Inventables Electronics Batch 1

From ShapeOko
Revision as of 13:34, 19 June 2012 by JeremyBP (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

Overview

ShapeOko kits purchased through Inventables come with a full set of electronics, which includes the following:

  • Arduino Uno
  • GRBLShield
  • Power Supply
  • Stepper Motors
  • Spindle
  • Emergency Stop
  • Terminal Strip
  • Cables and Connectors
  • Case

Arduino

The Arduino is the heart of the electronics. It contains an AVR Processor, a USB connector, and I/O pins. The Arduino comes with grbl already installed on board. grbl reads g-code that is sent over USB and translates it into movements for the stepper motors on the ShapeOKO. The particular version of grbl on the Arduino also comes pre-configured for the ShapeOKO, and should not require any tweaking to operate.