New PanelDue firmware 1.15 beta 2


  • administrators

    I have released new PanelDue firmware at https://github.com/dc42/PanelDue/tree/master/Release. Here is the change log:

    • Added support for multiple colour schemes - not yet complete because we need icons with palettes to finish this
    • Improved layout of file information popup
    • Avoid overlapping keys when the keyboard is displayed on 5" and 7" screens
    • Clear popups when reconnected to host after a firmware update
    • Fixed crash when parsing large floating point numbers (caused by buggy GNU implementation of strtod function)
    • Moved SD card icon to Control page
    • Support a second SD card when connected to hardware that supports it (needs RepRapFirmware 1.15c)
    • Display the error code if the hoist fails to retrieve the directory listing (needs RepRapFirmware 1.15c)
    • M117 with no argument clears an existing alert
    • When a print finishes, revert to displaying the machine name in the title bar
    • Provide brightness control, for hardware that supports it
    • Improved colours of the current temperature field when it is in the fault state
    • Handle new heater status 'tuning'
    • Capitalize the initial letters of 'active', 'standby' and 'current'

    The dark colour scheme doesn't work very well yet, because I need to work out a way of using a single set of icons in multiple colour schemes. Using the current encoding of icons, there isn't space to store a separate set of icons for each colour scheme.



  • I'm not sure if this is still the case, but on the last paneldue firmware, on 4.3" screens the on-screen keyboard blocks the output of the console. In previous versions, there was enough room to read the response of m665, but now I have to close the keyboard to see it. Any chance this has been fixed or could be?


  • administrators

    I'll add it to the list. I recall that the vertical space on that page is tight on the 4.3 inch screen.



  • It seems that there is a lot of room around the keys now. I understand if that's needed for helping it pushing the right button, but I quite liked it the previous way. This might be starting to ask too much, but maybe a global scale factor for easier reading or button pushing could help? Maybe two settings "compact" and "comfy" kinda like gmail does.


  • administrators

    I've just released an update that allows 2 rows of text to be viewed below the keyboard on the 4.3 inch display instead of just one.



  • Awesome, thank you! Will this paneldue firmware be compatible with the old rr firmware version 1.15 beta 3?


  • administrators

    Yes, it should work with firmware versions going back quite a long way, except for the new support for a second SD card.



  • Trying to upgrade to 1.15 beta3 I accidentaly broke PanelDue's USB connector . Can I update the firmware via the Serial connection that links the paneldue with the Duet or only from the USB ?.

    Sorry for the off-topic!!


  • administrators

    Uploading via serial is possible in principle, but I've never tried it. You would need a USB to serial converter, available very cheaply on eBay. The alternative is to cut the end off a USB cable and solder the wire ends to the board.

    PS - if you don't mind the slightly messy soldering, I can send you one of my spare prototype PanelDue boards for you to use as a replacement.



  • I think one time I was able to flash the paneldue firmware through the duet USB, but I can't confirm that because I was never able to do it again. (And maybe I was dreaming the first time.)

    If I did achieve this, it would have been by putting both the duet and the paneldue into the "ready to receive programming mode" by erasing and resettingā€¦ and then discovering which of the two com ports was the panel due.



  • @dc42:

    Uploading via serial is possible in principle, but I've never tried it. You would need a USB to serial converter, available very cheaply on eBay. The alternative is to cut the end off a USB cable and solder the wire ends to the board.

    PS - if you don't mind the slightly messy soldering, I can send you one of my spare prototype PanelDue boards for you to use as a replacement.

    Thank you for you offer but I prefer to try to solver a usb connector to paneldue. And if I fail I'll buy a paneldue directly from you to help to support your work!

    If you think that is possible to upload the firmware via de serial connection that links paneldue to the duet can you modify your firmware to support a

    M997 S4 (where S4 is the paneldue' s firmware) ?

    Thanks in advance!


  • administrators

    @demonio669:

    If you think that is possible to upload the firmware via de serial connection that links paneldue to the duet can you modify your firmware to support a M997 S4 (where S4 is the paneldue' s firmware) ?

    That's an interesting idea! But it will have to go to the bottom of the firmware wishlist, because there is so much else to do.



  • @dc42:

    @demonio669:

    If you think that is possible to upload the firmware via de serial connection that links paneldue to the duet can you modify your firmware to support a M997 S4 (where S4 is the paneldue' s firmware) ?

    That's an interesting idea! But it will have to go to the bottom of the firmware wishlist, because there is so much else to do.

    Doing this that way (by M997 command ), we can unify the firmware update process in a single mechanism

    Yes! no problem if you put in the bottom of your list. Do you want that I create a post in the firmware wish list category with this topic ?



  • Broke my usb connector, too. šŸ˜•
    Soldered usb cable on.



  • I noticed that on my PanelDue the Active temperature for the Bed shows -273 on startup until I set it to anything else. The extruder shows 0 like it should. Probably just cosmetic or a variable initialization problem.


  • administrators

    That's because -273 is what it is set to. I believe DWC displays 0 when it sees -273 as the active or standby temperature, but PanelDue doesn't do that. You can put M140 S0 in config.g if it bothers you



  • Ok. Thanks. Is that just in case a bed thermistor isn't connected it won't think it needs to raise the bed temp to 0 and causes it to heat?


  • administrators

    I don't think there is a particular reason for it. The hot end temperature Is the same, however most people put G10 commands in config.g to set the temperatures to zero.



  • David

    Don't know if this is a bug at all but on my V1.0 PanelDUE Controller and 4.3 inch screen running 1.15B3 I no longer get the Gcode file list so can't print from it?

    DWC Work's fine and all other FW is upto Date FW 1.15c Wifi at 1.02 and DWC 1.12.

    Any ideas? Think I may roll back to 1.14 on the Panel in stages to see what happens?

    Doug

    Doh feel like a complete wally now just re-read the change log and see you've moved the SD Card to control Page!!

    I was looking on the Print page for it Doh.


  • administrators

    Yes, I decided it made more sense on the control page - because all the other commands I use just before starting a print are also there.


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