Modix Big120X Upgrade



  • I've got one of these gigantic printers with a RAMPS controller. I'm considering upgrading the whole control system to the Duet 3. Modix just released a version 3 of their printer with a Duet 2 but I figured why not go right to the Duet 3. The whole reason for this is to be able to use the magnetic filament monitors. Its no fun when a 24 hour print fails in the last hours because the filament jammed.

    I want to make sure all of this will work before I order a ton of stuff.

    With the Duet 3 and a raspberry Pi, I would just run a touchscreen off the Pi's HDMI port and not use a PanelDue right?

    Right now I think the setup is:

    Duet3:
    X Y Z Steppers
    Output to heated bed SSR
    Bed temp sensor
    CAN bus to Tool Distribution to two toolboards

    Toolboard 1 has:

    • Extruder Stepper 1
    • Heater 1
    • Fan 1
    • Filament Monitor 1
    • BLTouch
    • Nozzle Blower Fan

    Toolboard 2 has:

    • Extruder Stepper 2
    • Heater 2
    • Fan 2
    • Filament Monitor 2

    Any feedback on the setup would be appreciated!


  • administrators

    That all sounds good, except that the firmware support for filament monitors connected to tool boards or Duet 3 expansion boards isn't written yet. It's planned for the RRF 3.02 release.



  • Awesome thanks! Any idea when that release is planned to happen?

    Edit: Is it possible to directly connect the monitors to the Duet 3 mainboard with the current firmware?


  • administrators

    @iff7378 said in Modix Big120X Upgrade:

    Awesome thanks! Any idea when that release is planned to happen?

    Release 3.01 should be out by the end of this month. 3.02 will most likely arrive late March or late April.

    Edit: Is it possible to directly connect the monitors to the Duet 3 mainboard with the current firmware?

    Yes.


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