Toolhead board for Toolchangers
Diamondback last edited by
I'd like to get some discussion going on a toolhead specific board for toolchangers.
Here's my current setup on the toolhead:
- 1x Stepper (the coupler)
- 3x Endstops/switches (X-Axis, Z-Probe, "Tool-Present" switch)
- 1x Accelerometer with USB cable used for data transmission
- 1x Dotstar 8x8 grid
Overall that's a fairly chunky amount of cables being routed to my toolhead, so I would really like to see some sort of solution that involves just running power and CAN over there.
The 1LC toolboard covers almost all of it, but I don't think it can do the dotstars and it's also quite bulky in size and with a bunch of stuff I don't need (heater output, fan outputs)
So having a slimmed down version of that would be amazing.
Alternatively, a board that can do all of the above and at the same time connect to the actual tool via pogo pins (ie another stepper driver, some more IO etc, that way you'd have one board that covers both the head logic as well as the tool stuff.
Of course, this might need some further software refinement for dynamically connecting to/disconnecting from the stepper/heater/fans etc
Are there maybe already other CAN connected and Duet compatible boards that would give me such an option?
jay_s_uk last edited by
@Diamondback not yet...