Just joined the forum after spending the last few weeks browsing. I’ll start with a little background about myself. I have a bachelors in mechanical engineering technology which gave my some experience writing G code as well as using mastercam, my background is mostly in CAD design (Catia & NX). The last few years I’ve dabbled in wood working and me and my wife started selling some projects here and there on the side.
I’ve been in the market for a while now for a CNC but was having a hard time justifying the cost of an X-Carve or Shapeoko. I stumbled upon a MPCNC on craigslist which stirred up my interest. Unfortunately that unit sold so now I’m working though everything I need to get for my first build.
I’m looking to do a 24in x 48in x 3in workspace, I understand I will need mid rail supports. I will be purchasing all of the parts since I don’t have a 3D printer. My biggest question is which board to buy, my understanding is it mostly depends if you are planning on running end stops? Should I just go for the basic control board? Get the board with the provisions for end stops incase I decide to add them later?
Here my current list of what I need to order or pick up:
- Parts Bundle (unsure on which control board to go with)
- 23.5mm Printed parts
- .75in EMT Conduit
- Additional Belt