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Hi,

I've made a cnc controller based on an Arduino UNO for my cnc mill:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7ZclkT-EL0


  • Its not strictly an Arduino project - I've used AVR Studio 6 Assembler / VB.NET but its free, open source and uses an Arduino UNO so you might like it nevertheless...

  • Uses a wireless Logitech gamepad to manually control the machine from a few steps per second up to full speed.

  • Controls the VFD of a spindle motor with just 2 resistors, 1 capacitor and 1 optocoupler...

  • Quite fast... >>70000 steps per second...

  • Some built in commands for drilling, circles, rectangles etc. with macro editor - quite nice for simple tasks that may be done without CAM program...


   
More Information and sources: http://www.estlcam.com/ec_uebersicht.php

Christian
Arduino based CNC Controller / CAM Software: www.estlcam.com

MarkT

Wow, that's a lot of assembler!
[ I won't respond to messages, use the forum please ]

Hi,

the assembler program isn't very large or complicated - its less than 1kb (roughly 2.5% of the Arduinos flash memory).
The rest is just used for 2 ramp look up tables...

Christian
Arduino based CNC Controller / CAM Software: www.estlcam.com

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