My buddy just moved into a new apartment and was forced to downsize his workspaces. As a result, he sold me his partially assembled Zenworks CNC for CHEAP. I immediately set out to get it up and running.
My goals for this device were twofold: to allow me to *see* the coolant circulating thru my Laser Cutter, and observe its temperature in real time.
This video is awesome on a few levels: not only is it a fantastic time capsule of a Reagan-era American manufacturing plant, but these guys and gals had arguably one of the coolest jobs around at the time.
I have a few ideas for score displays, an they’re all over the place. As the project grows, I’ll keep track of my research & prototypes here.
In coming months, I intend to build an electro-mechanical arcade game, and I’ll use at least a handful of historically (in)authentic methods to pull it off.
As my first really practical laser cutting project, I created an acrylic enclosure for a voltage regulator.
The K40 lasers are legendary for their shoddy quality and unreliable components, but as far as I can tell, those might be issues of the past! I’ve been getting excellent results—here’s what’s it took to get there.
Joysticks… Really this whole thing is because I wanted to make something with joysticks. But now that we’re here, I have a few other great ideas.
This Arduino Mega is the heart and soul of this project, and I’m hoping that I can use its enormous 54 pin-count to interface all of systems.