Plans and Comprehensive Builder's Manual
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Iron Man Arc Reactor
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The Design & Specifications
Clear, easy to follow design
Comprehensive construction and operation manual
A "Desktop" size form factor with letter size (8"x10") table/workspace
Provide several project entry points: plans; kits; completed product
Be built from either purchased or recycled (scavenged) materials and components
Be budget-sensitive and cost-effective
Operate with the majority of the commonly-available CNC apps
Drive bipolar stepper motors (less expensive, more common, better torque)
Buildable with minimal electronic or construction skills
Configurable to accommodate a range of spindle options
Configurable to accommodate milling, cutting, engraving, laser etching
Footprint: 10" x 18"
Max Length: 19 1/4" (will vary with motor choice)
Max Width: 12 1/4" (will vary with motor choice)
Overall Height: 15 3/4"
Clearance mill to table: 3 5/8" (approx., will vary with bit choice)
Table Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11"
Drive Mechanism: Threaded Rod
Motors; 12V Bipolar Stepper Motors
Axes Travel: X = 10"; Y = 8"; Z = 3 5/8"
Resolution per step: 1/1000 inch
Simple 3-chip design
Drives bipolar stepper motors up to 24V
Designed for standard enable/direction/step signal protocol
Simple modular board-per-motor design
Inexpensive, easy to source components for scratch builders
Simple screw-down terminal connectors
Designed to use standard PC Power Supply
Includes spindle on/off control and limit switches control
Uses PC parallel port (USB version in development)
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