greeeg 460 Posted February 17, 2016 Author Share Posted February 17, 2016 Awesome work as always. What are you using the Smoothieboard for? The mill or the laser? I've recently switched my laser over to one and started contributing to the software. Nothing much so far - just added TTL laser control for now. I'm hoping to add PPI (pulsed cutting) later to help with making mylar solder stencils. Coding for the NXP LPC1769 isn't as nice as any of TI offerings so far. Believe it or not I miss CCS! Ohh cool, My smoothie board has been making the rounds through some of my machines. It's typically on either my custom openbuilds vslot based delta 3d printer (still very much a work in progress) Or my homemade reprap (the first thing I built with my purchased 3d printer) My CNC mill predates the smoothie board, it's running from a tinyG controller. Which seems to work quite well, I'm not sure if the onboard drivers struggle sometimes. I've occasionally either missed steps or the steppers have stalled, basically ruining the entire job. (I suspect this might be more of a mechanical issue than electronics) My laser is still using the included driver board and the slightly dodgy corel+plugin software. I'm planning to upgrade the whole gantry at the same time as the control board to give a larger work area. But as you can imagine, that's quite a big job. True - but they're good value if you know in advance that the electronics are junk. And for most of us on here it's something we'd be comfortable fixing - and probably enjoy it too. This is quite true, I have enjoyed fixing the electronics. @greeeg I have really enjoyed your project as it progressed from concept to reality. Good stuff. Thanks, It's been a fun project. Still a bit of work required on the software front, I want to have the device directly log into a format supported by google maps .kml. That transition has brought with it some bugs. I'm still not monitoring the battery voltage, but the protection circuit cuts the battery out at ~3.3v so there isn't much harm in ignoring the battery voltage. phenyl 1 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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