Jason - yes, that is the very PCB that I am building up. I had the old board (and parts) but then it has sat in my garage for the past six months because of frustration at the documentation (or lack thereof) and never got finished.
Jason/Alex - I just went ahead and ordered the box within the BOM (looks like it is coming from Greece near as I can tell) so it should be here in a couple of weeks. I couldn’t find one on DigiKey nor Mouser.
My new PCB has been shipped (OshPark) so it should be here early this week. I had to order the DC-stepper controller IC’s off of eBay as well a well as a few more parts from DigiKey. Going to the next mechanical version (getting rid of IR sensor) Jason had to send me the part number for the end-stop switch. That needs to be added to the BOM - which I can do. Once I update the BOM, who or how do I get it added to the project as an update?
I guess my biggest complaint of this project is that I spend so much time looking for a single nugget of information that it gets frustrating. Having said that, I would be more than happy to work on some documentation (mechanical or electrical) to help out and return the favor of Jason and Alex helping me with this build up…I especially like the old mechanical build up documentation so I could do something like that. Since I am in the US, I have to have the shims and such to account for the metric to US conversion, so that would probably be a big help for us US guys. Who do I talk to about volunteering for this?
Having said all that ------ What can I do that would help the project?