Thursday, March 17, 2011

Buying parts

This morning, I bought the linear shafting; 16x2ft 8 mm diameter segments and the linear bearings; 24x8 mm linear bearings.

The first test NEMA 23 stepper and the 24 volt power supply should be arriving today. I plan on using Bogdan's mount design for the linear bearings and an aluminum plate for mounting the extruders. Corner connectors will owe a lot to Chylld's corner designs for the Rapman, though I will not be slavishly following his approach.

I hope to be testing the firmware routines for controlling the steppers this weekend.

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