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    element14 presents
    DIY Arduino Automated Metal Bending Machine

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    Clem likes working with metal, but it takes longer to set up the bender and clamp the workpiece than actually doing productive work with it. And it is usually much bigger than it needs to be! Just having it automatically clamp the workpiece would make things a lot faster! So Clem builds a semi-automatic machine that knows when it has correctly clamped the workpiece! He uses a Trinamic TMC2130 stepper driver and an Arduino Nano and explains sensorless homing on the way!

     

    Gearbox mentioned in the episode

     

     

    Bill of Material:

     

     

    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    Arduino NanoARDUINO1Buy NowBuy Now
    TRINAMIC Evaluation Board, TMC2130 Bipolar Stepper Motor Driver Board, StealthChop, SPITRINAMIC2Buy NowBuy Now
    NANOTEC Stepper Motor, High Torque, DC, 0.28 N-m, 1.8 A, Two Phase, 1.1 ohm, 1.85 mHNanotec2Buy NowBuy Now
    XP POWER AC/DC Power Supply, ITE, 2 Output, 42 W, 5 V, 5 A, 12 VXP-Power1Buy NowBuy Now
    DELTRON COMPONENTS DIN Audio / Video Connector, Screened, 180°, 5 Contacts, Jack, Panel Mount, SolderDELTRON1Buy NowBuy Now
    ITW SWITCHES Pushbutton Switch, Industrial, 59 Series, 13.6 mm, SPST-NO-DB, Momentary, RoundITW1Buy NowBuy Now
    ITW SWITCHES Pushbutton Switch, Industrial, 59 Series, 13.6 mm, SPST-NO-DB, Momentary, RoundITW1Buy NowBuy Now
    DURATOOL Studding, Threaded, Stainless Steel, M10, 1mm Pitch, 1m LengthDuratool1Buy NowBuy Now
    K&S BRASS STRIP, 0.032" X 1/2" X 12"K&S1Buy NowBuy Now
    RUBYCON Electrolytic Capacitor, Miniature, 100 µF, 100 V, YXF Series, ± 20%, Radial Leaded, 12.5 mmRubycon2Buy NowBuy Now
    TR FASTENINGS Flange Nut, Serrated, M10, Steel, Bright Zinc Plating, 50 PackTR Fastenings4Buy NowBuy Now