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.  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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    86 Reviews

    • 5
      New controller

      Posted by Morten Schultz on Dec 27th 2021

      Got a new controller sent to Denmark

    • 5
      Sleek & Packed With Features

      Posted by Jared on Dec 8th 2021

      I swapped out my X-Carve X-Controller for this & it's so much smaller & sexier! The real upgrade was the ability to change the power to each motor. Everything ships fast & is packed with extra care. I look forward to make next machine & using OpenBuilds!

    • 5
      BlackBox Controller

      Posted by Peter Walker on Dec 4th 2021

      You can not go wrong with the BlackBox due to it’s ease of use, and cost! You could be up an running in minutes!

    • 5
      Blackbox control system

      Posted by Bruce Ayer on Nov 15th 2021

      It just works. Recently I bought a CNC machine with controller from a land far, far way. THe controlor included never worked, so I bought the Blackbox. Plugged it in, and out of the box, it drove all three axis. I am very happy and look forward to adding the spindle control and limit switch functionality.

    • 5
      Easy Installation

      Posted by Heather on Nov 9th 2021

      Openbuilds made their blackbox so easy to put together and set up for people who don't have much experience with electronics and wiring!

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