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grbl and hy-div268n-5v controller

Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by apburner, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. apburner

    apburner Journeyman
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    I have several Arduinos and 3 hy-div268n-5v. Do I really need a GRBL shield to control the controllers. And if not what I/O pins do I hook the hy-div268n-5v up to. Thanks.
     
  2. Steve Fox

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    The connections are here:
    Connecting Grbl · grbl/grbl Wiki · GitHub

    You can get by without a shield, but I don't recommend it. I recommend a screw shield to keep the wires from working loose.
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  3. Sonny Jeon

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    Nope. I've wired in similar Chinese stepper drivers into Grbl and it ran just fine. Inventables has these types of drivers in their X-Controller. But, just make sure to triple check your wiring before powering anything. If things aren't grounded properly or are mis-wired, you can easily fry something. This is where a shield or a complete integrated Grbl controller has its advantages.
     

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