I added this picture of the new wooden prototype although it is not finished. It does show all components other than the power supply to show how simple it is. Sorry about the tiny picture, I can not seem to find a way to get WordPress to make it bigger. If you right click it and open the picture in a new tab, you will get a much bigger version. Don’t try to use this picture as a plan, it will never work without the controller and some very important information. Once I get the few last details tested, I would be interested in beta testers who are good at woodworking etc and who can get by with a very sketchy set of instructions and pictures, no templates etc.
Because the machine is made of wood, it can be customized in ways that could make it quite attractive. The next time I am at the hardwood lumber store I am going to get some exotic woods to make a fancy model and will post pictures.
For now the only control will be the simple manual one. The control board will be upgradable to PC control for record and playback functions. I have already written the PC and Arduino code for communication but have not had the time to test it. As well as the touch screen controller works, it is just too difficult for most people to build. This new kit will be the fucking machine kit for dummies. It will take a while to finish testing and to make the drawings templates and instructions.
The more interest there is, the higher a priority I will make this and the sooner it will be available.
I will post a picture once i have something finished and a little more attractive. You will be amazed at how simple it is. Anyone could copy the basic mechanical design but the real advantage of this machine is the proprietary method of control. This requires a programmed microcontroller and circuit board. This concept can also be copied but it is the details that make it a fine machine as opposed to a clunky piece of junk. It took me over two years of part time effort to get it as good as it is.