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BAM&DICE is a combination of the BAM-Shield, our enhanced clone of RAMPS V1.41,
mounted with the common used PCI-E connectors for the suitable DICE modules.

During the development following intended improvements have been forced:

  • High power driving capability
  • Thoroughgoing flexibility for prototyping projects
  • High number of in-/outputs
  • Usability
  • Cost effective design
  • Testability


Heart of the system is Arduino Mega1280/2560.

The BAM-Shield V1.0 offers the adaption of the DICE-Boards to the Arduino
and some peripherals:

  • Fuses
  • Three high current switches
  • Three analog inputs
  • Six endstop signals

The DICEs are used to fulfil specific tasks:

  • Driving stepper motors
  • Switching actuators
  • Measure temperatures
  • Set and get digital signals

As there are more DICEs in development, this list will constantly grow.

Basic modules

The basic set of BAM&DICE consists of the following modules:

BAM&DICE - Modules V1.0

Each DICE-Slot can be configured with three jumpers to define substeppings
or addresses for the DICEs. Most of the DICEs can be configured to work with 3.3V and 5V logic.
Please look here, to get the plans.
Also, a big number of peripheral devices and sensors can be attached due to the full compatibility to RAMPS.


Last but not least: When using DICE-STK as standard stepper driver, the BAM-Shield
offers about twice the motor power, compared to RAMPS stepper drivers.
By using other DICEs in combination, higher currents and extensive creations are possible.

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