Arnov Sharma
Published © GPL3+

Linear Rail for CNC

A customizable Linear rail for CNC Z-Axis.

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Linear Rail for CNC

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Nano R3
Arduino Nano R3
×1
Stepper motor driver board A4988
SparkFun Stepper motor driver board A4988
×1
Stepper Motor
Digilent Stepper Motor
×1
UTSOURCE Electronic Parts
UTSOURCE Electronic Parts
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×1

Software apps and online services

Fusion 360
Autodesk Fusion 360
Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

stepper mount

z axis carriage

z axis carriage 2

body

Schematics

scheme

Code

code

C/C++
const int stepPin = 3; 
const int dirPin = 4; 
 
void setup() {
  // Sets the two pins as Outputs
  pinMode(stepPin,OUTPUT); 
  pinMode(dirPin,OUTPUT);
}
void loop() {
  digitalWrite(dirPin,HIGH); // Enables the motor to move in a particular direction
  // Makes 200 pulses for making one full cycle rotation
  for(int x = 0; x < 300; x++) {
    digitalWrite(stepPin,HIGH); 
    delayMicroseconds(500); 
    digitalWrite(stepPin,LOW); 
    delayMicroseconds(500); 
  }
  delay(1000); // One second delay
  
  digitalWrite(dirPin,LOW); //Changes the rotations direction
  // Makes 400 pulses for making two full cycle rotation
  for(int x = 0; x < 300; x++) {
    digitalWrite(stepPin,HIGH);
    delayMicroseconds(500);
    digitalWrite(stepPin,LOW);
    delayMicroseconds(500);
  }
  delay(1000);
}

Credits

Arnov Sharma

Arnov Sharma

43 projects • 73 followers
Mechanical engineer and a hobbyist

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