Wednesday, May 12, 2010

updateing my hardware already

i am not even done building my reprap and i am already trying to up grade my hardware. my old board i could only get 3 stepper motor drivers on it,  but not i can fit all 4 on it and with a little better spacing.

i have more work to do on it still, i might have it done tonight if i have the time.

my next order should have another arduino and another stepper motor. i am still trying to figure out how to attach my threaded rod for my z axis to the base plate, but that will come sooner than later i hope


  1. Looks good!

    Having 4 steppers makes sence. 1 for each axis and 1 for the extruder.

    Keep up the good work

    Stephen George

  2. there are some benifits to having a boad just for your extruder, one firmware i think get a good 20% speed improvement with the other one doing the temp control and the extruder control has well.

    there are pros and cons to doing it any way really. just a matter of finding what will work for me.

    but wow has that 1 extra stepper driver added allot more wires it seems like. or it has to do with how much less room there is to work with.

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