Inspired by the Arduino CNC Shield, offers similar functionality.
Requires a Feather-compatible microcontroller board.
– 4 slots for Pololu stepper motor drivers, 3 axis + 1 clone axis (configurable via jumpers)
– Endstops for X/Y/Z with selectable active level (high or low)
– Pins for external buttons including emergency stop
– Pins for spindle and collant control
– Configurable microstep resolution via jumpers
The beauty of this is that:
If you want to use another type of microcontroller, remove the Feather sized microcontroller board and insert the new board
If one of the motor control channels fails, swap a new one in within seconds.
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