I was given a synthetos gshield to play around with (since we have a bunch of UNO’s in the shop) and possibly build another mpcnc, but just curious if this would have enough power to drive the dual x/dual y motor setup for the mpcnc.
The gshield is only 3 drivers, you need at least 5 for the 5 steppers.
Plus, does it support Marlin?
So I wouldn’t be able to power them off the x and y off 1 driver each like the rambo does? Or does the rambo actually have 2 drivers per connector.
It runs GRBL, and I was just thinking of trying it with that since we were given VCarve for our makerspace.
You can use the gshield just not with marlin or dual endstops.
yes, marlin/endstops were not the intent. So the 3 drivers will be fine to drive all 5 motors? Thanks for the advice!