Firmware 2.04RC1 available


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    I've just released firmware 2.04RC1 at https://github.com/dc42/RepRapFirmware/releases/tag/2.04RC1. For details of the changes, follow the link to the upgrade notes.

    Delta printer users in particular are recommended to use this release in preference to 2.03.



  • "When auto delta calibration adjusted the delta radius and/or the diagonal rod length, it made an incorrect adjustment to the homed height"

    Ok, Now I understand why I have to correct (with baby steps) more than 0.1 all the time I calibrate the printer.
    This didnt happen before and make think I was doing something wrong somewhere.
    I'll report if something go strange.

    "On a delta printer, if multiple rod lengths are specified in the M665 command and the first 3 rod lengths were not equal to each other, this resulted in incorrect motion"

    This is sophisticated. I have M665 specified in the override.g but I obtained good print nevertheless. Maybe my rod are not that different between each other.

    Thanks for your work! ☺


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    @giostark said in Firmware 2.04RC1 available:

    "On a delta printer, if multiple rod lengths are specified in the M665 command and the first 3 rod lengths were not equal to each other, this resulted in incorrect motion"
    This is sophisticated. I have M665 specified in the override.g but I obtained good print nevertheless. Maybe my rod are not that different between each other.

    Prior to 2.03 there was no support for different rod lengths. In 2.03 I introduced support for additional towers to carry extruders, and it was necessary to allow the effective rod lengths of those additional towers to be configurable. That made it possible to have different rod lengths for the main towers too. I thought I had adjusted the motion algorithms to allow for different rod lengths, but it turned out that additional terms are needed in the trilateration algorithm (forward kinematics) that is used after homing and in some other situations.

    Auto calibration only ever adjusts all the rod lengths together (and only if you use 7- or 9-factor calibration). So unless you manually set the rod lengths to be different in M665, they will remain equal even if auto calibration adjusts them.



  • I can confirm my level and mesh issues with all 2.03 beta's are gone. Thanks a lot for fixing this!



  • This could explain why my delta's nozzle started engraving the build platform. It didn't happen every time, so I assumed it was my 4 year old, heavily used, printer wearing out, even though I couldn't find much slack. In the end I stripped out all the electronics to go in a second CoreXY machine. I didn't think to roll back to an earlier firmware version. Don't I feel silly now. I've still got the delta chassis, so I may refit it.



  • I still have problems that the Duet is not available at regular intervals, neither via the PanelDue nor DWC!

    PanelDue will display the same messages each time before the connection aborts or shows no response.
    0_1564012109006_20190622_193457.jpg

    M122 result (after emergency stop):

    M122
    === Diagnostics ===
    RepRapFirmware for Duet 2 WiFi/Ethernet version 2.03 running on Duet WiFi 1.02 or later
    Board ID: 08DDM-9FAM2-LW4S4-6J9D2-3S46T-K2T3X
    Used output buffers: 3 of 24 (12 max)
    === RTOS ===
    Static ram: 25680
    Dynamic ram: 93996 of which 0 recycled
    Exception stack ram used: 312
    Never used ram: 11084
    Tasks: NETWORK(ready,660) HEAT(blocked,1196) MAIN(running,3748) IDLE(ready,160)
    Owned mutexes:
    === Platform ===
    Last reset 00:01:30 ago, cause: software
    Last software reset at 2019-06-22 19:29, reason: User, spinning module GCodes, available RAM 10916 bytes (slot 0)
    Software reset code 0x0003 HFSR 0x00000000 CFSR 0x00000000 ICSR 0x0441f000 BFAR 0xe000ed38 SP 0xffffffff Task 0x4e49414d
    Error status: 0
    Free file entries: 10
    SD card 0 detected, interface speed: 20.0MBytes/sec
    SD card longest block write time: 0.0ms, max retries 0
    MCU temperature: min 38.6, current 39.4, max 39.7
    Supply voltage: min 24.5, current 24.6, max 24.8, under voltage events: 0, over voltage events: 0, power good: yes
    Driver 0: standstill, SG min/max not available
    Driver 1: standstill, SG min/max not available
    Driver 2: standstill, SG min/max not available
    Driver 3: standstill, SG min/max not available
    Driver 4: standstill, SG min/max not available
    Date/time: 2019-06-22 19:31:07
    Cache data hit count 349732351
    Slowest loop: 4.31ms; fastest: 0.07ms
    I2C nak errors 0, send timeouts 0, receive timeouts 0, finishTimeouts 0, resets 0
    === Move ===
    Hiccups: 0, FreeDm: 169, MinFreeDm: 169, MaxWait: 0ms
    Bed compensation in use: none, comp offset 0.000
    === DDARing ===
    Scheduled moves: 0, completed moves: 0, StepErrors: 0, LaErrors: 0, Underruns: 0, 0
    === Heat ===
    Bed heaters = 0 -1 -1 -1, chamberHeaters = -1 -1
    === GCodes ===
    Segments left: 0
    Stack records: 2 allocated, 0 in use
    Movement lock held by null
    http is idle in state(s) 0
    telnet is idle in state(s) 0
    file is idle in state(s) 0
    serial is idle in state(s) 0
    aux is idle in state(s) 0
    daemon is idle in state(s) 0
    queue is idle in state(s) 0
    autopause is idle in state(s) 0
    Code queue is empty.
    === Network ===
    Slowest loop: 15.60ms; fastest: 0.00ms
    Responder states: HTTP(0) HTTP(0) HTTP(0) HTTP(0) FTP(0) Telnet(0) Telnet(0)
    HTTP sessions: 1 of 8
    - WiFi -
    Network state is running
    WiFi module is connected to access point 
    Failed messages: pending 0, notready 0, noresp 0
    WiFi firmware version 1.23
    WiFi MAC address 60:01:94:73:5e:04
    WiFi Vcc 3.38, reset reason Turned on by main processor
    WiFi flash size 4194304, free heap 24352
    WiFi IP address 192.168.188.40
    WiFi signal strength -65dBm, reconnections 0, sleep mode modem
    Socket states: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    

    I think there is a problem with the WiFi "Auto reconnect"!

    https://forum.duet3d.com/topic/10892/firmware-2-03-duet-2-and-1-24-duet-06-085-released/8



  • @dc42 Thank you for this build!
    As far as I can tell, initialization, basic movement, and homing as well as heating seems to work on my delta.
    Had a WiFi disconnect (DWC (2.0RC7) was not reachable, ping reported "host is down") for some minutes. Came back online without having to reboot though.

    What really puzzles me is that M122 in DWC did not produce any output, even tried different P parameters to no avail. It this a known issue? Is this an issue with DWC or with RRF? Would have loved to gather some error report after the WiFi outage ...
    Whatever caused this to happen - it's cured and working after a reboot ...

    Best regards
    Andreas



  • One small question:
    Is there a possibility in the current firmware to deactivate and reactivate the heaters without losing the temperature values?
    Actually, just as it works for the bed heating (M144 S1 == activate, M140 S-273.15 == disable), since the temperature is maintained?
    I read somewhere that it was not the expected behavior. It is apparently not resolved yet?
    White a more accurate?



  • Running a Duet Ethernet v1.02
    I prevsiously had 2.02 stable and it was working perfectly. I skipped 2.03 as there were issues found with Delta autocalibration. I recently upgraded to 2.04RC1, after the firmware update I restarted the printer and it came up and appeared to be functioning correctly except the Delta autocalibration. IT probed to my normal 0.005 deviation, but the nozzle was too high, I had to baby step down to get a good first layer. This behavior did not occur with 2.02

    I let the print finish, cool down and then shut the printer off. When I went to turn it on, I could connect to DWC, but could not gain control of the machine. I troubleshot this for an hour, clearing my browser cache, rebooting, rebooting the router, switching ethernet cables and nothing resolved it. That behavior also did not occur with 2.02.

    Troubleshot further and it appears I was getting the connection to DWC, but it would not connect to the firmware. I ended up putting 2.02 firmware on the SD card by plugging it into my computer, then connecting to Duet via USB and downgrading the firmware. Since then it's been fine.


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    Do you have a DueX expansion board in your system?



  • I don't have an expansion board, just the plain Duet Ethernet board.


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    Which version of DWC do you use? If you were using an old one, that might explain the connection issues.



  • I'm running 1.22.6



  • At this point, can this version of the firmware considered stable?


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    @garyd9 2.03


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    2.04RC1 is stable, however there are a couple of 2.03 bug reports that I want to investigate before I do the 2.04 release. Unfortunately there is a tight deadline to meet for the Duet 3 firmware development, so it may be a while before I get back to 2.04.



  • @dc42 said in Firmware 2.04RC1 available:

    2.04RC1 is stable, however there are a couple of 2.03 bug reports that I want to investigate before I do the 2.04 release. Unfortunately there is a tight deadline to meet for the Duet 3 firmware development, so it may be a while before I get back to 2.04.

    Oh, I completely understand about deadlines and RRF/Duet3. (In fact, I'd be on the duet3 first-run list if I wasn't extremely tight on money these days.)

    I really just needed to confirm that this RC is (at the moment) the best stable choice for a delta printer.

    Thank you
    Gary



  • @garyd9 I have been using this 2.04RC1 version on my delta since it came out with no issue's at all, go for it!.



  • Same here. I use it on both my deltas



  • Thanks - it seems to be working fine for me (so far*.)

    * Typically, if I say something is working, it breaks immediately afterwards. Hopefully, by qualifying the statement with "so far", things will stay working.


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