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By: Alem (offline) on Thursday, July 08 2010 @ 11:20 AM PDT (Read 8129 times)  
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Hi, I'm working on a X-Y positioning system(call it what you want). Right know it's only in the beginning stage. I got some motors from an old printer, some lead screws from Home Depot, and some bearings online.
There are:
Two Minebea stepper motors PM55L and PM35L(the ones I was hoping to use). Links:
http://www.eminebea.com/content/html/en/motor_list/pm_motor/pm35l048.shtml
http://www.eminebea.com/content/html/en/motor_list/pm_motor/pm55l048.shtml
One 12-volt dc motor. Link:
http://www.motors.wrobots.com/C2162-6006.php
One Canon stepper. Link:
http://www.motors.wrobots.com/PM60-H418Z21B_RH7-1094.php
And one more motor we got from a friend. Its a Faulhaber (German company)9-24 DC motor with a optical encoder(2232U009SR). Datasheet:
http://www.faulhaber.com/uploadpk/EN_2232_U_%20SR_DFF.pdf

I got these motor drivers:
http://www.allegromicro.com/en/Products/Part_Numbers/2916/2916.pdf

I'll try to get some photos up soon.

Do you think that once this is done i could create a CandyFab?





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By: Alem (offline) on Thursday, July 08 2010 @ 01:29 PM PDT  
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PM55L:

PM35L:


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By: Windell (offline) on Thursday, July 08 2010 @ 06:20 PM PDT  
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>Do you think that once this is done i could create a CandyFab?

Sure, but there's a lot more to it, Z in particular. You might start out a little more simply, without all the powder handling, and just try to make a nice drawing robot, er pen plotter, to make sure that things are going well.


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By: Alem (offline) on Friday, July 09 2010 @ 08:59 AM PDT  
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Yeah, thats what I was thinking of doing first. But when I was talking to somebody about the line plotter, I said I got the motors from an old printer, and then he said, "So you(I) took apart a printer, added more parts, to make another printer."

I'm starting to get into the electronics, I got the power supply wired up. It has one adjustable regulator, for the motors, and one 5 volt regulator, for the motor driver logic.

Which microcontroller should I use. I have a:
Propellor chip at 80 Mh, 8 processor, 3.3 volt, and 32 bit.
BASIC Stamp 2 Homework board which is 5 volt, 16 bit, and very simple.
Burnt out Atmega328(I could order another one on Digikey, I did need some more parts anyway) , which I don't know how to program that well, but I could learn.


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By: Lenore (offline) on Friday, July 09 2010 @ 12:09 PM PDT  
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Which microcontroller should I use.


We're partial to AVRs, but let me point you at our article "Resources for choosing a microcontroller":
http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/mcus


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By: Alem (offline) on Friday, July 09 2010 @ 09:58 PM PDT  
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Just so you know, I just bought a iPad and I am posting this reply on it.


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