I'm currently working on building a small scale CNC-like (X-Z, no Y axis) machine to cut glass mosaic tiles.
I decided to give it a go using my EV3 set and I'm having some trouble with the Z-axis movement.
I find I'm loosing too much time figuring out by myself how to build what I'd expect are known elementary construction units, or what I'd call "patterns" (get my SW Eng bg? :-)). For example: a circular-to-linear movement using the medium servo (push vs pull), commonly used gear assemblies, duplexing servo movement axis, etc.
I'm looking for resources where to learn some basic construction patterns that would help me speed up building more complex structures. For example, a while ago I saw a book that seemed to contain some construction patterns -> combining gears, how to build strong structures, ... I can't find it anymore.
Any available online/offline resource that could help is welcome.