3 Axis Motorized PIC Machine<br />Lead Engineer: Briana McCall<br />Support Engineers : Raymond Bryant & Roger Smith<br />Advisor: Dr. Chan<br />4/20/11<br />
Introduction<br /><ul><li>Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Milling machines are some of the most fascinating products of the manufacturing industry.
The 3-Axis Motorized PIC Machine is similar to the CNC Milling machine in every aspect except that it is controlled by a programmable instruction chip (PIC) instead of a user interface.
3-axis motorized apparatus (using bipolar stepper motors), a controller (using microchips and pushbuttons), and a liquid crystal display (LCD). </li></li></ul><li>Abstract Highlights<br />Similar to a computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine <br />Controlled by a programmable instruction chip (PIC)<br />The main goal of this project is to build the motorized stages and control them by using a microchip 16f684. <br />
How Will It Work ?<br />3-Axis Motorized PIC Machine<br />Main components<br /><ul><li>3 stepper motors, Dremel, LCD, 4 microchips (PIC16f684)</li></ul>Dremel motor tool does the cutting<br />LCD & pushbuttons control parameters of the stepper motor<br />4 Microchips (16f684) control the entire operation, such as receiving inputs from the LCD and translating it to the stepper motors.<br /><ul><li>From a top isometric prospective
2 motors will control the stage (up & down, and left & right),
The other control the motor tool (in & out)</li></li></ul><li>Construction<br /><ul><li>Making bearing fixtures