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GRBL driver shields?

Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by Julius, May 16, 2016.

  1. Julius

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    Im making another machine and don't wanna buy another GShield. What are the other options out there for GRBl compliant CNC driver shields?

    Thanks
     
  2. David the swarfer

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    I have just bought a protoneer shield with 8825 drivers, it plugs into a standard Arduino Uno.
    I will only get the rest of the drivers next week so I will have to let you know how it all works....
     
  3. Kyo

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    I am running the Protoneer raspberry pi hat and love it. The included nano runs GRBL and for control software I am running bCNC on the pi itself. Currently I am using the Pololu DRV8825 drivers, however the shield includes breakout pins if you wanted to run say gecko drivers.

    pi hat.jpg

    Been meaning to make a short review / setup video on it but have not got around to it yet.
     
  4. snokid

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    I have that set up on my c-beam plate maker. I have had no problems at all with it. 8825's 24v
    Bob
     
  5. John Meikrantz

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    Same setup for me - was a beta tester of the new design. Works great. I am using cnc.js now more than bCNC.

    -John
     
  6. Ronald van Arkel

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    Does it need to be a shield or small drivers?

    How about an Arduino uno with screw shield and larger drivers?

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    -Ronald
     
  7. Julius

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    going for cost here. Something under 30$ for 3 axis.
     

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