Z v3 -- counterweight delete -- progress

A project log for Minamil: a minimal CNC mill. And friends.

Each axis: ̶$̶5̶ ̶$̶8̶ $10 motor+lead screw, 3x LM6UU, 3x 6mm x 100mm rod, 1/8in hardboard, PC case screws

Paul McClayPaul McClay 08/17/2022 at 22:060 Comments

From last week's episode...

The result is surplus torque and steps/mm, so the next rev can use a larger diameter to get more (all?) of the string wound onto the drum in a single helix of more nearly uniform diameter. Currently the steps/mm changes when the string fills the (thin) drum and winds back over itself [...]

So... yes.

Z v3.01

In this iteration:

(...and that little screw on the right frame side -- for stowing the counterbalance rig -- can go away now)

While assembling this rev I made a short list of minor tweaks for one more iteration that should be ready to share (because optimism).