If anyone is still curious, I’m getting ready to start working on the cutter again. School has been a pain in the neck, but it looks like I’ll have a little bit of free time now.

I ordered an ATmega328P to see if I could get it to work in my Arduino Diecemilla board. No such luck. But I picked up a reasonably-priced Arduino Uno from the local Micro Center and have uploaded the Teacup firmware to it. Now I just have to hook everything up to the new board and get started on the mechanical issues.

The Y-axis linear actuator might be a bad idea. At the very least, the motor mount needs to be replaced with something that doesn’t have nearly as much play.



About teslasmoustache

I am an artist currently pursuing a degree in Fine Arts at a college in the Midwestern United States. My art is heavily influenced by technology and tech-culture. my (future) laser cutter is a work of art as well as a tool that will help me make more art in the future.

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