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OX 700x1000 controller options

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by James Hayes, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. James Hayes

    James Hayes Well-Known
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    Hello,

    I am building on OX 700X1000 and it came with the tiny g controller but I want to make it a bit more stand alone than the web based chillipeppr. I have been googling motion controllers for a week solid trying to sort out what is what and not really made it anywhere in selection.

    I use Vcarve Pro for creation but I need something to be the controller. Ilve looked at the mach 3 and mach 4 and would prefer a USB setup as I dont have any machines old enough to have a parallel port that works. I found some industrial motion controllers but they are 5X the cost of what I currently have in the machine and that is not in budget and overkill for what I am doing.

    I seen the UC300 boards but from what I can tell I would need to get stepper drivers separate? I have previos experience in building a CNC laser most of which I bought from lightobject.com the color DSP conversion is amazing and I would love to find something along those lines for my CNC mill if one exists.

    Any and all suggestions would be appreciated so I can finish my build and get to making more stuff.
     
  2. EvanBruner

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    The tinyG can be used with more than chilipeppr. UGS is good, but basic.

    If you still want to use mach3 you have a bunch of options. Theres the smoothstepper boards that come in both usb and ethernet flavors. You can also get a generic breakout board and use a uc100 adapter. You'll need external drivers for all of these. You can get good ones for 15 bucks a pop (TB6600).
     
  3. James Hayes

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    im not dead set on mach 3 but i have been watching videos on how to use it and i atleast have a small clue on how to use it. Since this is my first venture into cnc milling i am open to anything better since I havent really mastered any of them and have a preference yet.
     

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