Temperature Sensor - Green (XSPCLCDTEMPGRN) = $5.95
The Main Parts that will be needed, how much it can cost, and they can be found.
PC (not laptop) 1.7 Ghz single core 1 Gig ram CD drive working Parallel port .. $40
Software for machine Linux CNC $ Free
Power supply 24 VDC 6 amps + $80 -$100
3 STEPPER MOTORS And control board 55 oz $160
router trimmer or dremel (my $50 from Aldi Still running)
cnc machine Cost ??? Depends on how you build it what you can get for Free maybe about $500 with change but all aluminum was free
Gecko G540 is the best home CNC has to offer, built on 4x G251 Drivers with a built in Break-Out board, the G540 can drive upto 4 stepper motors running a maximum of 3.5A 50V per motor, ideal for running most nema 23/24 stepper motors and some low end Nema 34 motors.
These drivers are manufactured in the United States.
KL23H284-35-4B KL23H284-35-4B (1/4” Dual shaft with a flat) 387 oz-in (
2.7 Nm = 382.3 OZ in
Note my machine set to 1/8 stepp would do 10 000 pps = 1250 witch is still 2.00 i think
Keling Technology, Inc
Also Ocean Controls at Seaford is very good
A local linear bearing place we found very helpful and cheap
These are some quotes i got at the time early 2010
round Rod we found the 12 mm a bit light and went for 20mm for X main axis and would be better even for the y cross axis
LinearTechnik Pty. Ltd.
Unit 13, 18-22 Williams Rd.
Dandenong Vic. 3175
Ph 9706 7888
Fx 9706 7488
Mobile 0437 880 365
round linear bearing ROD730mm 12mm X 2 $16.79ea + GST
Full length is 3000mm $69.00ea + GST
Trapezoidal Nuts 12mm 3 pitch X 2 $56.00ea + GST
Thread for the Trapezoidal Nuts 12mm 3 pitch
810 mm length X 1 $48.60ea + GST
530 mm length X 1 $31.80ea + GST
Full length is 1000mm $60.00ea + GST
now is about $30 for 1000mm
Approximately AU $40.10