### Question #: 540

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HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE FOR THE BLACKFOOT?
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**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 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.**Click the link to respond:**

HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE DO I NEED FOR A 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.**Click the link to respond:**

HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE SHOULD PURCHASE FOR THE BLUECHICK**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.**Click the link to respond:**

MOTOR 4 CONDUCTOR CABLES FOR BLACKFOOT**MOTOR CABLE 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.**Click the link to respond:**

MOTOR CABLE FOR BLACKFOOT**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**Click the link to respond:**

THE BLACKTOE REQUIRES HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE**CABLE LENGTHS FOR THE BLACKFOOT**

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.**Click the link to respond:**

CABLE LENGTHS FOR THE BLACKFOOT**WHAT CABLE LENGTHS SHOULD USE FOR THE BLACKFOOT CNC MACHINE**

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.**Click the link to respond:**

WHAT CABLE LENGTHS SHOULD USE FOR THE BLACKFOOT CNC MACHINE**HOW LONG SHOULD THE MOTOR CABLES BE FOR BLACKTOE**The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9

Y - 10

Z - 11**Click the link to respond:**

HOW LONG SHOULD THE MOTOR CABLES BE FOR BLACKTOE**How far does the X axis of the blackfoot travel per turn of the stepper motor ?**The amount traveled per turn in our blackFoot, will be dependent on the steps per inch settings that you will implement to your drivers and within the software (mach3 (ex)) motor tunning: steps per inch/ 1422.22, 1/4 on your driver will give you a different distance if used as 1/2 or 1/8 etc.

Here is a in depth tutorial on how to find the correct steps per inch for a specifications: ( )**Click the link to respond:**

How far does the X axis of the blackfoot travel per turn of the stepper motor ?**IF WE ASSUME DESIRE TO PLACE THE RED LEAF 6' AWAY FROM TABLE, HOW MUCH CABLE IS NEEDED CONNECT MOTORS ON TABLE ITSELF?**blackToe requires a minimum cable length of of 15 ft for X, 17 ft for Y and 18 ft for Z for the redLeaf to be positioned at midpoint along the long axis and under the table. Each axis would need have 6 feet extra (form the midpoint)

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IF WE ASSUME DESIRE TO PLACE THE RED LEAF 6' AWAY FROM TABLE, HOW MUCH CABLE IS NEEDED CONNECT MOTORS ON TABLE ITSELF?**Motor tuning. While motor tuning what are the recommended steps per inch, velocity, and acceleration for the BlackFoot CNC?**These are the recommend values(default) for our blackFoot CNC machine, the acceleration and velocity can be adjusted as high as the motor can rotate without stalling! Suggested increment's will be by 10's.

blackFoot:

X-axis

“CW8060 (6.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/16 Microstep, 5.43A

Dipswitches: 01100110 (“0”=down, “1”=up)

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 914.29 steps/in, Velocity 400.02, Acceleration 4

Y-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/16 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 11001100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1422.22 steps/in, Velocity 400.02, Acceleration 4

Z-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/4 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 10101100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1600 steps/in, Velocity 79.98, Acceleration 5

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how can we tuning the CNC motor**Click the link to respond:**

Motor tuning. While motor tuning what are the recommended steps per inch, velocity, and acceleration for the BlackFoot CNC?**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**Is there an option for 4th axis on blackfoot?**You can add a head stock and tail stock on the blackFoot by designing the table in a way the head and tail stock is positioned at the correct level so the end mill will be at the correct position. The correct position will depend on the end mills that you will be using. The end mill should be centered to the center of the head stock jaw near the lowest z-axis position.

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Is there an option for 4th axis on blackfoot?**how do I build the blackfoot?**the blackFoot is built using the online instructions found here: http://buildyourcnc.com/Item/cnc-machine-blackFoot-v4

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how do I build the blackfoot?**The rods in my blackFoot gantry connected to the x-axis motor are bowing or bending.**We are using the 1/2" rods in the gantry now. You can opt to purchase 1/2" rods and new gantry sides which will accept 1/2" ID bearings.

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The rods in my blackFoot gantry connected to the x-axis motor are bowing or bending.**Are plans available for the blackfoot cnc router table**The available options for the blackFoot, is only structural components with hardware, and structure components/hardware with electronic components.

However we currently do not have any plans available for public use/distribution.**Click the link to respond:**

Are plans available for the blackfoot cnc router table**one of my motors from the blackfoot kit goes back and forth rather than turning, the wiring hasnt changed since i bought it, what could be wrong?**The motor shaft does not turn, but slides back and forth in an axial motion? Please submit additional information on this page.

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it goes one step then the next step in the other direction so it seems to just vibrate

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It sounds like this could be a bad driver? You can determine if this is the cause by connecting another motor to this driver to see if it still happens to the new motor plugged into that driver. This will either rule out the motor causing this, or if it is the driver.

You can also possibly rule out the driver as well if you change the step and direction wires from another driver to the problem driver.

Make sure you do these steps one at a time. It's best to consider a single variable at a time.**Click the link to respond:**

one of my motors from the blackfoot kit goes back and forth rather than turning, the wiring hasnt changed since i bought it, what could be wrong?**is there a DXF file for the vac brush assembly for Blackfoot 4.2**We don't offer the dxf files for the parts of our machines; however, if you purchased this machine from us in the past, and you wish to cut this part on your machine, you can call our office and request the dxf file. We will provide an NDA for this type of transaction.

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is there a DXF file for the vac brush assembly for Blackfoot 4.2**how do I determine the steps per inch for the motors?**blueChick:

X-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/16 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 11001100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1422.22 steps/in

Y-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/16 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 11001100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1422.22 steps/in

Z-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/4 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 10101100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1600 steps/in

blackToe:

X-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/16 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 11001100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1422.22 steps/in

Y-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/16 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 11001100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1422.22 steps/in

Z-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/4 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 10101100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1600 steps/in

blackFoot:

X-axis

“CW8060 (6.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/16 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 11001100 (“0”=down, “1”=up)

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 914.29 steps/in

Y-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/16 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 11001100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1422.22 steps/in

Z-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/4 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 10101100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1600 steps/in

greenBull:

X-axis

“CW8060 (6.0A) Driver”

Set to 5.43A, 1/16 Microstep

Dipswitches: 01100110 (“0”=down, “1”=up)

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 914.29 steps/in

Y-axis

“CW8060 (6.0A) Driver”

Set to 5.43A, 1/16 Microstep

Dipswitches: 01100110

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 914.29 steps/in

Z-axis

“CW8060 (6.0A) Driver”

Set to 5.43A, 1/4 Microstep

Dipswitches: 01100100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1600 steps/in

Scratch-Build / Book-Build Kit:

X-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/4 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 10101100 (“0”=down, “1”=up)

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1600 steps/in

Y-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/4 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 10101100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1600 steps/in

Z-axis

“CW230 (3.0A) Driver”

Set to 1/4 Microstep, 2.7A

Dipswitches: 10101100

Mach3 Motor Tuning: 1600 steps/in

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Scratch built/book CNC with NEMA 34 motors and CW8060 microstep driver

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how do I determine the steps per inch for the motors?