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Motors are listed in the BOM. I used 2 different types because the Z motor is cheaper and I didn't need it to be as strong as the others. The parts are connected to the Z rod with nuts that fit in the 3D printed part.
Fusion360 to make the gcode, Universal Gcode Sender for control of the machine.
You could do this with some resistance measuring between the router bit and a plate which you place on the bed. I do it on sight. Got used to do it like that with my 3D printer.
I switched to lead screws too. Will try to find some time to update the introduction of the article.
Cool! Step size has to be defined in the grbl settings! If it does 10 mm when it should have done 5, you have to set the number of steps per mm to half of the current setting.
Ah, now I see. Yes, it should be possible to power them from the arduino instead.
The power of the arduino is too low for the full RGBW strip. You do need external power. ;)
Awesome!! Thanks a lot for sharing this, it's very cool to know that somebody made it!
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