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Electronics for homemade CNC machine

Hi all!

I plan to build CNC machine. I have already found 3 unipolar stepper motor from old printer.

Type of CNC will be like http://reprap.org/wiki/WolfStrap-English#WolfStrap-Fran.C3.A7ais

For electronic part I have two options:

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Here are the basic materials I used (exact electronics specified in the book):