Both CloneBoard 2560 and Interface Panel included with each order!
The 20×4 LCD is sold separately so you can select your preferred option.
The CloneBoard 2560 is a powerful 3D printer controller designed specifically for the Clone R1 Beta. It can also be used as a custom machine controller using either the Cartesian or Core-XY Atmel 2560 versions of Sailfish Firmware (one of the most mature, optimised and efficient 3D printer firmware options currently available).
The controller supports dual extruders with X, Y and Z axes (the Allegro A4982 stepper drivers can be digitally set to support a wide range of stepper motor amperages). The board includes a ‘Type K’ extruder thermocouple chip (thermocouple not included), heated build plate control with thermistor temperature measurement and onboard RGB LED control. The fans are both PWM controlled and the ‘active cooling fan’ input is available to cool each extruded filament layer quicker for improved print quality.
Operating the CloneBoard 2560 without the need for a dedicated computer is easy thanks to the intuitive 5-button navigation interface panel.
The CloneBoard 2560 Interface panel has a full sized SD card reader, piezo speaker (better sound quality than the usual piezo buzzer), error indicating LEDs and is compatible with a 20×4 LCD (not included – the various options can be selected by following this link). The interface panel connects directly to the CloneBoard 2560 to eliminate interference.
The CloneBoard 2560 offers an additional extruder, thermocouple and stepper driver circuit when compared to the CloneBoard Mini.
Each CloneBoard 2560 is fully function tested, and (if you ask nicely!) can also be pre-configured to suit your custom hardware specifications before being shipped. Although a 12V power supply can be used to power the CloneBoard 2560… for best performance a 24V power supply is recommended.
Further information can be found (and is added/updated whenever possible) in the wiki.