BlackBox Motion Control System

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  • BlackBox Motion Control System
  • BlackBox Motion Control System
  • BlackBox Motion Control System
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Welcome to the future in CNC machine control.  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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    69 Reviews

    • 5
      Up & Running within a Minute

      Posted by Scott Wyshynski on Apr 13th 2021

      The beauty of the Blackbox control is truly plug-n-play. One of the big selling features for me was a controller and software that will run with a Mac. As soon as I plugged it in, I was connected and controlling the machine. It was that simple. I even had created a part in Fusion 360 just to see the machine operate without any tooling in place yet. I couldn't be happier to come across Openbuilds.

    • 5
      Easy setup and great customer support and community!

      Posted by Adam Thomas on Mar 29th 2021

      My first CNC machine is a home build and the Blackbox made setting up software and electronics a breeze! With 24/7 support on the forums you can't go wrong with this controller!

    • 5

      Posted by Jerimiah Kreisher on Mar 8th 2021

      Works great so easy to set up and run

    • 5
      Good quality

      Posted by Aaron on Mar 3rd 2021

      Great product. Easy installation. If you are running on a cheep cnc shield, you need this. No more fussing with a temperamental chip system. This thing makes building or upgrading a machine fast and easy. Youtube videos. Forum support. And good quality. Yeah! $200 bucks. But it's well worth it so far!

    • 5
      Very happy

      Posted by Jakub Kaczmarczyk on Feb 16th 2021

      Item as per description. Plug and play system. Super easy to setup with your machine and get started

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