CNC Milling Machine
The hardware used in the Cyclone PCB project is based on Arduino. The control of the machine is done through a GUI. This project particularly, seeks the objective of a PC independent machine. Therefore has been included a TFT 3.2” touchable screen in order to act as a GUI or user-machine control.
In order to control the whole system a MSP430 processor is in charge of performing all the task (TFT, SD card, stepper motors control, spindle motor control). Instead of designing and building an own board, TI provides Launchpad with different configuration as a development kits. For this purpose has been elected a MSP430F5529 Launchpad, which provides enough pins to control all the attached devices.