Thursday, November 23, 2017

Black Friday Offer (2017)

Hi all,

For this year's Black Friday, I can offer a limited number of AMC1280USB Deluxe kit. The difference with the normal Deluxe version is that it comes in kit that you have to put together, and does not come with any 3d printed parts, so you can print the case with your own 3D printer with your favorite filament color. Offering the AMC1280USB Deluxe Kit without the 3D printed parts allow me to ship out the Kit immediately, versus the extra wait time to prepare the 3D printed parts. I would guess not many people don't own 3D printer by now (I have 2 already), but you can always order it printed from online services.




The kit includes all the hardware to put it together (even the screw set for mounting the front panel). Some soldering is required (buttons, encoder, LCD screen, a few headers).




The 3D printed parts STL files can be found here:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2563996





Friday, October 27, 2017

New firmware release and kickstarter update

Hi,

New stable firmware v2.4 update is now available:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/muf1yn18fs2aqpa/AADi0hOnFfZlP2UAQYURqBFKa?dl=0

-Added Max Motor speed control in Unidirectional output modes for 8-bit and 12-bit outputs. This means you can now control the max motor speed on Sabertooth that use 0-5v analog (with 2.5v center), or Servomotors that use -11v to +11v (with 0v center).
-The direction pins now are active when the PID takes control, so you can use them to enable motor drives that support that function (AC servomotor drives).
-Fixed PID issues (wrong assignment of values in calculations).

This firmware is one of the series of updates pending that will add more functions to the AMC1280USB controller. I'll be releasing new firmware updates adding one function at the time so we can verify each added feature does not undermining existing functions.

Update 11/14/2017
New revision: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ukzaj0qdul5epwp/enc_6dof_AMC1280USB_v2.4_rev3.hex?dl=0
-Fixed max motor speed for 12-bit outputs as it was missing



In other news, the kickstarter PCB's were received from manufacturing and currently undergo final assembly (connectors, LCDs, MCU, 3D print cases parts fit). This involves soldering and manual assembly by hand.

Testing of all controllers will be performed before they are shipped to ensure functionality and quality.

I hope the shipping of the kickstarter rewards will start very soon. Again I apologize for any delays but you will have to understand that is huge effort to manage such project involving a complete product (hardware and firmware).

Here is a video I took a few days ago after I verified the shipment of the PCB's for damages during transport:




Subscribe to my youtube channel for faster updates on the project as well for guides I'll be posting regularly. https://www.youtube.com/user/tronicgr

Thanks

Thanos

San Diego, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

AMC1280USB Deluxe Enclosure Colors

Hi all,

The following colors will be available, for the 3D printed enclosure for the AMC1280USB Deluxe to select from:

1. Black
2. Silver
3. Gray
4. Blue (Gray Blue)


Enclosure colors *Blue might be a little Gray-ish


The color of the buttons or the knob will be random but chosen to better fit each enclosure color.


Some cosmetic changes might be implemented on the cases on the front like additional outlines etc, but the basic color will be limited to one of the above. See following video:


Front panel outline example













Virtually any color will still look great, even transparent colors!

Transparent color enclosures



If you need different color enclosure contact me for availability.
tronicgr @ gmail .com  (without the spaces)

Thanks
Thanos




Sunday, September 10, 2017

Kickstarter update - PCB boards are in production!

Hi all,

The manufacturing order of the PCB's for the rewards for the Kickstarter was placed and are in production. All parts are shorted out now, and waiting to have all together for final assembly and testing before they are ready for shipping.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1096461972/6dof-electronic-interface-for-motion-simulator-pla/posts/1959819


Said that, you can always contact me for ordering more of the new AMC1280USB controllers  and check for availability prices. I'll be making extra controllers along the kickstarter rewards but will be available for shipping after all kickstarter rewards are shipped first.
















Contact email for orders and inquiries: tronicgr @ gmail .com    (without the spaces)

Thanks
Thanos

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Extending Pre-orders for Kickstarter rewards

Hello,

I received numerous emails from people that either kickstarter could not process their credit cards or missed the kickstarter deadline but were still interested in the kickstarter offer.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1096461972/6dof-electronic-interface-for-motion-simulator-pla/


I'll be giving the opportunity to get the almost the same low prices as in kickstarter for a few reward options. The prices will be a few dollars higher to accommodate for the paypal fees.

THIS OFFER is only valid for pre-orders THROUGHOUT AUGUST!!

















You have two options to choose from:


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

AMC1280USB motion controller now on Kickstarter

Hello,

After a long consideration, and given the demand for the motion controller I decided to move on to launch a Kickstarter Campaign for the new AMC1280USB motion controller.


The campaign will allow me to focus more in the firmware side of the project while I can outsource the hardware part of the controller. The Kickstarter edition of the AMC1280USB will be better and have easier placement of connectors (slightly redesigned). If there is lots of interest I might add a few more features that will be announced during the course of the campaign.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1096461972/6dof-electronic-interface-for-motion-simulator-pla


Friday, June 30, 2017

New Twitter account

Hi,

I have setup a twitter account to quickly share information on upcoming events.




Please follow me to be up to date with announcements in the near future!



Thanks
Thanos

San Diego, California, June 2017