“There are many projects and tutorials related to recycle old CD/DVD players into a mini CNC Plotter based on Arduino.
I have become too concerned with complicated details or new things, and now I should concentrate on basic, simple and important ideas. Getting back to basics, to start learning CNC, today I’d like to share how to easily build your own low-cost Arduino Mini CNC Plotter. With my version, I used the spring part of stapler as a main component for pen lift. During the process of doing this, I have referenced from many sources, studied & tried to clarify some point hard to grasp.
Let’s getting started.
1pcs x CNC Shield V4.
1pcs x Arduino Nano.
2pcs x Stepper Motor Driver A4988.
2pcs x Old CD/DVD Players.
1pcs x Servo Motor SG90.
1 meter x 8P Rainbow Ribbon Cable.
1pcs x Aluminium Angle 20 x 20 x 1.4mm - Length 120mm.
1pcs x Stapler.
1pcs x Power Supply 12V.
1pcs x Aluminum Flexible Shaft Coupling, Inner Hole Size: 5mm x 8mm (or 8mm x 8mm).
2pcs x Copper Brass Pillars L-10mm.
2pcs x Copper Brass Pillars L-5mm.
2pcs x Bolts + Nuts + Washers M4 x 50mm.
3pcs x Bolts + Nuts + Washers M4 x 25mm.
2pcs x Bolts + Nuts + Washers M4 x 20mm.
1pcs x Bolts + Nuts + Washers M2 x 40mm.
2pcs x Bolts + Nuts + Washers M2 x 5mm.
Some small cable ties.”