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Hardware Progress


This page will be actively updated as hardware is developed.

đź’ˇ New Hardware Goals

Based on community feedback, I have decided to split the project into two versions. One will be highly accessible and versatile for most basic tasks. The other will cater to advanced use cases that require complex operating conditions, including high voltages, currents, and other specific nuances. This approach will maintain the perfect balance between capability and accessibility, which is the core philosophy of our project. Here are the upcoming updates:

CLN234: Powerful and Professional line

The request for a more powerful version is also heard. For now, a rough sketch of the features that the advanced version will get compared to the basic version is shown below.

  • â›”PCB dimensions of 40x52mm, 4-layer design with double-sided assembly
  • âś…PCBA BoM price < $40 @ 50pcs
  • Removable one-time fuses
  • âś…Header for an external encoder (incremental or absolute)
  • âś…Optimize design for high currents and heat-dissipation
  • â›”Industrial STEP-DIR interface support
  • â›”TMC5160 with high-current external MOSFETs
  • âś…Integrated system current sensing
  • âś…Pin jumper for CAN-Bus termination
  • âś…Optimized DCDC for higher operating voltages
  • âś…High-capacity bypass capacitors