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I may have been bitten by the cnc bug.

Discussion in 'Motors' started by bikerbri, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. bikerbri

    bikerbri New
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    Hi everyone, for the last 8 month,s I have been using a stepcraft 600 machine, its ok but like every kid in a toy shop you always want the biggest toys.
    I have my eye on a C beam extra large but finances are a bit on the tight side, so I thought thought about buying the motors and electronics first and then the C beam kit ? and that,s were I come unstuck - I know nothing about electronics ! could someone point me in the right direction, I have seen a few "kits" but the price,s are out of reach .
    My shopping list is as follows - 4 stepper motors, a 5 axis control board and a power supply all bought separately , I live in the UK but I dont mind buying from any decent supplier.
    Has anyone else been in the same situation - you know what they do , but you have know idea how they do it .
    Thanks in advance Bri
     
  2. Joe Santarsiero

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    Quick question. Do you have a mach3 license from your stepcraft machine?
     
  3. bikerbri

    bikerbri New
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    I have just checked on the stepcraft web site and the cost of the licence is £40 for uc cnc control software .
     
    #3 bikerbri, Dec 15, 2016
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