Makers, developers and hobbyists that enjoy building 3D printers maybe interested in a new professional 3D printer controller, that has been launched over on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website this week, called the Alligator Board.
The Alligator Board has been designed to provide a next-generation controller board for 3D printers and has been created to provide a complete and reliable solution with the base module featuring everything you need to build a standard 3D printer.
The 3D printer controller board can also be used with the expansion Piggy to offer the most complete solution for complex 3D printing applications. The Alligator Board is based on the 32 bit Cortex M3 ATSAM3X8EA-AU microcontroller (Arduino Due CPU) and more can be learnt from its creator in the video below.
“Print safely for hours without interruptions! Alligator Board is equipped with Power Supply filters, analog stabilization and protections. High quality, high resolution and high speed.
The ability to adjust the current of the motors via firmware allows the three axes to work in perfect harmony between them. The adjustable microstep size up to 1/32 and performance of the 32-bit ARM processor ensure high print resolution with any architecture.
The idea of developing a board born to MakerFaire Rome 2013 edition proposing a solution to all the most common printing problems related to electronics.
Then we founded the 3D Artists team and we started the development of the project, designing the Alligator Board. The team has taken advantage of expertise and experience in the electronic and mechanical design by developing a complete and innovative solution, suitable for makers and professionals.”
The Alligator Board project is currently over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website looking to raise €10,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production.
So if you think Alligator Board is something your 3D printer could benefit from, visit the Indiegogo website now to make a pledge from €160 and help Alligator Board become a reality.
Source: IndiegogoFiled Under: Hardware, Top News