Hall effect sensors for 3D Printers

Information on using magnets and a hall effect sensor for a 3d printer end stop switch

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By robert
Hall effect sensors for 3D Printers

The hall effect sensor is great for 3D Printers. They're accurate and never touch physically like normal end stops. In my testing, they always homed at the exact spot each time.

A video of the Hall Effect sensor in action:

Datasheet for the Hall Effect sensor I used:

Link to PDF and SVG of the board I used:

Here's a link to a tutorial for making a printed circuit board for the hall sensors with kicad:

Beginner’s guide to designing a circuit with kicad 6.0
A complete beginner’s guide to making a circuit with Kicad 6.0