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# The Madison Park Vocational Machine 

This machine's vocation is making other machines.

Here you'll find documentation for the mechanism and design of the machine pictured below, and rough documentation on how to build it.

![mill](/images/mpvm-v03.jpg)

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This implements the [RCT Gantries](https://gitlab.cba.mit.edu/jakeread/rctgantries) project for axis design, and the [AutomataKit](https://gitlab.cba.mit.edu/jakeread/automatakit) project for controls. 
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The machine has a bed size of ```410 x 820 x 40mm (16.15 x 32.30 x 1.5")``` - the machine itself is 740 x 1100 x 430mm, and weighs about 20kg. It fits on one 4x8' sheet of HDPE, that we cut on our shopbot with a 1/8" single-flute o-cutter. The whole thing machines in about 2.5 hours, and goes together in a few afternoons or less. 

![mill](/images/mpvm-v03-jake-make.jpg)

## Networked Hardware

![router](/images/mpvm-v03-atkrouter.jpg)

![stepper](/images/mpvm-v03-atkstepper.jpg)

![bldc](/images/mpvm-v03-atkbldcdriver.jpg)

## Preloaded Belt Gantries

![beltz](/images/mpvm-v03-rctgantry-belt.jpg)
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## CAD and CAM

There is a rhino file for perusal under ```/cad``` in the repo. Axis are organized onto layers, and the sets of parts needed for 3D Printing and Milling the machine are present. 

## Assembly 

 ... todo