Board versions

Compatible with the Arduino IDE, Stackduino boards automate the process of focus stacking. Version 2.x boards place the emphasis on an enhanced feature-set. The cost of components is correspondingly slightly higher, and the build more challenging due to the use of SMD technology. Version 1.x boards offer a simpler feature-set, but are cheaper and simpler to build. The latest versions of both 1.x and 2.x boards use identical pcb footprints to facilitate development of universally compatible enclosures and accessories.

Stackduino v2.2

Code in development

In addition to several spare IO pins for programming additional features, this version of Stackduino also offers an integrated Micro USB port, and microSD slot for saving settings. An additional header allows straightforward addition of a bluetooth breakout board for interfacing with the controller remotely. 

Running at 3.3v, using a switching regulator, this version is optimised for use with batteries in the field. It also features ideal diode power source switching, battery voltage monitoring and automatic shutdown on idle.

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Stackduino v2.1

Closed prototype

Stackduino v2.0

Closed prototype

Stackduino v1.2

Code in development

This is the first of the v1.x boards to adopt the standard footprint established in v2.x development. It provides the core set of stacking functionality, using (mostly) through-hole components.

An additional header allows straightforward addition of a bluetooth breakout board for interfacing with the controller remotely. This version also features diode power source switching.

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A completed and proven version, offering a core set of stacking functionality on a reasonably compact pcb. The board uses through-hole components and the screen and controls are attached directly.

A popular choice for getting up and running quickly with a studio stacking setup.

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Stackduino v1.0

Closed prototype

The first attempt to make Stackduino more durable and portable. Essentially a Hackduino built on perfboard, with the other required components for stacking control included. Time-consuming to build and still requires some wiring - one of the pcb versions are usually a better option.

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The very first version. Essentially an Arduino Uno, an EasyDriver, optocouplers on perfboard, and a lot of wire. Not particularly compact or durable, but quick to build and operates as expected. Probably not one to take into the field, but still a popular choice for studio setups.

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