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K40 to RPI CNC adapter PCB

 

Announcing the Chinese Laser (“K40”) to RPI-CNC adapter PCB.

k40top
Component side

k40bottom
Solder side

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K40 Ribbon Cable to RPI-CNC adapter. Since the RPI-CNC has strong pull-ups on the limit switch inputs, this board uses transistors to invert and amplify the signal.

This board also breaks out the X-axis stepper pins.

Source (KiCAD)

Order unpopulated PCB from OSH Park

BOM:

  • 1 TE connectivity 1-84534-2 connector
  • 2 3K3 0805 SMD resistors
  • 2 MMBT2222A SMD transistors
  • 2 1×2 0.1″ pitch header [OPTIONAL]
  • 1 1×4 0.1″ pitch header [OPTIONAL]
  • 1 0805 SMD capacitor (noise reduction) [OPTIONAL]
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