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Disabling Driver Signature on Windows 8

PlanetCNC Drivers are now signed. This tutorial no longer applies!     Invoke the Charms bar and click on Settings. Open control panel by clicking on “Change PC Settings”: Select “General” and then “Advanced Startup”: For Windows 8.1: Select “Update and Recovery” and then “Recovery” Click “Restart now”. Now the system will restart and might […]

Disabling Driver Signature on Windows 10

PlanetCNC Drivers are now signed. This tutorial no longer applies!     Select “Settings” from the Start Menu: Select the “Update & recovery” option: Then click on the Recovery option on the left hand side, and once selected, you will see an advanced startup section appear on the right hand side. You will need to […]

Using output board for spindle control

In this tutorial we will explain how to use output board with VFD and spindle. We will describe how to set VFD* parameters and how to connect output board with VFD control inputs. We are aware that many users use different VFD’s but no worries, the work flow in a sense should be the same. […]

Using SD card adapter with PlanetCNC controllers

Connect SD card adapter with the Planet-CNC controller: Mk3 and Mk3/4 controller: SD card adapter is connected to Mk3 and Mk3/4 controller with 10pin flat cable trough SD&I2C connector. Mk2 controller: SD card adapter is connected to Mk2 controller with 10pin flat cable trough EXT connector.   Export your toolpath to Raw file format in […]

Using output board with PlanetCNC controllers

Output board is used for control of external equipment such as VFDs, coolant systems, vacuum pumps etc. It requires 12V power supply connected to a terminal labeled 12V (be careful with the polarity). Output board has 3 relays and 0-10V output. Relays can be used as NO (normally open) or NC (normally closed). Output board can be […]

Using EggBot with PlanetCNC controller and Toslink

In spirit of Easter holidays(with a slight delay) we decided to wipe the dust from our EggBot and see if still works. We thought that it would be perfect if we use Toslink devices to demonstrate how both, Mk3 controller and Toslink work perfectly hand in hand.   For better understanding of Toslink please follow link […]

Wie benutze ich PlanetCNC Software und Controller um die CNC Maschine einzustellen?

Ich werde versuchen ihnen zu zeigen, wie Sie ihre CNC mit PlanetCNC Software einstellen. Ich werde meine Portal-Maschine als Beispiel verwenden, aber Sie können es auf allen Maschinentypen auf diese Weise tun. Ich benutze Metrik (Millimeter) Einheiten, aber alles ist mit imperialen (Zoll) Einheiten außer Zahlen, die unterschiedlich sind (1mm ist etwa 0.03937inch), gleich. “Schritte […]


Here you can download schematics, pcb, firmware and software – everything needed for DIY build. DIY controllers are same as assambled Mk1 from my shop – no differences. You can use this work and make derivative works based on it but only for noncommercial purposes. For commercial purposes you need written permission from us. Preprogrammed […]