Makin’ stuff with machines

This is what I’ve been up to for the past few days. Making some stepper motor mounts to retrofit a manual xy table into a stepper motor version. It’s basically just some machined aluminum standoffs, with an aluminum mounting plate to mate the unit to the table, and a shaft coupler made of (guess!) more aluminum! Unfortunately, the motors that I had weren’t up to the task, so we put in an express order with Phidgets to get some steppers The project is stating to come together! More photos to come after I get my battery recharged.

Update: The timelapse video was captured at a rate of 1 frame per 3 seconds, and plays back at 30 FPS, so the ~1 minute video represents about 2 hours of work. Whew!

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