So, my FireBall V90 CNC machine arrived on 30 May 2012. The posts that follow will document the build and my user experience. Day 1 started with me opening and inspecting the components. Go here to read about the ongoing build and take a look at some pictures along the way.
I designed a breakout board for the Sensirion SHT1x Humidity and Temperature Sensors. The SHT1x family of sensors can measure relative humidity, temperature Celsius and temperature Fahrenheit. My plans are to use the design for various heating and control projects such as a wireless thermostat, greenhouse controller and some environmental projects. The project link details a SHT15 but, any of the sensors that share a common footprint can be used with the breakout board. I also developed (modified) an Arduino library for use with the Sensirion sensors. Check out the project here.
Today I managed to gather enough nerve to purchase a FireBall V90 CNC machine with all the bells and whistles from Probotix for under $2000. The V90 has the following features:
- Approximately 12″ x 18″
- Thomson precision linear shafts
- Oilite bearings
- Precision Acme 2-start lead screws
- Anti-backlash drive nuts
- CNC USB controller and software
- Aluminum T-slot extrusion spoil board
- Bosh Colt PR20EVSK Router and holder
- MeshCam software
- 3-Axis ProboStep Motor/Driver Kit
- 40 VDC Linear RTR power supply
- Larger enclosure for power supply and motor controllers
- 220 in/min rapids
The machine is supported by the FireBall CNC Yahoo Group.
I designed a breakout board for the MAX6675 Cold-Junction Compensated Type-K Thermocouple interface. My plans are to use the design for various heating control projects such as a Sous-vide cooker, wireless thermostat, smoker controller, beer brew controller, reflow oven and some environmental projects. Check it out here.