Sunday, 13 April 2014

Another crappy machine

I have been out of the blog for a while because I'm busy with other projects, but I think that I can show here this one, about parallel port, python and floppy drives:

My conclusion is that stepper motors (from floppy and DVD drives) haven't enough torque to do anything useful, because the will simply jump several steps when applied a bit of load.

It has been a good exercise about machine control, I was trying to slice a part on FreeCAD, get the trajectories and then carve foam with this machine, but I do not have time to continue with this at the moment.

I will post here a bit about programming this things using python.