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Question: MOTOR CABLE FOR BLACKFOOT

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The blackfoot requires a total of 50 feet of cable.

The X axis needs 15 feet
The Y axis needs 17 feet
and the Z-axis needs 18 feet

These are 20 gauge 4 conductor cable.

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• HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE FOR THE BLACKFOOT?

The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9
Y - 10
Z - 11

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HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE FOR THE BLACKFOOT?

• HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE DO I NEED FOR A BLACKFOOT

The blackfoot requires a total of 50 feet of cable.

The X axis needs 15 feet
The Y axis needs 17 feet
and the Z-axis needs 18 feet

These are 20 gauge 4 conductor cable.

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HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE DO I NEED FOR A BLACKFOOT

• CABLE LENGTHS FOR THE BLACKFOOT

The blackfoot requires a total of 50 feet of cable.

The X axis needs 15 feet
The Y axis needs 17 feet
and the Z-axis needs 18 feet

These are 20 gauge 4 conductor cable.

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CABLE LENGTHS FOR THE BLACKFOOT

• MOTOR 4 CONDUCTOR CABLES FOR BLACKFOOT

The blackfoot requires a total of 50 feet of cable.

The X axis needs 15 feet
The Y axis needs 17 feet
and the Z-axis needs 18 feet

These are 20 gauge 4 conductor cable.

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MOTOR 4 CONDUCTOR CABLES FOR BLACKFOOT

• WHAT CABLE LENGTHS SHOULD USE FOR THE BLACKFOOT CNC MACHINE

The blackfoot requires a total of 50 feet of cable.

The X axis needs 15 feet
The Y axis needs 17 feet
and the Z-axis needs 18 feet

These are 20 gauge 4 conductor cable.

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WHAT CABLE LENGTHS SHOULD USE FOR THE BLACKFOOT CNC MACHINE

• MOTOR CABLE LENGTH FOR BLUECHICK

The recommended total length of motor cable should be 15 feet for the blueChick v4.2

Z - 6 feet
Y - 5 feet
X- 4 feet

20 AWG 4 conductor

If your drivers will be positioned farther from the machine, you may need longer cable.

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MOTOR CABLE LENGTH FOR BLUECHICK

• BLACKFOOT SILICON TUBE FOR SPINDLE

The Black foot requires 38 feet of 1/4 Inside Diameter and 3/8 Outside Diameter silicon tube for the spindle.

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BLACKFOOT SILICON TUBE FOR SPINDLE

• WHAT IS THE LEAD TIME FOR BLACKFOOT

You can expect a one week lead time for our machines.

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WHAT IS THE LEAD TIME FOR BLACKFOOT

• HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE SHOULD PURCHASE FOR THE BLUECHICK

The recommended total length of motor cable should be 15 feet for the blueChick v4.2

Z - 6 feet
Y - 5 feet
X- 4 feet

20 AWG 4 conductor

If your drivers will be positioned farther from the machine, you may need longer cable.

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HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE SHOULD PURCHASE FOR THE BLUECHICK

• BLACKTOE MOTOR CABLE LENGTH

The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9
Y - 10
Z - 11

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BLACKTOE MOTOR CABLE LENGTH

• BLACKTOE MOTOR CABLE

The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9
Y - 10
Z - 11

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BLACKTOE MOTOR CABLE

• THE BLACKTOE REQUIRES HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE

The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9
Y - 10
Z - 11

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THE BLACKTOE REQUIRES HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE

• CONVERT BLACKFOOT 3D PRINTER

To convert our CNC machine into a 3D printer, an extruder would need to be attached to the z-axis. The extruder could be added next to the spindle, or the spindle can be removed and the extruder replace the spindle.

The former would be an interesting combination where you would be able to extrude plastic and then run the spindle afterwards to do some finishing passes; however, the weight of the spindle would reduce the performance. Without the spindle, the z-axis will move with reduced inertia.

The electronics would be mostly the same with the addition of an extruder controller and a main controller board to control the existing drivers.

You can find all of the 3D printer parts here:
https://buildyourcnc.com/3DPrinterComponents.aspx

If you need help with fashioning a mount for the FDM extruder, please let us know.

User response:
Yes what type of mount would I need for the FDM extruder ? Thanks Gary

User response:
Could you be a little more specific on what type of main board I'll need to purchase the board I'm using now for my router is a serial port interface purchased from you. Thanks Gary

BYCNC response:

The 3d printing board we sell works with an Arduino Mega 2560. We sell the Arduino here:

https://buildyourcnc.com/Item/3D-Printer-Component-electronicsAndMotors-electronic-component-arduino-mega-2560-FDMElectronics

and the board here:

https://buildyourcnc.com/Item/3D-Printer-Component-electronicsAndMotors-3d-printer-mainboard-FDMElectronics-3dprintermainboard

We sell the extruder itself here:

https://buildyourcnc.com/item/3D-Printer-Component-extruder

You can manufacture the mount yourself using the BlackFoot, or you can contact us directly with your requirements and we would be happy to prepare a custom quote.

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CONVERT BLACKFOOT 3D PRINTER

• BLACKFOOT SILICON TUBE

The Blackfoot requires 38 feet of 1/4 Inside Diameter and 3/8 Outside Diameter silicon tube for the spindle.

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BLACKFOOT SILICON TUBE

• MOTOR WIRES FOR BLACKTOE

The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9
Y - 10
Z - 11

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MOTOR WIRES FOR BLACKTOE

• WHAT LENGTH OF MOTOR CABLE SHOULD BE USED WTIH THE BLUECHICK V4.2

The recommended total length of motor cable should be 15 feet for the blueChick v4.2

Z - 6 feet
Y - 5 feet
X- 4 feet

20 AWG 4 conductor

If your drivers will be positioned farther from the machine, you may need longer cable.

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WHAT LENGTH OF MOTOR CABLE SHOULD BE USED WTIH THE BLUECHICK V4.2

• WHICH MACHINE SHOULD I BUY, GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT?

The greenBull can range is routing width sizes of 5 feet and 6 feet. The blackFoot has a 4 foot routing width.

Previous Solution:
The greenBull machine has a sturdier gantry than the blackFoot, so you can be more agressive with the cutting feedrate (cutting speed). The blackFoot is also a good machine, but it all comes down to the speed at which you want to produce the fabrication

The spindle is also highly recommended for it's quietness and easier cleanup (no fan blowing the dust in the air)

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WHICH MACHINE SHOULD I BUY, GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT?

• WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRINTER CABLE PORT AND USB MOTOR KITS

The parallel (printer cable) port is uses the computer as its main source of pulse trains to operate the motor driver directly. Parallel ports are a direct connection from the processor commonly referred to as GPIO pins (General Purpose I/O pins) and provides a convenient and powerful way to interface with the computer. The parallel breakout board is included in those kits only to condition those signals for use with the drivers.

The USB serves at the actual controller, sending the pulse trains, but the computer sends simple human readable instructions to the USB controller to tell the controller how to send pulses.

The non-technical differences that may serve as the most important information to you is that the parallel configurations allow for a wider variety of industry standard software that can be used to control the cnc machine. The USB that we offer requires the operator to use a software called Planet-CNC software which is a very well made and feature full cnc control software.

USB Motion controller breakout board work with planet cnc software?

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRINTER CABLE PORT AND USB MOTOR KITS

• WHICH MACHINE SHOULD I BUY, THE GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT?

The greenBull can range is routing width sizes of 5 feet and 6 feet. The blackFoot has a 4 foot routing width.

Previous Solution:
The greenBull machine has a sturdier gantry than the blackFoot, so you can be more agressive with the cutting feedrate (cutting speed). The blackFoot is also a good machine, but it all comes down to the speed at which you want to produce the fabrication

The spindle is also highly recommended for it's quietness and easier cleanup (no fan blowing the dust in the air)

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WHICH MACHINE SHOULD I BUY, THE GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT?

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