SuperGerbil Board configuration

This section covers detailed configuration changes possible by using jumper pins on the Super Gerbil board. Jumper bridges and headers – Super Gerbil PCB For orientation, working clockwise around the board, starting from the top right white boxed area: Stepstick microstep jumpers allow configuration of microsteps for each stepstick and step stick compatibility USB/Bluetooth jumper […]

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K40 peripheral control with Mini Gerbil

Mini Gerbil is a cheap (but awesome) controller to replace your K40 laser’s stock NanoM2 controller, and it can also manage so-called K40 peripheral. Now, Mini Gerbil has plenty of connectors and you might be wondering what they’re for, and whether you need them? The Mini Gerbil K40 laser controller, isn’t she a beauty ? […]

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LightBurn and Mini Gerbil Tips

There are some settings in LightBurn that you might want to tweak in order to get the best out of both. This article describes how to configure LightBurn to get optimum results. The connection device you choose in new device is not critical. You can choose Gerbil or Grbl-M3 (uses just easy Gcode). Even the […]

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Buy K40 laser cutter upgrades, CNC controllers and more online

Buy laser cutter upgrades easily in our new store SuperGerbil.com.  It sells all our products in a standard shopping cart format, so it’s easy to use.  We’ve included local and international shipping in the product price, because that’s what you like. And don’t worry, we’ll continue to blog and hold the K40 forum on Awesome.Tech […]

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Super Gerbil CNC Controller Accuracy Testing

We machined this acrylic disc as a simple initial test. Time to test Super Gerbil CNC controller accuracy. Using Fusion 360, we designed and machined a simple 25.00mm disc from clear 4.4mm acrylic. Dimensions of Sample Circle After that, we measured with grandfather’s old micrometer and my verniers. Grandfather’s micrometer is handy for measuring our […]

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