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
      Black Box

      Posted by Alan Jones on Aug 19th 2022

      I love the Black Box. Problem with a motor? There's a light for that. Need to use the probe? There's a connection for that. It is easy to assemble but if you're unsure of anything there's a very good assembly video on YouTube. I am very satisfied and would happily recommend.

    • 5

      Posted by Ken Wickham on Jul 22nd 2022

      The black box reduced the overall electrical hardware by a factor of four. It was plug and play. Easy to wire to my existing stepper motors. I built my CNC from plans in the Woodsmith magazine. and I have a much better movement along the y axis. One issue, better documentation on setting up soft limits.

    • 5
      BlackBox control. Needs better documentation.

      Posted by William Stickney on Jul 18th 2022

      Pretty simple to hook up and get running. I do wish there was more info on customizing for machines that are NOT Openbuilds machines. Info is kind of tough to find but so far a good all in one controller.

    • 5

      Posted by Shaun on Jul 14th 2022

      This controller is great, and Openbuilds technical support and customer service is hands down the best I’ve ever experienced! I found this company when I was looking for a controller for a machine I had already built, and I wish I had found them sooner. If I build another machine in the future, I will be using Openbuilds parts for sure.

    • 5
      The more I use this the more I like it

      Posted by tom fitzsimons on Jul 5th 2022

      I have transitioned from a tinyG controller along with the ChiliPeppr web based controller. I find this much more convenient (after a small learning curve), with much better arc and circle cuts, even at 1/8 stepping.

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