Just wanted to share this here as well.
Originally shared by Eric Lien
Here are some update Pics on the C-Beam CNC monster I am working on with @Brandon_Satterfield . This thing is tuff, like really really tuff. I cannot wiggle the gantry anywhere with both hands. Brandon did a great job in designing this machine, it is so overbuilt… just the way I like it.
I am a CNC newb. But you will see in one of the pictures I have a nice canvas to try and learn on (that aluminum is 2ft x 2ft for scale reference of the machine size). Once I get my feet wet I will be cutting some updated plates based conversations Brandon and I have had, and some modeling I have done.
Just some notes:
Construction: 1000mm C-Beam all around (250mm on Z)
Wheels: a metric whack-ton of them ( learn more once brandon releases it)
Controls: TinyG and an intel NUC Core-i3, I will be running Chilipeppr (see the dark theme chilipeppr on the integrated monitor, I think @jlauer should look into adding a dark theme… cause I think it’s sexy. Inverted colors via High Contrast Chrome Extension)
Spindle: 1.5WK - 80mmx188mm with Huanyan 220V VFD (using a manual remote pot now for speed control). But would like to see spindle control added to chilipeppr, then I will get a 3.3V PWM_to_0-10 module to control the VFD in software. Also it is water cooled with a pond pump in a bucket of 40% glycol/ 60% water with anti-algie additive from the fish store.
I think that is it for now, More on this later once I learn how to stop crashing into things