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-======Generation 7 Electronics======+====== Generation 7 Electronics ======
  
 {{ gen7:​gen7_board-arm_2.0_front.jpeg?​300|A Generation 7 Electronics v2.0.}} {{ gen7:​gen7_board-arm_2.0_front.jpeg?​300|A Generation 7 Electronics v2.0.}}
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-=======Features & Specifications=======+===== Features & Specifications =====
  
-=====Highlights=====+==== Highlights ====
  
   * Fast: as many as 130'​000\_steps/​second have been demostrated.   * Fast: as many as 130'​000\_steps/​second have been demostrated.
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   * Easy to buy or to manufacture DIY.   * Easy to buy or to manufacture DIY.
  
-======Design Goals======+==== Design Goals ====
  
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-======How to get it======+===== How to get it =====
  
 Right now, look at the [[Start]] page. Right now, look at the [[Start]] page.
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-======Individual Components======+===== Individual Components =====
  
 As Gen7 is a single board solution, it consists of only few components: As Gen7 is a single board solution, it consists of only few components:
  
-===== Board-ARM ​=====+==== Board-ARM ====
  
 {{ gen7:​gen7_board-arm_2.0_front.jpeg?​300|A Generation 7 Electronics v2.0.}} {{ gen7:​gen7_board-arm_2.0_front.jpeg?​300|A Generation 7 Electronics v2.0.}}
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   * More capacitors for smoother stepper operations.   * More capacitors for smoother stepper operations.
  
-=====Endstop=====+==== Endstop ====
  
 {{ Gen7:Gen7 Endstop 1.2 Assembled.jpeg?​200}} {{ Gen7:Gen7 Endstop 1.2 Assembled.jpeg?​200}}
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 [[Gen7 Endstop 1.3.1]] is an optical endstop for controllers with 5\_V signals (incompatible with Gen7 Board-ARM), made to fit on Mendels & Co. [[Gen7 Endstop 1.3.1]] is an optical endstop for controllers with 5\_V signals (incompatible with Gen7 Board-ARM), made to fit on Mendels & Co.
  
-=====Extension Boards=====+==== Extension Boards ====
  
 Extension boards are what makes Gen7 powerful and feature rich. While the base board has only the essentials to get your printer running, you can add on this part later to enjoy all the goodies. Extension boards are what makes Gen7 powerful and feature rich. While the base board has only the essentials to get your printer running, you can add on this part later to enjoy all the goodies.
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 Here are a few extensions currently in development or already working: Here are a few extensions currently in development or already working:
  
-====Gen7 ExtensionBoard USB A====+=== Gen7 ExtensionBoard USB A ===
  
 {{ Gen7:Gen7 EB-USB A 1.0.jpeg?​200}} {{ Gen7:Gen7 EB-USB A 1.0.jpeg?​200}}
 [[Gen7 ExtensionBoard USB A 1.0|ExtensionBoard USB A]]: USB adapter using an ATtiny45/85 [[Gen7 ExtensionBoard USB A 1.0|ExtensionBoard USB A]]: USB adapter using an ATtiny45/85
  
-====Gen7 ExtensionBoard USB B====+=== Gen7 ExtensionBoard USB B ===
  
 {{ Gen7:Gen7 EB-USB B 1.0.jpeg?​200}} {{ Gen7:Gen7 EB-USB B 1.0.jpeg?​200}}
 [[Gen7 ExtensionBoard USB B 1.0|ExtensionBoard USB B]]: USB adapter using an MCP2200 [[Gen7 ExtensionBoard USB B 1.0|ExtensionBoard USB B]]: USB adapter using an MCP2200
  
-====ExtensionBoard 2E====+=== ExtensionBoard 2E ===
  
 {{ Gen7:EB-2E 1.0.jpeg?​200}} {{ Gen7:EB-2E 1.0.jpeg?​200}}
 [[Gen7 ExtensionBoard 2E 1.0|ExtensionBoard 2E]]: Enhance your Gen7 with dual extrusion support. [[Gen7 ExtensionBoard 2E 1.0|ExtensionBoard 2E]]: Enhance your Gen7 with dual extrusion support.
  
-====Gen7 Multistack====+=== Gen7 Multistack ===
  
 {{ Gen7:Gen7 Multistack.jpeg?​200}} {{ Gen7:Gen7 Multistack.jpeg?​200}}
 [[User:​XoanSampaiño|Xoan]] shows here how to design extension boards to allow stacking multiple ones. [[User:​XoanSampaiño|Xoan]] shows here how to design extension boards to allow stacking multiple ones.
  
-====LDC SD FAN====+=== LDC SD FAN ===
  
 {{ Gen7:​Gen7LCD SD FAN-Control.jpeg?​200}} {{ Gen7:​Gen7LCD SD FAN-Control.jpeg?​200}}
 [[Gen7 ExtensionBoard LCD SD FAN]] by //​NightFly//​ is an extension board with all the spiffy features people like: LCD, rotary encoder, fan connector, ... [[Gen7 ExtensionBoard LCD SD FAN]] by //​NightFly//​ is an extension board with all the spiffy features people like: LCD, rotary encoder, fan connector, ...
  
-====LCD Display Connector====+=== LCD Display Connector ===
  
   * [[http://​forums.reprap.org/​read.php?​181,​159132,​160267#​msg-160267|See reprap.org forum]]   * [[http://​forums.reprap.org/​read.php?​181,​159132,​160267#​msg-160267|See reprap.org forum]]
  
-=====Wiring Parts=====+==== Wiring Parts ====
  
 Besides the parts needed for the individual components, you need thin wires to get the thermistor and end-stop signals to the Board. For example, you can salvage the cables you find between a PC main board and the PC's hard disks or those from any fans, indicator lights and reset switches. Besides the parts needed for the individual components, you need thin wires to get the thermistor and end-stop signals to the Board. For example, you can salvage the cables you find between a PC main board and the PC's hard disks or those from any fans, indicator lights and reset switches.
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 For shorter links or intermediate currents, the coloured wires from salvaged PC power supplies are well suited, sometimes they have two thicknesses on one PSU, you can strip the ends and compare which ones are the most suitable, they come in a number of colours, black, red, yellow and orange are the most common. For shorter links or intermediate currents, the coloured wires from salvaged PC power supplies are well suited, sometimes they have two thicknesses on one PSU, you can strip the ends and compare which ones are the most suitable, they come in a number of colours, black, red, yellow and orange are the most common.
  
-======Assembly Instructions======+ 
 +===== Assembly Instructions =====
  
 As the wiring of the boards is slightly different for each released version, these details have been moved to the [[Gen7 Board-ARM 2.0#​Assembly|board'​s page]]. As the wiring of the boards is slightly different for each released version, these details have been moved to the [[Gen7 Board-ARM 2.0#​Assembly|board'​s page]].
  
  
-======Notice Regarding Legal Stuff======+===== Notice Regarding Legal Stuff =====
  
 Generation 7 Electronics isn't a device in the sense of European Community regulation 2004/108/EG (EMC Directive). The reasons include: Generation 7 Electronics isn't a device in the sense of European Community regulation 2004/108/EG (EMC Directive). The reasons include:
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-======History======+===== History =====
  
 {{ gen7:​Gen7ElectronicsTestboard1.jpeg?​300|The very first working Generation 7 Electronics Board, created by Jacky2k.}} {{ gen7:​Gen7ElectronicsTestboard1.jpeg?​300|The very first working Generation 7 Electronics Board, created by Jacky2k.}}
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 March 2011: Four Mendels are driven by Gen7 Electronics successfully,​ first reprap'​d PCBs were shipped. March 2011: Four Mendels are driven by Gen7 Electronics successfully,​ first reprap'​d PCBs were shipped.
  
-=====Older Releases=====+==== Older Releases ====
  
-====10. Feb 2011: v1.0====+=== 10. Feb 2011: v1.0 ===
  
   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​release-1.0|Git Repository]]   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​release-1.0|Git Repository]]
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 New features: it works. Isn't that the most important thing on an 1.0 release? New features: it works. Isn't that the most important thing on an 1.0 release?
  
-====28. Mar 2011: v1.1====+=== 28. Mar 2011: v1.1 ===
  
   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​release-1.1|Git Repository]]   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​release-1.1|Git Repository]]
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   * Added Arduino Support, consisting of bootloaders,​ board descriptions and library files.   * Added Arduino Support, consisting of bootloaders,​ board descriptions and library files.
  
-====12. May 2011: v1.2====+=== 12. May 2011: v1.2 ===
  
   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​release-1.2|Git Repository]]   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​release-1.2|Git Repository]]
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   * The endstop now uses the TCST1103/​2103 photo interrupter.   * The endstop now uses the TCST1103/​2103 photo interrupter.
  
-====22. July 2011: 1.3====+=== 22. July 2011: 1.3 ===
  
   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​release-1.3|Git Repository]]   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​release-1.3|Git Repository]]
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   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​commit/​b371fd7b582dd5873ec48a2781ce9a31b77b1684|MOSFETs are now upright, for better cooling and mounting a heatsink]]. Also inserted a matching heatsink to the parts list.   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​commit/​b371fd7b582dd5873ec48a2781ce9a31b77b1684|MOSFETs are now upright, for better cooling and mounting a heatsink]]. Also inserted a matching heatsink to the parts list.
  
-====16. August 2011: 1.3.1====+=== 16. August 2011: 1.3.1 ===
  
   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​release-1.3.1|Git Repository]]   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​release-1.3.1|Git Repository]]
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   * No changes to the hardware.   * No changes to the hardware.
  
-====15. May 2012: Gen7Board v1.4====+=== 15. May 2012: Gen7Board v1.4 ===
  
   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​Gen7Board-1.4|Git Repository]]   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​Gen7Board-1.4|Git Repository]]
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   * Tested support for the ATmega1284P.   * Tested support for the ATmega1284P.
  
-====August 2012: Gen7BR2====+=== August 2012: Gen7BR2 ===
  
 Diego Soares tweaked the Generation 7 electronics design, swapping out some of the connectors and other parts for parts that are easier to find in Brazil, producing the Gen7BR. Diego Soares tweaked the Generation 7 electronics design, swapping out some of the connectors and other parts for parts that are easier to find in Brazil, producing the Gen7BR.
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 (RepRapBR - Study Group: "Board for RepRap Gen7BR2 - National"​) (RepRapBR - Study Group: "Board for RepRap Gen7BR2 - National"​)
  
-====17. August 2012: Gen7Board v1.4.1====+=== 17. August 2012: Gen7Board v1.4.1 ===
  
   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​Gen7Board-1.4.1|Git Repository]]   * [[https://​github.com/​Traumflug/​Generation_7_Electronics/​tree/​Gen7Board-1.4.1|Git Repository]]
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   * Better MOSFET for the heated bed, bringing in more robustness and making MOSFET heatsinks obsolete.   * Better MOSFET for the heated bed, bringing in more robustness and making MOSFET heatsinks obsolete.
  
-==== 20. December 2012: Gen7 Board-AVR 1.5 ====+=== 20. December 2012: Gen7 Board-AVR 1.5 ===
  
   * [[Gen7 Board-AVR 1.5|Wiki Page]]   * [[Gen7 Board-AVR 1.5|Wiki Page]]
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