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3D-Printed Circuit Board library (solder-free)

by 3DCentralVA Mar 8, 2012
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What a waste of coil wire though. You could have used solid core copper..... And they aren't modular, so they are only for one circuit. The circuits given will provide a rudimentary o flow direction, voltage and basic connectivity concepts, but we are talking things on the order of a 3rd grade level.... If you have kids, print one! If you're an adult, buy a damn book and do something better. Otherwise people like me will crack wise ones at you for using a "toy" to show off.

Holy cow that's epic. Unfortunately not enough to compare with some of the more complicated pcbs. Still, amazing job!

OK, now someone get to work recreating RAMPS using this library!

Dear god.... Did you really just ask what RAMPS is? Do you know where you are, son?

It is an open source circuit board commonly used on RepRaps. It connects to an Arduino Mega board. I was being sarcastic, assuming it is far to complex to build with this library, but I would LOVE to be proved wrong ;)

OH right! yes hehe quite complex indeed, and it would probably be pretty huge ;) -- but! that is definitely an eventual goal! I've been looking at more complicated circuits for possible targets: http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/images/tutorials/Arduino-USB-BB-10.jpghttp://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/im... super bare bones arduino implementation.

With the unshielded threads though, I know I'm going to hit some roadblocks as the clock frequency increases..

But actually, the RepRap electronics is my biggest hope for this project!

I've been trying to reach the same ends but by a different means. I've been creating objects that I design channels into that carry the wire to connect the components.

Like in a bristlebot bug thing in which I have to connect the battery to a switch to a small motor.


Look at the openscad file to clearly see the channels.

bug 1

Awesome!! Neat bot. What conductor are you using to complete the circuit between components -- i see the channels, but what goes in them?

I'm using plain old copper hookup wire because I can bend it and it holds its shape.

Ah cool, yeah i suppose wires could work here too -- I'm going to try a very thin wire.