I am thinking of getting a smoothieboard for the Printrbot Simple Metal to replace my Printrboard. But I am having trouble finding a tutorial on how to set it up for a Printrbot (even if it is not a simple metal). I like to get all my ducks in a row before I go ahead and purchase it.
First how does the Smoothieboard compare to the RAMBo? I also read that there is a V2 and V2 Pro coming out should I wait for those?
Second I see that there are a few posts that pertain to problems with the z probe and auto leveling so I know that there are some of you that have used this board on a Printrbot. I would like to know if someone could share their experience with the board and how they set it up and what were the tricky parts. I knew that going with any other board than the printrboard the z stop sensor would be an issue so this will probably be my main area of focus.
Third is the smoothie firmware, will I need to have a costume firmware for the Printrbot Simple Metal or does the vanilla smoothieware work with the simple metal?