Part 2 - Trouble in Paradise
Part 3 - Not Out of the Woods Yet
I've been playing with electronics a bit lately. I've built a bench power supply and an ESR Meter.
I make a case for the Power supply out of an old atx psu case, but haven't found a good one for the ESR meter.
Then I found the RepRap. Of Course! Why buy a box for $5 when I could build a machine that would print me one for just $500? So it was settled.
Oh yea, my brother is building a cnc machine and after the tedious job of wiring up those two projects a cnc pcb router seemed like a really good idea. I'm not sure if the reprap frame is sturdy enough for what I have in mind, but I'm going to build something along that line. Of course the most fun part of the whole project is the electronics. After looking around a bit I decided to build a Sanguinololu to control the machine.
I bought bare PCB's, and assembled pololu (stepstick) boards from ebay, all the components from Mouser (BOM from the Sanguinololu page)
The FTDI Chip Installed: