Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Denford Novamill Conversion

http://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electronics/eng/blog/upgrading-a-cnc-milling-machine-part-1
Designspark user stuartChilds has a multi-part blog entry documenting the conversion of a Denford Novamill with a non-working controller to using a BeagleBone Black running Machinekit with a Probotix cape and Gecko stepper drivers.  Part 1 covers the mechanical and wiring changes, while part 2 details software integration and configuration.  Upcoming posts will cover the spindle drive, CAD/CAM, and "making chips".