Those of you lucky enough to own a 3D printer might be interested in a new controller board that has been created by Paul Fontanez to help make your 3D printer even faster.
The new board is named the BBP and has been designed to provide a complete upgrade to your 3D printer. Watch the video below to learn more about this innovative new creation and how it may help change the future of 3D printing.
The BBP is powered by an AM335x, 1GHZ Cortex-A8 processor, and is equipped with 5/6 x stepper motor drivers, 3 x heaters, 6 x endstops, 6 x fans, 1 x microSD Card socket, 1 x Ethernet socket, and 1 x USB socket. Its creator explains a little more :
“One big problem of 3D printing is the speed, people need to wait for hours to print a simple model. That is because the current control board, like RAMPS, Smoothie, are all powered by Atmel processors, whose frequency are too low to let the motor run fast.
While the BBP runs on a powerful 32-bit ARM (1GHZ Cortext-A8), and with the help of Programmable Realtime Units inside this chip, it can generate high frequency step signal, which makes your 3d printer at least 4 times faster than before.
We have developed a new 3d printer firmware to fully use the BBP. With the help of this firmware, it is easy to generate high frequency step control signal, and that is why BBP can make 3d printing faster than ever and also the most amazing point.”
The USB connection of the BBP allows you to connect a wireless USB card or a camera to help monitor your prints as they are being created. Check out how the BBP compares to other boards currently available on the market in the comparison chart below :
For more information on the new BBP 3D printer controller jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below and make a pledge from $79 to be one of the very first to own one.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Hardware, Technology News