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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

Estimated ship date is Jun 15th 2020



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
  • 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:

Easy follow along assembly video – top notch awesome community support – open source files and documentation and examples.

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44 Reviews

  • 5
    Replaced a buggy tinyg

    Posted by Jason Appah on Jun 2nd 2020

    Works great! Arrive quickly and setup was straightforward

    For those of you looking for a controller for a ox cnc. This is it! Just select the workbee 1510 and you’re done!

  • 5
    blackbox MCS

    Posted by Terry Hauger on Apr 17th 2020

    worked as advertised. no problems. very good documentation.

  • 5
    My opinion

    Posted by marco ortiz on Mar 24th 2020

    Al I like it because it is all in one and you can save space on the machine, keep making more products and always give good customer service.

  • 5
    Great Controller

    Posted by BDWalker on Jan 8th 2020

    I am very happy with the BlackBox Motion Control System. It was easy to assemble and setup for my ACRO based laser engraver. The steppers run smoothly and quietly, and the firmware is easy to flash and configure using the OpenBuilds CONTROL software.

  • 5
    Blackbox is Awesome!

    Posted by Jason E on Jan 5th 2020

    I generally do not leave reviews, but decided to make an exception. I built my C-Beam XL in December of 2016 and used several control systems along the way. I decided to upgrade to the Blackbox controller after after years of frustration with "spit and baling wire" solutions (trying to save some hobby dollars). I'm sure I've spent well over the cost of 2 Blackbox controllers in the various configurations I've tried. Great job OpenBuilds! No wonder it's sold out so often.

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