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Smoothieboard alternative

Posted by Hauser 
Smoothieboard alternative
August 21, 2017 07:11AM
Hi all,

Looking around I found this item on Aliexpress:

[www.aliexpress.com]

It appears to be some kind of Smoothieboard, from a third party manufacturer and at a fraction of the price...

Does somebody have any experience with it? The temptation is strong but it seems like the kind of case where you don't know what you'll get...

Any thoughts are welcome!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/21/2017 07:14AM by Hauser.
Re: Smoothieboard alternative
August 22, 2017 01:43PM
Some people have found it OK. Mine never worked properly. It doesn't obey the open source terms, and so the Smoothieware authors may choose not to provide support (not saying they won't, just that they might not). If you can afford a little more but still don't want to pay the full price of a smoothieboard, consider the Azteeg X5 mini.


See my blog at [moosteria.blogspot.com].
Re: Smoothieboard alternative
August 22, 2017 02:25PM
Thanks for your feedback!

What do mean when you say they don't obey the Open Source Terms? I'd love to buy the Smoothieboard, but I cannot afford the price tag right now, so that would be a nice alternative until I save up.

Regarding the Azteeg, can you set the stepper current on software or is it with a potentiometer?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/22/2017 02:27PM by Hauser.
Re: Smoothieboard alternative
August 22, 2017 03:30PM
Yes, you can set the stepper current in software on the Azteeg.


See my blog at [moosteria.blogspot.com].
Re: Smoothieboard alternative
August 26, 2017 01:24PM
mine working really well no problem at all
Re: Smoothieboard alternative
August 26, 2017 01:26PM
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mine working really well no problem at all

really tempting...

Thanks!
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