hi everybody,

a few month ago i decided to build my own cnc machine. actually i started as a complete newby but i got some programming experience.

i found a conection for matlab, so for now im planning on using this live connection to matlab which simplifies the hardware conections.

i want to draw autocad files( since i got experience in that aswell) save theese files to *.dxf ; get them interpretated in matlab and calculate the coordinates for the 3 steppers to go.

in my mind it does seem realizable but i would like to heart your opinions. am i reinventing the wheel? the first goal is to make it as cheap as possible and to learn as much as i can by doing it.

for more info just ask