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asadjmalik

I wanted to reuse an old makerbot cupcake that was lying around to build a 2-axis CNC machine using an Arduino. I've removed the extruder and all the old makerbot parts. I've kept the main mechanism and attached the stepper motors with my Arduino through two stepper motor drivers. Now that the hardware is ready, the next part is to build software that can take simple 2D shapes and map them out with the CNC. Can anyone point me towards open source code that would be able to convert images to stepper movement? Any other information towards this aim would be appreciated. Attached are images of the arduino and drivers also the makerbot mechanism.

Robin2

There are no attached images. When you get around to it have a look at this Image Guide

I presume you will be converting the shapes to GCode (or whatever) on your PC rather than on the Arduino.

You may be able to use the GRBL program to control your machine.

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Simple Stepper Code
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asadjmalik

Here you go.

Robin2

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May 17, 2016, 01:05 pm Last Edit: May 17, 2016, 01:06 pm by Robin2
Why did you not follow the Image Guide?






Also, I note that you have not responded to my other comments in Reply #1

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Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

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