Copper Pour™

BlackBox Motion Control System

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  • BlackBox Motion Control System
  • BlackBox Motion Control System
  • BlackBox Motion Control System
  • BlackBox Motion Control System


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Welcome to the future in CNC machine control.ÿ Our all-in-one plug and play OpenBuilds BlackBox Motion Control System is revolutionizing CNC.

CNC Routers, Plasma Cutters, Laser Cutters or any other CNC Machine – the BlackBox will handle the job thanks to its multiple connection options. The OpenBuilds Xtension Wiring EcoSystem makes it super easy to connect with any tool head without comprising on security thanks to our multiple limit switches.

What is Included

  • (1) BlackBox Fully Assembled with grbl firmware flashed and ready to use
  • Xtension Connectors
  • USB Cable

  • 10 Amp Input Power Fuse
  • Configurable Relay for generic use cases (Plasma trigger, Coolant Pumps, Spindle control, etc )
  • Door Interlock signal connector to allow machines with enclosures to pause/resume when the door opens/closes
  • 4X High Powered 4.0A (peak) Stepper Drivers
  • Auxiliary Serial Input for alternative connectivity expansion
  • USB Interface for Plug and Play
  • Up to 24v 5A switched output for coolant devices such as 24v DC pumps, solenoids, contactors, or Solid State Relays
  • Input Power Polarity protection with indicator LED
  • 5v PWM and 5v Direction Spindle Signals
  • VFD Spindle Support (0-10v)
  • RoHS and CE Certified

  • Plug and Play easy connectors that work directly with the OpenBuilds Xtension wiring ecosystem
  • 3 x Endstop inputs with optional power output (Selectable 5v/24v) for use with mechanical or powered
    switches such as Inductive sensor
  • Endstop inputs are protected against high voltages to allow for use of 24v Inductive Sensors
  • XYZ Probe input
  • Slave Axis configurable as a slave X, Y or Z
  • Up to 1/32 Micro stepping (Defaulted to 1/8 for higher Torque)

  • Easily reachable Current Adjustment Potentiometers
  • Power Switch (no more reaching for the power strip or unplugging)
  • Built in cooling solution/through airflow design

  • Powered by ATmega328p 8 bit Microcontroller running Grbl 1.1
  • All new high end Enclosure/Case included, with built in back-lit indication LEDs
  • Dimensions 171mm (mounting flange included) x 80mm x 36.4mm
  • Muscle & Brains boards stacked configuration
  • Easy V-Slot compatible Mounting
  • Well planned locations of all connectors to allow for logical cable management

  • OpenBuilds CONTROL for easy setup and configuration

  • Assembly/Support/Documentation/3D Models

    Easy follow along assembly video - top notch awesome community support - open source files and documentation and examples.

    OpenBuilds Assembly Docs Support OpenBuilds Support Docs CAD Files

    This design or build includes CopperPour, LLC design work(s) shared Open Source under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License

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    108 Reviews

    • 5
      Work flawlessly

      Posted by Marc on Apr 24th 2023

      I had an issue with the first box but customer service quickly rectified the situation by sending a replacement in minimum time. Very impressed !

    • 5
      Great contoller

      Posted by Ray on Jan 4th 2023

      Worked perfect right out of the box. Can't be more pleased with the setup and operation.

    • 5
      Black box for laser engraver

      Posted by Justin Iddings on Oct 28th 2022

      I built a laser engraver cnc machine using spare parts I had laying around. To control its motion, I installed the Black Box Motion Controller. The black box came built and ready for install. It has multiple connection options for various set ups. The only issue I had, was that I have a 12volt diode laser, and this box runs off a 24volt power supply. I had to do additional wiring to get 24volts down to 12volts, because there is not a 12volt connector. Keep this in mind if you are planning to use this for laser engraving. So far, this is the best motion controller I have used, small form factor, and easy to work with.

    • 5
      Excellent controller!

      Posted by GARY STYGER on Sep 15th 2022

      It was simply to connect the steppers, and it worked flawlessly with the Openbuilds Control software. I highly recommend this controller.

    • 5

      Posted by Larry LaBonte on Aug 30th 2022

      Very impressed with the ease of a plug and play connections, works great!

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