Generic Delta 2d platform

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Generic Delta 2d platform

Postby Cbossard » December 10th, 2014, 10:25 pm

I have been picking up scanners from my old university surplus for $1.50 a piece. I'm looking at making a laser engraver like the Frankenstein laser engraver on instructables. The problem is building mounts and stacking the axis isn't going to be smooth and easy.

I am also interested in building a Rostock 3d printer down the road. This got me to thinking a delta machine might be perfect for this application. I could flip one scanner around so the linear guides face each other. Then, 8 small door hinges and 4 spacer pieces would make my delta stage.

Here's my problems.

1.Is there any software that would support this? Could I use some variation of the Rostock software for this? I was planning on using an arduino mega with ramps 1.4

2.Will I have to give up a certain amount of x-y space to do it this way?

3. Has this been done before? I figured this could be a really fun and simple build if the axis could be simply configured.

Thank you all for reading. First post!
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