here's the user guide....
At the request of Elepro I'm starting this thread and coordinating this group buy.
He has 5 assembled and tested controller boards at 120 euros ($162.84 USD as of this post) each. These are not kits. You can read about the board in the other threads.
I will be taking the orders and shipping them out. The shipping is extra, but shouldn't be more than $7-10 for domestic USPS Priority mail. If you are overseas it might make more sense for Elepro to ship them. I'll be taking payments through PayPal.
I'm still working out some details, but that's it in a nut shell.
You can PM me if you are interested.
Last edited by David Schwab; 03-21-2010 at 10:13 PM.
The other electronics parts you'll need add up to about $22 from Mouser.
Not worth a group buy for that i think.
Oh wait! Elepro has included all the other components and assembled the boards? That's great.
i sent you a PM right now .... you and David King will receive updated PIC for free in the next days....
...new version fix some bugs and add possibility to changing tensioner value during winding....
I've moved this back over to the pickup makers forum just incase people haven't looked in tools and winders lately.
I'll try to make some progress on my winder and post photos later this week. Hopefully that will inspire.
We do have this though.
But one just for pickup makers would be cool.
You might get more eyeballs by having a thread stickied to the top of this forum for a while instead.
I hope there´s not to much dust in the lab, and make sure to give the workers wine and beer after the job´s done and not before.
Last edited by the great waldo; 04-08-2010 at 12:35 PM. Reason: missed a bit
PIC has arrived!
I'm still buried in work but I'll need to start winding again soon.
Does anyone have any interest in coming up with a "kit" of sorts for a DIY CNC Winder? Instructions, parts list, etc?
Or is this already in the works and I've missed it?
There is no kit, or even a set list of parts, but there is a lot of info in this thread, including parts used by the few forum members that started building one.
I'm only at the stage where I have my motors and controllers and a few other parts, but haven't assembled anything yet.
cnc winder controller board
I think that's a reasonable request but we are all struggling with budget restraints so that the generic parts of the system are being acquired piecemeal as our individual finances permit and as the various parts appear on ebay etc. Paying 1/3 or less the full price is just too attractive even while the risk of getting parts that are unsuitable or defunct exists.
Again, besides the Elepro controller, you will need 2 small stepper motors either nema 17 or nema 23 size and about 100 n/m torque with between 1.5 and 3V/phase. You will need a 18-28 VAC power transformer with at least 96VA capacity, a bridge rectifier, some power filter caps (OR a switching power supply in the 32-40VDC range with 2-4A output).
You'll need two stepper motor drivers in the 2-4A range that can handle 32-40VDC supply.
The mechanical parts are all up to you and the design you select upon. As more of us get our prototypes up and running I'm sure the designs will start to coalesce around the most practical approaches with the fewest number of parts.
Overall budget seems to be about $400 though you can easily double that if you choose all new, off-the-shelf drivers, steppers and power supply with new linear bearings and ballscrew for the traverse.
Last edited by David King; 04-21-2010 at 07:14 PM. Reason: Added some stuff..
Oh yeah... the power supply! I forgot that part.
Thanks for the replies!
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