Beta testers, start your engines! A new Replicape is coming!
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Beta testers, start your engines! A new Replicape is coming!

The last of the beta tester boards for Replicape Revision B were shipped out today! Now comes a couple of weeks of testing for the selected testers followed by a big decision: Are they good enough for the Kickstarter! If the testers give the board their go, that is to say they have not found…

Power dissipation calculations in MOSFETs
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Power dissipation calculations in MOSFETs

One of the key elements of electronics design beyond the elementary workings of the circuits is the thermal management and the EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility). On a 3D-printer controller board, the MOSFETs tend to be one of the major contributors to both the EMC part as well as the thermal management part. For Replicape Rev…

New Kamikaze CNC image released
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New Kamikaze CNC image released

Kamikaze is a Debian-based eMMC flasher image for BeagleBone Black. It is a complete solution for Replicape and Manga-Screen aiming to contain all software needed to slice a model and print it without installing any additional software. And it has now been updated! The latest image has an updated Octoprint 1.2 which now has CuraEngine…

PWM as DAC
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PWM as DAC

With the new revision of Replicape, I had to do some voodoo with the electronics in order to reach the new target price. Perhaps the most important change was the removal of the Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) that was used for setting the current limit of the stepper motor controllers digitally. Instead, five of…

mangascreen

mangascreen

Manga Screen is a 4.3″ HDMI compatible LCD screen powered by USB. The kickstarter campaign has ended, but be sure to check back in few weeks, since there will be a new batch available through the web-shop once the first batch has been delivered.