Ender 3 Pro and Duet Maestro Guide



  • I've been working on a 4 part step by step guide to upgrading an Ender 3 Pro with the Duet 2 Maestro board, covering wiring, generating a config file set, commissioning the hardware, and doing some basic calibration to get started with good prints.

    Hopefully this will be helpful to anyone doing a similar upgrade. Even if it's a different printer than the Ender 3, it's generally applicable to adapting any printer to use a Duet.

    Future guides will go over adding a BLTouch, replacing 24v fans with 12v fans, adding LED strip, using mesh bed compensation, adding a PanelDue, etc. So stay tuned for that.

    Thanks to everyone who's already provided feedback.

    Check it out here: https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Guide/Ender+3+Pro+and+Duet+Maestro+Guide+Part+1:+Wiring/37



  • I'll compare with my CR-20 conversion (basically an Ender 3 with a nicer control box) and see if I can expand (-:


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    @phaedrux looking great!



  • this was very help full to my set up thank you



  • Really good guide, wish it was around when I did my conversion.
    I still refer to it now if I am unsure and want to double check a setting.

    Would it be worth putting a bit in about configuring Cura and adding the Duet RepRapFirmware plugin?



  • Just been going through it and found that a link was wrong.
    In the section 'Bed Level Verification Print', the link is the same as the one in 'Extrusion Factor Test Print (Method 1) '

    There is this one..... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3235018 which is CHEP's bed levelling routine.



  • @paulhew said in Ender 3 Pro and Duet Maestro Guide:

    Just been going through it and found that a link was wrong.
    In the section 'Bed Level Verification Print', the link is the same as the one in 'Extrusion Factor Test Print (Method 1) '

    There is this one..... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3235018 which is CHEP's bed levelling routine.

    The link in the guide is correct, there are two STL files included, a cube and the bed level pattern. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3670991



  • @phaedrux Apologies, I did not realise there were 2 files in the download, I was going by the pictures.
    Paul.



  • @paulhew said in Ender 3 Pro and Duet Maestro Guide:

    @phaedrux Apologies, I did not realise there were 2 files in the download, I was going by the pictures.
    Paul.

    I've updated the description and title of the thingiverse page to more clearly indicate there are 2 files.

    @paulhew said in Ender 3 Pro and Duet Maestro Guide:

    Would it be worth putting a bit in about configuring Cura and adding the Duet RepRapFirmware plugin?

    At the end of the calibration guide there are links to complete Cura and PrusaSlicer profiles.

    I didn't want to get too in depth with software specifics since things change very rapidly and it would become hard to maintain. The profiles include the printer setup and the print settings. So it's a pretty good starting point.



  • I had hoped to use your mount in the CR20 but it looks like there is not enough clearance to plug the cables in if I do due to the flat profile of the underbed enclosure )-;

    I will need to find the time to redesign it -- it's probably enough to increase the diameter of the mount holes so they fit around the metal standoffs integrated into the enclosure.

    I will most certainly also move diet board back a centimeter or two for clearance from the front plate as I don't plan to expose the micro SD or USB ports directly.



  • @Phaedrux Looking forward to the BL Touch setup .... as there is definately a P.I.C.N.I.C issue with my printer!!!
    (Problem In Chair Not In Computer)!



  • @paulhew and @Phaedrux I will upgrade my second ender to a Bl Touch next week i can send ? take picture if you need any.



  • @lodger I'd certainly like to hear your impressions.



  • @phaedrux I swapped the first ender last week from a probe, Was so easy . Hardest part is making the extention cable up. And we can all do them tiny crimps now lol. the Maestro and a version 3 just work so well.


 

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