CBD Tech FFF FDM Chitu 3D Printer Controller Motherboard Chitu V3.9 Chitu F Serious Board
Update 2017-3-27 by Amanda
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3D Printer Motherboard Chitu F Serious Board Chitu V3.9 3D Printer Controller Motherboard
Popular 3D printer motherboard from CBD-Tech with high speed ARM 32-bit microchip, plug and play, auto stepping, fast speed full color touch screen function and so much more. Additional add-on such as multi Wi-Fi print support, stop, pause and print support, external USB drives, apps, software, apps and so much more.
Chitu3D. The trusted brand in 3D printing.
CBD CHITU TYPES
CBD ChiTu comes in different types with different settings. Below is the different types available.
SKU F-ST28，Type A: Single extruder motherboard (Thermistor) + 2.8 inch touch screen
SKU F-SP28，Type B: Single extruder motherboard (Thermocouple) + 2.8 inch touch screenSKU F-DT28，Type C: Double extruder motherboard (Thermistor) + 2.8 inch touch screenSKU F-DP28，Type D: Double extruder motherboard (Thermocouple) + 2.8 inch touch screenSKU F-ST35，Type E: Single extruder motherboard (Thermistor) + 3.5 inch touch screenSKU F-SP35，Type F: Single extruder motherboard (Thermocouple) + 3.5 inch touch screenSKU F-DT35，Type G: Double extruder motherboard (Thermistor) + 3.5 inch touch screenSKU F-DP35，Type H: Double extruder motherboard (Thermocouple) + 3.5 inch touch screen
Different manufacturer have different customizations, we understand that.
With our add-on service we provide customizations services related to 3D printing.
For example, we provide services such as:
– implementation of your design to the ChiTu interface
– add extra function to the ChiTu firmware
– make and customize APP or PC software
– other software and hardware related service related to 3D printing, not necessary bounded to the ChiTu controller board
Please contact us for more details.
√ Support Color Touch Sceeen with no lag
√ ARM STM32 Microprocessor
√ Allegro A4988 Motor Driver (1/16 microstepping) (compatible with others external driver)
√ Compatible with most structures (Delta/Hbot/cartesian)
√ Auto leveling (Delta/Hbot/cartesian, built in the firmware)
√ Uses the self developed ChiTu firmware with important data and settings (closed source)
√ Uses configuration file to anchor the firmware, setup your printer without worry to damage the firmware.
√ Very stable, it can endure long print hours (tested 72h)
√ Optimized PID parameters in the firmware
√ 12/24V Compatibel!
√ Not limited to any print size, build as big printer as you want!
√ Compatible With 5 motors!
√ Upgradeable design letting you add extra hardware to your 3D printer board(from V3.6)
√ With power module add-on it support breakpoints (pause & print, save and continue printing next day)
√ Limit switches (not included) can be used to achieve broken filament detection and automatic leveling
√ Support Wi-Fi- with the Wi-Fi-add-on you can equip your ChiTu to become wireless. Controll and print all wireless
√ Includes Android and IOS app (english version ni devlopment) for Wi-Fi control.
√ Supports bilingualism- English and Chinese (our add-on-service let you change the interface to your local language)
√ Compatible with Simplify3D, Repetier-host, Octoprint, Astroprint
√ Compatible with most slicer such as Cura, Slic3r, preform etc.
Parameters of Mainboard
Compared to others 3D printer motherboards, especially open source motherboards with lacks of powerful print data and add-on the ChiTu motherboard don´t. The ChiTu motherboard was born to aid current and future 3D-printer manufacturers with a stable and easy to use 3D printer controller board. The Chitu firmware includes data and variables collected from different 3D printer manufacturers and in-house testing data by CBD-Tech. This said, this motherboard was originally mend for 3D-printer manufacturer that wants to offer its customer a 3D-printer with a real stable motherboard with professional support.
ChiTu is the first 3D printer motherboard from CBD Tech ltd. The board is equipped with a 32-bit high-speed ARM chipset (STM32F103ZET6) which results in high computing power which makes print outcome more detailed even if the speed is increased. CBD ChiTu also have functions that carries out repeated optimization, employing SD file configuration mode which equals to convenient and quick renewal.
The motherboard uses self-developed firmware, with all the advantage of open source firmware and recorded data and awesome features from CBD-Tech such as the firmware has experienced arc optimization, PID temperature stability optimization and can shutdown automatically after printing (the later need the power module to function). The firmware is closed source but uses a configuration file to anchor the firmware, which can be updated easily and quickly.
ChiTu are compatible for both delta, hbot and cartesian structured printers and consist of two different configuration files- one for cartesian printers and another one for delta/hbot structured printers.
CBD ChiTu mainboard includes a fast color touch screen, enjoying simple interface and high sensitive touchscreen.
ChiTu firmware supports breakpoints, which means you can print, then pause in the middle in the print, save the position, turn off the electricity and the next day you can resume to print again in the exact same position you left your print. This function works only if you have the power-add-on module.
External Dimension: 150×100 mm
Microprocessor: ARM chip STM32 (STM32F103ZET6)
Input Voltage: 12V~24V, 10~15A
Power Interface: Ordinary switch power supply or ordinary adapter
Auto leveling: Yes, the function is built in the firmware. It will activate on it self if your printer is equipped with “leveling limit switch” (not included).
Motor Driver: Allegro A4988 (1/16 microstepping). If you prefer other driver you can bypass the built in Allegro by simple plug in the external driver on the board.
Motor Driven Interface: Single-end features 4 paths & 16 segments and double-end features 5 paths & 16 segments
Temperature Sensor Interface: 3 paths of 100K NTC (thermistor), 2 paths of MAX6675 (thermocouple）
Color Touch Screen: 2.8 or 3.5 inches of TFT
Connectivity: SD card, square USB that is convenient for plug and play; communication Baud Rate is 115200 (Wi-Fi if you have the Wi-Fi module add-on)
File Format Supported: G-code (CBD-Tech can customize the format to protect the format due your copyright)
Machine Structure Supported: XYZ type, Ultimaker type, Hbot type, Delta, Kossel and CoreXY type
Recommendation of Software: Cura/Repetier-host/Makerware/Simplify3d/CBD
Software provided from CBD-Tech: Yes, CBD Pro (in development for Windows)
App provided from CBD-Tech: Yes, both need Wi-Fi to work- Android and IOS (IOS english version TBA)
2.8 Inch Touchscreen Size: 60mmx100mm
3.5 Inch Touchscreen Size: 65mmx115mm
Manual: Yes full english manual and schematics
Drivers: Yes, full english drivers included
Expandable modules: Wi-Fi module (completely open communication protocol), extra power module , power module, SD card module and USB drive module
Please contact us to view the discount and prices for different quantities.
WHAT INCLUDES WHEN YOU BUY THE CHITU BOARD
In the package you will find:
1x CBD ChiTu Board
1x Flatcable to connect touchscreen to ChiTu board (50cm)
CBD CHITU TYPES ADD-ON MODULES
For more information and price, please view the accessory tab.
WiFi Adapter: With this, you can control the machine and also send file through app and software via Wi-Fi to printer. Software and app including. Included software makes it possible to mass print with just one software.
Power Module: This power module let your 3D printer equipped with the ChiTu save prints during printing process if electricity get cut and auto turn off electricity.
Extra Power Module: This extra power module makes your board accepting more current without overheating.
SD Card Reader Modules: Add an external SD Card reader with our without extension cable.
SERVICES AND PACKAGES
Currently, a lot of customization is available, for example the screen interface customization services is provided, offering you a platform to display your company name. Or the customization to change language as the system supports bilingualism, the language can be changed via one key.
If you want to know the actual price for the service, please contact us at (email@example.com).
Example of service pack for “Touchscreen and interface Display”
Service Pack 1: FULL Touchscreen interface customization (you send us your complete design in PSD format and we implement it).
Service Pack 2: LOGO Touchscreen interface customization (implementation of your company logo on the interface/startup screen, you need to send us your logo in psd format ).
Service pack 3: Change some small information on the startup screen: FREE-Please download theChiTu Modifier
Example of service pack for “APP Interface Customization”
Service Pack 4: App Android-Implementation of 1x Logo in the app (for screen size less than 5″).
Service Pack 5: App Apple IOS-Implementation of 1x Logo in the app (for screen size less than 5″).
Service Pack 5: Android App-Implementation of full design (for screen size less than 5″).
Service Pack 6: Apple IOS -Implementation of full design (for screen size less than 5″).
Service Pack 7: Implementation off full design or logo for Android/IOS app for screen size >5”.
Example of service pack for “Custom made Functions Customization”
Service Pack 8: Add a shortcut to let user change offset customization in the more button.
It takes roughly 1-2 week to implement a design, depending on workload. You will receive the complete firmware by email with your unique service pack. This firmware can easily be flashed on any compatible ChiTu board.
ChiTu Pro let you control multiple 3D printers equipped with ChiTu at one time. The only limitation is your router. Visit the official CBD-Tech forum and dowload the software.
For further information, please visit the official CBD-Tech homepage to download software, manuals and do it at their official forum: http://www.cbd-3d.com/forum/
OFFICIAL HOMEPAGE FOR THE CBD CHITU:
CHITU DRIVERS AND DOWNLOAD (ENGLISH VERSION)
For module add-on drivers and manuals, please visit the responded product page for the specific module add-on at 3Dfilamenta. (All module add-on is displayed at the accessory tab of this product page).
CBD CHITU ON THE NET
FAQ for use Chitu FFF FDM 3D Printer Controller Motherboard
Q: I can not connect my PC with any software e.g Repetier-Host, why?
A: First, make sure that you connect to the correct baud rate, it should be 115200.
Secondly Tick the “USE PING PONG COMMUNICATION” on your software if available.
Third make sure or test that your USB cable really is connected and work,
you can test with other devices to confirm this.
Q: How do I flash the board if I can not get access to the firmware?
A: The firmware normally have lots of instructions in it, but in order to make the instruction work,
you must always go to a configuration file and change the settings
because the configuration file works like an anchor to the firmware.
That said, in order to change the settings, you do not need to get access to the firmware,
instead there is a configure file which you can use to configure the printer so it fits your settings.
For example, in the firmware there is a function to auto stop the printing,
but to do that you must first enable this function in the configure file.
This will tell the configure file to give the firmware access to the autstop printing function
(which is hard coded in the firmware).
In order to save your settings.Simple put the configuration file on a SD card and insert it
on the Chitu board’s SD slot,
power up the board and then print the configuration file (you do not need to actually print something).
The system will now automatically save your settings.
Q: Is it possible to implement customized company logo/translation or new functions on the Chitu?
A: As for firmware, it is closed source, which means only the developer have access to it.
Instead if you want to add Logo, translation, new function or new design, you must pay for this extra feature/services and the developer will help you update the firmware according to your wishes.
Q: Do Chitu have functions that auto pause the print if the filament is broken or end of material?
A: Yes, however in order for us to implement this function in your 3D printer
we need to make some changes in the firmware. This function cost.
Please email us for more information how to proceed.
Q: What does the “SWITCH OF AUTOMATIC LEVELING AND BROKEN WIRES TEST” means?
A: This is mainly used for delta structures. Use this for automatic leveling of delta printers. Using this switch will also make the system detect broken filaments or not straight filament. However to use this function, an external customized device is needed.
Q: What does the: “SWITCH OF SIGNAL DETECTION” means ?
A: This is reserved for the interface, which offers customized interface, currently not open source.
Q: If the input voltage is 24V, can the other accessories be 12V?
A: NO, if you use 24 V in, then all the other accessories such as fan, heated bed, hotend,
etc must also be 24V. NEVER mix 24 V with 12 V or you may burn the board!
Q: Is the Chitu compatible with making big prints such as 500x1000x1000mm?
A: Yes, however you need to buy a own driver for that, recommended is 8825 or THB7128 driver
Q: Is the Chitu open source?
A: Nope, it is closed but packed with information making it easy for you to use and setup your 3D Printer.
The board was originally made for 3D printer manufacturers aiming for a quality and stable board.
The result is the Chitu V1.3. As this board is not fully open source, there are still parameters you can change. Please download the firmware below and explore it.
Q: The extruder stepper locks and won’t turn. Any ideas?
A: The tuning device need to be tuned. The extruder driver voltage standard is 0.85V.
First press the emergency stop button on the LCD screen.
Locate the + mark as seen below. The mark is where you can tune the voltage, use this to slowly tune it to 0.85V.
Warning: Do NOT spin the knob to fast! The 0=negative side and the += positive side.
Q: What is maximum current the board can handle?
A: Maximum 15A, as long as it do not exceed 15A everything will float perfectly.
Q: What is maximum current the board can handle with power module?
A: With the “Power Module Add-on” there is no restrictions on how many Ampere you use.
Q: What power transistor is being used in the Chitu?
A:The current transistor we use can handle and does not exceed 15A.
Q: Is the board capable of controlling the speed of the fans?
Q: How many fans can connect to the board?
A:The current is 2-3 fans is OK.
Q: Does the board need extra cooling?
A: The best is to add an extra fan to prevent damage on the electronic because of slight heat.
Q: What OS does Chitu support?
A: The system you are using do not matter as long as the software you are using supports it. Repetier-Host is a recommended software that supports many OS.
Q: Does the board use FTDI?
A: Currently FTDI is not being used, instead the board is using PL2303TA.
Q: Is it possible to distinguish between a board with Thermocouple/Thermistor and without from their outlook?
A: Yes, if the board have Thermocouple then there is a plug (MAX6675), if the board is Thermistor there is no plug. Please see pic below.
The board is using K-type thermocouple.
At the “Complete Machine Parameter” file, at M8080 you can see the different types of temperature sensor supported.
M8081 I0, Types of temperature sensor:
0: Ideal NTC 100K 1% 3950 B (represents the thermal resistance)
1: K-Thermocouple, (representatives thermocouple)
2:EPCOS NTC 100K 1% 3950 B, corresponding to the type 1 sensor of marlin.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any question or need more information!
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