Here is my fully customized X-Carve!
I originally bought it in 2015 but I didn’t do much with it during College. Fast-forward to 2017, I found myself wanting a machine capable of handling demanding production run, better 3D carving, and to do it all on an Open Source platform as to make future expansions possible.
I quickly ditched the TinyG GRBL shield w/Arduino Uno and pick up some control cards from Mesa, specifically the 7i76/5i25 card combo.
With Mesa boards, you need to use LinuxCNC, so I download a 32-bit kernel of Linux (Wheezy 2.7.14) to a spare computer and got started.
The design files can be found by going to my GrabCad + Thingiverse pages –
The bill of materials is listed below –
|QUANTITY||        COMPONENT NAME||LINK / COMMENT|
|1||7I76-5I25 PLUG-N-GO KIT||http://store.mesanet.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=215|
|1||DROK LM2596 Analog Control Step-down Regulator Module||www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019RKVMKU|
|1||DC Fan (120mm x 120mm x 25mm 24V)||www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FBPQMXW|
|1||Mesh Dust Filter for 120mm Fan||www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M0A2UH0|
|1||IEC320 Inlet Power Socket||www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ME5YAPK/|
|4||KL-5056 Stepper Motor Driver – 32 bit DSP Based||www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O6DC8PW|
|1||Emergency Stop Button Switch||www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094GM004|
|25ft||4 Pin Cable||www.ebay.com/itm/20M-4-Pin-5050-3528-RGB-LED-Strip-Light-Wire-Extension-Connector-Cable-Cord-Line-/282110056592?hash=item41af11d890|
|1||Antek Linear Power Supply – 500W 30V 16A Peak 25A||https://www.ebay.com/itm/PS-5N30-500W-30V-16A-Peak-25A-Stepper-Motor-Antek-Linear-Power-Supply-/371664502398?hash=item5688ee3e7e|
|3||Wall Outlets from Home Depot||Find ones you like / feel are safe enough using|
|16ft||Led Strip Lights||www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GJ3O0J8/|
|1||Misc. Hardware||Nuts, Bolts, Standoffs, Crimp Connectors, Spare Fuses, 2 Extra Limit Switches|
|2||Ogrmar SSR-25 DA Solid State Relay with Heat Sink||www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074FT4VXB/|
|1||18 AWG Gauge Stranded Hook-Up Wire Kit||www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N51OO7Q|
|~30pc||Heat Shrink Tubing||www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OZSL8UE|
|7||Uxcel 16mm Thread 4-Pin Panel Mount Wire Connector||www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016FCZ5SS|
|2||8 Circuit 20A Terminal Block||www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000S5Q2VS|