Adapter board for the Tillboard. Brings many new possibilities and the possibility of an external control panel. Click here for more information: Tillboard Extension
Complete control of a CNC with many extension possibilities. Click here for more information: OPEN-CNC-Shield
Connection board for an external panel via D-SUB 37 cable. This can then be connected to the
Tillboard Extension or to the OPEN-CNC-Shield. Click here for more information: Extension-Panel.
Can be connected to the Tillboard Extension as well as the OPEN-CNC-Shield. It offers a wireless conntection from the panel to the controller. Click here for more information: Wireless Adapter und Panel.
Comparison of known control systems
I have tried to compare the common controls based on Arduino. I have filled out the table to the best of my knowledge. If I should have made any mistakes, please write me a comment or an e-mail.
|Property||Arduino Uno with CNC Shield V3||ArduinoClub CNC Controller AC-CNC2020-6D-Mega-R1.2||Estlcam Klemmen Adapter||Tillboard||Tillboard + Tillboard Extension||OPEN-CNC-Shield|
|Mikrokontroller||Arduino Uno||Arduino Mega||Mega 2560 Chip||Arduino Nano||Arduino Mega + Arduino Nano||2x Arduino Mega|
|Number of drivers (A4988/DRV8825)||4||0||0||3||5||6|
|Number of axes||4||3||3||3||3||6*|
|Spindle Analog 0-10V / 0-5V||❌||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Spindel PWM 0-5V||❌||✅||❌||✅||✅||✅|
|Inputs||6||6||8||8||14 (+2 at D-SUB 37)||16|
|Inputs selectable whether they switch with 5-24V or with GND||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||✅|
|Outputs selectable between 5V, 12V or self applied voltage||❌||❌||❌||✅||✅||✅|
|Spindle speed port||❌||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Feed rate port||❌||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Interface for all Estlcam control elements||❌||✅ D-SUB 25||(✅) Mini DIN – Not all elements are possible||❌||✅ D-SUB 37||✅ D-SUB 37|
|Switch enable state of steppers||✅||(✅) with external drivers realizable by one output||(✅) with external drivers realizable by one output||(✅) with external drivers realizable by one output||✅||✅|
|Autosquaring||❌||❌||❌||❌||✅(Only x- and y-axe)||✅|
|Fan port||❌||(✅) über 12V out realisierbar||❌||12V||12V||12V|
|Fan control PWM(speed control according to temperature)||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||✅|
|GRBL support (e.g. for LaserGRBL)||✅||✅ by adjusting the pinout||✅ by adjusting the pinout||✅ by adjusting the pinout||✅ by adjusting the pinout||✅ by adjusting the pinout|
|LinuxCNC possible||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||✅ with adapter|
|Connection of the Wireless Adapters||❌||(✅) with breakout board by connecting the individual cables||(✅) with breakout board by connecting the individual cables||❌||✅ with D-SUB 37||✅ with D-SUB 37|
|Connection of the Extension Panels||❌||(✅) with breakout board by connecting the individual cables||(✅) with breakout board by connecting the individual cables||❌||✅ with D-SUB 37||✅ with D-SUB 37|
|Individual programming of further functions possible||❌||❌||❌||❌||(✅) limited||✅|
* for Estlcam, two drivers can be connected for each axis. With GRBL or LinuxCNC more than 3 axes can be used.