IndyShield is a simple Arduino UNO/Leonardo GRBL compatible shield with screw terminals so that you can easily connect big stepper motor drivers, spindle control and buttons. I made in order to control my IndyMill, but in fact, it can be used to control any CNC machine and even every project that involves stepper motors.
While designing I focused on simplicity so there is not a lot to solder and every beginner would easily do it.
In order to finish the PCB you will need to buy:
- 21 Two port screw terminals
- 4 gold pins for I2C header
- Arduino shield headers
This product is PCB only! Assembled Unit is only shown for reference.
Michael (verified owner) –
Great shield, works as advertised.
Take the long pin connectors, because I didn’t and had to fuddle a little to get a good connection on all pins.
I recommend to mount the screw terminals on the side above the arduino’s USB port inward. This way you get the port closer to the outer wall.
D COMPAGNON (verified owner) –
Easy assembly, perfect hole sizes and spacings. Great !
Jordi Fernández García –
Good shield to use external drivers or limit switches.
Only downside is that it was designed for the older grbl pinout.
Version 1.1 changes spindle and one of the limit switches so spindle pin os pwm.
Just be careful with it or edit your Arduino grbl firmware pinout.
Honza (verified owner) –
Great shield, easy to assemble and has really great features. All project of Indymill is really great and it worth to buy any of part for this project! Thank you Nik
Mark Facer (verified owner) –
Absolutely great, a well thought out and quality pcb, makes wiring so much easier, not just for an indy mill, but any cnc projects.
Arvin Singh (verified owner) –
Super neat and strong board. Worked on the first try. THT component spacing is on point!
Graham (verified owner) –
Easy to assemble and nice colour.
The issue with the z axis limit switch connector has been resolved but remember to stick a little piece of insulating tape over the Arduino’s USB port.