- Xylotex three-axis controller with power supply
$205 plus shipping
- Xylotex four-axis controller with power supply
$235 plus shipping
- Xylotex FAQ
The mechanics cost about $300 including shipping. The steppers cost $75 (I got them from RRRF). This stepper controller will run maybe $225 with shipping, so the whole thing is $600. That's reasonable. Obviously it doesn't include waste.
I'm thinking it would be fun to fool with Python code that generates G code and sends it to the CNC. I could develop a repertoire of programmatically defined shapes.