One of the worlds smallest, and cheapest computers is arriving! It’s very exciting!
We found these images when going through my grandfathers things, after we sadly lost him recently.
My friend Andy added these stepper motors to his Axminster Milling Machine.
The motor drive boards and their 24V PSU are mounted inside his computer case, and motors are connected via XLR plugs on the front, a really neat job, using a spare CD bay and blank. Cabling to the motors needs finishing off, but that’s just the last bit of detail.
He used the machine manually to make the motor mounting brackets.
This video is just a test run of a tool path, but shows the bed moving nicely.
He has just bought the small lathe that’s next to the mill, and will be CNC’ing that too. Nice idea to put the XLR connectors on the PC case, as the new motors on the lathe will be wired also with XLR’s, so the control boards and PC can be used on either machine!
He’ll use the machine in CNC to make the brackets for the Lathe’s motors.
This is what he does with it….
….in order to make these fighting robots!!
Our first night out in ages;
We've arranged for Emily's grandparents to babysit, and have the concert tickets for Rammstein at Birmingham LG arena (NEC)!
Thanks to Matt and Rachel for getting the tickets! Just a few hours to go – Can't wait!
It's going to be hard for Jo to be away from Emily for the first long period of time, I remember my first day back at work very clearly….
Unlucky – just had a failure of the front RH wheel bearing. I replaced the front LH one last year.
My radiator sprung a leak, while stuck on traffic on the poxy A46 round Coventry. Luckily I had a spare, and it only took 1hr to replace!
I do like these older cars, easy to maintain… it's 21 years old, 172 thousand miles, and still going strong!
It took these photos back 23rd September 2010 on a trip to Newquay. I’d passed this Spitfire many times before on the way to Newquay, and always meant to stop for a look.