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Is anyone using the CNC xPRO V4 Board?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Groundhog, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Groundhog

    Groundhog New
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    I am in the planning stages of a build and I am considering the CNC xPRO V4 board. Is this board compatible with any type USB port? If you have used it how did it perform?
     
  2. BRIBECK

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    Sorry I cannot help. My guess is yes, that it would be compatible. I am a rookie at this stuff...but it is fun. Looking forward to a lifelong hobby/profession.
    I bought the V4 as well. I discovered that it is made by Spark Concepts. Their website does not have a user manual or the likes...I guess that can be expected in the DIY world. Not much on GitHub either.

    I want to control it with a joystick that is wired to an Arduino...Does anyone know the proper method of connecting an arduino to the V4 CNC board?
     
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    ...one more thing. You can submit questions to Spark Concepts through their website....just Google them.
     
  4. Gary Caruso

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    It uses a standard printer type usb cord, and usb 2.0 would be plenty.
    Cheers
    Gary
     
  5. Gary Caruso

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    I don't think that will work, the Xpro is practically an arduino with GRBL pre-compiled on it.
    Use the arduino to drive some cheap steeper drivers, that is all you need, i have no idea how you would code that, though I'm sure you can find something already written.
     
  6. BRIBECK

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    Thanks Gary,
    I need power for my project, that is why I am using the 1.8amp Open Build Nema-17 steppers.
    I tried running them with the adafruit motor shield without success.
    I need 4 motors which is why I went with the xPro v4.
    This can be controlled with an arduino.
    I just need to know how to Conect it. Someone from Spark concepts is helping me with that now.

    Have you ever connected an Arduino to a V4?
    I need to Learn how to code the arduino to talk to the V4 board...but first just trying to learn how to wire it properly.

    Thanks,

    Brian
     

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