Generation 4 Electronics

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Makerbot/RepRap Gen 4 Electronics

Release status: Concept

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Description Next Generation Electronics for Makerbot/Reprap
License GPL 2.0
Author Driley142
Contributors
Based-on Makerbot
Categories
CAD Models none
External Link Forum Discussion


Contents

Generation 4 Electronics

All schematics and stuff for the Gen4 electronics can be downloaded from http://svn.makerbot.com/tags/electronics

Status

These appear to be the standard electronics for the Makerbot.


Standard Boards

Extruder Controller

Version: 3.6

Status: Final Release

RepRap Official Repository: (coming soon - 03:46, 24 February 2010 (UTC))

Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4969

Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/makerbot/downloads/detail?name=makerbot-extruder-controller-3.6-REV-B.zip

Subversion: http://svn.makerbot.com/tags/electronics/extruder-controller-3.6/

Testing Status:

  • Power Subsystem: operational
    • 12v screw terminals: untested
  • USB to TTL: operational
  • RS485: operational
  • Motor 1: untested
  • Motor 2: untested
  • Mosfets: untested
  • Thermocouple: untested
  • Quadrature: untested
  • I2C: untested
  • Extra pins: untested

Interface

Version: 1.1

Status: Awaiting v1.1 Prototype

Thingiverse:

Google Code:

Subversion: http://svn.makerbot.com/trunk/electronics/interface/

Version: 1.0

Status: v1.0 has a bug in pin routing and is not cooperating. needs testing/fixing and then a new prototype.

Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1461

Google Code: http://makerbot.googlecode.com/files/makerbot-interface-1.0.zip

Subversion: http://svn.makerbot.com/trunk/electronics/interface/

Testing Status:

  • All buttons operational
  • All LEDs operational
  • LCD operational, v1.0 missing trace to D5. Will fix in v1.1

Mech Endstop

Version: 1.2

Status: Final Release

Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4971

Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/makerbot/downloads/detail?name=makerbot-mechanical-endstop-1.2.zip

Subversion: http://svn.makerbot.com/tags/electronics/mechanical-endstop-1.2/

Production Part List: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4971/partlist

TODO:

  • Documentation

Motherboard

Version: 2.4

Status: Final Release

Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4968

Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/makerbot/downloads/detail?name=makerbot-motherboard-2.4-REV-B.zip

Subversion: http://svn.makerbot.com/tags/electronics/motherboard-2.4/

Testing Status:

  • Power Subsystem: operational
  • USB to TTL: operational
  • Stepper Headers: untested
  • microSD Card: untested
  • 12v screw terminal input: untested
  • Interface connector: operational
  • Endstop connectors: untested
  • RS485 Comms: untested
  • Piezo: untested
  • I2C / extra pins: untested

TODO:

  • Fix routing problem
  • Test level shifter for sd card
  • Fix board hole spacing for compatibility
  • Move rj45 jacks further away from the atx connector

Stepper Driver

Version: 3.3

Status: Final Release

Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4970

Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/makerbot/downloads/detail?name=makerbot-stepper-motor-driver-3.3.zip

Subversion: http://svn.makerbot.com/tags/electronics/stepper-motor-driver-3.3/

Optional Boards

Magnetic Linear Encoder

Version: v1.2

Status: needs testing as well, rev bump for footprint changes.

Thingiverse:

Google Code:

Subversion: http://svn.makerbot.com/trunk/electronics/magnetic-linear-encoder/

Magnetic Rotary Encoder

Version: 2.0

Status: needs testing, and updating and extruder mount points. (bump to 2.1)

Subversion: http://svn.makerbot.com/trunk/electronics/magnetic-rotary-encoder/