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Build Your Own CNC Machine by James Floyd Kelly, Patrick Hood-Daniel

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Chapter 17. Mounting the Electronics

You're almost done with the building and construction phase of your CNC machine. At this point, your machine has lead screws inserted through all three axes. You can turn these by hand (or use a drill) and watch as the individual axes move up and down, side to side, and front to back. But now it's time to bring your machine to life. Back in Chapter 6, you wired up the electronics and motors; in this chapter, you'll be mounting those motors to your machine.

This will be the last time you hear us say this, but please read through the entire chapter before beginning so you'll have a better understanding of the work that's ahead.

Note

Refer to the MDF Plans and Cut List PDF files for cutting and drilling dimensions ...

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