If you’d like to get an EasyPiezi sensor at a discounted rate, head on over to the shop before the sale ends on September 20th!
First off, I want to send an apology for the delay in getting boards shipped out for those who have already placed their orders. The new programming jig is complete and I’ve gotten all of the orders I held updated to v2.3.1 before sending them out. I’m applying a 15% discount on orders placed from today through September 20th, 2020.
One thing to note. I’ve identified a problem with the latest revision of hardware when running on 24v, where the sensor’s onboard regulator overheats in some cases. This doesn’t happen with all units, but to ensure safe operation, I’m placing a limit of 12v input for v2.3.x boards in the documentation and recommending an in-line buck regulator for anything higher. I’ll also be offering discounted micro buck regulators as an available add-on for purchase. Just choose the “Over 12v Input Voltage” option when adding to the cart.
Thanks for your patience and understanding!
Upon request from one of my beta testers, I’ve created a preliminary design for a PCB-based Delta Effector utilizing an onboard Pyr0-Piezo circuit that includes piezo disks onboard. So far I’ve only done a mockup with the Slice Mosquito hotend for scale. I’ve set it up with mounting holes that can be used with either a sub-PCB or a 3D printed mount to utilize any hotend
The v2.3.0 production EasyPiezi boards, along with the SingleDisk Adapter boards have arrived at last!
As this was my first full-assembly order from the factory, there were a couple of wrinkles (which should be rectified in v2.3.1). Thankfully most of the issues were cosmetic, and only one effects the functionality of an “optional extra feature”
- Black Soldermask Finish is Gloss instead of Matte (cosmetic)
- A 1.5K Ω resistor was installed in place of what was supposed to be a 0Ω jumper in-line with the PT100 analog output signal (Optional feature impairment)
- Unrelated to the boards, but some of the wiring harnesses I ordered have pinouts rearranged slightly (easy to fix but annoying)
So not too bad for a first try!
My solution to the functionality issue is that I’ll add a checkbox to the shop page, and if anyone really needs that PT100 analog input, they can check that box, and I’ll fix the jumper by hand before shipping.
Next on the ToDo:
- Set up actual shipping rate API’s
- Add kit options (Delta/underbed cable harnesses, printer-specific parts, etc)
- Migrate the website over to the new server (going from 4-core up to 16-core)
- Finish writing documentation (will be a long process)
I’ve just gotten word that the first run of EasyPiezi sensor boards have arrived at my state-side supplier’s facility. Now I’m just waiting on domestic shipping to me, then I need to build the actual kits, and everything should be good to go!
I’ve gotten word from my supplier that the production run on these boards is complete, and we’re now just waiting on shipping before sales can start in earnest! Assuming there’s no hiccups with customs, that should be by next week!
Now I just gotta get the website notification emails fixed by then….
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