Paul Frederick  was right as far as LinusCNC not being all Linux-ie....

@Paul_Frederick was right as far as LinusCNC not being all Linux-ie… At least as far as testing go’s. So far…

Originally shared by Mat Helm

Thought I’d post the obligatory video of the motors running…


@Mat_Helm Oh it’s Linux. But you really do not have to touch the Linux if you don’t want to. Don’t worry because LinuxCNC can get pretty involved all by itself. It doesn’t have to, but if you want to you can add all sorts of junk to LinuxCNC.

I just found a page for your board

Here’s where LinuxCNC can get kind of involved

Congratulations. I’m using LinuxCNC some tima ago in my CNC Machine, and I’m happy with this program. It’s simply, but it can do all you need to machine what you want. If you need some help, I’ve learned a lot by myself. Just ask!

Great, congratulations!
I have problem with my board, I have the red one and I don’t have any setup instructions, could you share yours with me?

I have the official instructions for the 4 axis tb6560 red board, also the connection drawings, and the pins configuration. Give me one email address and i will send you the files.

@Aleksej_Vasic Most important thing I read about theses board is to NEVER unplug a motor while the board is powered.

PDF manual of the type I have TB6560 blue;topic=15903.0;attach=23971

PDF manual of A red board TB6560 red

Late… I did it last time… trying the 4th axis. Not moving the motor, justwith the board with the power on. ANd nothing bad happened. Anyway, I will take this into account, and never do it again! Thanks! Is true that this board is not the best, and it can be burned easily. Just take care…

@Oscar_Terrer It’s just one of the things I read on a couple of different sites.

Don’t even look at the driver board too hard while it is powered up and you should be better off in the long run.

@Oscar_Terrer In order to understand how you can pull a motor wire and not have anything bad happen you have to understand the bad to begin with. A stepper motor is essentially a couple of coils of wire. Those coils act like any other inductor does. As can be seen on this page

There are a number of variables that determine what occurs during a back EMF event. That is all so complicated it is just easier to adopt the don’t disconnect policy and be done with it.

Here’s another page to confuse the issue even more

@Paul_Frederick Lets confuse it even more. Speaking of EMF’s. Before the PS n motors arrived, I was playing with this board and hooked up a tiny stepper (from a 3.5 disk drive) and a 12v power supply. My main PC (the one I’m typing on now) is up at desk level to my right here. Well, as soon as I hit the switch on my Power Supply (which I had already tried without the motor) this PC lost it. A big clicking sound, one of the three monitors goes blank, the 3rd freezes up and the middle one is filled with yellow n black squares…

Cut the power and hit the reset on the PC n everything was fine… But was defiantly one of those oh sheet moments… ;p

Clarke had something to say about that, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” It sounds to me like you’re approaching it over there with your setup too.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” jajaja I really love this comment, because it’s totally true!