A few weeks ago, I took the plunge and ordered the stepper motors and drivers. This was the most expensive part of my build and cost roughly $400 for the kit. In total, I’m figuring the machine will cost about $700 when finished. That includes all hardware, wood, motors, and controllers. It doesn’t include the computer that will run it as I’m just using something I had around.
After a bunch of research I elected to buy the following kit from Keling Incorporated:
After hooking everything up, I thought the documentation was a little lacking, but there was enough information on the internet to get everything hooked up fine, but I really had to concentrate. I’ve posted a few pictures of the ‘unboxing’ and will be posting some pictures of my enclosure. I plan on putting all of the electronics into an old toolbox.