CNC power-supply wired
Only small progress this weekend. I wired the spare PC power-supply to the controller board from Stepperworld…easy to do with Stepperworld’s excellent instructions. I also mounted the power-supply and a protective enclosure for the controller board to a piece of plywood to make the unit more portable. Not sure if I am going to mount this board to the main CNC unit, or leave it separate. I also wired a spare stepper motor to the controller board so that I can test the board without hooking it to the CNC machine. I am now fully ready for a test as soon as I get the software for the test onto the old PC.
To that end, I finished cleaning all of the extra old software off of the PC, so as to minimize the possibility of old programs screwing up the timing of the CNC control software. Now, I need to hook the PC to my home network (since the CD-ROM drive in the old PC doesn’t work) and transfer the software over to the PC. Hope to do that tonight.