Standalone controller V4.0

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I`m very anxious for the moment to order...
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Pages are progressing nicely. I am still looking at adding a description of the software, some examples, and then just flesh out everything.

https://ytec3d.com/hp45-controller-v4/
https://ytec3d.com/hp45-inkjet-printhead/
https://ytec3d.com/hp45-controller-commands/
https://ytec3d.com/hp45-controller-v4-01-PCB-assembly/
https://ytec3d.com/hp45-controller-v4-0 ... -assembly/

I am currently making the testing equipment to make larger quantities. I am missing 1 component (a voltage regulator) which is currently not available. I will see if it comes available anytime soon, else I will design around it. After that I can start with batches of controllers.

@math, If you are interested I already can make single controllers. Let me know if you are interested or if you want to wait on a slightly more mature product.
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Sorry for the delay, i've been a little busy. Yes I'm interested. What is the price for Brazil?
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dragonator wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:10 pm Pages are progressing nicely. I am still looking at adding a description of the software, some examples, and then just flesh out everything.

https://ytec3d.com/hp45-controller-v4/
https://ytec3d.com/hp45-inkjet-printhead/
https://ytec3d.com/hp45-controller-commands/
https://ytec3d.com/hp45-controller-v4-01-PCB-assembly/
https://ytec3d.com/hp45-controller-v4-0 ... -assembly/

I am currently making the testing equipment to make larger quantities. I am missing 1 component (a voltage regulator) which is currently not available. I will see if it comes available anytime soon, else I will design around it. After that I can start with batches of controllers.

@math, If you are interested I already can make single controllers. Let me know if you are interested or if you want to wait on a slightly more mature product.

Do we get Kicad files for Controller V4.0 ? I unable to see if it is there.

One more thing ... Can we drive HP45 without encoder ?
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No PCB source files for now. Since I do intend to sell the boards, I do not want to be instantly copied. The files will probably be share at some point in the future.

The V4 can run without an encoder. You can tell it how fast it is moving and then give a trigger to start moving. I do hope to add a step-dir positioning in the future, but I do not know when I can add this.

The lack of updates is because I am currently building the testing equipment for the HP45 controller. As expected it takes a while. So far I can test only for shorts, but I have added all features to also test the rest. As a side effect of this, the pure serial interface is now implemented. You can now control the HP45 controller over either the built in USB to serial, and just serial.
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Would you be able to provide just PCBs and BOM of components in order to DIY soldering? I fully understand your concerns regarding copying though. I think that most would be just fine with bare PCBs and BOM list to purchase components separately. However, with current situation on the market, I believe there might be issues with components, so if you have them and could provide them separately together with PCBs, that would be also great.
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I am more than willing to provide PCBs. The schematic is on the HP45 controller page. The BOM is already share on the PCB assembly page.

Most component should still be available. There is sadly one exception, and that is the voltage regulator chip LMR36510. This chip will not be in stock until December 2022. I am going to redesign the board to take an available voltage regulator, and to allow an easy hack to add whatever voltage regulator is available.

I do have 3 more boards worth of components in stock. If you are interested I can PM you with the current prices of the components.
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Yeah, drop me a PM with info.
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