I haven't worked out a lot of the design factors yet, still sorting through all the articles I've read so far.
My real goal is to make a small tabletop mill for making PCBs and to just get the experience from it. After that I might leave it together or scrap it for another project..
I know for sure I'll be using 6-wire nema 17 steppers, sparkfun stepper drivers and a pro-mini (that I might replace with a simple atmega8l once I can make a pcb for it
Preferably a 1ft x 1ft working area (might increase it depending on the parts I find)
Will be using Mac so I might need to figure out something to do about running it...
Would be nice if later I could add an SD card slot to load the board data on instead of having it connected to the computer