Duet 3 Mainboard 6HC



  • Does this board support the paneldue?




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    Yes, when running in standalone mode. If you use Duet 3 with an attached RPi then you would normally use an HDMI touch screen connected to the RPi and running DWC instead.



  • So would you recommend this board for future upgrades for the high temperature delta printer i am designing? If i wanted to connect a touch screen would i have to use a raspberry pi?


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    @andornot said in Duet 3 Mainboard 6HC:

    So would you recommend this board for future upgrades for the high temperature delta printer i am designing? If i wanted to connect a touch screen would i have to use a raspberry pi?

    Duet 3 can run in standalone mode (without RPi) with a PanelDue, just like Duet 2, except that the cabling (4-wire cable) doesn't support the SD card socket on PanelDue. If you attach a RPi then the file and macro-related functions of PanelDue won't work, so you should use a touch screen connected to the RPi instead.

    The main drivers for using the more expensive Duet 3 rather the Duet 2 are:

    1. A need for greater or more flexible expansion.
    2. A need for higher stepper motor currents.
    3. A need for a customised user interface (which is easier to do using Duet 3/DWC than it is to modify PanelDue firmware).
    4. A need for the advanced features that the attached Raspberry Pi will be able to support.

    If this is a one-off machine and Duet 2 (without a DueX expansion board) or Duet Maestro meets your needs, then there is no need to go to Duet 3. But if this is going to be a commercially-manufactured machine and the pricing permits the higher cost of Duet 3, then choosing Duet 3 will give you more flexibility.

    HTH David



  • @dc42 thanks for the info, i have ordered one.


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