Here it is, the build and then finally a video of it in action: UPDATE: Steve Ward has detailed his CNC divider in more detail on his website: www.worldofward.net There you can download the hex code, manual and PCB, plus much more in terms of details and explanations.
Finally, last one on here now until I get some videos of it in action but I have finally mounted it to the wall. It is on removable brackets so can come off quickly if needed. The picture shows it mounted next to my mill. Sorry about the background, the ladders in the background are [...]
Well this is it for now – it is almost finishd, infact I`ve got a bit further than the pictures go because I have now stuck the keypad on the front and made a cheap bezel to hide the screws and frame the display. Still needs a few finishing touches but they are for asthetics, [...]
I picked up the electronics tonight and will post more details about the source shortly. The electronics to make the indexing divice came to short of £30. I already had a Nema23 stepper motor and Routout Driver 2.5A which were also used. The Driver is shown below: This is the indexer: Apparently the electronics is [...]
Following on from my last post, I drilled and tapped the larger circular motor bracket disk to accept the M5 bolts that would ultimately hold on the motor. I then bored a hole in the centre: The Oldham couplings arrived – 12mm one side to lock onto the Rotab shaft and 1/4″ on the other [...]
I purchased a Vertex Rotary table (rotab/RT) a few months ago and it has seen some good use but I will hopefully use it even more for dividing in cutting my clock wheels. I have purchased the dividing set as an add-on to the rotary table which comes with three plates for easy dividing. I [...]