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 controller review

When replacing or upgrading your K40’s controller, how do you choose the right option for you? In this K40 controller desktop review, we cover your options. You are here… M2 Nano board Our K40 controller review starts with the M2 Nano board which looks like this. M2 Nano board from Lihuiyi It is the standard […]

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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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Super Gerbil CNC Controller Testing

A part of our upcoming toy truck, used as a demonstration of Super Gerbil CNC controller It’s testing time for the Super Gerbil CNC Controller pre-production units! We put them through their paces with a testing regime that’s included a wide range of activities: Installation – technically correct and user-friendlyConfiguration – technically correct and user-friendlyAll the basic […]

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Grbl demystified

Looking online and on Github… The big strength of Grbl is that it runs on an Arduino and is therefore very accessible to the general public. Anyone can just jump into CNC and learn. Grbl’s biggest weakness is that it runs on an Arduino… hey stop there, didn’t you just say it’s biggest strength was… […]

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What did we learn during our One day build?

What we learnt during our One day build Today I will share some insights into our adventure while upgrading the cheap Chinese eBay CNC mill “3020”. If you haven’t watched the YouTube video then you can watch it here https://youtu.be/G_9dc0BAf0M The morning started for me at 7am and I was quiet nervous about the challenge. It […]

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