Create a rotary tool

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Edouard Connor
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Create a rotary tool

Post by Edouard Connor »

I have just documented myself to make myself a rotary for the engraver.

If I understood correctly, you just have to connect a stepper motor on the Y axis, and adjust on the software.

(of course the chassis and the 2 supports which must turn in the same direction, but everyone is free to create their own system ^^)


This seems too simple to me, is there anything else to do ?

(controller / circuit / ... ???)
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Gene Uselman
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Re: Create a rotary tool

Post by Gene Uselman »

You strike me as someone who enjoys building? I have built several rotaries and have developed plans and instructions... I used one that Russ built from acrylic as my starting point and redesigned it with 2020 extrusions and leadscrews. PM me your email and I will send it to you [no stepper or cable to the controller needed].



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Edouard Connor
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2022 2:02 pm
Location: paris
Country: france
Laser Machine Make or Type: chinese 80w / chinese 40w
Laser Power: 80w
Laser Bed Size: 19 x 27
Home Position: TL
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: 8.01.28
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Windows Version: windows 10

Re: Create a rotary tool

Post by Edouard Connor »

Yes I like to build ^^ you have to have fun too ^^
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