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Rapid Quad Board


Assembled in USA.

Designed specifically for SMT pick and place machines run by OpenPNP, the Rapid Quad Board is an all-in-one solution to run a four nozzle pick and place machine on Smoothieware.

Available in two versions:
A) Full TMC2208 drivers for all 6 axis
B) Encoder setup where TMC2208 is only populated for nozzles rotation and Z axis, while X and Y have DIR/STEP/EN & Motor VIN output for encoder connection.

Measures at just 100 x 75mm, it’s the smallest PNP board out there. Includes a bonus conveyer hookup!



Support files available on the Knowledge Base page.


  1. Runs on Smoothieware
    Available in two versions:
    A) Regular version – All axis drivers are populated with TMC2208
    B) Encoder version – Only nozzle rotation and Z axis for nozzles are TMC2208. X and Y axis drivers are un-populated and instead have DIR/STEP/EN pinout to connect an external encoder driver (sold separately).
  2. Separate power rails – Max 36V for motors and 24V for board with fuses (included).
  3. 4 port USB Hub – reduce cable clutter by connecting only one USB cable to your machine. Both cameras, feeder and smoothie board itself connect via the hub.
  4. Four vacuum sensor connection (via IDC connector).
  5. Eight solenoid signals (via IDC connector).
  6. Micro SD Card slot – Configuration is easier using a text based config file loaded on the SD card, no need to upload firmware every time you make a change. Just edit the config file from your PC then reboot the board with the new config and you’re done. (Micro SD card not included)
  7. Conveyer setup:
    A) IN, OUT, STOP signal connections for another PNP or reflow oven.
    B) DRV8833 on board for conveyer motor control, capable of driving dual motors on both sides of conveyer.
    C) Board-In & Board-Out connections to know when your board has moved into the PNP and left it.
  8. Two camera connections via USB A.
  9. Two camera LED mosfets. One via IDC connector and one via connector on board.
  10. Two endstops for X/Y.
  11. Strong mosfet for vacuum pump with flyback diode already soldered for extra protection.
  12. Emergency Halt/Reset connection.
  13. Nine expansion pins, in addition to GND, 5V, Motor VIN & Board VIN.

Required tools/material

36 Pin 2.54 IDC Cable
Power Supply
Encoders if choosing encoder version (coming soon)

What’s included

1x Quad Board
2x 10A Fuses

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 3.9 × 2.9 × .5 in

Regular Version, Encoder Version

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