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AC

Alternatice current

cases/enclosures

cnc

current

Current is a flow of electrons measured in Amperes (Amps,) past in a single point in the circuit within a certain amount of time.

DC

Direct current

Endstop

An endstop is a mechanical switch that is put at an end of a given axis so we can detect when we are getting close to an end of a given axis.
There are 6 endstop inputs : Two for each of the three axes.
”You are at the end…STOP!!”

flashing

used on/off switch

gcode

github

gpio

Hall effect sensor

Hall-O

homing

Homing is telling Smoothie to go “seek” an endstop for an axis ( or all of them ). Once it is hit, we know where we are, before we didn't

hotend

limit switch

Limit switches is just using those same endstops to prevent the user from going out of bounds

module

Mosfets

Smoothie has two types of mosfets : small ones that are capable of running fans or hotends, and big ones that are capable on running beds or hotends

nc, no

nozzle

VBB ( stepper motor )

pinout

power

Pronterface

pullup, pulldown

PSU

stands for Power Supply Unit
converts mains AC to low-voltage regulated DC power for the internal components of a computer
Brick type PSU
ATX type PSU

sense,sensor

USB

Universal Serial Bus

voltage

Zprobe