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Postby mhackney » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:47 pm

This looks pretty cool and very inexpensive: printrboard

One to keep an eye on!


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Postby Chris Muncy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:23 pm

The only exception I see with that board is that if you blow out a driver chip it hoses the board unless you can solder surface mount components.

Other than that I love it. It is 100% of everything that you would need to run a printer.
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Postby Geirhart » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:04 pm

All you need for the surface mount is a pizza oven or a toaster oven with a retroed temp controll. I think I have the link to a how to. I will see if I can find it or I bet it would show up on a google search.

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Postby michaellatif » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:34 pm

Spark fun has a decent set of tutorials for surface mount soldering.

http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/category/2

Towards the bottom they have one on reflow toaster
http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/60

I plan on building one because I find myself with a need to reflow/solder SMT.
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Postby mhackney » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:59 pm

I hear the argument about all-in-one boards but in all the years I've been CNCing I've not once blown a driver or chip! (knock wood). If that happened, at that price, a new board would be reasonable for all you get on it. And when you consider the wiring simplicity, the chances of messing things up are a lot lower. Just a thought!

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Postby michaellatif » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:16 pm

Yeah it looks nice, but I will stick with my Sanguinololu board. It has replaceable drivers, 99% through hole tech, mCU replaceable/upgradable, small foot print, has been field hardened and tested. Plus I can use the 3 axis driver that came with the H-1 in place of the pololu drivers and save more $$.

Oh, and did I mention how much I hate those micro-USB connectors???
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