MassMind drivers… sounds scary

Continuing with the CNC computer, the next link in between the motherboard and the CNC machine (router in our case) is the stepper controller system. This includes the parallel port breakout board, the individual stepper drivers, and the driver power supply. A common and well reviewed setup is the Gecko G540 package. This is a…

Beast from the past

Look at this! This massive LianLi case was purchased for less than $50 with the innards of a P4 motherboard that is perfect for a parallel port CNC computer (I checked the latency and it does pretty good for what I need it for). I got the case mainly to match my existing PC (would…

You get what you pay for

A while back I decided to get into the world of 3D printing. Being cheap and not wanting to commit to any of the more established companies (makerbot for example), I bought myself a very cheap kit from QUBD called “TwoUp”. The design is simple and fairly easy to assemble. The quality is pretty poor…