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Planning my OX build

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Dave C, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. Dave C

    Dave C New

    Dec 21, 2015
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    Hi All,

    I'm in the process of planning my first CNC build and I've decided to go with the Oozenest mechanical kit for the frame. All easy so far.

    Now.. controllers etc.. hmm

    Could you guys give give me an idea of what electronics set ups you are using for your machines and what you are milling. I'm trying to work out what the best set up would be for me and the more I look the more baffled I get!

    I was going to go for a Chinese import combo from ebay but I'm worried about their quality.


  2. Julius

    Julius Well-Known

    Nov 13, 2015
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    Uno r3/Gshield/grbl 0.9 and mostly wood. Might do some aluminum to make my own plates to expand my machine. who knows
  3. Giarc

    Giarc OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder Resident Builder

    Jan 24, 2015
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    I have not yet completed my build, but I have my electronics pretty much figured out so far. I am using an Arduino Uno with the Protoneer type CNC shield and GRBL 0.9. My stepper drivers are DRV8825. I have a 36V power supply that I believe is currently set at about 34 Volts. I hooked up all drivers and motors and have tested them using GRBL Panel. To be honest, I was surprised I got them working the first time. Of course the motors have not been mounted on the machine yet so there is still plenty of time for me to screw things up. Being a noob to this, I utilized this resource when setting everything up. Arduino CNC Shield V3.XX – Assembly Guide | Protoneer.co.nz
  4. snokid

    snokid Journeyman

    Oct 11, 2014
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    I have used cncxpro, shield on a Arduino, and shield on raspberry pi
    other use gecko drivers and break out boards.
    or gshield
    What do you want to accomplish?
    the cheapest way to go is Arduino and a shield. about 20.00 on ebay with drivers.
    next cheapest way is the gshield about 50.00.
    next comes the raspberry PI with a shield about 100.00 all said and done.
    then the cncxpro board 120.00
    last is the gecko's and break out board about 500.00 all in....

    the top 4 are all pretty much the same in the way they operate, other than the RPI it's it own computer so it can run stand alone.
    the gecko's (or copies) can handle more current and you can also use mach to control them.

    So decide on the direction you want to head and I'm sure we can help you decide which way suits your needs/wants...
  5. David Arroyo


    Jan 23, 2016
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    Have you decided. I too am going with the raspberry pi, protoneer shield and arduino nano. If you are eager to know what that consists of go to this link and check out this instructable someone put up detailing how to put it together.

    Raspberry Pi Alamode CNC Controller

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