Building a CNC machine from ordinary items.

Anything else around the house.
Posts: 90
Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:57 pm

Re: Building a CNC machine from ordinary items.

Post by foxmiles » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:11 pm

Hmm, lets not blow up another FTDI if we can help it. Did this one ever connect? The driver on windows assigns a different port to each ftdi and remembers it. You may just need to change the device path.
That's too bad about the z axis. I was hoping it would work. I've got another idea for the z axis. I'll see if I can get something built relatively soon.
Digging with a spoon will accomplish more than leaning on a shovel.

Site Admin
Posts: 191
Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:34 am

Re: Building a CNC machine from ordinary items.

Post by Jarod » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:29 pm

The chip is fine, works on my desktop, works downstairs, it just seems like the linux machine downstairs randomly disconnects and removes the /dev/ttyusb0 file and wont put it back when you plug it in.

I rebooted the machine and it reappeared. and the chip still works, just doesn't like that computer downstairs.

Im going to mess with it some more today, I'd like to run a job through it and get something out of it, that at least hasn't drug the z axis all the way along the board.

I'll upload some pics of what I've done so far and what i get done in a little bit hopefully!

Post Reply