RAMPS compatible driver module based on DRV8818 by Dean Gouramanis:
The goal of this project is to fit the DRV8818 driver circuit onto the standard 0.8″ X 0.6″ PCB size used in RAMPS 3D printers. DRV8825 drivers are a popular choice for desktop 3D printers, because they can provide up to 2.5 amps peak current. The DRV8818 is a similar IC capable of driving up to 3.5 amps, but the circuit is too large to fit on PCB using regular methods. Also, without a propper heatsink it will overheat.
Schematic, gerbers and mechanical CAD files are shared on GitHub:
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Machinekit is a platform for machine control applications. It is based on LinuxCNC and can drive mills, lathes, 3D printers, laser cutters and more.
Machinekit can run on an Altera SoC which combines a hard silicon ARM core with a FPGA. Charles Steinkuehler has been working with the DE0-Nano development board from Terasic. MachineKit runs on the ARM core with the FPGA configured as a MesaNet card:
Charles designed a DB25 connected interface board, with pin-outs matching the P2 and P3 headers on a 5i25
cdsteinkuehler has shared the board on OSH Park:
Mesanet DB25 daughter-card adapter for Terasic DE0-Nano development board