3D Printer Electronic Kit | Baboi Box (Canceled)
3D Printer | Electronic: Baboi Box Baboi board is one of the most compatible 3D Electronic board in the reprap community.
Give Away of 3 FREE MIX G1 Printer ( without Original Electronic Kit) to THREE LUCKY BACKERs when this project was Fully founded in Kickstater.
Three Names will be posted on the Kickstater Page and shipped with their backed baboi product.
Why Baboi Box is so special from any other electronics?
Boboi Box is the best complete electronic kit for 3D Printer beginner.
- Easy to use, Easy to Install, Pre-labelled, Pre-Programmed, Fully Tested
1 .It's an all-in-one 3D printer controller that allow you to fully control your 3D Printer without connecting to any other devices.
2. Once you have this controller, you can basically use it for any kinds of stepper motors based 3D printers that you can find in the reprap.org. Which also includes the most popular models like Prusa and Original Mendel.
3. It's an easy to use and easy to install Electronic kit that never before, Everything is pre-labelled, properly set up and well organized. All you need to do is finding the right pins and make simple connections.
Let's take a deep look to the inside of Baboi Box
Inside of baboi box, we have included the most compatible 3D printer electronic.
PinMap of Baboi v1.1 can be downloaded from here: http://www.efuntime.com/PinMap_Baboi_v1.1.pdf
Atmel ATmega 2560 with ATmega16U2
Flash Memory: 248KB
Input Voltage: 12V
MircoSD slot: Yes
LCD pins: Yes
Motor Driver: 4 x Integrated Allegro A4982
PWN Fan: Yes
External Serial ports: Yes
External I2C ports: Yes
External Reset Pins: Yes
Four integrated Allegro A4982 Stepper Driver
-Thermal shutdown circuitry
-Short-to ground protection
-Shorted load protection
Buildin Push-Push microSD card socket
2 N-MOSFETs for Extruder and Heatbed control
1 N-MOSFET for low power PWM Mosfet driven outputs
External Reset button for emergency stop
External 5V supply and GND for any other modules
External Joystick connection pins for manual control
External LCD connection pins for standard 20x4 LCD
Extra pins available for Raspberry Pi expansion and development;
RX,Tx and GND
SDA, SCL and GND
4-Layer PCB with proper ground plane and power distribution networks
The maximum length and width of the Baboi are 115 and 60 mm respectively, with the USB connector and power
terminals extendng beyond the former dimension. Three screw holes allow the board to be attacted to a surface or case. Baboi is deigned to be compatible with most of 3D printers in the current market.
Further from that, UART(serial port) is also connected as external pins for Raspberry Pi for further development uses.
USB overcurrent Protection
Babo has a resettable polyfuse that protects your computer's USB ports from shorts and overcurrent. Although most computers provide their own internal protection, the fuse provides an extra layer of protection. If more than 500 mA is applied to the USB port, the fuse will automatically break the connection until the short or overload is removed.
3 Modes for Baboi Box:
1. SD Card Printing mode
You can store all your gcode into MicroSD card and inserted into Baboi box, It would automatic read your gcode and start printing after it reach its printing temperature.
2. Manual Control Mode
This mode is perfect for open source 3D printers, as we all known open hardware 3D printer is not as stable as other finished products. So that you will find this mode very useful when you first time set up your printers or when you fix hardware problems. It's an easy-to-use hardware testing function.
3. PC Mode
For people who still like to connect your 3D printer to Computer, here's the mode that you probably would use.
Comparsion: A Simple Math
One Baboi Box= Arduino Mega 2560 + Ramp 1.4 + (4x Motor Drivers) + SD card Reader + 20X4 LCD Display + Joystick controller + Cooling Fan + Laser cutt wood case + (Software upgraded with 3 modes) + hardware setup + fully tested
Baboi Box: $199
Arduino+Ramps kits without any software upgrades: $250
How Baboi Box fit into different type of 3D Printer?
We will soon upload some special design hooks that you can download from thingiverse, and make your baboi box easier to attach on your Prusa and Original Mendel.
For the further development and upgrades, we also provide I2C and Serial Communication ports for Raspberry Pi.
Risks and challenges
Baboi Box is a challenge project to work on, It has been a year to work on this project, after we tested all its functions and make sure everything is running smoothly and logically. We have found some stable and trustful manufacture partners to work with. By far, everything is settled down. We are trying to bring an easy to use and stable electronic kits for 3D printer people and we are working hard on that. We have to wait for the feedbacks from people and see how much further we can go. Thanks for all your supports and understandings.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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