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Protoneer Raspberry Pi CNC

Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by gstprecision, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. gstprecision

    gstprecision Well-Known
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    Allright guys, bear with me here, I am very new to the CNC world, and especially building from scratch.

    I will be building a C-Beam plate maker, kit is on the way. I am planning on running a Raspberry Pi 3 with the Protoneer Raspberry Pi CNC Hat. I will be using external driver, still deciding which ones.

    There seem to be many different version of the Pi CNC I can see others built on. Some have Arduino Uno, I believe, attached to them. Is this necessary or the newer version of Pi CNC has it built in?

    Any other information will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    GST
     
  2. Frank Nobrega

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    The Protoneer CNC Hat has the Arduino built in.
     
  3. gstprecision

    gstprecision Well-Known
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    Thanks Frank. I will be ordering one this week. I just finished putting my C-Beam plate maker together.

    GST
     
  4. Frank Nobrega

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    Don't forget to get the external driver board adapter.
     
  5. Brian

    Brian Well-Known
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    Hey, I'm looking to do the same thing, how'd you make out with the Protoneer hat?
     
  6. KE6MTO

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    Brian, while I can't add a lot as I'm still building my machine but I'm using a RPi3 & Protoneer hat. At this point I'm waiting on some standoffs to finish mounting it them my machine should be ready.

    -Chris
     
  7. Troy Proffitt

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    I use the protoneer Pi3CNC board on my CNC and use BCNC / Raspbian to run it. I have had no problems with it in about 2 years. I use VCNC so I can use my tablet to control everything. As for the external drivers, I used these: DQ542MA Stepper Motor Driver
     
  8. Brian

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    Awesome! Thanks for the info!
     
  9. Troy Proffitt

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    Sorry, it's VNC to connect your tablet to the Pi3/Protoneer, not VCNC :)
     

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