Getting ready for CNC to arrive
I thought I would share this photo of how I developed my "control area" for my Avid CNC. I had to expand the sub-panel to put two dedicated circuits, one 240 V and the other 120V to power the two control/spindle power inputs for the machine. I put a dedicated third new circuit to power the computer and monitor.
Rather than replacing the drywall, I put up pegboard so I could hang useful items that I might need for the CNC machine. The machine will be a couple of feet out in front of this setup.
The computer is a Lenovo mini, i5 processor, solid state drive, 16 GB ram, Windows 10, I removed all the "junk" that Microsoft installs like x-box, messages, their version of Siri, etc where there is only bare bones Windows. I will have only Mach 4 on the machine.
The keyboard and mouse are wireless and are sitting on a tray that is heavy steel and folds up to get out of the way. It was a little expensive but it sure is sturdy. Bought it used off Amazon.
The monitor is a Vizio TV using the HDMI input. Something went wrong with the tuner and it won't receive over the air TV so I thought, what the heck a bigger monitor won't be bad.
I put four, 4-foot 4,000 lumen LED light strips above where the table will reside to give it better lighting.
I guess. you can say that I am bored getting ready for the delivery of my machine, so I am doing things to prepare.
Just thought you folks might want to see the progress.
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin.