I’m considering building a version of Maslow that can cut and score paper and card, probably up to double wall corrugated cardboard so that it can can do some self replication. To do this it would use a drag knife (and a scoring tool) rather than a CNC mill. My main motivation for doing this is this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtKi8lNSqvw
I have quite a lot of experience building 3D printers and I’ve done quite a lot of work thinking about the construction of the machine (including a vacuum table) but I have little knowledge of electronics.
I think that it would be possible to use Ground Control for the software and I’m aware that I have quite a long wait if I buy a Maslow kit. Clearly to cut card and paper it doesn’t need so much strength so I was thinking about using smaller NEMA motors (maybe 17s) and G2 timing belt rather than chains. My main questions are:
- Is it possible/easy to use smaller motors with the Maslow board?
- If not are the Maslow motors custom NEMA motors or can I just buy some online?