Product brief — Auto Tool-Changer (ATC)

Auto Tool-Changer (ATC) –beta

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Auto Tool-Changer with USB-Micro and USB Type-C tool interfaces

Price $24.95                       Add to Cart

The Finix Auto-Tool Changer (ATC) is designed as a mechanical tool-holding / tool grasp-and-release interface, which also provides the power and signaling needed for “smart tools” via a USB-Micro and a USB-C “Full Featured,” active cable providing up to 100W of power and 10Gbps of signaling. The ATC has three tool-coupling ports for up to three “smart tools”–each serviced by USB Micro and USB-C.

The Finix ATC is a key element in providing a foundation for a fully-automated desktop manufacturing workstation – 3D-printing, light-duty CNC, and other tasks the creative mind will conceive.

The ATC comes as a set of 3D-printable files, a detailed assembly document with photos, and a bill-of-materials of all parts—with illustrations of the 3D-printable ones.

Access to a 3D-printer is needed to print the plastic parts.

The design is at “beta” stage. It comes without controlling software and without a protocol for communicating with a tool. The designer would like to work with other developers to “flesh-out” these needed components into the envisioned “fully-automated desktop manufacturing workstation.” Architectural suggestions and design reference material are available on the Finix Developer’s Forum.

OpenSCAD source files are available with the purchase.

 

 

Documentation:

Preface to the Documentation

Auto Tool-Changer Features

ATC Assembly

Bill-of-Materials ATC

License: GPLv3 or greater

See www.gnu.org/licensing

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