Mar 15, 2012

PanelMax Tutorial

PanelMax Vertex
Panelmax Prusa

This is a guide to building and setting up the electronic components of PanelMax as described here and here.

1 Requirements:

  • A Reprap 3D Printer :-p
  • RAMPS hardware 1.3 or 1.4 (1.2 should work as well but this guide will focus on 1.3/1.4)
  • Marlin firmware Version 1.0 RC2 or above.
  • A good soldering iron.
  • Some basic knowledge of electronics, if you can build your own reprap, you are more than qualified.
  • PanelMax RP parts you need at least the pm_encoder_shield part printed.
  • Panelmax Vertex or Panelmax Prusa need the front piece printed.

Let's get started.

This is the basic schematic used in my setup.