RAMPS 1.4 Shield for Arduino MEGA for 3D printer CNC Machines 5 Axis
3D printing and CNC machining with Kunkune’s RAMPS 1.4 (RepRap Arduino Mega Shield). This is popular among 3D printing enthusiasts and CNC experts, and offers unparalleled control and precision.
RAMPS 1.4 Shield for Arduino Key Features:
- Versatile Control: Seamlessly manage up to 5 stepper motors, 3 temperature sensors, 6 end switches, 1 heat bed, 1 fan, and 1 extruder.
- Pololu Compatibility: Designed to work flawlessly with Pololu stepper driver boards like the A4988. Simply plug them into the onboard header sockets.
- Easy Assembly: Stack the RAMPS 1.4 shield atop the Arduino Mega 2560 board. Ensure the USB side of the Mega 2560 aligns with the “D8 D9 D10” area of the RAMPS 1.4 shield for a perfect fit.
- Comprehensive Wiring: Connect motors, thermistors, hotend, heatbed, and fan to the designated connectors on the shield for a streamlined setup.
- Variations to Suit Your Needs: Choose from RAMPS 1.4 design variations like RAMPS 1.4.2, Ramps1.4 Plus, Ramps 1.4.4, and Smart Ramps 1.4.x. Each offers unique features, but all maintain the core RAMPS structure, ensuring compatibility with firmware like Marlin.
- Customizable Control: Refer to the RAMPS 1.4 schematic for pin mapping and craft your own Arduino IDE code. Control stepper motors and components without relying on Marlin or GRBL software.
Compatible with A4988, DRV 8825 Stepper Motor Driver
Top stepper drivers compatible with the RAMPS 1.4 Shield for Arduino:
- Popularity: The go-to choice for many, the A4988 is often found in standard RAMPS 1.4 kits.
- Features: This driver is renowned for its reliability and ease of use, making it a favorite among both beginners and seasoned experts.
- High Current Capacity: Capable of handling up to 2.5A per coil, the DRV8825 is designed for projects that demand a higher current.
- Advantage: Its ability to manage more substantial currents makes it suitable for larger machines or those requiring more torque.