04/20/2017 at 11:30 •
Some smoothie powered boards do not have enough spare electrons to power multiple smart steppers. So I finally gave up and shoe horned in a buck regulator on the board. While I was in there I went ahead and added a dedicated enable pin with level shifting and level shifting on the TX/RX pins as well.
Of course the NEMA 23 boards already had these options as well..
We are also looking at creating a lower cost version of the board without the connectors and LCD populated.
All smart stepper orders will be shipped with new hardware, so order now.
01/11/2017 at 12:48 •
Just released FW 0.09 with a motion planner.
The next steps are to implement a s-curve route planner. The basic thoughts are that the user can provide issue a an s-curve move command like "s-curve 360 1.2" which would move to angle 360 with an s-curve and take 1.2 seconds to get to destination. However I am open to suggestions.