A few weeks ago, my Shapeoko hardware kit that I ordered from the fine folks at Instructables arrived. My life has been a bit crazy lately, but I’ve managed to make pretty significant progress on getting this bad-larry up and running. I ordered the stepper motors from SparkFun. I need a few more major components, including a CNC controller. I’m pretty sure that I am going to go with the TinyG. I’ll also need a 24V power supply, and a spindle of course. I’d also like to get an enclosure to mount all the electronics in, and a big red E-Stop switch just to make everything look extra badass.

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When I get around to it, I intend on making some replacement belt anchors. The default design is pretty weak.