Sunday, 16 March 2014

DIY rotary table/dividing head WIP

DIY Rotarytable/Dividing head project from concretedog on Vimeo.

So I've been tinkering on this for the last week or so..I've wanted for ages a rotary table setup but never got round to forking over hard earned cash and slowly the idea of building one has worked it's way to the front of my mind.

The video above shows where I am up to..although this could only be used for small work and the extremely cheap stepper motor has some backlash. I think I will finish this and box it up with a small lcd and maybe write an instructable about making them. I think..if I were to use a standard none glowy encoder (note to self...I NEED TO DO A BLOGPOST ABOUT THESE SMART ENCODERS I DID) and were to make a shrimpingit vero board Arduino equivalent, people could make these for about 20quid.

Just need to make the mini 3 axis cnc machine now!!