RepPanel - A DIY alternative to the PanelDue with WiFi support



  • @appjaws said in RepPanel - A DIY alternative to the PanelDue with WiFi support:

    192.168.001.069

    Sounds wrong: Leading zero is not valid in IPv4 I think. Try 192.168.1.69. Make sure there is no space in front of the password and IP.

    @JohnOCFII

    • Pin header for PCRs PCB
    • 3.3V (5V works as well but not with the PCB of PCR as far as I remember - just a wiring thing)
    • Just select nothing for the font chip. Leave it to the page default --Please Select--. However font chip or not should not make any difference.


  • @seeul8er said in RepPanel - A DIY alternative to the PanelDue with WiFi support:

    @JohnOCFII

    • Pin header for PCRs PCB
    • 3.3V (5V works as well but not with the PCB of PCR as far as I remember - just a wiring thing)
    • Just select nothing for the font chip. Leave it to the page default --Please Select--. However font chip or not should not make any difference.

    Excellent! Thanks for the quick reply.



  • i include the 40 pin header



  • @PCR said in RepPanel - A DIY alternative to the PanelDue with WiFi support:

    i include the 40 pin header

    Excellent. Thanks!



  • @appjaws said in RepPanel - A DIY alternative to the PanelDue with WiFi support:

    192.168.001.069

    Changed the ip to 192.168.1.69 but the RepPanel is still not showing the printer.
    Upon further investigation, looking at the connections to my router, my printer is not shown. This is very strange because the printer works perfectly, controlled by my computer or phone.
    So it appears that the RepPanel can't find the printer because its not listed.
    Any ideas why the Duet is not listed on the connections page of the router whilst all other connections are shown?

    PLEASE IGNORE THE ABOVE

    RepPanel is now working, the problem was that in config I did not have " " around Machine name - M550 or password - M551
    As soon as I corrected this everything worked, although The printer is still not shown on the connections page of the router.

    I am very happy Thanks to all



  • RepPanel case and mount can be downloaded from Thingiverse

    RepPanel.jpg



  • nice ! Do you have a link?



  • Thingiverse link for RepPanel case and mount https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4631742



  • Today the display arrived and together with PCR's PCB it was just plug an play. Unfortunatly not everything is working:

    • Macros are not loading
    • Multiple tools are not working (even if there is a little arrow besides Tool 1)


  • How many macros do you have? There is a fixed limit.



  • In sum there my be up to 40 but they are in 2 folders



  • think 16x max 😉



  • And I have just seen, that directories are not supported



  • @taconite That is not true. Directories are supported with max 16 entries



  • While trying to start the ESP32/PCB and attached touch screen the monitor window shows that the touch panel is found but there is an error whille trying to read from the device. What could cause this?
    ...
    I (210) ILI9488: ILI9488 initialization.
    I (510) ILI9488: Enabling backlight.
    I (510) FT6X36: Found touch panel controller
    E (510) FT6X36: Error reading from device: ERROR
    I (510) FT6X36: Device ID: 0x00
    I (520) FT6X36: Chip ID: 0x00
    I (520) FT6X36: Device mode: 0x00
    I (530) FT6X36: Firmware ID: 0x00
    I (530) FT6X36: Release code: 0x00
    ...



  • @KenOlo "Found touch panel controller" just indicates that the FT6X36 driver is being inited. It does not say anything about a successful init. If you can not read from the device there is no connection.
    I get that the message is not 100% clear at this point.

    I suggest you check your connection and if you got the correct display



  • @seeul8er Found the problem. My touch panel was configured for 5v, some soldering on jumper JP and it's now configured for 3,3v. Problem solved and it works perfectly!



  • Greetings All,

    I'm trying the initial setup of the RepPanel and the PCB from PCR. After getting some of the ESP software installed, I was following the instructions, and plugged in the RepPanel, and realized that it came with the software already installed!

    I'm now trying to configure it, and getting stuck. I think I'm on my network, as I see my router handed out an IP address to the RepPanel, but the WiFi signal indicator is sort of orange, and one the screen shots I see here, it shows as green. Also, when I enter in either my Duet's DNS name or IP address, I get no indication it has connected. Also -- I don't have an M551 Password on my printer, so I assume I can leave that field blank?

    Also - my password has a space in it, and it is really difficult to tell if the space was accepted as you have to scroll down so far to get the space bar that you can't see the WiFi password field. Not sure if this is an issue for me here or not.

    Thank for any guidance.

    IMG_2068.jpeg



  • @JohnOCFII Sorry for the late reply. An orange Wifi icon indicates that you are connected to the Wifi access point but RepPanel has not gotten any response from the printer yet. So you are not connected to the Duet.

    I never tested it without a Duet password. Try using a password if you keep getting stuck. Maybe the implementation expects one, I am not sure.

    The keyboard in general is a bit tricky I know. Since you only use it during the initial setup I kind of did not see a point spending too much time on improving it.



  • @seeul8er said in RepPanel - A DIY alternative to the PanelDue with WiFi support:

    @JohnOCFII An orange Wifi icon indicates that you are connected to the Wifi access point but RepPanel has not gotten any response from the printer yet. So you are not connected to the Duet.

    Thanks for the info.

    I never tested it without a Duet password. Try using a password if you keep getting stuck. Maybe the implementation expects one, I am not sure.

    I added a password, and confirmed it is required and accepted from a regular web browser. I'm still stuck at the same point. If I hit the "circular arrows" button to the right of the Printer address line, I get the pop-up shown below. I select Duet from the list, but nothing else changes.

    If I re-enter the printer IP address and password, and then hit Save The WiFi symbol changes from the orange WiFi fan to a light orange circular arrow for a few seconds, then turns back to the orange WiFi fan.IMG_2080.jpeg

    The keyboard in general is a bit tricky I know. Since you only use it during the initial setup I kind of did not see a point spending too much time on improving it.

    That makes sense.



  • @JohnOCFII RepPanel cannot connect/find your Duet. Make sure you can connect to it via the browser. Also beware of white spaces at the beginning of the IP address when entering it in RepPanel.

    The circular arrow means just it is trying to reconnect to the wifi with updated credentials.
    What version of Duet & RRF are you running?



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  • @seeul8er said in RepPanel - A DIY alternative to the PanelDue with WiFi support:

    @JohnOCFII RepPanel cannot connect/find your Duet. Make sure you can connect to it via the browser. Also beware of white spaces at the beginning of the IP address when entering it in RepPanel.

    The circular arrow means just it is trying to reconnect to the wifi with updated credentials.
    What version of Duet & RRF are you running?

    I re-entered my WiFi password again, and this time it took. So, that was my issue. Since I saw the RepPanel was associated with the correct SSID, I assumed it meant the SSID password was correct, so I hadn't triple checked that before.

    Since I had to slide the edit page up to get to the space-bar in the keyboard entry, I could not also see the password field at the same time as I was entering data. Since the asterisks were populating the field, I could not be sure I had the correct password entered.



  • @JohnOCFII Great to see you got it working now 🙂 If you click the "wifi-fan" RepPanel displays some extra info about the connection.


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