For those not following along, we’re building a house so we can have a bigger area to work in. So my old burley is sitting on its side waiting for a home to sling a diode laser. Wifey is in for a plasma though, so how about that?
After reading a few really long threads here, I think this is my status :
Things I have so far-
Old pc with AMD FX6300/R7
Small air compressor available
Large air compressor in storage
Things I need-
plasma cutter (hypertherm seems popular, but one table vendor uses razorwelds and I’ve seen a couple builders happy with titaniums…both half the price of the HT but triple the cheaper HF-type; arcOK feature?
hypertherm 45xp works well with -10 mesa card and voltage divider HYPERTHERM POWERMAX45 XP CPC PORT UPGRADE KIT (428653))
Mesa ethernet card (7i96e I think? 7i76~+$80 with a crapload of i/o, looks like overkill?) -fixed, thanks Kyle!!
THCAD card (not sure 5/10/300, but that should be easy to find)
Crash course on installing/configuring linuxcnc
Bigger power supply (unless I can make the one that comes with the MPCNC kit work?)
Stepper drivers? (maybe I can use a cnc shield and the drv8825s I already have?)
I’d like to pretend I could get started now, but I’m not gonna want to move another table and piece of equipment, so it will be nothing but planning and budgeting until the end of the year. Probably wont even be able to take the old pc out of storage because there is nowhere to put it. I should also mention that Mr Primo is still alive and kicking, and he’d be happy to cut out some lowrider parts to go with the 611 plate I’ve been hiding in my desk drawer for the last year or so, and that would definitely be easier to load/unload…
Am I missing anything?
edit*I’m editing the post to update the list above so I have everything in one place. I started a list on my PC but this way 1) experienced users can scrutinize and give feedback 2) it might help someone else in the future.