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MPCNC control box with keystone ethernet connections

by B-Cup Aug 12, 2016
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Thank you, this helped a lot with keeping my MPCNC tidy. I have remixed the back panel and published, I hope this is ok.

So this holds the ramps 1.4 plus the mega 2560 board with stepper drivers?

The solid models are now available for the faceplate and body.

Can I have the solidworks file for the body so I can remix this to work with the mini rambo 1.3a now sold as an option for the MPCNC kit?

Looking for one that is a bit smaller to house the mini rambo. did you ever finish yours?

Does anybody have a back plate for 4 RJ45 jacks. for useing a Printhead ?
Or how to modify the STL drawing to add another one ?

I don't see anything indicating the screw sizes needed to assemble the box and attach the screen, fan, board, etc. Can you provide a list of hardware needed?

I will have to take it apart to see exactly what length the screws are, but they are all 3mm socket head screws.

Nice work! Do you have any quick drawing on how you have connected everything?

I do not have a drawing, and it has been a while, but I know that my motor wires were long enough to reach all the way through my conduit, so I used a double pin header for a circuit board and plugged each motor onto the long side and made all my cross over connections on the back. Then I soldered a short piece of cat 5 cable to the back and connected the other end onto the keystone connector. Then I worked all three cables back into the conduit. On the control box side, I had some motor extension wires that had the same plug as the stepper motors that plugged into the ramps board, so I cut one end off and soldered the wires from that onto a short piece of cat 5 and connected it to the keystone connector. I could not get a good connection on the keystone connector using the stranded wire from the motor extension cable. I hope this helps.

wow nice work! This looks very clean. I wasn't sure I would go the ethernet cable route, but after seeing this I might have to reconsider. Might see if I can adapt that front plate for the RepRap discount lcd instead.

This is awsume. Exactly what I was looking for, great work.