Replacing GTM32 pro board by GT2560 RevB

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Replacing GTM32 pro board by GT2560 RevB

Post by Tparent » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:27 am

I'm currently replacing the GTM32 pro by a GT2560 RevB.

Why downgrade the board performance by regressing to a 16 bits ?

To be honest, I'm more looking for versatility (be able to print and laser engrave) than speed/performance.

Why the revB ? Because the connectors are mainly compatible with the M201 original plug.

My first discovery :
- pinGT2560 rev B (seems all the revision) doesn't contain all the pins definition to be able to use the 3 extruders / fan / temp / heater sensors

After several investigation, it seems that the following is to most accurate (matching the schematic) /complete :

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#if !defined(__AVR_ATmega1280__) && !defined(__AVR_ATmega2560__)
  #error Oops!  Make sure you have 'Arduino Mega' selected from the 'Tools -> Boards' menu.

#ifndef BOARD_NAME
  #define BOARD_NAME "GT2560 VB"

// Limit Switches
#define Z_MIN_PIN          30
#define Z_MAX_PIN          32

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#define X_MIN_PIN          22   //22
#define X_MAX_PIN         24   //24
#define Y_MIN_PIN          26   //26
#define Y_MAX_PIN          28   //28

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// Steppers
#define X_STEP_PIN         37
#define X_DIR_PIN          39
#define X_ENABLE_PIN       35

#define Y_STEP_PIN         31
#define Y_DIR_PIN          33
#define Y_ENABLE_PIN       29

#define Z_STEP_PIN         25
#define Z_DIR_PIN          23
#define Z_ENABLE_PIN       27

#define E0_STEP_PIN        46   //43
#define E0_DIR_PIN         44   //45
#define E0_ENABLE_PIN      12   //41

#define E1_STEP_PIN        49
#define E1_DIR_PIN         47
#define E1_ENABLE_PIN      48

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#define E2_STEP_PIN        43  //physical 41
#define E2_DIR_PIN         45  //physical 39
#define E2_ENABLE_PIN      41  //physical 51

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// Temperature Sensors
#define TEMP_0_PIN         11   //8
#define TEMP_1_PIN          9
#define TEMP_2_PIN         -1 // 1 need to be verified
#define TEMP_BED_PIN       10

// Heaters / Fans
#define HEATER_0_PIN       10   //2
#define HEATER_1_PIN        3
#define HEATER_2_PIN       -1  // 1 need to be verified
#define HEATER_BED_PIN      4

#define FAN_PIN             9

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#define FAN1_PIN            8
#define FAN2_PIN            7

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// Misc. Functions
#define LED_PIN             6
#define PS_ON_PIN          12
#define KILL_PIN           -1
#define SUICIDE_PIN        54   // PIN that has to be turned on right after start, to keep power flowing.
#define SERVO0_PIN         11   // 13 untested  3Dtouch

  //#define LIGHT_SWITCH_PIN 21
  #define LIGHT_PIN         6

// SD
#define SDSS               53
#define SD_DETECT_PIN      38
#define SDPOWER            -1

// LCD / Controller
#define BEEPER_PIN         18

#define LCD_PINS_RS        20
#define LCD_PINS_ENABLE    17
#define LCD_PINS_D4        16
#define LCD_PINS_D5        21
#define LCD_PINS_D6         5
#define LCD_PINS_D7        36

  #define BTN_EN1          42
  #define BTN_EN2          40
  #define BTN_ENC          19
Remark : don't ask me why, but when you compile the version Marlin 1.1.8 (available in firmware section), the compiler is selecting the pinMECRETOR.h as reference (and not the pin_GT2560_REVB)

I'm waiting for the Molex plug to be soldered on E1 and E2 and will publish the final wiring/result

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Re: Replacing GTM32 pro board by GT2560 RevB

Post by William » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:16 am

:D Thanks for your share.
-Keep your mind and try to test it. :)
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Re: Replacing GTM32 pro board by GT2560 RevB

Post by _kaktus_ » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:07 pm


One note, the GT2560, regardless of the version, has an 8-bit µC (ATmega2560-16AU).
The 16 symbol in the designation indicates the maximum core clock rate. The remaining letters define the hardware version and IC package type..

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That's an interesting idea.
You will probably be modifying the firmware and that is why you take this step. :idea:

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Re: Replacing GTM32 pro board by GT2560 RevB

Post by Tparent » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:33 am

I believe that I have completed the challenge :)

Still the need to solder 2 connector on the board and assemble one plug for the second Z stepper (option Z2 has is dedicate A4988 driver : DUAL Z in Marlin)

Also discovered the two last pin values to obtain a full map of available pins (see above):
- #define TEMP_2_PIN 8
- #define HEATER_2_PIN 2

Will post the full setup + Marlin 2.0 config soon

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(+3 x Kossel)
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