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May 15, 2009

Fireball V90 CNC Router Motor Driver Controller Build

at 5:35 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


 Wire up the motor cables

The motors are unipolar motors so you will need to run 5 wires from a motor controller to each motor. The wire I had on hand was not what I would have purchased for this purpose but I decided to use what I had, this cable consisted of 3 sets of shielded wire pairs. To reduce motor interference tie one side of the shield to ground.   


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12 Responses to “Fireball V90 CNC Router Motor Driver Controller Build”

  1. Bill Says:

    Some nice work on modding that case. I’ve been pondering taking the plunge with the same machine, and am still on the fence. Looking forward to seeing more of this series.

  2. FrankG Says:


    Very nice work on the case mod, lots and lots of room to lay everything out.

    The MDF base inside the case is a neat trick that I’ll exploit in the future.

    I especially like the cable/fuse/LED panel canabalized from a power supply.


  3. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Frank,

    I was going to mount everything to the metal directly at first but I am glad that I used the MDF since I didn’t have to worry about the drill bit skating around and it is nice and non-conductive!

  4. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Bill,

    Stay tuned, I will have some examples of the work the machine can do in the future. The first time you go from a CAD drawing to a part it is an amazing feeling.

  5. Alexander125 Says:

    does the CNC come with the motors and controller?
    it has to come with the frame.
    how much is a kit?

  6. Alexander125 Says:

    oh! and what software do you need to make the thing work?

  7. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Alexander,

    You can get the motors from Probotix or from another company since the motor mounts are a common size. I ordered the the yellow motor kit with mine and am very happy with them. Here is a link that shows you all the options at the bottom of the page.

    You do need some software to get going. You basically need some design software that will let you design the part you want to make and another program that will control the CNC machine when it cuts the piece. There are lots of options here, everything from free to thousands.

  8. adel Says:

    oh! and what software do you need to make the thing work

  9. Alan Parekh Says:

    I use Mach3

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    […] the 80/20 Aluminum was cut using a simple miter saw. The electronics case is a old computer case which is exactly what I also did, purchasing a large electrical box is quite expensive and computer cases are plentiful. Unlike most […]

  12. Maximilian S. Says:

    Hi, is this only for the 3 axis steppmotor or for the spindlemotor too? When you have or can build a wiring diagram for a spindlemotor with 90v dc and 3 amps you would make me very happy! the input is 230v. Thanks Max

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