24 Mar '13, 9pm

CNC ping pong printer uses simple construction

CNC ping pong printer uses simple construction

The project is both mechanically and electronically simple. The body of the printer is made up of three acrylic plates, which we’re sure were clamped together when drilling holes to guarantee proper alignment. Threaded rod and nuts are used to mount the plates to one another, as well as to hold the sphere in place while printing. One stepper motor turns the ball while the other pivots the pen mount. A servo motor is responsible for lifting the pen. The entire thing is driven by an Arduino along with two stepper motor driver boards. Don’t miss [Chad's] presentation embedded after the break.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/24/cnc-ping-pong-printer-uses...

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