Introduction: DIY Arduino Based Automatic Wire Cutting Machine
This is arduino based automatic wire cutting machine
Step 1: Video
I have made a Automatic wire cutting machine using Arduino nano controller board.
based on this original design by
Must Love Science
Basically there are 3 process level of this machine like
1) first process is Input
Input like wire length and wire quantity provided by pressing push button also the real time data can read on 16 X 2 LCD
on more professional note i prefer to use custom made PCB instead of using bread board or zero PCB
also if 10 PCB's are available in only 2$ so why not to use then for projects
all the inputs were processed by arduino nano and give command to stepper motor to feed required length of wire and instruct to servo to make cut of required quantity.
Stepper motor, servo motor & cutter are the final output component
Step 2: Material Required
followings are the material required
arduino nano :- http://amzn.to/2Dcp2bK
stepper motor :- http://amzn.to/2Dg6wycstepper
motor driver :- http://amzn.to/2Dg6wycstepper
16 x 2 LCD :- http://amzn.to/2Db9LYA
servo motor :- http://amzn.to/2r5oejj
cutter :- http://amzn.to/2D9X6oZ
PCB terminal :- http://amzn.to/2r8uCq7
push buttons :- http://amzn.to/2D9XbsN
Step 3: PCB Design
I have prepare PCB layout in fritzing software
then Designe a PCB and export its gerber file
This gerber file uploaded to Jlcpcb.com to order the PCB
as soon as you recived PCB
you need to solder some female header pins to mount arduino nano, LCD display & A4988 driver
also solder the PCB terminal to connect power supply to the PCB and to connect stepper motor to PCB
here I attached the editable PLC layout file so if you can do any modification required.
Step 4: Procedure
So as soon as all the components are available
you can start assembly the machine.
for the base of the machine I used 3MM thick white acrylic sheet
I drill some hole on sheet to mount PCB, Stepper motor with extruder set, cutter & servo motor
for better idea please watch video it will give a idea how to mount those components on sheet
all the components are tightly mount on the sheet
now we can move to program our arduino
Step 5: Arduino Program
upload the code to the arduino
now connect the 12V DC at terminal of PCB this is for stepper motor
and connect USB to arduino nano this will feed power to arduino itself and servo motor
now machine is ready to perform
you need to press those push buttons to navigate between screen and to select desire data
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What are the resistor values? Both for the variable resistor and for R1 on the top?
Sandeep, Are there not any Export Import Restrictions from the Govt, when ordering PCB from overseas ?
Is the approval from the Govt required for clearing the customs or any such formality as the product is at the Indian shores ? Just curious.