BlackBox Motion Control System

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Welcome to the future in CNC machine control.  The all-in-one, plug and play OpenBuilds BlackBox Motion Control System is revolutionizing CNC.


Suitable for CNC Routers, Plasma Cutters, Laser Cutters or other CNC Machines – the BlackBox will handle the job thanks to its configurability. Offering an easy plug-in connection system that works directly with the OpenBuilds Xtension wiring ecosystem, this controller is easy to use and extremely powerful! The BlackBox uses four (4) High Powered 3.2A Stepper Drivers with a peak power rating of 4A to provide the user with more than enough power to control their projects.


BlackBox Features: 

  • Input power polarity protection, with indicator LED and replaceable automotive style 10-Amp Input Power Fuse.
  • Configurable relay for additional uses (Plasma trigger, Coolant Pumps, Spindle control, etc ).
  • Door Interlock Signal connector to allow machines with enclosures to pause/resume when the door opens/closes.
  • 4X High Powered 4.0A (peak) Stepper Drivers.
  • Auxiliary Serial Input for alternative connectivity expansion.
  • USB Interface for Plug and Play.
  • Up to 24v 5A switched output for coolant devices such as 24v DC pumps, solenoids, contactors, or Solid State Relays.
  • 5v PWM and 5v Direction Spindle Signals.
  • VFD Spindle Support (0-10v).
  • Easy plug-in connectors that work directly with the OpenBuilds Xtension wiring ecosystem.
  • 3 x Endstop inputs with optional power output (selectable 5v/24v) for use with mechanical or powered switches such as Inductive sensors.
  • Endstop inputs are protected against high voltages to allow for use of 24v Inductive Sensors.
  • XYZ Probe input.
  • Slave Axis configurable as a slave X, Y or Z.
  • Up to 1/32 Micro stepping (Defaulted to 1/8 for higher Torque).
  • Easily accessible Current Adjustment Potentiometers.
  • Power Switch (no more reaching for the power strip or unplugging).
  • Built in cooling solution/through airflow design.
  • Powered by an ATmega328p 8-bit Micro-controller running GRBL 1.1
  • Enclosure/Case included, with built in back-lit indication LEDs.
  • Dimensions: 171mm (mounting flange included) x 80mm x 36.4mm.
  • Muscle & Brains, stacked board configuration.
  • Easy V-Slot compatible mounting design.
  • Well planned locations for all connectors to allow for logical cable management
  • Interfaces with OpenBuilds CONTROL software (free) for easy setup and configuration. (Compatible with other GRBL-compatible control softwares as well.)  

    What is Included:

    • (1) Muscle Board (4X Stepper Drivers)
    • (1) Brains Board (CPU)
    • (6) BlackBox Panels
    • (1) 60mm 24v Cooling Fan
    • (2) Cooling Heatsinks for Drivers
    • (1) Switch Cap
    • Xtension Connectors
    • Assembly Hardware Set


    Assembly Instructions:

      Assembly Video: 

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