Saturday, 27 June 2009

Progress: Stepper driver, X stage, endstops

With some help from a Norwegian friend, I have made significant progress.

I have the rails for the X frame bolted onto the end pieces.
I have the X stage acrylics mounted with nut and sliders (though I need to wrap some teflon around the sliders).
I have tested and fixed a soldering issue on one of the stepper drivers, it now works for all I can tell.
I have gotten an Ethernet cable that can actually communicate with the opto endstops.
I have tested the opto endstops, and found that they work... on and off. And not in the manner I expected.

I still need some way to connect the threaded rod to the motor, I figure duct tape will do for testing purposes. I am also out of solder.

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