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)

  • 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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    65 Reviews

    • 5
      Blackbox Motion Control System

      Posted by Duane Carrell on Jul 24th 2020

      The easiest control box of all my automated tools and I have five tools that use other than a Blackbox. This one really is easy to adapt to one of my other tools that had the control box get fried during a lightning storm.

    • 5
      So much better than Mach3

      Posted by Darriel Fisher on Jul 18th 2020

      Great Piece had motors turning in ten minutes

    • 5
      Blackbox Motion Control System

      Posted by Terry Welch on Jul 15th 2020

      Very well-designed and manufactured. Robust (with a capital R). Requires assembly, but the online video and instructions are excellent. No problem to assemble. Once I determined my non-standard stepper motor wiring, it worked great. Mounted on my C-Beam with the included hardware. A significant improvement over my previous rinky-dink controller.

    • 5

      Posted by rob on Jun 27th 2020

      So far so good. Assembly was a breeze. Compared to my old system, it was like a laptop to a mainframe; fits in your pocket. Documentation is abundant and clear, support is cheerful.

    • 5
      Blackbox Motion Control System

      Posted by greatlab on Jun 22nd 2020

      I was surprised when it arrived with my C-Beam machine. It was packaged inside plastic bags but was well cushioned for transport. I found it hard to believe it came in parts and I had to put it together. But, after watching the Openbuilds supplied video I had no problem at all. It goes together really easy, program is just as easy to install and all the plugs needed are supplied. It really looks good in black. I would suggest buying a small jewelers screwdriver. The wires connect with very small screws, only 3/32nds wide. A 3mm wide jewelers straight slot screwdriver is almost to wide to fit into the holes where the screws are located. I had a 1/8th tip for my nut driver that was almost to big. I recommend this for your next CNC or 3D printer.

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