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WIN A CNC CONTROLLER PACKAGE! [Closed, Winner TBA]

Discussion in '* CONTESTS * Win Cool Stuff!' started by MaryD, Aug 15, 2016.

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  1. MaryD

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    OpenBuilds CNC Controller Contest
    #OPENBUILDSNAMEIT Contest

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    Easy enough for anyone to use yet with the power and features that will disrupt the industry and firmly place this controller at the top. Just plug it in and have fun!” - Mark Carew, Founder, OpenBuilds


    It is no secret that the OpenBuilds team has been working really hard over the past couple of years on a brand new, high end professional-grade CNC controller for the open source community. This collaborative project between Peter van der Walt and Mark Carew has spawned one of the most innovative designs ever seen in the CNC world. Expect this to become the Industry Standard!

    Recognizing that electronics are usually one of the more challenging parts of a DIY machine build, we knew that this new controller needed to be easy to use. The drivers plug right into the control module – no wiring necessary! This ultimate design is plug and play yet totally hackable.

    The CNC controller was built to be a robust system that could move from machine to machine throughout the workshop without having to rework the entire electronics structure.


    Some of the High End Features:

    - 32-bit microprocessor running Smoothieware (www.smoothieware.org)
    - 5 Axis support (x, y, z, a, b) or 3 axis + 2 extruders for large 3D printers
    - Accommodates up to (5) 4A - 24v stepper drivers
    - Optional Ethernet interface
    - Self-contained unit with control, power, stepper drivers, cooling
    - Expansion bay that users are invited to hack on. IDC header in bay expose all the extra pins from the microprocessor
    - 1 x 120A high power mosfet, 2 x 6A mosfets, 1 x SPDT 10 Relay.
    - Pluggable screw terminals for all the motor wiring makes wiring a breeze


    So much more has gone into the design of this ground breaking new system that we can’t list here (yet)

    Our new CNC controller is being beta tested and the results are looking very good. Peter van der Walt has been working tirelessly on this project and we cannot thank him enough for helping to bring this dream to a reality.

    Although at this time there is no official ETA on a release date, things are starting to fall into place and so we decided it was time for a name and so we have come to the community for help.

    THIS BAD BOY NEEDS A NAME!

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    Please Post Your Name Entries Below​

    We are looking for catchy 1 or 2 word names for this controller. The name should reflect the top-of-class, professional, high end features of the product. (ie. OpenBuilds PoweRCNC).

    Help us out by posting as many names as you can think up that would match the coolness that is this new cutting edge controller and you could win!

    What Do You Win?

    Best of all, if your suggested name is selected, then you will be awarded the amazing grand prize!

    COMPLETE CNC CONTROLLER PACKAGE!

    The Complete CNC Controller Package will contain:

    · 3 DQ542MA Stepper Motor drivers

    · 1 24 Volt low profile Meanwell power supply

    · 1 OpenBuilds to-be-named Control Board

    · 1 Super Cool Enclosure

    (Some Assembly May Be Required)


    This controller is going to take its place as a cornerstone in CNC history. Here’s is your chance - BE SURE TO BE A PART OF IT!

    This is super exciting; we can’t wait to hear what you come up with.

    Multiple entries are encouraged!

    Please Post Your Name Entries Below


    Open to all Registered Members of OpenBuilds.com. Entries should be original, not include any offensive language, and should not contain content that infringes on the intellectual property of any other entities. OpenBuilds Management will determine the final winner. The product name may include the winning name or a derivative of the name. There is no guarantee that the winning name will be used. Winner will be notified via OpenBuilds.com and their registered email address and will be required to provide a valid mailing address for prize delivery. All entries become the property of OpenBuilds, LLC. All rights reserved.

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