Parts list: 18 2pin Jumpers 1 Push screw connector
Hardware Compatibility: Arduino MEGA
Pin Pitch: 2.54mm
Noted Onboard Components: 5 A4988 Driver socket
Noted Software Base/Features: 3 Axis CNC control 2 Extruder control Heatbed control
This shield is the central control board of the Arduino MEGA based RepRap 3D printer project. This is a shield module which sits above your Arduino board. This allows your Arduino board when fully connected to operate as a 3D printer.
The shield can be connected up to 5 separate axis to allow the control of a 3 axis machine while allowing for 2 extruders or alternative connections. These axis are driven by A4988 (or compatible alternatives) drivers (not included) which sit in the onboard header sockets. Furthermore the included jumpers allow for configuration of the driver’s step setting.
On board connections are available for up to 6 limit switches, 4 servos and 3 additional Aux connections for expansion modules such as SD card modules.
This module sits on top of the Arduino unit itself. It is compatible with the Arduino MEGA2560 and 1280. Furthermore, as access to the main reset switch is obstructed by the shield a second reset switch has been placed on the shield. This resets both the shield and the Arduino below it.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information regarding the shield's operation.