Release status: Design
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Harvey is yet another reprap electronics / reprap controller Board. It is built around a STM32F102 Cortex M3 and uses Sanyo LV8549M Stepper Drivers, everything on one small PCB.
Beware, this has not yet been assembled and tested. If anyone wants to check the design, please do so. In #reprap I'm gnurbs, jabber mesages go to [email protected]
This Board was designed by ari, with his personal design conceptions: SMD-Parts where available, single sided, very compact single PCB. In fact it is so small, it will need a Heat spreader for the stepper driver. Ari finds SMD-parts more convenient, especially if one produces the pcb oneself - less drilling.
This Board features an STM32F102 microcontroller.
relevant for this Board:
- 48 MHz Cortex M3 core
- builtin USB
- 2 Timers with 4 PWM channels each
- 12-bit ADC
Stepper Drivers are Sanyo LV8549M which are pretty dumb but require no external parts. They are not much more than two H-bridges that are controlled by two pins setting the pase and one enable. They cannot do microstepping on their own, but doing this by hand should be possible. They have an enable-pin that is said to accept PWM for current setting, but the datasheet gives no details. They are wired to PWM-channels of the µC anyway.
- check if all pins on the expansion Header are 5V-tolerant.
- connect Boot0 to Jex:11