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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Michael LaBombard, Mar 15, 2019.
Workbee, 1000mmX750mm , from China
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I personally can't help you with the electronics you are using but the first question people here are going to ask is what control software you are using.
Its a Mach3 card. You didnt mention if you installed Mach3 or not.
Yes, Mach3 and lic.
OpenBuilds BlackBox 4X Documentation
Can I use the OpenBuilds Blackbox controller with Mach3/4
No, the controller runs on GRBL Firmware which is almost like Mach3, except instead of running on a computer and controlling stepper drivers via a parallel port, Grbl runs INSIDE the BlackBox itself. You simply send it GCODE over USB from our OpenBuilds CONTROL software
This provides a modern way of driving CNCs. No need for an older PC with a LPT port (USB is everywhere!), easier to setup, no wiring needed, no licence needed (powered by Free Software and Open Source Firmware)
I'm buying the Black Box anyway.
Hello @Michael LaBombard ,
Glad to see your using a BlackBox and your up and running!
If you're looking for a good software for doing some 2D-3D carving/cutting on your machine please have a look at Vectrics products - I like Vcarve Desktop for our size machines it does it all. For laser Software please have a look at LightBurn. Both of these softwares will create the gcode needed from your projects to use on your machine.
Hope this helps
Thanks, I'll take a look.