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BlackBox Motion Control System

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


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

  • 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
  • 0-10v Analog Spindle Control Signal Output for VFD Spindles

  • 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:

OpenBuilds Support Docs Support OpenBuilds Support Docs

3D Model Resources:

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30 Reviews

  • 5
    BlackBox Controller

    Posted by Tim on Sep 30th 2019

    This box is very easy to use and so far, I haven't had any issues. I will say I was a bit surprised when I saw you had to assemble the entire box (circuit boards, heat sinks, case, etc) but realistically, it isn't bad at all. The video seems like it goes too fast at first but watch, pause, make what's in your hand look like what's on the screen and repeat. I didn't have to adjust any of the current pots and the connectors are easy to work with. Make sure they are pushed ALL THE WAY IN until you hear a click or they could cause issues.

  • 4
    BlackBox Motion Control System

    Posted by Robert Hitchins on Sep 17th 2019

    Great little controller box. Printed (on the box itself) directions were VERY tiny and a bit hard to read and the video was very fast and didn't describe the pin setup and adjustments very well.

  • 5
    BlackBox Motion Control System

    Posted by Jean Pelser on Sep 2nd 2019

    This Controller Is Awesome!!!
    Everything fits with precision and purpose. This is one excellent engineered piece of equipment. Thanks for such a great Controller Team OpenBuild

  • 5
    Pretty Amazin

    Posted by John Burks on Aug 28th 2019

    This little box is pretty amazing. It's small, compact, and very easy to put together. Installing it on my X-Carve was like getting a brand new machine. Paired with OpenBuilds Control - it's flawless. The setup in the program is dead simple and the documentation is awesome. About to have to buy a second one of these.

  • 5

    Posted by acordell on Jul 3rd 2019

    Easy to assemble, easy to use, great software, great price!

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