Mechanical Endstop v1.0

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Mechanical Endstop v1.0 by MakerBot Jun 30, 2009



Mechanical Endstop v1.0 by MakerBot is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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This is a new board we've developed as the standard endstop board for MakerBot. Mechanical switches are simpler to activate (just bump into them) and they are pretty reliable. The switch we sourced is rated for 1,000,000 (one MEEEELION) cycles. We've designed the board to be compatible / interchangeable with the Opto Endstop boards by putting the same spacing for the mounting holes. It also uses the same connector as the Opto Endstop v3.0 and Stepper Motor Driver v3.0 boards.


Wait patiently. :)

It will probably take us about 2 months to test and document the prototype and then go into production on kits, pcbs, and fully assembled boards.

If you'd like to have one now, you can etch your own PCB.

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Is this backward compatible with Generation 3 electronics?

any news on the release of this?

Is it compatible with gen3 eletronics i guess?

yes, i tested and works great

How did you get it to work?

What specific parts do I need? I really want to try this out!

oooh... just wait until i release the partlister today :)

Good God! Just what I needed, right when I asked for it! Great minds think alike, I suppose...

I can't wait to have this so I sent it to BatchPCB. It passed the drc perfectly. Should I buy them? $2.50 each plus S and H.

actually we're moving into production on these very shortly. i'll send these off today and they'll be back and in the makerbot store sooner than if you went with batchpcb (we work directly with the manufacturer)

What is the status of the Mechanical endstop? IS that what you guys are using now in house? I imagine it has made them infinitely more useful than the opto version.

I assume you are going away from the RJ45 connectivity?

yup... its for the best though