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Simple 3 axis mill or 3D printer using Phidgets Answered


Does anyone know if a milling machine or a 3D printer can be controlled using Phidgets?
They do have a board that can control 4 stepper motors, but I have yet to see it used.

I hope there is a way!



Hi crob! Yes, there is a way and a few people out there have come up with their own designs. Most people are using the stepper motors and stepper controller from Phidgets. Here's a pretty basic article about stepper vs DC motors: http://phidgets.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/steppers-with-encoders-when-open-loop-control-isnt-enough/. If I'm not mistaken, this fellow used Phidgets on his delta printer: http://trains.socha.com/2014/01/building-3dr-simple-delta-printer-part.html