Installing the Arduino Mount

The crimp on connectors that fit the larger wires and power supply terminals are the BLUE #4-#6 STUD 14AWG TO 16AWG CONNECTORS

13. A third piece of shrink tube gets centered over the other ones and ensures no points of the solder joint will poke through. 

8. Fold the 14awg end over on top of the 18awg ends.

For the CNC4NEWBIE Newcarve, I set all axis at 8x micro stepping (S1 OFF, S2 ON, S3 OFF).

CONNECTING TO THE ORIGINAL 24VDC POWER SUPPLY AND 24VDC SPINDLE ON THE X-CARVE

Installing the Arduino Uno

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10. The solder should be sucked into the wires as shown. you should see the strands, not just a glob of solder. you will need a powerful solder gun, not just a solder iron. I use a 140w gun.

Installing the TB6600 Drivers

6. wrap the second 18awg wire around the 14awg wire.

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CNC4NEWBIE

Newcarve

7. Repeat until all 4 18awg strands are on the 14awg.

Loading GRBL and Testing

2. CONTINUED

Main Driver Power

Electrical  Connections

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CONNECTING TO THE eagwell or mean well 24VDC POWER SUPPLY

The 24vdc fans cooling the drivers will have to be spliced into the 24vdc main to TB6600 drivers.

Mechanical  Assembly

Loading GRBL on the Arduino Uno

5. Interlock the second 18awg wire next to the first onto the 14awg wire.

DIY CONTROLLER BUILD INSTRUCTIONS

Demon Shield TM To Driver Connections

4. wrap the 18awg wire around the 14awg wire.

2. Interlock the 14awg wire and the first piece of 18awg.

GRBL Settings

TB6600 Driver Settings

1. Strip about 1 inch off the 14awg wire. about 1/2" off the 18awg wires.

Installing the Power Supply

3. Twist the 18awg wire only and slide it left towards the 14awg wire's jacket.

Here are the TB6600 driver and GRBL settings I recommend for the CNC4NEWBIE NEWCARVE and the X-CARVE.

11. The first piece of shrink tube goes over the 14awg wire and solder only to build up a little bit of thickness.

(INCLUDES POSITIVE WORK SPACE OF VERSION 1.1f)

RIBBON CABLE LENGTHS AND CONNECTIONS

For 3 amp motors, I set the Current at the 2.8 amp, 2.9a peak setting (S4 OFF, S5 OFF, S6 ON).

8. Twist the 14awg end.

CNC4NEWBIE Newcarve micro stepping shown (S1 OFF, S2 ON, S3 OFF).

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Installing the Demon Shield TM

12. The second piece of shrink tube goes over the 14awg wire only a little, the solder joint, and the four 18awg leads. 

$0=10 (step pulse, usec)
$1=255 (step idle delay, msec)
$2=0 (step port invert mask)
$3=0 (dir port invert mask)  <-- WILL VARY BASED ON WIRING
$4=0 (step enable invert, bool)
$5=0 (limit pins invert, bool) <-- WIRES CONNECTED TO THE NORMALLY OPEN LIMIT SWITCH PIN
$6=0 (probe pin invert, bool)
$10=115 (status report mask)  <-- GRBL 1.0c
$11=0.020 (junction deviation, mm)
$12=0.002 (arc tolerance, mm)
$13=0 (report inches, bool)  <-- USE $13=1 TO SEE MACHINE AND WORK POSITION IN INCHES
$20=0 (soft limits, bool) <-- SETUP YOU PROPER MAX TRAVEL DISTANCE BEFORE TURNING ON
$21=0 (hard limits, bool) <-- DO NOT USE HARD LIMITS
$22=1 (homing cycle, bool) <-- YOU MAY WANT TO TURN THIS OFF AND TEST FOR CORRECT DIRECTION OF JOG FIRST
$23=3 (homing dir invert mask)
$24=25.000 (homing feed, mm/min)
$25=750.000 (homing seek, mm/min)
$26=250 (homing debounce, msec)
$27=1.500 (homing pull-off, mm) <-- A DISTINCE OVER 1 ENSURES DEPRESSING THE SWITCH FOR THE SECOND PRESS
$30=1. (Max. RPM)
$31=0. (Min. RPM)
$32=0 (Laaser Mode, bool)
$100=133.333 (x, step/mm)  <-- CNC4NEWBIE NEWCARVE SHOWN, X-CARVE IS $100=40.000
$101=133.333 (y, step/mm)  <-- CNC4NEWBIE NEWCARVE SHOWN, X-CARVE IS $100=40.000
$102=200.236 (z, step/mm)  <-- CNC4NEWBIE NEWCARVE SHOWN, X-CARVE IS $100=188.976
$110=4000.000 (x max rate, mm/min) <-- CNC4NEWBIE NEWCARVE SHOWN, X-CARVE IS $110=8000.000
$111=4000.000 (y max rate, mm/min) <-- CNC4NEWBIE NEWCARVE SHOWN, X-CARVE IS $111=8000.000
$112=2000.000 (z max rate, mm/min) <-- CNC4NEWBIE NEWCARVE SHOWN, X-CARVE IS $112=500.000
$120=100.000 (x accel, mm/sec^2) <-- CNC4NEWBIE NEWCARVE SHOWN, X-CARVE IS $120=500.000
$121=100.000 (y accel, mm/sec^2) <-- CNC4NEWBIE NEWCARVE SHOWN, X-CARVE IS $121=500.000
$122=100.000 (z accel, mm/sec^2) <-- CNC4NEWBIE NEWCARVE SHOWN, X-CARVE IS $122=50.000
$130=VARIES (x max travel, mm) <-- 500mm = 400, 750mm = 650, 1000mm = 900, 1045 = 900, 4545 = 1344
$131=VARIES (y max travel, mm) <-- 500mm = 365, 750mm = 615, 1000mm = 865, 1045 = 1315, 4545 = 1315
$132=VARIES (z max travel, mm) <-- 6 INCH TRAVEL Z = 150, 7 INCH TRAVEL Z = 175, 8 INCH TRAVEL Z = 201

9. Prepare for solder.

For the X-CARVE, I set X and Y axis at 8x micro stepping (S1 OFF, S2 ON, S3 OFF). Z axis is 2X micro stepping (S1 ON, S2 OFF, S3 ON).

Controller setup instructions

9. CONTINUED - Use flux.