Arduino + Ramps + Stepper Motors


Throughout the course of this residency, I've gradually been gathering components to build a 3D printer that will print porcelain objects. These parts have been arriving piecemeal over the course of the last few weeks as they have been winding their way from various Chinese manufacturers and, finally, almost all of the parts have arrived and I am ready to begin working on the machine in earnest. So, over the last couple of days in my studio, I have been assembling some of the electronics, specifically the power supply, control board and motors. My first priority has been to get the control board talking to the motors, so that I can see that the electronics are working. Here's a link to a short clip of the motors running. Creepy background sounds courtesy of Salad Fingers.

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