One of the first requirements for a Raspberry Pi is to get a case to put it in. Now there are plenty around and mostly not too expensive, but anyone that has read even a few of my blog posts would realise I'm really not the kind of person that buys something like a case when I could just try to make one myself.
My awesome new spindle is a serious piece of equipment and the rest of my machine now seems somewhat inadequate to deserve such a beauty of precision engineering. One way in which the rest of my machine fell short was in its ability to cope with the Electro-Magnetic interference being thrown out by the variable frequency spindle.
Every year in the run up to Christmas, I go quiet on the blog, and other places where I would normally share the projects I'm working on. Because the projects I'm spending my time on are gift for Christmas, and I don't want the recepients seeing details before they get the present. This year I worked on two things, one for my wife, and one for a secret Santa that was going to one of my brothers.
I very recently completed rebuilding the y and z axis of my homebuilt CNC router. However even as I was finishing that build, I knew the z-axis design was no good.
I've been quite busy over the summer, and with the lovely weather I've been less inclined to spend any time locked away in my workshop with no windows. However, I have been designing and thinking about my CNC.