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  • siderits commented on deba168's instructable DIY 5500mW Laser Engraver / Cutter1 month ago
    DIY 5500mW Laser Engraver / Cutter

    Sorry, I meant raise and lower the slide rack not the entire platform.

    Hi, nicely done and thank you!I'd like to use my 50x60 platform with a 500 MW laser diode with BenBox to serve as an auto stainer for Biology research. The platform has great x-y travel but I need 15 cm rise on the servo to lift a rack of slides out of reagents (which is more than the usual sweep of a linked servo horn). I'd like to use a servo trigger for continuous rotation from Sparkfun (see link below) to raise the platform on the Z axis with a rack and pinion. Of course I need to keep the laser for engraving microscope slide labels and vaporizing tissue/cells on the microscope slides. So I'd like to add the servo next to the laser.My Question: Since I need to send gcode instructions to run a staining protocol, can I connect the "signal" for the Servo trigger to say PI...see more »Hi, nicely done and thank you!I'd like to use my 50x60 platform with a 500 MW laser diode with BenBox to serve as an auto stainer for Biology research. The platform has great x-y travel but I need 15 cm rise on the servo to lift a rack of slides out of reagents (which is more than the usual sweep of a linked servo horn). I'd like to use a servo trigger for continuous rotation from Sparkfun (see link below) to raise the platform on the Z axis with a rack and pinion. Of course I need to keep the laser for engraving microscope slide labels and vaporizing tissue/cells on the microscope slides. So I'd like to add the servo next to the laser.My Question: Since I need to send gcode instructions to run a staining protocol, can I connect the "signal" for the Servo trigger to say PIN 13 on the Nano and use the M3 and M5 gcode statements when in Benbox is in servo mode to raise and lower a small staining rack? What would I put in the Servo box in BenBox, 13? and can I power the servo from the Nano? Thanks for sharing!Servo triggerhttps://www.amazon.com/SparkFun-Servo-Trigger-Cont...

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