DWC on my small Prusa Clone



  • My life is now complete. I now have DWC for my Prusa Clone.
    I had been using Octoprint but it was just always clunky to me after using DWC on my larger CoreXY with a Duet Wifi.
    I stumbled upon a firmware called Klipper that allows either Octopi or DWC as a web interface.

    I can't even describe the joy I am feeling right now!

    EDIT: I tried posting a screenshot but it will not load.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/675dvqdzsbmq2v6/Anet DWC.jpg?dl=0



  • Interesting, I did not realize that Klipper allows DWC. I still have some RAMPS board based printers, might try Klipper.

    Hmmm...



  • @danal said in DWC on my small Prusa Clone:

    Interesting, I did not realize that Klipper allows DWC. I still have some RAMPS board based printers, might try Klipper.

    Hmmm...

    I highly recommend Klipper, especially if you are handy with a raspberry pi.
    The configuration codes for Klipper are more like MS DOS than the g-code you might be used to with RepRap.
    For instance, if you were to set the acceleration rate in the config files for Reprap with this:

    M201 X4000 Y4000 Z100 E4000 ; Set accelerations (mm/s^2)

    You would set it in Klipper with this:
    max_accel: 4000
    max_z_accel: 100

    It takes a little getting used to, and the support group doesn't use mainstream resources like a forum like this.
    They use the Git Hub site to discuss problems, and though I haven't joined it they have a group on Discord for general discussions.

    It still doesn't compare to the Duet and the overwhelming support that it receives here, IMHO.
    But it beats the heck out of Marlin for my little prusa clone, and I'll never go back as long as Klipper remains alive and well.

    It's worth mentioning that the screen shot of DWC I posted is 1 version of 2 available for Klipper, that obviously looks exactly like what we use for the Duet. But since posting that shot I have discovered that version is pretty buggy and I have opted to use the newer version which has the same exact function but just with a little different UI that doesn't feel quite as polished. I hated that the older version was buggy but the newer is growing on me for use with my Prusa Clone.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/3j0mxtdesf7j2os/DWC2.jpg?dl=0



  • @scottbg1 can you edit the configuration from the DWC still? Or is it just for control and monitoring?



  • @phaedrux said in DWC on my small Prusa Clone:

    @scottbg1 can you edit the configuration from the DWC still? Or is it just for control and monitoring?

    Yes sir, you can edit the configuration.
    It's a little weird though.
    The config file for Klipper is the only file there, whereas there are several for the Duet like Bed.g, HomeAll.g, etc.

    But it acts just as it does with the Duet. If you change something, it'll reboot the firmware to reset.



  • @scottbg1 wow that makes klipper a lot more usable.


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