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Thisinstructableshowsyouhowtobuildacheapandeasy,butverysmallCNC.
Youcanuseittomillthinbalsawoodanddifferentfoams.Everythingyouneed,
canbefoundinoldPC'sorcanbeboughtquitecheap(Ipaid~30$).Itwas
inspiredbythePocketlaserengraver(https://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket
laserengraver/),butiaddedathirdaxisandnowIamabletomillsmall3D
objects.

Forthisprojectyouwillneed:
3oldCD/DVDRoms
1Computerpowersupply
1PCfan
1smallDCmotor
3Easydriverboards(canbeboughtonebay~2$each)
1ArduinoUno(canbeboughtonebay~14$)
Screws,spacers,solderingiron,cables(oldribbonsfromPC'salsowork),
somewood,abreadboard,screwterminalsandsomeothersupplies.

Step1:TakeApartYourCDRoms

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OpeningtheCDRomsisn'treallyhard.JustfindyourselfsomeoldCDRoms
andfollowthestepsshowninthepictures.EvenifyourCDRomslookabit
different,youshouldn'thavemanyproblemsopeningthem.

Step2:"Hack"thePowerSupply
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Beforehackingthepowersupply,pleasemakesureitisn'tpluggedin.

Hackingapowersupplyiseasy.Youonlyhavetoconnectthegreencablewith
ablackcable(ground).Makesurenottosolderthetwo,becauseincaseofa
shortcircuityouhavetodisconnectthetwocablesandreconnecttheminorder
toresetthefuseinthepowersupply(It'sagoodideatoputinaswitch).

Thepowersupplywillstartrunning,assoonasthegreencableisconnectedto
theground.NowyouhaveaDCpowersupply!

Tousethepowersupply,striparedcable(5V)andablackcable(ground).Itis
alsousefultostripayellowcable(12V)oranorangecable(3,3V)forthemilling
motorandacoolingfan.Putthestrippedcablesintoaclamp.
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Thispartisn'treallycomplicated.Youjustneedaplatform(mineis13,5cmx17
cmbutothersizesarealsook)andtwopillars(mineare24cmhigh).Imade
themfromwood,asitisveryeasytocutandicanputscrewsintoit.
Afteryouhaveyourwoodenparts,simplyscrewthepillarsontotheplatform.
(Makesurethatyourslidesfitontotheplatformandinbetweenthepillars,as
someslidesareabittallerorsmaller).

Step4:SolderingandWiring

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Youhavetosoldercablesontothesteppermotors.It'sabittricky,asthereisn't
muchspaceforsoldering,soyouneedpatienceandacalmhand.
Youcansimplifythisstep,ifyousolderthecablesontotheribboncable,which
isalreadyattachedtothesteppers.Justcutinbetweenthetracks,andyoucan
solderthecablestotheribboncable.Toavoidshortcurcuits,insulatethe
connections.

Tomakethedevicelookbetterintheend,iusedastaplerandstapledthe
cablestothewood.Itlooksnicerandmoreorganised.

Step5:BuildtheAxis

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Sincethereisn'tthepossibilitytoputscrewsintoyourslides,youhavetotakea
goodglue(Iusedatwocomponentadhesive).Cutawoodenplatformforthe
baseaxis(theYAxis)andglueittotheplasticontheslide.

Afterthat,glueapieceofwood,whichisaswideasyourZAxisslide,totheX
Axis.

Whenyourglueisdry,drillholesintothelargepieceofwood,whichisattached
toyourXAxis.Theholeshavetomatchthedistanceoftheholes,whicharein
yourZAxisslide.

Nowthateverythingisprepared,youcanscrewtheYAxistothegroundandthe
XAxisontothetwopillars.Whenthisisdone,youcanattachtheZAxistoyour
XAxis.Note:Youwillneedspacersandwashers,becausetheholesinthe
slidesaretoobigformostscrews.Youalsohavetomakesure,thattheslides
havenocontacttotheplatformsandcanmovefreely.

Ifyouwantyoucanaddametalplatformtoyourbase.Youcantakethemetal
fromanoldCDRomhousing,andglueittoyourplatform(It'susefultohavea
metalplatform,asyoucanholdyourPCB'swithmagnetsinsteadofducttape).

Step6:AttachingtheEasydriversandtheArduino
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Nowthatthestructureisfinished,youhavetowireyourmotorstothe
EasydriversandtheArduino.Therearetwowaysofdoingit.

TheeasierandfasterwayistoputallyourEasydriversintoabreadboardand
connectthemtotheArduino.Youcanwireitasshownontheimagewhichwas
donewiththeFritzingApp.(http://fritzing.org/home/)

TheotherwayistobuildaPCB.Thedisadvantageis,thatyouhavetosoldera
lot,butyoucanbuildthePCBasashieldanddirectlyattachittoyourArduino.

Asmentionedinthepicture,youshouldalsoaddafantocooltheEasydrivers
andtheArduino(Espaciallyifyouwanttoputthemintoahousing).

Nowyouonlyhavetofindout,whichpinofyoursteppers,hastogotowhichpin
onyourEasydrivers.Againitisusefultolookatyourribboncables.Normalwise
youhavetoattachthecablestoyourEasydriversinthesamewayastheyare
connectedtothestepper.

Step7:TheSpindle
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ThespindleconsistsofaDCmotorandtwoscrewterminals.Itisimportant,that
themotorshafthasthesamesizeasthecutter,todecreasevibrationsand
increaseprecision.

Cutthemetalpartsoutofthescrewterminals.Afteryouhavethemetalparts,
attachonesideofthemetalparttothemotorandtheotheronetothecutter.
Tightenthescrewsandattachthesecondmetalpart180turned.Putitontop
ofthefirstmetalpart(thesecondmetalpartisneededasacounterweight,to
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arond,butmanymotorsalsohaveattachmentpointsonthefrontwhichyoucan
use.

Makesuretousealightmotor,asyourZAxiscan'tliftheavyobjects!

Step8:TheSoftware

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Thelaststepisthesoftware.YouhavetodownloadandinstalltheArduino
software(http://arduino.cc/en/main/software)
theGrbllibrary(https://github.com/grbl/grbl)andtheGrblcontroller
(http://zapmaker.grblcontroller.s3websiteuswest2.amazonaws.com/).

AfterdownloadingtheGrbllibrary,youhavetoclicksketch>importlibrary>
addlibraryintheArduinosoftwareandselectthezipfileyoujustdownloaded.
NowsendthelibrarytoyourArduino(yourArduinohastobeconnectedvia
USB).ThereisalsoamoredetaileddiscriptiononhowtoinstallGrbl>Install
Grbl(https://github.com/grbl/grbl/wiki/CompilingGrbl)
AfteryouinstalledGrblonyourArduinoopentheGrblcontrollerandselectthe
porttowhichyourArduinoisconnected.Presstheopenbutton.
Nowalistofoptionsappearsinthecommandscreen.Youhavetochangeafew
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Ifyourmotorsaremovingintothewrongdirection,gotoTools>Options>
Axisandclicktheaxisyouwanttoinvert.

Step9:Milling

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AfteryoufinishedtheCNCyoucanstartmilling.Justproduceafileand
transformitintogcode.Nowsendittoyourmillandstartmilling(Keepinmind
thatyourobjectshavetofitthesmalldimensionsofthisCNC).
Note:WhenstartingGrblcontrollerit'sautomaticallyinalarmmode.Before
milling,youhavetoswitchitofbyentering$Xintothecommandfield.

ToproducefilesforyourCNC,youcanuseInkscapewiththeaddon
Gcodetoolsbothprogrammsarefreeware.Butyoucanalsouseanyother
programm.
Inmyexampleimilledastarintofloralfoam.Thematerialisreallysoftandcan
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producesmallPCB's.PCB'scanbeattachedwithmagnets,asIhavea
magneticplatform,whichwasmadeoutofaCDRomcase.

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justinrains(/member/justinrains) adayago Reply

Thanksforsharing!Thisismynextproject.Justneed2morecdromsandtime.

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Mehadi_Saki(/member/Mehadi_Saki) 23daysago Reply

WhichsoftwareareuseforgeneratingGcode

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AbishR(/member/AbishR) amonthago Reply

Hi,

Cananyonesuggestthearduinocodeforthisproject
Thanksinadvance

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Hi,
PleaserefertoStep8everythingisexplainedthereandthelinksarealso
stillworking.

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8 techknowdroid(/member/techknowdroid) 2monthsago Reply

VeryNiceProject!!
AlsoPleasecheckoutthisCNCmachinethatIhavemade.IthasaBallPen
attachedtoittoenableittoprintwordsanddrawings.HereistheLink:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMXUS5kp4pQ
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Hello,caniputpen,toprintwordsand?

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8 techknowdroid(/member/techknowdroid) . karrarhaddad123
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CheckoutthisCNCmachinethatImade.IthasaBallPentoprintwords
anddrawings.HereistheLink:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMXUS5kp4pQ

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media1328(/member/media1328) . karrarhaddad123(/member/karrarhaddad123)
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yesyoucananditdependsonGcodeyouinteron
machine.

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media1328(/member/media1328) 10monthsago Reply

hisisthe1stprojectIcouldfindtomakeandIdidmakeittoo.alsomade
biggestonebyPlexiglas.butonemainpointwasmademebusyformonths
andmonth.anditwastheadjustingthecodeonthegrblwitchwasnot
explainedanywhere.tileIcouldfindanItalianvideoclipwitchwasexplainedin
theirownlanguagethatIdidn'tunderstanditbutdidashewasdoneand
suddenlycouldseethedifferenceonmycncmachine.myproblemwasthat
cnccouldnotgivemetheactualsizeinprintanddrawing.andafterthatIcould
solvemyproblem.andnowIputmyexperiencesheretohelpotherslikemeif
theywanttomakesuchamachine.inGRBLandcommandlineyoucanadd
suchthesecodeanddependonyoursteppermotortoadjustthem.(

$0=750
$1=700
$2=100
$3=15
$4=1500
$5=1500
$6=192
$7=253
$8=25
$9=0.050
$10=0.100
$11=25
$12=3
$13=0
$14=1
$15=1
$16=0
$17=0
$18=0
$19=25
$20=250
$21=100
$22=1)
hopethiscanhelpotherstoo.
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hallobro,doyouuseinskapetogenerategcodefor3axicnc
usinggrblcandeasydrivers????

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DesignerArthur(/member/DesignerArthur) 6monthsago Reply

Ilikeitlookingforwardtobuildmine

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mkrspark(/member/mkrspark) 7monthsago Reply

thankyou

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JoachimG2(/member/JoachimG2) 8monthsago Reply

CanIusea4988insteadofEasyDriver?

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RishiY(/member/RishiY) 8monthsago Reply

Pleasehelpme.Mysteppermotorsarenotworking,ihaveusedthesamecd
rommotors.PLEASEHELPME.........

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RishiY(/member/RishiY) 8monthsago Reply

isthereawayicanresetthearduino,imeancompletelyerasethefirmware
andreinstallit

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RishiY(/member/RishiY) 8monthsago Reply

hey,aweometutorial!!

butihavealittleissue,actuallyihavedoneeverythingaccordingtothe
instructionsbutthegrblcontrollerisintmovingmymotors!!plzhelpme.

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FrancoC28(/member/FrancoC28) 9monthsago Reply

hi,
veryniceproject.iwouldliketoknowifitspossibletousethecncshieldinstead
ofthe3easydrivers.
Thanks

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TronicFrenzy(/member/TronicFrenzy) 10monthsago Reply

Hey,canireplaceeasydriverswithl293dmotorshields!?

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media1328(/member/media1328) 10monthsago Reply

hisisthe1stprojectIcouldfindtomakeandIdidmakeittoo.alsomade
biggestonebyPlexiglas.butonemainpointwasmademebusyformonths
andmonth.anditwastheadjustingthecodeonthegrblwitchwasnot
explainedanywhere.tileIcouldfindanItalianvideoclipwitchwasexplainedin
theirownlanguagethatIdidn'tunderstanditbutdidashewasdoneand
suddenlycouldseethedifferenceonmycncmachine.myproblemwasthat
cnccouldnotgivemetheactualsizeinprintanddrawing.andafterthatIcould
solvemyproblem.andnowIputmyexperiencesheretohelpotherslikemeif
theywanttomakesuchamachine.inGRBLandcommandlineyoucanadd
suchthesecodeanddependonyoursteppermotortoadjustthem.(
$0=750
$1=700
$2=100
$3=15
$4=1500
$5=1500
$6=192
$7=253
$8=25
$9=0.050
$10=0.100
$11=25
$12=3
$13=0
$14=1
$15=1
$16=0
$17=0
$18=0
$19=25
$20=250
$21=100
$22=1)
hopethiscanhelpotherstoo.

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hisisthe1stprojectIcouldfindtomakeandIdidmakeittoo.alsomade
biggestonebyPlexiglas.butonemainpointwasmademebusyformonths
andmonth.anditwastheadjustingthecodeonthegrblwitchwasnot
explainedanywhere.tileIcouldfindanItalianvideoclipwitchwasexplainedin
theirownlanguagethatIdidn'tunderstanditbutdidashewasdoneand
suddenlycouldseethedifferenceonmycncmachine.myproblemwasthat
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$0=750
$1=700
$2=100
$3=15
$4=1500
$5=1500
$6=192
$7=253
$8=25
$9=0.050
$10=0.100
$11=25
$12=3
$13=0
$14=1
$15=1
$16=0
$17=0
$18=0
$19=25
$20=250
$21=100
$22=1)
hopethiscanhelpotherstoo.

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SaadI4(/member/SaadI4) ayearago Reply

Hi,
IamhavingaprobleminstallingtheGRBLlibraryonarduino.Belowisthe
imageoferrorcodethatIexperienced.Cananyonepleasehelpme
Anyreplywouldbeappreciated:)

(https://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/PVI1/ILTQGG85/FSAPVI1ILTQGG85.LARGE.jpg)

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10monthsago
Ihadsameproblemtoo.pleaseaddgrblfromArduino
ExampletoyourmachinenotfromArduionlibraryyouadded.forsureyou
cansucceed.

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bruna.e.carlos.9(/member/bruna.e.carlos.9) ayearago Reply

Hello,someonewouldhavetheinstallerGrblcontroller?Thelinknolonger
havethefile.Thankyou.

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IrfanG6(/member/IrfanG6) ayearago Reply

hello,caniuselaptopCDdrivesforthisproject?

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Yesyoucandothat,butit'sabitmorecomplicated.Thesledissmaller
andmorecompact.(Thisiswhatitlookslikeontheinside
http://elabz.com/wpcontent/uploads/2011/04/ToshibaTSL462
bottom.jpg)

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EricGozzer(/member/EricGozzer) ayearago Reply

CanIreplacetheEasydriverboardwithA4988stepperMotordriverCarrierora
shieldmotordriver?

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ayearago
theintructableisHowtoconvertandmillyourpcb......plsrefer
thisoneifolloweditnitwasveryhelpfull.

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ayearago
dearericucancreateurowngcodes.downloadtheDIPTRACE.
cteateurshematicanysimpleone.inmenuullfindthecommsnd
CONVERTTOPCB.clickit.saveittolocationofurchoice.nowdownload
COPPERCAM.openitanopenursavedfilesnfollowtheinstructions.u
willgetgcodesofurownschematic.trytorefertutorialsforboth
softwares.thereonegoodinstructableabouthowtocreateurownpcbs.
plsfollowit.goodluck.!!@

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ggarca2(/member/ggarca2) ayearago Reply

Welldone!!,CorrectmeifIWrongthatmeansthatIfthisprojectinvolves
EasyDriverstodrivefloppy'ssteppermotors.Itspossibletouseinsteadofthis
tinymotorsusesteppermotorsfromPrintersandrecyclethemechanismin
ordertoCNCsomethingbiggerreally??

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Yesyoucanalsodriveregularsteppermotorswitheasydrivers.Butthey
willgetwarmer,becausethebiggermotorsneedhighercurrents.Soyou
shouldcoolthem.

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THANKSDEAR,IWILLTRYTOSEEINTHECODE,WELLIMANOTSURE
IFITSTHERE,SINCEALLTHEEXAMPLESWHICHIDOWNLOADEDFROM
VARIOUSSITESBEHAVETHESAMEWAY.ANYWAYTHANKSAGAINFOR
THEHELP.REGARDS

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avinashk(/member/avinashk) 2yearsago Reply

dearmakeitbigthanksagain.howeverpleasetellmehowtomapthescrews
ofacnc?ivemademycncoutofdvdwriter
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X MakeitBIG(/member/MakeitBIG)(author) . avinashk(/member/avinashk)
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2yearsago Reply
SorrybutIdon'tunderstandthequestion.Whatdoyou
meanwith"mapthescrewsofaCNC"?

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ayearago
dearivemadecertainchangesinmymcns/waswllnitseems
toworknicely.howevercanuplztellmehowtosendmctohomming?
oncethegivenoperatinisfinishedithastogotohomingbutminestays
standstillplsreply.regards

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X MakeitBIG(/member/MakeitBIG)(author) . avinashk(/member/avinashk)
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Hiavinashk,
Soundsprettymuchlikeasoftwareproblem.Maybethesoftwareyouuse
tocreatetheGCodedoesn'taddahomingcommandafterthemilling
process.TrytolookintothesettingsofyourGCodecreator,thereshould
beanoption,whereyoucantelltheprogrammtosendthemachinehome
afterthemillingprocess.
OtherwiseyoucanopentheGCodeinEditorandaddthefollowing
manually:
G01F200
G01X0Y0Z10
Thisshouldparkyourmachineonthehomespot10mmabovethe
platform.
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dearmakeitbig.
hopeurbackinoffice,howeveriamsuccededwithmycncmillbutnot
satisfied,reasonisitisntwokingassmoothasyours.theprobisthepower
supplytotheeasydriver.thereare2powerportsoneachdrivertheyare
diagonallyoppositetoeachother1isnearsmalltankcapwhichsays
POWERINotherisneartinypot(currentadj)nitsaysGRNDn5V.in
yourinstructableinonepicyouhighlighted3circles1motor,2stpdirgr3
powerin.butinschematicyouveshown1motor,2stpdirgrn3rdoneis
grn5v,whichiscorrect?ifiaaply5vtothepowerinportmcseemsto
bemovingslowwithnotorqueatallifichangevoltageto12vitworksbut
motorsgetexcesivehot.onothersideport(gr5v)ifiapply5vor12vmc
doesntmoveatall.itsreallyfrustating.

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X MakeitBIG(/member/MakeitBIG)(author) . avinashk(/member/avinashk)
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2yearsago Reply
Dearavinashk,
I'mreallysorry,butIwasn'tabletoreplyearlier.Thereisamistakeinmy
fritzingdiagram(Sorryaboutthat).Don'tapplythepowertotheGNDand
+5Vinputs,buttotheGNDandM+Input(labeledPWRIn).
It'sdrawncorrectlyinthepainteditedphoto,butwronginthefritzing
diagram.IwillchangeitASAP.

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2yearsago
dearmakeitbigplsfindattachedimage,withthiswiringsetup
mymcworksbutthetorqueisstilla

problem

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X MakeitBIG(/member/MakeitBIG)(author) . avinashk(/member/avinashk)
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2yearsago Reply
Dearavinashk,
youcouldtrytoincreasethecurrenttoyourmotors(onlydothisifyour
motorsstaycold)withthelittlepotentiometerontheeasydriver.
Idon'tknowyourgeneralsetup,butasmentionedintheInstblthemotors
don'thavemuchtorque.Somaybeifyoursetupistooheavyyoulosethe
torque.

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motorsstaycollaswellbutnotorque,iwilltrytolessentheweightasyou
suggested.

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2yearsago
thanksdear,
howeverididntmeantofindthemistakeindiagram,butwhenistucked
upthenistartedtracingouttheconnections.wellplstellwhatsthevoltage
youapplyingtoyoureasydriverstorunyouminicnc?asimentioned
earlierifiapply5.3vthrumypcups,m/cdoesntseemtomovebutwheni
apply12vitmovesbutmotorsgetveryhot.plssuggest

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X MakeitBIG(/member/MakeitBIG)(author) . avinashk(/member/avinashk)
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2yearsago Reply
Mineisconnectedtothe5VfromthePSU.
I'msorrybutIhavenoideawhyyoursetupisn'tworking.Makesureyou
areusingDCandnotAC.
Mymotorsdon'tgetveryhot,onlytheeasydriversgethotaftersometime.

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2yearsago
onemorething.ivetriedtoinstallarduinoonxposbutdrivers
doesntgetindtalled.tellmeifarduinoissuitableonlywithwin7.oris
competablewithotherwinsystems

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X MakeitBIG(/member/MakeitBIG)(author) . avinashk(/member/avinashk)
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2yearsago Reply
I'msorry.Can'ttellyouiftheArduinoSoftwareis
workingunderXP(I'musingWindows7).Ijustgoogleditandmaybethis
willhelp:
https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/UnoDriversWindowsXP

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2yearsago
dearmakeitbig.plsseethe8mageaytachedtheerror
insufficientreductionappears

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ivetriedwithwin7butitdoesntgetrecognised.ididitseveral
times,evenreplacedtheusbcable,butnohopes.samethingwithwin
xp.wheniconnecttheboardtheredledgoesonandyellowledonandoff
,iamusingarduinounoclone,plshelp

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X MakeitBIG(/member/MakeitBIG)(author) . avinashk(/member/avinashk)
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2yearsago Reply
Mostlikelythat'sasoftwareproblem.Trytopluginthe
USBcabletodifferentUSBports.Makesureyouselectedthecorrect
COMport.
(SometimesmyPCalsohasdifficultiestoconnect.ButifIplugitinsome
moretimesitrecognisestheArduino)

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2yearsago
iaminprocesstohavewordwithboardmanufacturertheyare
tryingtoresolveitthanksforyourhelp.plsfindattachedphotosofmymini
cncand3dprinteraswell.the3dprinterworksfine.the3dprinterhard
wareisallhandcraftedexceptmotors.anglesandchanels.theboardis
makerbotwiththeirowns/wrunswitharduino.yourvaluablecomments
please.regards

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