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Posted by dc42 
Re: Smart PCB effector
September 16, 2017 09:27AM
Just saw the schematic. It is indeed a bridge. Looks like 2 branches are made with I suppose, 3 tracks each, the other 10k ref R. Op amp direct to the ADC. All signal treatment done by software. Much more sophisticated and versatile than the Piezo system where it is done via OP amp and comparator. Really neat.


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Re: Smart PCB effector
September 16, 2017 02:14PM
The firmware is also published now, see [duet3d.com] for the link.

The hardware is indeed a bridge. The 3 sensor areas on each side are connected in series. The electronics and firmware looks for changes in the bridge output in a limited speed range, so that slow changes due to e.g. the underside heating faster than the top side don't trigger it.


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Re: Smart PCB effector
November 13, 2017 07:33AM
Hi David,

Do you have any information how the Smart Effector would perform in a heated chamber (say 50-60C). I really like the idea and design, but I am not sure if it is allowed to be used in a heated environment...

Thanks!
Re: Smart PCB effector
November 13, 2017 07:59AM
It should work OK in a heated chamber. AFAIR the LEDs are rated to 85C and most of the other parts to 105C.


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Large delta printer, and other 3D printer blog postings: [miscsolutions.wordpress.com]

Disclosure: I have a financial interest in sales of the Panel Due, Mini IR height sensor, and Duet WiFi/Duet Ethernet [www.duet3d.com].
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