I'm starting my own company at home engraving dice with a cnc laser which I have already purchased (its pretty cheap). I bought it with the intention of starting off small and grow into better machinery.
Then after several problems an idea hit me like a ton of bricks. Make my own robot that uses two small laser engravers (then only have to move 4''x4'') and a desktop robot arm (my current employer uses large ones for welding).
I HAVE NO EARTHLY IDEA WERE TO BEGIN.
I have played with pre-made robots and have read, and watched things online about robots, but have never built one. I know what some of the major things I'll need like a robot arm, stepper motors, controllers, laser diodes, power supply, etc. But have no clue how to put it together.
I would also like to thank all those who take the time to read my post and especially those who respond.