January 31, 2013 AT 4:02 am

Brainwave by unrepentantgeek #3dthursday

Brainwave

Check out the first product manufactured entirely in-house at the Metrix Open Hardware Lab at Metrix Create:space — the Brainwave 1.0, a complete electronics package for driving 3D printers!

Check out the announcement here as well as Thingiverse Thing 25054:

Brainwave is a low cost controller for Reprap 3D printers derived from the well known Sanguinololu. The primary design goal was lower cost, achieved by providing only the minimum required components for a single extruder printer. It can be used to drive a cartesian or delta style printer.

Features
– Small footprint: only 60mm x 79mm!
– 12V power input
– Micro USB connector
– All connectors at edge of board, vertical or right-angle connectors will fit.
– Atmel AT90USB646 microcontroller w/ USB bootloader
– 1, 2, 16 or 32x microstepping @ up to 800mA
– Dual Z-axis connectors
– Optional per channel current attenuation
– Heated bed support with separate power input (up to 24V @ 15A)
– Integrated heater/thermistor/stepper connector for E channel
– Fan control

Read more.

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