CNC & Robotics

Resources
Guerrilla guide to CNC machining, mold making, and casting
CNC Cookbook Blog
Build Your CNC
CS235: Applied Robot Design, Stanford
driver board blog

Computer Interface Resources
RepRap Comparison of Electronics
Embedded Acquisition Systems, PCB Schematics and Kits

Computer Interface: PCI/e Cards, Daughtercards
Mesa Electronics, includes PCI(e) cards w/FPGA and Parallel Port output

Parallel Port (IEEE 1294)
optoisolated parallel port breakout board
Parallel Port Break Out Board (BOB)


Motor Drivers
Motor driver

Stepper Motor Drivers
Geckodrive Motor Controls, Parallel Port (DB25 - EPP) Motor Drivers
RepRap Stepper Drivers
Linistepper

Stepper Motors
cnczone: stepper vs servo
Geckodrive Motor Theory and Design
Stepper Motor Speed Limitations, LinuxCNC Documentation Wiki


Servo Motor Drivers
Gecko G320X
Gecko Using HEDS Encoders
Mesacard 7i54
Mesacard 7i30
rutex

Servo Drivers + PID
OpenServo
Massmind BOB PID
UHU
UHU Home Page, Uli Huber's Design
UHU Servo Controller PCB Kits

Optical Encoders
Encoder Tutorials
ET4
eQEP
TI: eQEP_Quadrature_Encoder_Setup
HED/S
HEDM-55xx and HEDS-55xx/56xx Series
EM1 Transmissive Optical Encoder Module


Embedded/SoC

BBB
machinekit hardware capes
xylotex BeagleCNC
Newbie: start with CRAMPS or PBX-BB for CNC?
openbuilds
PBX-BB

Pi


Spindles

Spindle Control
Super-PID
Economy High Speed PWM Controllers

Spindle Motors
Brushless DC Motor – CNC High Speed Spindle
Fly Electric! CD-Rom motors

Bits
Makezine: The Skinny on End Mills
Makezine: 6 Essential End Mills for Your CNC Machine


Linear Actuators

Screws
Anti Backlash for CNC Lead Screws: Starts, TPI, Threads and Linear Motion for CNC Machines
Step 9: Z-Axis Lead Screw and X-Axis ALuminum Angles, screw method
Belts and Chains
Belts, Chains, Racks and Leadscrews
How to Make a Pulley Making Jig with a CNC
blueChick version 4.2 CNC Machine Kit, uses chains
Rails
Experiments with Bearings, Solsylva
Octavio's CNC Machine, V-Screw Rail Tension

Vac Foot & Cradle
Air Exchanger
Solsylva Vacuum
Tinkers Workshop


Non Cartesian Axis

Lathe Axis
4th Axis Ideas
Converting a Harbor Freight 8x12 lathe to CNC

Tool Changers
Hoss ATC Project
openpnp-reprap-tool-changer

CNC Laser Cutters
RepRap Laser Cutter Notes
upgrading-a-cnc-plasma-cutting-machine-part-2

B Axis
Hossmachines 5-Axis Mini Mill

CA Axis
5-Axis Machining
Nutating CA/CB Head Setup
A DIY Tilting Stage - that anyone can make
linuxcnc wiki: 5 axis gantry
linuxcnc wiki: XYZACkins_5_axis_kinematics_for_a_milling_machine
linuxcnc forums: setting up 5 axis kinematics
linuxcnc forums: dynamic pivot length
5axiskins.c

UVW Axis (Rotary Tables)
mods
madmodder rotary table mod
cnczone rotary table mod

6+ Axis Robotics
trossenrobotics
Robot Applications

Servo Actuators
What's a Servo?, from Standard Technologies of the Seattle Robotics Society


Parallel Robotics
parallemic.org
mecademic.com
Modular Robotics

Linear Delta
thinkyhead.com

Rotary Delta
Delta robot kinematics, FK/IK code

Hexapods
EMC2 CNC Hexapod


CNC Media
RenShape

Mold
Hobby Silicone
Casting Silicone

Epoxy
Composites in Molds


Software
linuxcnc
linuxcnc - debian 7/8

machinekit
blog.machinekit.io
deb.dovetail-automata.com
Setting up machinekit on a platform
machinekit raspbian
machinekit BBB images

gcode/CAM
replicate gcode generators
Simple_LinuxCNC_G-Code_Generators
Shapeoko GCode
Camotics

Robotics Software
Robot software From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
LinuxCNC + Robot Operating System + OpenCV
The Orocos Project

Arms
Sexy 6 AXIS ROBOTIC ARM

Meta and Self Assembly
Macro
Self-reconfiguring modular robot


Magnetic Actuators
CLaNZeRS Playing with magnets
PESN: Directory:Linear Magnet Accelerators
Halbach Arrays
Gaussboys Super Magnets, extended Halbach arrays
Analysis and Experimental Verification of Moving-Magnet Linear Actuator With Cylindrical Halbach Array
Tri-Force Gates
Flying Dutchmen Projects

Magnetic Levitation
Float objects in a servo controlled magnetic field
Magnetic Levitation Device
Magnetometer ICs
Honeywell SS496A1
Digikey Magentometers
IR Sensor Based
Levitator Experiment
Magnetic Levitation cradle, Pyrolytic Graphite and Neodymium Magnets
Levitating pyrolytic graphite
Macro
Magnetic Levitation for Haptic Interaction
Magnet Vendors
Wonder Magnet
Forcefield Magnets
Sanmu Magnets
MAGCRAFT Magnets

sub-mm Levitation
Experiments of a Novel Magnetic Levitation Stage for Wide Area Movements
Fabrication and Control of a 6-DOF Magnetic Levitation Stage with Nanopositioning Capability
Multi-Axis Maglev Nanopositioner for Precision Manufacturing and Manipulation Applications
Six-Axis Nanopositioning Device With Precision Magnetic Levitation Technology
Nanoscale Motion Control With a Compact Minimum-Actuator Magnetic Levitator
Design and precision construction of novel magnetic-levitation-based multi-axis nanoscale positioning systems
Lateral force calibration of AFM (LFM, FFM)

Particles
Particle Steering by Active Control of Magnetic Files
Self-assembled ferrofluid lithography: patterning micro and nanostructures by controlling magnetic nanoparticles
Particle tracking using IDL
Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Actuators

Pressure & Vacuum Chambers, Vapor Deposition
DIY Vacuum Chamber
Pumps
convert a tire inflator-type air compressor into a vacuum pump

Vapor Deposition
PVD Yahoo! Group


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