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Phil Grant21/10/2019 08:13:40
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Here are a couple of pictures of my version of the Electronic LeadScrew project interface by Clough42.

It is a through hole solution with only the DC power jack being SMD.

I have used the Album feature of the forum due to some people not being able to see the pictures using a dropbox link.

2019-10-19 20.32.20.jpg

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Michael Gilligan21/10/2019 08:26:34
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Thanks yes

MichaelG.

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Edit: Will you be selling some boards ?

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 21/10/2019 08:37:47

not done it yet21/10/2019 09:18:39
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At last! An image I can see. smiley None on the other thread were anything other than an empty box.

Phil Grant22/10/2019 19:17:24
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 21/10/2019 08:26:34:

Thanks yes

MichaelG.

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Edit: Will you be selling some boards ?

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 21/10/2019 08:37:47

Michael,

I wasn't planning to sell them but if anyone's interested then I will send them one, I'm only looking to cover outlay for the board postage and Paypal fees, does £3 for a bare PCB sound OK?

I will put some instructions together and a BoM.

Phil

Zan22/10/2019 19:24:27
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Yes please! Count me in!

Where exactly does this interface sit in the project? Is it in place of the breadboard clough  uses?

 

edit for bad  autocorrect!

Edited By Zan on 22/10/2019 19:25:31

Phil Grant22/10/2019 19:32:52
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Posted by Zan on 22/10/2019 19:24:27:

Yes please! Count me in!

Where exactly does this interface sit in the project? Is it in place of the breadboard cough uses?

Yes, If you look at his youtube videos (Clough42 video playlist)  he designed an interface PCB that converts all the signals bidirectionally from 5V to 3.3V so the Ti Launchpad can talk to the Stepper Driver and the display he uses.

All I've done is re-create the interface PCB using through hole components instead of SMD.

He will be selling his boards pre assembled and tested, I didn't fancy SMD assembly and reflow soldering and I'm too impatient to wait smiley so I did my own design using through hole components, not as nice looking as his but it will be in a box!

Phil

Edited By Phil Grant on 22/10/2019 19:35:03

Gray22/10/2019 19:45:28
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Hi Phil,

I'll take a board from you

regards

Gray

Michael Gilligan22/10/2019 20:43:05
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Posted by Phil Grant on 22/10/2019 19:17:24:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 21/10/2019 08:26:34:

Thanks yes

MichaelG.

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Edit: Will you be selling some boards ?

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 21/10/2019 08:37:47

Michael,

I wasn't planning to sell them but if anyone's interested then I will send them one, I'm only looking to cover outlay for the board postage and Paypal fees, does £3 for a bare PCB sound OK?

I will put some instructions together and a BoM.

Phil

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P.M. will be sent immediately I have typed this, Phil

MichaelG.

Phil Grant25/10/2019 21:55:48
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OK,

Some of you have now received the PCBs so I have tried to put together a quick guide on how to assemble it, the guide is shared from my Onedrive account so I'm not sure if it will work, if not let me know.

ELS PCB Assembly guide

Michael Gilligan25/10/2019 22:45:48
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The link works fine, Phil yes

The only slight oddity is that the images are compressed width-wise when I open my saved version on the iPad.

... utterly trivial in the grand scheme of things.

MichaelG.

dcosta25/10/2019 22:56:53
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Hi Phill,
I am portuguese and I live in Portugal.
If you still have an available PCB I would like to have it.
If there is such a possibility I do not know how I can pay you for the board and all expenses. Will it be possible through PayPal?

Best Regards
Dias Costa

Phil Grant25/10/2019 23:08:13
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Posted by dcosta on 25/10/2019 22:56:53:

Hi Phill,
I am portuguese and I live in Portugal.
If you still have an available PCB I would like to have it.
If there is such a possibility I do not know how I can pay you for the board and all expenses. Will it be possible through PayPal?

Best Regards
Dias Costa

Dias,

Paypal is fine, I just need to find out how much the postage will be to Portugal.

Send PM with you address etc.

Edited By Phil Grant on 25/10/2019 23:11:05

Phil Grant25/10/2019 23:10:32
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 25/10/2019 22:45:48:

The link works fine, Phil yes

The only slight oddity is that the images are compressed width-wise when I open my saved version on the iPad.

... utterly trivial in the grand scheme of things.

MichaelG.

Hmmm! IPADs.... Apple ... I can send a PDF if you want I just thought that using the link the latest copy would always be available.

Michael Gilligan25/10/2019 23:56:27
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It’s really no problem, Phil ... just weird

Everything looks fine whilst I’m viewing your file ‘live’ ...  

MichaelG.

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Edit: I’ve just downloaded it as PDF, and the images are O.K. in that.

It’s only my saved version of your Word document that displays wrong.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 26/10/2019 00:05:55

Edit: Sussed the problem ... it’s the fonts wot dunnit !!

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 26/10/2019 00:10:26

Phil Grant26/10/2019 09:27:19
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 25/10/2019 23:56:27:

It’s really no problem, Phil ... just weird

Everything looks fine whilst I’m viewing your file ‘live’ ...

MichaelG.

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Edit: I’ve just downloaded it as PDF, and the images are O.K. in that.

It’s only my saved version of your Word document that displays wrong.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 26/10/2019 00:05:55

Edit: Sussed the problem ... it’s the fonts wot dunnit !!

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 26/10/2019 00:10:26

Good to find out why "things happen" smiley

Phil Grant28/10/2019 13:58:17
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Just to let you know, all the PCBs have all gone now, if there is enough interest I can order another batch.

PhilG

Dave T28/10/2019 17:32:58
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Hi Phil,

If you do order more, I would like one please

Dave

Gray28/10/2019 17:42:14
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Hi Phil, I'm sure I posted this at the weekend but it seems to have disappeared.

Many thanks, received the board on Friday, it looks to be excellent quality. Your documentation downloaded fine.

You may have mentioned this in the other thread but I couldn't find it, Where did you get the boards from?

Kind regards

Gray

Michael Gilligan28/10/2019 19:55:03
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Good news for fellow Mac users

TI Cloud Composer Studio v9.2.0 installed without any drama on my 2009 MacBook Pro, under el Capitan.

< phew >

MichaelG.

Phil Grant28/10/2019 20:43:30
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Posted by Gray on 28/10/2019 17:42:14:

Hi Phil, I'm sure I posted this at the weekend but it seems to have disappeared.

Many thanks, received the board on Friday, it looks to be excellent quality. Your documentation downloaded fine.

You may have mentioned this in the other thread but I couldn't find it, Where did you get the boards from?

Kind regards

Gray

Gray,

I got the PCBs from seeedstudio/fusion

Phil

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