Shapeoko 2 controller board compatible?

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Shinobi
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Shapeoko 2 controller board compatible?

Post by Shinobi » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:35 pm

Hi!

I would like to ask for some expert advice, if this controller board is compatible with the Shapeoko 2. I'm fairly new to all of this...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/CNC-Shi ... 0.0.cwLS7e

or this one

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/CNC-Shi ... 0.0.luW3V8

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Shapeoko 2 controller board compatible?

Post by WillAdams » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:28 pm

Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets
Nomad 883 Pro #596 (bamboo)

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Re: Shapeoko 2 controller board compatible?

Post by Shinobi » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:18 pm

great news :). i heard that the DRV8825 are supposed to be a little better but i don't know why...

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Re: Shapeoko 2 controller board compatible?

Post by WillAdams » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:28 pm

I believe that they are --- the A4988 are pretty much the lowest specification which can be made to work.

There are a lot of nice new boards now --- the Panucatt Gradus M1 Pro looks especially nice.
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets
Nomad 883 Pro #596 (bamboo)

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Re: Shapeoko 2 controller board compatible?

Post by Shinobi » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:53 pm

yeah, look pretty neat but they got nothing on china pricing :D

also as a newbie i probably should start with the basic version and work my way up to some better stuff.

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