### Question #: 641

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HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE SHOULD PURCHASE FOR THE BLUECHICK
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**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**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:**

WHAT LENGTH OF MOTOR CABLE SHOULD BE USED WTIH THE BLUECHICK V4.2**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 MUCH MOTOR CABLE FOR THE BLACKFOOT?**The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9

Y - 10

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

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

MOTOR CABLE LENGTH FOR BLUECHICK**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**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**with the blueChick v4.2 can any software be used or doo we need to purchase a lic key from the manufacture of the control board for 75 bucks**If you have the USB controller you will need to purchase a USB controller license from planet-cnc.

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with the blueChick v4.2 can any software be used or doo we need to purchase a lic key from the manufacture of the control board for 75 bucks**I'm not sure I understand the pricing correctly. How much would a computer and a bluechick?**The price for the blueChick is here: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/blueChickVersion42CNCMachineKit.aspx

You will want the kit without electronics that will cost $1360.00.

Then you will need either the redSprout, or redLeaf CNC computer systems and the prices can be found here: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/AssembledElectronics.aspx

The redLeaf has a bit more power and speed than the redSprout. You will need to purchase windows, found on that page, if you desire that OS to be installed. Otherwise, we will install Linux and linuxcnc. You will also need to purchase the length of motor wire that you need from the motors to the computer. This is variable and is determined by the position you wish locate the computer system with respect to the CNC machine.

The shipping is determined at checkout. When you have the items in your cart, enter your shipping information and click on "calculate shipping". You will need to select your shipping preference, service and carrier.**Click the link to respond:**

I'm not sure I understand the pricing correctly. How much would a computer and a bluechick?**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.**Click the link to respond:**

WHAT CABLE LENGTHS SHOULD USE FOR THE BLACKFOOT CNC MACHINE**What size stepper motors does the blueChick use?**The blueChick uses NEMA 23 425 oz/in motors.

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What size stepper motors does the blueChick use?**WHAT CABLE LENGTHS SHOULD USE FOR THE BLACKTOE**The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9

Y - 10

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

WHAT CABLE LENGTHS SHOULD USE FOR THE BLACKTOE**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?**Purchase motor cable**

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:**

Purchase motor cable**Purchase motor cable**

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:**

Purchase motor cable**Which Porter Cable router should I purchase? The instructions say the 800 series, but I can't purchase an entire series, and don't know the difference between them.**The 800 series of Porter Cable routers all have the same diameter; therefore, you can purchase the latest model of that series and you should be fine with the fit for our router mounts.

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Which Porter Cable router should I purchase? The instructions say the 800 series, but I can't purchase an entire series, and don't know the difference between them.**Does the Bluechick (rollerchain) come with the y-axis rails, z-axis rails, and rollerchain if it was purchased without electronics?**Yes, the bluechick without electronics is the entire structure (including rails), all hardware, and mechanical parts but without the stepper motors, drivers, power supply, and breakout board.

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Does the Bluechick (rollerchain) come with the y-axis rails, z-axis rails, and rollerchain if it was purchased without electronics?**3d printer motors not moving fast enough. How should I configure the motor drivers?**This will depend on the 3D printer that you are using and the mechanics involved. Specifically regarding the motor drivers, software is really what determines the speed of the motor. If the computer is not able to product the high number of pulses that is required for faster motion, then you can reduce the microstepping and configure the software appropriately for the new microstepping so the resolution is corrected (steps/inch or steps/mm).

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3d printer motors not moving fast enough. How should I configure the motor drivers?**What is each axis' resolution for the blueChick in mm or µm?**The resolution for any of our machines is based on the driver microsetting setting and the machanical parts used for each axis.

For example:

The blueChick uses 9 tooth drive sprockets for the x and y axes.

To determine resolution use this formula:

Resolution = steps / inch or the travel in steps for one revolution of the drive sprocket

Steps = (motor steps) * (driver microsteps) or natural motor steps * microstepping setting on the driver

Inches = t(ooth coun)t *( tooth pitch) or the number of teeth for the drive sprocket

Resolution = ((motor steps) * (microsteps)) / (teeth * pitch)

In this example, the microsteps is 16 and the pitch is .25 inches

= (200 * 16) / (9 * .25")

= 3200 / 2.25"

= 1422.222 steps per inch

For the z axis of the blueChick, the resolution is typically based on 4 micro steps and the travel for one turn of the motor is 1/2". Therefore:

Resolution = (200 * 4) / .5"

= 800 / .5"

= 1600 steps per inch**Click the link to respond:**

What is each axis' resolution for the blueChick in mm or µm?**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

Additional Information:

Additional Information:

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?