I was just wandering whether I could use an alternative to the Makerbot driver. I've been following the Contraptor instructions and getting the necessary equipment to start experimenting with the stepper motors and GCode.
All the Makerbot drivers seem to be out of stock as I think they've upgraded their electronics. Can I just buy Pololu driver boards and plug straight to an Arduino Mega - will the Arduino Gcode interpreter work with this setup?
Are there any other alternative boards people have been using successfully?
As an alternative I have been recommended swapping the arduino firmware and makerbot with replicatorg and a RAMP setup - can anyone shed any light about this?
I'm new to this and any help would be much appreciated.