I am working on a new design that I hope to offer as a set of plans and components, hopefully by mid summer. I enjoy designing these machines but an not thrilled with the prospect of manufacturing them. The goal is to develop a design that can be built with readily available components and basic tools and skills. I hope to develop a stepper motor based system that will be less expensive to build than the current servo motor based system. The design will be flexible to allow substitution of better components and methods of assembly to produce a faster smoother and quieter machine than the basic design.
The design will allow the user to customize the construction methods and appearance to suite their own aesthetics.
I will provide kits and completed circuits for the machine electronics as well as the various add on controllers.
I have a design for a very sturdy stand that can be made out of a stock Harbor Freight item with only minimal modification. I will be posting a picture of this soon.
Contact me if any of this is of interest to you or if you have any ideas as to what you would want in a kit or set of plans.