Wednesday, January 2, 2008

On the 1st Day of 2008...

The new year is here... so what... it's just another normal day...

I managed to complete the new mount for the high speed spindle... both the horizontal and vertical plate were cut using the high speed spindle with 6mm endmills. Couldn't find the needed M4 & M5 cap screws so I used what's available in my tool box... The whole thing is purrfect...

Having some spare time after doing the above, I quickly made a simple ZIF-based adaptor for the PICKIT2 unit below. With the adaptor, I could program PIC of various pins with ease...

BTW, I also replaced a few capacitors on the stepper driver... They were flacky long ago but I couldn't be bothered to replace them... now with 3A/phase, they are causing headache... occasionally my motor would whine and current consumption easily doubled... so far no noise or overcurrent after the replacements...

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