- Cheap - Just three cd-rom drives, wood, screws/bolts, cheap electronics, wires and any pen
- Compact - 20x15 cm of size and 35x38 mm of work area (varies from cd-rom), great for home use, small projects and SMDs
- Functional - Print over paper/copper to do circuit boards or just print images
- USB - Native Windows/Linux USB driver support, no serial/parallel port or drivers needed
- Easy - Just connect the USB cable to PC and supply the step motor driver with +5 VDC and GND
- Eagle - Support one of the most popular PCB software design Cadsoft Eagle PCB (with limitations)
- Gerber - Support GERBER RS274X protocol (with limitations)
- Precise - 0.147 mm virtual precision (varies from cd-rom motors, step motor driver, frame build quality...)
- Code - Small, clean and simple code. You can easily change/adapt to your own project
What is used?
- 1x Microchip PIC16F628A
- 3x Easy Driver v4.4 Step Motor Driver
- 1x PL2303HX USB-Serial TTL Converter
- 3x CD-ROM Drives
- Some wood/screws for frame and wires for electronics
- Microsoft Windows 7
- Bloodshed Dev-C++ 184.108.40.206
- Microchip MPlab 8.92
- Hitech PICC Lite compiler
- Cadsoft Eagle PCB 6.6.0
- Microsoft Paint
How the whole thing works?
x00000y00000z1 - This is all what the firmware understand and need! Just send the X and Y coordinate in 'micrometer' unit and '1' or '2' for Z axis, where 1 = down and 2 = up.
How to print images