10 Of The Best 3d Printer Control Boards | Tested In Labs

There are many options when buying a 3d printer control boards; some are more expensive than others, and some have better quality and used materials. All the information in this article is here to help you determine which 3d printer control boards is the right one for you.

Since there is too much information regarding the 3d printer control boards, we have created a table of products at the beginning of the article to help you decide which products are the best based on our research. The multi-purpose functionality they made is great and easy to use, and unique and advanced features can also be explored if you are interested. We hope that by reading this buyer’s guide, you’ll find it easier to locate the right 3d printer control boards for your requirements!

How We Choose Our Products

We started by determining that the best 3d printer control boards would have to be comfortable and easy to use. We also wanted them to have long-lasting materials and an ergonomic design that was easy to hold. We also looked for products that were easy to clean, as you’ll probably want to clean them after each use. We considered these factors when choosing our top picks, so we’re confident in their durability and effectiveness.

After we had our list of criteria down, we started looking at each product individually and evaluating it based on these factors. We reviewed the website for each product, read customer reviews and ratings, and looked at any other information they had posted online.

Once we had all of this information compiled, we could determine which 3d printer control boards would make good choices for people shopping for new products in this category.

Check out our pick of the best 3d printer control boards

Top 10 Best 3d printer control boards Reviews And Specifications

If you’re looking for the best 3d printer control boards, you’re in luck. We’ve tested and reviewed some of the best 3d printer control boards on the market to help make your buying decision easier.

In this article, we are going to tell you about the 10 best 3d printer control boards available on amazon and why they are so popular.

So let’s start with our top 10 best 3d printer control boards list:

Bestseller No. 1
Makerbase MKS Monster8 32Bit Control Board 3D Printer Parts TMC2209 VS Spider Octopus
  • Support LCD screen to read U disk
  • TVS power spike processing to protect the back-end circuit.
  • Support Voron Printers.
  • Integrated 4KB EEPROM, TypeC online serial port.
  • We have use videos and user manual, please contact us to get them if needed.
Bestseller No. 2
BIGTREETECH SKR Mini E3 V3.0 Control Board with TMC2209 UART Stepper Driver New Upgrade 32Bit 3D Printer Silent Board for Ender 3, Ender3 Pro, Ender 3 V2 3D Printer
  • 【Increased Heat Sink】Redesign the drive heat sink, strengthen the drive heat dissipation capacity, and greatly improve the heat dissipation performance;
  • 【Three CNC Fan】Increase the heat dissipation controllable fan to reduce the printer temperature when the device is working;
  • 【Output Power Supply】Increase SPI output port +3.3V power supply, external SPI sensor power supply voltage +3.3V and +5V are optional, support the motherboard to directly supply power to peripherals.
  • 【Main Control Chip】Adopt STMicroelectronics' latest G0 series main control chip STM32G0B1RET6 or STM32G0B0RET6;
  • 【USB Micro B】The PC communication USB interface is upgraded from Mini USB to Micro USB B, which is more adaptable;
Bestseller No. 3
BIGTREETECH Manta M8P V1.0 Control Board 32bit, Integrated Motherboard Support Klipper/Marlin/RRF Firmware, Compatible TMC5160 TMC2209 TMC2130 Stepper Motor Driver
  • ⭐The MCU firmware can be upgraded through SD card, or through DFU through Klipper's make flash command; the main board reserves the proximity switch interface, supports NPN and PNP type selection, (24V, 12V, 5V) voltage optional, shared with VFAN6 Voltage selection.
  • ⭐The thermistor can select the pull-up resistance value through the jumper, which supports PT1000 without external modules, which is convenient for DIY use; the control board reserves a three-way four-wire fan interface, which can be used to connect a water cooling device.
  • ⭐The control board and the core board use BTB connection method, so that other core board solutions other than CM4 can be selected, such as BIGTREETECH CB1. The mainboard reserves the SPI expansion interface for using the Klipper firmware to connect an external acceleration sensor for acceleration compensation.
  • ⭐The power chip of Manta M8P integrated main control board adopts TPS5450-5A, which supports DC12/24V power input; the output current of this chip is up to 5A, and the peak value can reach 6A, which perfectly supports the power supply of Raspberry Pi.
  • ⭐BIGTREETECH Manta M8P Control Board uses 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+ series STM32G0B1VET6 main control chip with a core frequency of 64MHz. High-performance MOSFETs are used to reduce heat generation;
SaleBestseller No. 4
BIGTREETECH SKR PICO V1.0 Control Board: Mini Controller Board with TMC2209 UART Stepper Motor and Raspberry Pi Online Printing for Voron V0 V0.1 3D Printer Parts
  • 💝【Perfectly match With Raspberry Pi】With Raspberry Pi board frame, Raspberry Pi can be perfectly installed on BTT SKR Pico V1.0, saving internal spaces. The unique lateral design of SKR Pico‘s seat perfectly matches the space characteristics of the Voron V0 and V0.1 machine that needs to be fixed to the motherboard longitudinally.
  • 💝【Upgraded Heat Dissipation】Upgrade the design of the heat sink and increase the heat dissipation area. Increased controllable fan enables to lower the temperature of the whole machine when the it's working, effectively solving problems related to heat dissipation, and improving on the heat dissipation.
  • 💝【Mute Printing & Premium Capacitors】Featured with TMC2209 mute driver UART mode, SKR PICO V1.0 supports mute 3D printing. The main version of the chip capacitor (MLCC) adopts high-quality Murata capacitors to enhance product's quality.
  • 💝【Satisfying After-Sales Supports】Any issues or questions about BTT SKR Pico V1.0, please feel free to contact us any time on Amazon. Our professional technical team're willing to provide you with immediate technical supports as soon as we can.
  • 💝【Brand-new Version for Voron V0& V0.1】Featured with Raspberry Pi ARM Cortex- Mo+ MCU PR2040, Bigtreetech SKR Pico V1.0 upgraded on ID design, which coexists of stylish appearance and excellent performances, ideal choice for Voron players.The fuse kit consists of fuse and holder,which enables easy disassembling and installation. Type-C interface allows for main control communication.
Bestseller No. 5
Makerbase MKS Robin Nano 32Bit Control Board 3D Printer Parts Based on Marlin2.x Klipper 3.5inch TS35 Touch Screen with 5pcs TMC2209 uart Support WiFi Module (Nano V3)
  • Support TF Card,USB Disk,Virtural USB Device,PWM TTL,Power TVS Protect
  • Support Marlin2.X firmware,32-bit 168MHz MCU STM32F407VGT6
  • With TS35 Touch screen,Robin WIFI and 5pcs MKS TMC2209
  • 3.5 inches Touch screen Support 3 types of UI
Bestseller No. 6
BIGTREETECH SKR 3 EZ Control Board 32bit New Upgrade Silent Board Support EZ2209/ EZ5160/ EZ2130 Stepper Driver Compatible TFT Series Touch Screen, DIY for BIQU B1/Ender 3/ Ender 5/ CR10 3D Printer
  • ✨Using 32-bit ARM Cortex-M7 series STM32H743VI main control chip with a main frequency of 480MHz, the performance has greatly improved.
  • ✨The power chip adopts TPS5450-5A, which supports DC12/24V power input. The output current of the chip is up to 5A, and the peak value can reach 6A, which perfectly supports the power supply of Raspberry Pi.
  • ✨SKR 3 EZ 3D Control Board adopts two kinds of driver sockets, which are compatible with both BIGTREETECH EZ series driver modules and TMC series driver modules.
  • ✨The numerical control fan realizes 24V, 12V, 5V voltage selection through the external power supply module, eliminating the need for the operation of the customer's external transformer module, thereby reducing the probability of damage to the motherboard.
  • ✨The motor power supply supports up to 48V, and for the larger voltage when using TMC5160 and EZ5160, an isolation chip is used to protect the mainboard from burning IO.
SaleBestseller No. 7
BIGTREETECH SKR V1.4 Turbo Control Board 32bit for 3D Printer Compatible with TFT35 E3 V3.0.1/TFT70 Touch Screen Support TMC2209/TMC2208/TMC5160/TMC2130 for Most FDM 3D Printer (with 5*TMC2209)
  • ✨Compare to other stepper motor driver in the market, our TMC2209 silent stepper driver generate lower heat and it has a large-area cooling position to lower the temperature. It driver can lower 30% heat than others stepper motor drivers even working last for a long time. With Passive cooling on a 10 hours print, they only hit 37℃.
  • ✨BIGTREETECH TMC2209 V1.2 is an ultra-silent motor driver IC for two-phase stepper motors, which adopts stealthChop2 Mute technology which reduces motor noise to the point of silence at low velocities to ensures noiseless operation, maximum efficiency and best motor torque. spreadCycle allow for highly dynamic motion. Drive current 2A, peak current 2.8A, voltage range 4.75V-29V, 256 subdivision.
  • ✨SKR V1.4 Turbo control board can supply power to TFT screen, BLtouch, Neo-pixel by plugging in an external DC5V power module; in addition, I2C, SPI, WIFI interface is reserved to facilitate customer DIY.
  • ✨On-board TMC-driven SPI working mode and UART working mode, and the on-board DIAG function pins are convenient for customers to use, eliminating the complicated wiring process, which can be used by simply removing and inserting the jumper cap.
  • ✨BIGTREETECH SKR V1.4 Turbo using 32-bit 120MHz ARM-class Cortex-M3 series LPC1769 main control chip, the performance is greatly improved.
Bestseller No. 8
3D Printer Controller Kit RepRap, RAMPS 1.4 + 2560 Board + 5pcs A4988 Stepper Motor Driver with Heatsink + LCD 12864 Graphic Smart Display 3D Printer Controller Kit
  • RAMPS 1.4: RAMPS interfaces an for Arduino with the powerful for Arduino platform and has plenty room for expansion. The modular design includes plug in stepper drivers and extruder control electronics on an for Arduino shield for easy service, part replacement, upgrade-ability and expansion. for Additionally, a number of for Arduino expansion boards can be added to the system as long as the main RAMPS board is kept to the top of the stack.
  • A4988 driver module: A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Board is a breakout board for Allegro?ˉs A4988 DMOS Microstepping Driver with Translator and Overcurrent Protection; please read the A4988 datasheet carefullybefore using this product.
  • 2560 control board: The board is a microcontroller board based on the 16AU .It has 54 digital input/output pins (of which 14 can be used as PWM outputs), 16 analog inputs, 4 UARTs (hardware serial ports), a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button. It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get started.
  • LCD 12864 with Controller: This full graphic Smart Controller contains a SD-Card reader, an rotary encoder and a 128 x 64 dot matrix LCD display. You can easy connect it to your Ramps board using the "smart adapter" included.
  • Warning: Connecting or disconnecting a stepper motor while the driver is powered can destroy the driver. (More generally, rewiring anything while it is powered isasking for trouble.)
Bestseller No. 9
Ickiya MKS Gen L V2.1 3D Printer Control Board Motherboard, Open Source Marlin Support TMC2209/TMC2208/TMC2208/TFT35 V3.0/TFT35 E3/BL TOUCH/LCD12684 for Ramps 1.4 /Ramps 1.5/Ramps 1.6 3D Printer
  • ✅The XYZ axis adopts the terminals of different colors to correspond to the motor and the limit switch, and the connection is convenient,reduces the probability of inserting and reversing, and prevents the main board from being damage by the oppsite inserted of the drive.
  • ✅Integrate 2560 and ramps1.4 are intergrated on a piece of board, which solves the problem of complicated and easy failure for Ramps1.4 composite interface.Users can change their own motor drive, support A4988/TMC2209/TMC2208/TMC5160/DRV8825 stepper drivers
  • ❤️We will provide a long-term warranty service of up to 12months,Strict testing for all components before delivery. If you encounter any problems when printing, please feel free to contact us, please give us a chance to solve the problem for you.
  • ✅It can be directly connected to 2004LCD display and 12864LCD display, and can be supported by TFT28 /TFT32/TFT35/TFT50/TFT70 touch screen.
  • ✅Using CH340 serial chip to ensure the stable and reliable premise, reduce the cost, and to solve the problem of the previous 16U2 hard drive.Using the open source firmware for Marlin, the configuration is exactly the same as for ramps1.4, and can replace for Ramps1.4 directly.
Bestseller No. 10
BIGTREETECH SKR 3 EZ Mainboard Silent Motherboard 48V High Speed Printing Support Marlin &Klipper Firmware Compatible with EZ2209 EZ5160 TMC5160 TMC2209 Driver for 3D Printer DIY Control Board
  • ☆【Safe Anti-misplugging Design】Wrong installation of drivers will not only cause damage to the drivers itself but even ruin the motherboard or catch fire. And according to our survey, 40% Users may misplug the drivers unintentionally. Our new arrivals SKR 3 EZ motherboard and EZ series drivers, featuring an unprecedented anti-misplugging design, can totally remove such hidden dangers to offer you a better and safer printing experience! (Traditional TMC drivers is still compatible.)
  • ☆【Updates of Processor】The new processor of SKR 3 EZ controller is upgraded to 32-bit 480MHz ARM Cortex-M7 series STM32H743VI, with which the running speed and printing accuracy of SKR 3 controller is greatly increased by 30%+ while its working noise become lower. Its upgraded thermistor supports PT1000, exempting the need of external module.
  • ☆【About Firmware】SKR 3 EZ silent board compatible with three firmware Marlin, Klipper and RepRap, which are widely used in the 3D printing world. Firstly download firmware on GitHub website of name “firmware.bin”, copy and save it to SD card, firmware must bed reserved, then re-plug the SD card and wait to 10s. When the status indicator stops flashing and the file name in the SD card is renamed to “FIRMWARE.CUR” then update successfully. Note: Our control board come without SD card.
  • ☆【48V High Speed Printing】Motor voltage of SKR 3 EZ varies from 12V to 48V (need to use EZ5160 Pro driver for 48V) while SKR 3 varies from DC 12V to 24V. Higher voltage can extremely improve your printing speed and you can adjust it with a jumper cap. What's more, SKR 3 owns 2 normal fans, and the EZ version owns 3 normal fans, which can ensure the smooth operation of your printer and advance your printing quality.
  • ☆【DIY Friendly Interfaces】BOOT0 is added for programming firmware in DFU mode. WIFI module (ESP-12S, ESP-07S, ESP32) is reserved. SKR 3 EZ motherboard also supports bltouch, resume printing function, RGB lights, blocking detection and shutdown after printing function. What’s more, it’s also compatible with TFT35 E3 V3.0/TFT35 V3.0/TFT28 V3.0/12864 LCD display as well as EZ2209/EZ2208/EZ5160, TMC2209/TMC2208/ TMC5150/DRV8825 stepper motor drivers.

Things to Keep in Mind When Buying 3d printer control boards

Choosing the right 3d printer control boards is a big decision and should be made carefully. To help you make this important decision, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Size: You need to consider how much space your home has and what size of 3d printer control boards would fit well there. If you live in an apartment or condo, you may want to choose a smaller one that doesn’t take up too much space. However, if you have a large family, getting a larger 3d printer control boards is necessary for everyone to enjoy it.
  • Quality: Look for quality construction when purchasing one. A sturdy frame and durable parts ensure that it will last longer than cheaper models that break easily or get damaged easily over time from regular use.
  • Costs: The cost of these 3d printer control boards varies widely depending on the model, brand, features and other factors like whether it’s new or used (if buying secondhand). 
  • Research: The best way to shop for one of these machines is by doing research online first so you know what types are available at different price points before going out shopping in person where they might not be displayed prominently next to each other, so it’s easy to compare them side by side. 
  • Budget: It’s also important to know your budget before purchasing so you’re not surprised when the price of a particular model is higher than what you were expecting.

Buying a 3d printer control boards is not as simple as going to the local store and picking one out. There are many things to consider, including price, size and style.

Price

All 3d printer control boards are not created equal. The cost of a 3d printer control boards depends on several factors, including materials and design. If you are looking for a high-quality 3d printer control boards, you will have to pay more than if you were buying a cheap one. If price is your primary concern, choosing the cheapest option is best. 

If you’re looking for something that will last forever, you may want to invest in one made from precious metals. However, if you don’t have much money but still want something nice, look at other options.

Design 

You’ll also want to consider the design of your new 3d printer control boards. There are many different styles available, so you’ll want to choose one that suits your taste. Some people prefer simple designs while others like more ornate ones. If you’re unsure which design is right for you, look at pictures of other pieces from the same brand or designer before making a purchase decision. 

Materials  

You should also consider the materials used to create your new 3d printer control boards. Precious metals are popular choices because they’re durable and long-lasting. However, they can be expensive and may not be the best choice if you’re on a tight budget. You should also consider the weight of your new piece before making a purchase decision. 

Size

This is a significant factor when choosing your 3d printer control boards. It needs to be big enough for your needs but not too big that it takes up too much space in your home or office. You also need to consider whether you want a portable 3d printer control boards or one that stays in one place all the time. If you want something that can be moved around easily then look for one with wheels and handles so it can be easily transported from place to place without any problems.

Brand name

When looking for a good brand name for your 3d printer control boards, ensure that it comes with all the necessary accessories, such as any issues when setting up your new product. That there will not be any issues when setting up your new product. The brand name should also be well known in this industry and have a good reputation for producing quality products that are durable and easy to use. This will ensure you get the best value for money when buying your 3d printer control boards.

Style and design

If you want style, you have many choices of 3d printer control boards. They come in different colours and designs so you can choose depending on your preference. If you want something more traditional, then durable materials will be good options because they look classy. Still, they can also be expensive compared to other materials that are cheaper but more modern.

Maintenance costs

You should also think about how much maintenance will cost over time, as this will affect its overall price, especially if it is a more expensive type of material. If it’s easy to maintain, you don’t have to spend too much time and money on maintaining it; however, if it’s difficult, you may need more professional help or even pay them more for their services.

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