OpenBuilds CNC router from Ooznest – Part 2

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Ooznest CNC OX router with Mach3

OX-running

As you can see the build is almost complete.  The final task is to get the limit switch installed and wired up.

I’ve used a 4 port RJ-45 socket to connect my steppers and limit switches.  Only 4 of the 8 wires in the Cat5e cable are used so I can use the two of the others for the switches. I will wire all the switches in series as I have done on my CNC hot wire cutter to pin 11. This diagram shows how https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5VqnA81FKH5eWx4VDE1RkFOREk/view?usp=sharing.

OX Stepper connection
OX Stepper connection

This allows me to swap back to my hot wire machine just my plug in in the Cat5e cables back into the towers and run up a different config in Mach3.

The E-stop is also wired with a Cat5e cable back to the controller which has a RJ-45 socket installed and connected to the E-stop on the TB6650.  The joypad works via a plugin on the Mach3 website http://www.machsupport.com/software/plugins/ and can be configured to move all axis and button set to a function of you choice.  Works really well.

Ooznest router mount
Ooznest router mount

I’ve opted for the Ooznest router mount which I can fit the Katsu router in. OX-13

 

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