Hi, I am new to this forum and relatively new to the Arduino Micro controller but having watched a lot of YouTube videos I want to create a CNC platform using X and Y axis using Stepper motors and either compressed air cylinders for the Z axis or another stepper motor.
I think I can get the X and Y drive running from various programs that are available BUT my main question is the initial input of information for hole positions via a joystick, which would be done from a camera with a cross hair for accuracy. i.e a USB camera or similar.
I was wondering if 2 seperate sketch programs would be required for the operations of programming and then drilling.
So is there code out there which I can program the X and Y hole positions into memory say up to 1000 hole positions and then save the positions to a file and then use that file to operate a drillhead to drill a PCB.
I think chillipeppr would be the program to run the drilling operation but I got to get the hole positions first.
I hope someone may be able to help and sorry if I picked the wrong section of the form