--Jeffa 10:30, 1 April 2012 (CDT)
Extremely raw. Page created 15:30, 1 April 2012 Edits November 13, 2013
I'm on a quest to do be able to fabricate parts for some of my Robot and other projects in my home shop. To that end I've been investigating obtaining a lathe and a mill. I found a class that will teach me basic machinist skills as well as CNC. I figure this is the quickest way to obtain a fundamental education on the subjects. In the long run I'll save considerable time by attending this class http://www.simi.tec.ca.us/files/machine.asp rather than learning it all by trial and error and Bingle searches on the internet.
http://www.geckodrive.com/ark_page.php?ark_pg_id=2&pid=0&id=14 (stepper motor basics)
http://www.geckodrive.com/support/step-motor-basics.html (stepper motor basics)
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ajquick/cnc-building-blocks (I backed this project)
http://linuxcnc.org/ planning to use this for my machine control