Tuesday, May 22, 2012


At the club meeting today we hooked up Big Red and got it to move. We were able to run some G-code on it and could manually send it instructions via keyboard or Play Station controller (which was way more fun in my opinion).

The only thing we could not do was get the z-axis motor to work correctly. This stems from the fact that Big Red is a re-purposed plasma cutter. We discussed some work arounds and ideally we will be able to run the machine straight from Lab View when all is said and done.

If you haven't seen it in person you should stop by MEB 252 during our club meetings and check it out. Thanks everyone who has had a hand in getting this rolling. It's really coming together!


  1. That looks fantastic. Will you guys by any chance be sharing your designs? I'd love to take a look and try a similar project at my university.

    1. Hi Patrick, we haven't discussed as a group how we will be sharing our work. We are now called Washington Open Object Fabricators (WOOF) so I'm sure we will be sharing in one form of another. What school are you with?