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Jeff
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bit runner

Post by Jeff » Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:28 pm

Bit Runner I am looking to but the bit runner
I bought my XXL in august of 2017
Will be needing to change the control board as well.
I also read that when they are gone well not be getting any more.
Why is that.
Jeff

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Re: bit runner

Post by WillAdams » Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:12 pm

If your controller doesn't have a BitRunner connector (6-pin thing on the opposite side of the power/USB) then you'll need a new controller.

The v1 BitRunner was supposed to be a limited thing (currently in stock), but we did a second batch, and are working up a v2.
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Re: bit runner

Post by Jeff » Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:46 pm

How is the V2 going to be different than the V1 will it require a new control board also
Will the v1 version turn the router off when there is a bit change called for?
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Re: bit runner

Post by WillAdams » Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:55 am

Yes, the v2 should use the same connector, so would still require a control board with the BitRunner connector.

I believe the big change will be having the same sort of enclosure as is used for the current controller:

https://docs.carbide3d.com/assembly/low ... e-housing/

it's rather over-engineered though, so might be scaled back in terms of the current it will handle.

Yes, turning the router on/off for tool changes is its raison d'être.
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